Top 10 Nigerian musicians that have deep connection to Enugu State
These are the top 10 Nigerian musicians that have a deep connection to Enugu State.
Enugu boasts a vibrant music industry, its artists are putting out great music for a long time, and here are the top 10 Nigerian musicians that have a deep connection to Enugu State.
They have had quite a number of them pushed to nationwide and even global acclaim, this list of 25 Artists With Ties To Enugu is only demonstrating what’s known as fact, especially as some of the biggest Nigerian musical stars rep the 042, the NITEL Telephone Area Code for Enugu State which became the state’s moniker.
These are some of the biggest stars from the 042, and tidbits on their art.
Since making his name as a producer and then a rapper, Phyno has never looked back. He’s released critically acclaimed projects and is known for his knack for making hit songs.
The light-skinned serenader has owned the Afro Highlife genre ever since his debut years, including that classic hook for MC Loph’s “Osondi Owendi.”
Flavour reps the 042 heavily and has shown his loyalty through his Ogene-led songs.
The talented artist hit nationwide fame with the Davido-assisted “Gallardo.” His style would veer away from that pop-centric sound but the quality remains, as Runtown is one of the most unique voices in the Nigerian music industry.
Also known as Akpa Swag, Zoro strongly reps 042, his songs sweetened with the flavour of its lingua.
In a song like “Echefula” (with iLLBliss), no one is possibly mistaken about his heritage.
Oga Boss, as he’s known throughout the industry, refers to his Igbo heritage a lot, his energetic verses drawing inspiration from Igbo philosophy i.e primarily smart work and hard work.
The Nigerian gospel industry is a booming one and Frank Edwards is one of its biggest stars. He has several albums and hits to his name.
A legendary artist of the Highlife genre, Celestine Ukwu’s influence, in a quite short span, bears testament to his unique artistry.
The duo got into the game with their laid back hit “Yori Yori” and while they were at the top, excited with their (mostly) love ballads.
When discussing Indigenous Hip Hop in Nigeria, Mr Raw is likely to be mentioned. The rapper has dedicated his strong years to the game.
With one of the most powerful voices I’ve ever heard, Stormrex was poised to become a big artist.
She’d been on songs with Flavour, iLLBliss and Phyno, and every time, her immense talent shone through.
This talented guy has both hands in production and music and has made hits either way throughout his career which, could be said to have hit the mainstream with the release of Yemi Alade’s “Johnny,” a song he produced.
An artist who made his name in the 60s, Mike Ejeagha is synonymous with musical excellence.
According to Wikipedia, Ejeagha has contributed over three hundred recordings to the National Archives of Nigeria produced during his fieldwork to investigate Igbo folklore highlife music.
It’s only right such a legend like Mike Ejeagha will make our rundown of 25 Artists With Ties To Enugu.