5 Breakout Nigerian Producers Of 2020
2020 was an eventful year for the world generally and for Nigerian music. From the COVID-19 lockdown earlier in 2020 and the discovering of Emerging afrobeats stars in Late 2020, Jukebox Music Curates the List of The Top 5 5 Breakout Nigerian Producers Of 2020
Year in Review ; December 2019 – December 2020
Producers On this List have produced at least 2 hits between 2019 to Late 2020
5. Masta Jabulani
Damilola Alonge popularly known as Mansa Jabulani is a Music Producer, sound engineer and music director, who hails from osun state. Born on 7th day of December 1990. The producer who has been beats since 2010 was one of the break out producers of 2020. Producing Notable singles ‘Of Lay Lay’ by Rahman Jago, ‘If No Be You’ by Jamopyper. He also went on to produce tracks of Zlatan’s Road to CDK EP and a monster hit “The Matter“ Off the body of Work.
Napji Babawo aka Napji was born in Kaduna, the Producer rose to fame after he was signed by Davido’s DMW in May 2020. He Produced Davido‘s Hit Single FEM which rocked the whole country during the EndSARS protests. Napji went on to produce tracks off Davido’s 2020 Album A Better Time. He is truly on of the breakout Producers of 2020
3. P. Prime
P.Priime, born Peace Emmanuel Oredope is a Lagos based 19 year old Producer who rose into limelight after producing ‘Like I Do’ for Fireboy, ‘Money Devotion’ for Gbasky, ‘Gelato’ for DJ Cuppy and ‘Unripe Paw Paw‘ for Zlatan. The Whizkid who attended Sarz Production academy didn’t slow down since then . With the tag “Giddem” he produced 60% of the songs on Olamide’s Successful Album “Capre Diem” which housed Notable Singles: ‘Loading’ featuring Bad Boy Timz and ‘Infinity’ featuring Omah Lay.
P. Prime is one of the biggest breakout Producers of 2020 with so many hits to his catalogue.
Blaisebeatz Born Marcel Larry Akunwata, A native of Anambra state and grew up in Niger state. A graduate of Statistics from the Federal University of Technology, Minna. Known for his “OBAH” or “It’s Blaise on the Beat Baby” tags, the Producer originally known as “Larryblaise” started out playing instruments in church and as part of a live band while based in the North.
2020 was a massive year for Blaisebeatz has he produced Something Different which turned around Adekunle Gold‘s Career and he went on to produce Suru Suru For Tekno, KillMan for Terri. Also in 2020 he produced Pami by DJ Tunez which featured. Wizkid, Adekunle Gold, Omah Lay. Blaisebeatz also produced one of the best songs on Davido’s ABT Album titled “La La” which featured CKay
2020 was one hell of a good year for Blaisebeatz, as he became one of the Hottest Producer in the country.
Alli Odunayo, better known as Telz or by his producer tag “Funkula” was one of the hottest breakout producers of 2020, as he is now a Grammy Award winning producer after his works on Burna Boy’s Twice As Tall Album. The ambitious Telz produced five out of the 13 tracks on Twice As Tall, (“Wonderful,” “Onyeka,” “Naughty by Nature,” “Wetin Dey Sup,” and “Real Life“). Those tracks feature executive production from Diddy, and include vocals from the likes of Stormzy and Naughty By Nature.
To add to his catalogue Telz produced Patoranking’s Abule hit single. He also produced ‘Do Me’ and ‘Mon Bebe’ on Patoranking’s album, Three. He then produced ‘Gboju’ for Remy Baggins off Amaterasu and ‘Wetin You Smoke’ off Prettyboy D-O’s album, Wildfire.’
Telz had a great 2020, and promises us more hits in 2021