How Nigerian producers’ tags Improve their reputations and imprint their names on listeners’ minds

Nigerian producers’ tagging enhances their and imprints their names in the minds of listeners.

The truth is we called these tags from memory and that led to the realization as to how we have these Nigerian producer tags engrained into our minds unknowingly.

When I first heard Rema‘s “Bounce,” produced by Don Jazzy, I squinted a little at the opening adlib: “Na who do the beat? Jazzy! ” I recall that moment because, even after dozens of listens, I still get the same emotion.

How Nigerian producers' tags Improve their reputations and imprint their names on listeners' minds
Don Jazzy

Now that I think about it, my reaction wasn’t actually one of rejection; rather, it was one of sentimentality for the sake of nostalgia.



Mo’ Hits, the Don Jazzy-led crew who held Afropop in a chokehold at will every year, dominated my adolescent and early teen years when I was a kid in the early to mid-1990s.

How Nigerian producers' tags Improve their reputations and imprint their names on listeners' minds
Don Jazzy

There was an ever-present adlib during that run that will go down in Nigerian pop music history: “It’s Don Jazzy Again!”

Rema‘s adlib at the start of “Bounce” isn’t completely unfamiliar Wande Coal utilized it on “Taboo” but it didn’t feel powerful enough to declare a towering, era-defining super-producer to my old self.

How Nigerian producers' tags Improve their reputations and imprint their names on listeners' minds
Don Jazzy

These are credible tags from producers



 Legendary Beats!

How Nigerian producers' tags Improve their reputations and imprint their names on listeners' minds
Mutay

This duo of amazing producers is at the helm of the bangers emanating out of Star Boy. However, I reckon their credits on Skales’ Take care of me is one of their finest offerings.

 Telz’s ‘Funkula

How Nigerian producers' tags Improve their reputations and imprint their names on listeners' minds
Telz

The community once shared a joke over Telz’s ‘Funkula’ tag on Twitter when some people wrote it out as ‘Born killer’ and even ‘Porn Killer.’ Eventually, Telz or Odunayo Alli himself had to step in to correct this.

Pheelz on the beat / Pheelz Mr Producer / Riddinmaculayo

Rated one time as the best afrobeat/hip-pop producer of his time. The “Awon Goonz Mi” crooner has set a pace for himself.

How Nigerian producers' tags Improve their reputations and imprint their names on listeners' minds
Pheelz

Being one of the pioneer stakeholders of the YBNL family he has created lots of magic with his FL and Cubase for the past ages

Sess problem kid

Currently one the best in Nigeria; it’s unique, it’s fresh and it’s sharp. This tag is executed by Falz and that made me wonder which song it first appeared on.

How Nigerian producers' tags Improve their reputations and imprint their names on listeners' minds
Sess

on the beat /GO: An underrated Nigerian sonic master, already had hits under his belt producing for the late Goldie but his recent behind-the-board magic on songs for Banky W, Phyno, The Flavor Nabania, and CDQ are distinguished.

Yo Rexxie pon this one!

How Nigerian producers' tags Improve their reputations and imprint their names on listeners' minds
Rexxie

Yo Rexxie pon this one!” is a tag that has in a seemingly short while become a household name and has become the herald of a good time as it has been so introduced to us by Rexxie who makes eclectic-so street-hop inspired beats.

Beats By Sarz or Sarz on the beat or Really

Don’t act like you don’t know, his first full credit production was for Lord of Ajasa’s “See Drama” in 2007.

How Nigerian producers' tags Improve their reputations and imprint their names on listeners' minds
Sarz

He has produced tracks for Wizkid, Naeto C, Banky W, Skales, Shank, Reminisce, Goldie Harvey, eLDee, Wande Coal, YQ and Niniola

Major Bangz

The of hard-hitting kicks and bass drums. He might be synonymous with our Eastern Brothers, but it doesn’t decrease his brilliance.

How Nigerian producers' tags Improve their reputations and imprint their names on listeners' minds
Major Bangz

His tag is usually worded by the Rapper, like Phyno.

It’s the wicked producer — 

 is a Nigerian record producer and audio engineer. He is best known for producing the critically acclaimed single titled “Story For The Gods” off Olamide’s Street OT album.

How Nigerian producers' tags Improve their reputations and imprint their names on listeners' minds

Unless you’ve been hiding under rock in Antarctica due to fear of Polar Bears, you should be familiar with who this is.

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