Nigeria has produced outstanding song stars, of which so many of the them are bred from the South side of the country, I’m talking about the likes of Timaya, Burna boy, Duncan Mighty, Erriga, Young Six, name them and the Nigerian music business gets larger by the day and while the song stars get all the glory, a lot of commendation should also be accredited to the people behind the production board.
At this point here’s my own brief highlight on ten of the hottest music producers in South side of Nigeria right now…
LERIQ – All the way from Port Harcourt, Leriq has always been there making hits before he was sign to Aristocraft as Burna Boy’s official producer, crafting most of the tracks in the Burna Boy’s L.I.F.E album
Duncan Mighty – If you are a fan of Nigerian music, then the Port Harcourt first son is no news, a very big music producer in the country though he produces for only himself as an artiste and sometimes tracks he featured
AKEM D BEAT – Akeem Adenijl popularly known as Akeem da beat , Ogund state born, Port Harcourt based producer and also a singer, Has always been there all this years working with top artist like Timaya with the song “Cutlass” and some other songs. He also worked with the likes of Doncan Mighty, Maxi, Chimony and Julius Agwu just a few. Rright now he still produces some of the hit songs you hear coming out of the south with one of the best recording studios in the south South.
WARRI BOY EXCLUSIVE: when it comes to music production in Warri, Delta State, Warri boy Exclusive one of those big names having worked with the likes of 2face, Blackface, Oritse Femi, W4, Maleke, YunG 6ix, T.twyne, Shuun Bebe and the Massive one was Erigga “Coupe Decale”.,
He is a Graduate of Delta State Polytechnic Ozoro, Computer Science, born to a soldier dad who is now retired to manage his younger brother, who is a popular urhobo pop star (Chief Dr Okpan Arhibo). Warri boy Xclusive’s family have a musical empire, this made them stay relevant in the game and also strive to greater height.
Currently working on his Album titled: WAFF NATiON, which has the likes of Harrysong, Erigga, Yung 6ix, Shuun bebe, B-raiz, T.twyne, Yung Hanz, Mad Melon, Kevino. and every artiste and producer that have Cult across already 80% done set to drop this year.
SURFACE – Princewill Diri,artistic wise (Surface) from Opobo town in Opobo Nkoro local government area River State, from the family of 7,4 boys 3girls,ventured into music 2008, and production 2009, an instrumentalist, plays keyboard, bass guitar and drums, worked with the likes of Kelly Handsome, Stereo Man, Maxi, TJ, Niga Raw, Chimoney, Sky B, etc. once a producer of 1Mic record, presently in Ever Rich Music, the C.EO of an upcoming record label named K-Starz. His is calm and not the outing type.
LXE -LXE is Port Harcourt base producer, song writer, graphics editor and the C.E.O of INFERNO RECORDS. He was born and brought up in Port Harcourt and he has been in the musical business for about 13yrs now, he is so anonymous that people don’t know he is responsible for a lot of hits we groove like Sound Sultan‘s ‘Orobo’ Mr Rapture (True true luv and Port Harcourt Girl) the list continues and he working in the studio doing new productions with 2face, Flavour, Phyno and Splended.
Follow on twitter @kinglxe
Henry Harmony – Tony Harmony is another creative producer who has been making hit I sight him from Waconzy Ikebe Super he then moved graduated by working with J-Martins Iva
BARD BISHOP – Bard Bishop is an Akwa Ibom state producer who has made a name for himself at home, having produced the popular hit single for Mish “Akwa-Ibom Ayaya”, and most of the hits coming out of the Akwa Ibom such as “Every Woman is Beautiful” & “A little” by Mish “Idara” by Darlene, he is rated one of the best producer in his state
WALEKI – WALEKI (Dewale Prince Shomoye); one of Nigeria’s new tops, hails from Ogun state and is partly from Rivers state. Born in Jos Town, and grew up in Port Harcourt City, he is another music producer/sound engineer with versatility when it comes to instrument, who has worked with the likes of Samsong, M-Kaze, Bukwild Da Ikwerrian, Chinello and was one time official sound Engineer for Sambas Records now the C.E.O of M-Town Recordz
UGO DRUMZ – real Name is Ugochukwu Jonah. Hail from Rivers state, Ugodrumz is a music producer, music artiste, sound engineer, and an instrumentalist. He produces different kind of Music. Afro, Hip Hop, R&B, Zouk, Reggae, African contemporary and lots more… He has worked with some personalities in the industry like Mkaze, Quest, Kelly-Handsome, Blah, Kim Wonder, Frank D Nero, Dj Lecture and he the trending song ‘Na So (Show Mi How To Fish)‘ by Bukwild Da Ikweerian which is on the hottest tune around now, produced most of the tracks in the fourth coming album of mkaze(yet to be released)
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Reviewed by Jackson Bassey (@CaptainJackNG) For Talkmuzik.com