The first half of 2021 has seen a lot of projects and singles being released and more Nigerian artists are expected to drop their projects in the second half.
Spotlighting the Nigerian Artists who are set to drop their projects in the second half of 2021.
Due to this precedence and the fact that the previous year had the entire industry on edge, 2021 is shaping up to be an even hotter year.
Artists have developed the habit of offering hints and heads up to warn their fans and the wider public of their upcoming endeavour, which social media strategists refer to as “raising a hype.”
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Following the pointers we have gotten from a number of notable artists, we put together a list of Nigerian artists who will release a project in the year 2021:
Tiwa Savage- Water & Garri EP
Tiwa Savage’s last EP, Sugarcane, was a smash hit, with four of the EP’s six singles becoming hits. Her upcoming EP, Water & Garri, will be released following her Celia album and is being widely hyped on social media, particularly on Ms Savage’s Instagram.
In a similar manner, Pharell Williams and members of the Nigerian press who have heard the EP have given it great reviews.
A photo of Tiwa Savage on set for a music video was recently posted on one of her fan pages. So it’s safe to assume that her EP will be released sooner rather than later, and we’re excited to see the Queen of Afrobeats reclaim her reign.
Yemi Alade- Queen Don Come EP
Yemi Alade announced recently that she would be dropping her EP, “Queen Don Come”. In her announcement, she reassured fans that music will flow.
Apart from the title, she hasn’t released any more detail on the EP or when to expect it.
Rema- Raves and Roses
Since his debut in 2019, Rema has ascended to new heights, with tracks from his debut EP even appearing on Barack Obama’s cookout playlist. He has yet to release an album, thus Raves and Roses will be his first.
Fans are expected to get a taste of his sub-genre which he has titled Afro-Rave.
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Runtown’s Signs is set to drop a few months after the release of Soundgod Fest Reloaded, his summer compilation album released earlier this year.
So far, so good, Runtown has released the album’s tracklist, and rumour is that it will be released shortly, indicating that he is one Nigerian musician who will release a project sooner rather than later.
Ayra Starr- 19 & Dangerous
With the release of a single from the album, Bloody Samaritan, on Friday, August 30th, and the album itself on August 6th, it’s clear that Ayra Starr isn’t about to relinquish her reign as the Gen Z pop music princess and is determined on exerting pressure on our ears and airwaves.
Liya- Alari EP
2021 is looking like the year for female musicians to assert themselves and dominate charts, and Liya who has been dubbed the first lady of DMW is looking like one of the female artists to do so.
The young superstar recently announced her debut EP, which will now be released on August 30th and fans and music lovers alike are excited to hear what she has to offer.
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Forthcoming projects are expected to drop from other Nigerian Artists.
Although some of our favourite performers have bolstered their hints and references with album behind-the-scenes videos, proposed titles, and release dates, others have only hinted that an album is on the way. The following are examples of these acts:
- Burna Boy
- Mr Eazi