Mp3bullet.ng presents Nigerian Artists who started out as Producers.
In the Nigerian Music Industry, it’s not shocking to see artists who are also producers. These artists not only know how to sing but also how to craft a beat.
However, there are many that started out as producers but finally got their big break as artists.
Mp3bullet.ng compiles the list of people Nigerian Artists who started out as Producers;
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Omah Lay made his major breakthrough in the industry in 2020 with “You“. When he released his debut EP, “Get Layd” he proved he was here to stay.
The Talented singer in a short amount of time has been able to gain a number of fans and even embarked on a tour in the USA which are high achievements for him.
However, not many know that Omah Lay started out as a producer and only got into singing when he became frustrated with artists not giving him credit for his work. Becoming a singer was definitely the right choice.
Phyno is one of Nigeria’s biggest Indigenous rappers whose songs have amassed millions of streams over the years.
He started his music career as a producer in 2003 and is renowned for rapping in the Igbo language.
Phyno developed an interest in music production during his secondary school days and began producing because the Highlife producers in the East could produce the kind of Hip-Hop beats he wanted.
The rapper rose to stardom after he released “Ghost Mode” featuring Olamide in 2012. Thanks to his several hit songs Phyno is still one of Nigeria’s biggest artists to date.
Davido is one of Nigeria music royalty but not many know he started out as a producer.
Despite the fact that David Adeleke has never been credited with a successful song for another singer, Davido, as he is affectionately known, has a long list of hit songs to his credit.
He used to produce and previously produced a single called ‘Open Pooner‘ for Dammy Krane.
His breakthrough song, “Dami Duro” was first produced by him before Shizzi reworked it. He also produced an unreleased song for one of his artists, Peruzzi which is titled “Gaza.
One of the most intelligent artists in the Industry, Jesse Garba Abaga, better known by his stage name Jesse Jagz, is a Nigerian hip hop artist.
He re-signed with Chocolate City in April 2015, after leaving the label in May 2012 to start his own brand, Jagz Nation.
He began his career as a producer, but he refused to settle for less, so he moved on to music. Jesse Jagz has a few songs under his belt and is unquestionably one of today’s most brilliant musicians.
Jesse Jagz has produced songs for several artists, including Majek Fashek, M.I Abaga, Banky W, Ice Prince, Mode 9, and Proverb and Dekunle Fuji.
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Terry G once ruled the streets of Lagos with his eccentric and unique of music. The “Gingah your Swagger” had people dancing to his dance hits.
Although, he was first known as a producer before he became a singer.
He’s collaborated with a number of musicians and produced a number of hit singles. In addition, the singer/producer has a number of hit songs to his credit.
Tekno is undoubtedly one of the most important artists in the music industry these days, as he has been releasing songs one after the other.
Tekno is not only a musician but also a producer who used to be and still is.
Tekno Miles has been playing the piano since he was eight years old, when his father enrolled him in a music class, and has since learned to play additional instruments such as drums and guitar.
He has produced a number of tracks, including a Swae Lee and Drake collaboration titled “Won’t Be Late”
Cobhams is one of the most well-known producers in the country today, and his talent cannot be overstated, since any song he creates becomes a hit.
Aside from cooking beats for the likes of Asa, Charly Boy, Darey Art Alade, Roof Top Mc, and others, the only music producer with a third eye has proven his lyrical talent on several occasions.
This is yet another talented music producer whose unexpected turn to singing catapulted him into the spotlight. J Martin’s mastery of rhythm and rhyme explains his meteoric rise in Nigerian music.
Not only has J Martins produced a few major tunes for others, but as a singer, he has sold tens of thousands of copies.
In fact, J Martins is said to be the producer behind one of the P-square iconic albums, ‘Game Over“