Top 10 Nigerian artists that emerge early with amapiano sound

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 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
Nigerian artists that emerge early with amapiano sound

Here is the list of 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 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

In the song,  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 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 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 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

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 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 floor to dish out this mid-tempo 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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