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.
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.
Here is the list of top 10 Nigerian artists that emerge early with amapiano sound
Falz – Squander feat. Niniola
Way before this collaboration happened, Mp3bullet.ng had predicted it on its “Nigerian Collaboration that we would love to see happen”.
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.
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”.
However, for this list, the focus would be on “I Got a Friend” featuring Mayorkun and South African Artist, Sho Madjozi.
Produced by Fresh VDM, Davido 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.
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.
Phyno flawlessly raps in Igbo using the South African Ampiano style as a guideline but in a more groovy way.
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Holmes – Finally feat. DJ Neptune
Holmes is an upcoming artist who teamed up with DJ Neptune for the magical “Finally” anthem.
Holmes shines on this one.
Zinoleesky – Kilofeshe
Marlian Music artist, Zinoleesky shows his versatility on “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”.
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.
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”.
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.