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    Top 10 Nigerian artists that emerge early with amapiano sound

    Top 10 Nigerian artists who made a name for themselves with the amapiano sound.

    The sudden acceptance of the South African originated sound, “Amapiano” has got many artists across Africa hopping on it for a track and here are the top 10 Nigerian artists that emerge early with amapiano sound.

    Nigerian Artists are known for their ability to own any sound they jump on. This is termed the ‘Nigerian Effect’.

    It’s no surprise that Nigerian Artists are jumping on the trending Amapiano genre.

    Amapiano (nicknamed ‘The Yanos’) is a South African music genre that started gaining mainstream popularity in South Africa by late 2018.

    It features a strong baseline, piano/keyboard usage (hence the name), varying beat combinations which usually last anywhere between 1 and 2 minutes before any lyrics is heard.

    Top 10 Nigerian artists that emerge early with amapiano sound
    Top 10 Nigerian artists that emerge early with amapiano sound

    Here is the list of top 10 Nigerian artists that emerge early with amapiano sound



    Falz – Squander feat. Niniola

    Top 10 Nigerian artists that emerge early with amapiano sound
    Falz ft. Niniola – Squander

    Way before this collaboration happened, Mp3bullet.ng had predicted it on its “Nigerian Collaboration that we would love to see happen”.

    Top 10 Nigerian artists that emerge early with amapiano sound
    Falz

    Falz teams up with Nigerian Afro-House queen, Niniola on the WillisBeatz-produced Amapiano styled song.

    Falz reminds us that he is a versatile rapper as he sings in the Hausa Language and Igbo Language.

    Skales – Inumidun

    Meaning happiness, “Inumidun” which means ‘I’m happy’ isn’t made on the usual amapiano beat but a fats paced one.

    Top 10 Nigerian artists that emerge early with amapiano sound
    Skales

    In the song, Skales sings about the happiness he feels in the presence of his lover, he sings “Inumidun when you come around, when you turn around, and you pull it down”.

    He links up with DTAC for the production of this jam.

    Davido – I Got a Friend feat. Mayorkun, Sho Madjozi

    As Amapiano started gaining ground in Nigeria, Davido decided to join the train and released three Amapiano songs off his “A Better Time” album.

    These songs include “Heaven”, “I Have a Friend”, “La La”.

    Top 10 Nigerian artists that emerge early with amapiano sound
    Davido

    However, for this list, the focus would be on “I Got a Friend” featuring Mayorkun and South African Artist, Sho Madjozi.

    Produced by Fresh VDMDavido pays homage to his crew who he considers as friends. in this song, Sho Madjozi shines through as she gives a sterling rap performance.

    DJ Tunez – Require feat. Olamide 

    Olamide is a versatile rapper and “Require” proves that, he teams up with DJ Tunez for the groovy Amapiano song, he asks his loved Interest what she requires from him.

    Top 10 Nigerian artists that emerge early with amapiano sound
    DJ Tunez

    The song is produced by the amazing fast-rising P.Priime.

    DJ Kaywise – Highway feat. Phyno 

    DJ Kaywise and Phyno decided to fuse Amapiano and contemporary Igbo rap together to produce something magical.

    Top 10 Nigerian artists that emerge early with amapiano sound
    DJ Kaywise ft. Phyno – High Way

    Phyno flawlessly raps in Igbo using the South African Ampiano style as a guideline but in a more groovy way.



    Holmes – Finally feat. DJ Neptune

    Holmes is an upcoming artist who teamed up with DJ Neptune for the magical “Finally” anthem.

    Top 10 Nigerian artists that emerge early with amapiano sound
    Holmes Ft. DJ Neptune – Finally

    Holmes shines on this one.

    Zinoleesky – Kilofeshe

    Marlian Music artist, Zinoleesky shows his versatility on “Kilofeshe”.

    Top 10 Nigerian artists that emerge early with amapiano sound
    Zinoleesky – Kilofeshe

    He brags about his achievement and how ‘Extraordinary things don’t move him’

    Mayorkun – Of Lagos

    Nigerian singer, Mayorkun is not stopping anytime soon, isn’t it obvious? Just a few days ago he gave us the “Geng Remix EP” and now, he has delivered a brand new single titled “Of Lagos”.

    Top 10 Nigerian artists that emerge early with amapiano sound
    Mayorkun – Of Lagos

    The DMW wonder boy has given us receipts to back up his claim as the mayor of Lagos. The record is a whole mood, you may probably have no other choice than shake your head to the highly infectious tune.

    Of Lagos” was produced by DMW’s in-house music producer, Fresh VDM and it was engineered by the highly skilled STG.

    Niniola – Oh Sharp

    Nigerian Afro-House queen, Niniola unlocks her catchy single titled “Oh Sharp” featuring South African music export, Busiswa.

    Top 10 Nigerian artists that emerge early with amapiano sound
    Niniola

    The song “Oh Sharp” is off her latest project, “Colours and Sounds” album which incorporates South Africa’s hypnotic Amapiano sound to Afro Bashment and vintage Afrobeat.

    Masterkraft – Equipment feat. Flavour 

    Masterkraft teamed up with Mr Flavour who knows how to get y’all on the dance floor to dish out this mid-tempo dance tune “Equipment”.

    Top 10 Nigerian artists that emerge early with amapiano sound
    Masterkraft

    Award-winning music producer, Masterkraft releases a brand new single titled “Equipment”. To deliver this Afro-pop record he employs the services of the Ijele, Flavour.

    The flavour of Africa graced the song with its catchy melody and vibe, this is an indigenous jam.

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