While Mainstream artists have been dropping albums in 2020 and some are still yet to drop, we have also gotten amazing EPs from Fast-rising artists one should listen to.
These artists have stolen hearts with their voices and songs and have brought a unique look into the Nigerian Music Industry.
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Wurld – Afrosoul
Wurld is an otherworldly singer. His vocals makes one want to listen carefully to whatever he is singing about. After the success of his joint project with Sarz, he dropped Afrosoul in 2020.
The 7-track EP is a blend of Afrobeat and Soul music hence the name “Afrosoul”. He flourishes in thisunique genre he seems to marry.
The lead single, ‘Love Nobody’ sees Wurld try to experiment on something new but its “Wayo” that’s actually gets people’s attention.
Oxlade – Oxygene
When Oxlade dropped “Away” the lead single from his EP, “Oxygene”, it was clear that this fast-rising star was going to steal a lot of hearts and he did when he dropped the EP.
“Oxygene” a play on the word, ‘Oxygen’ is a fresh breath of air. Unique in a sense as it hardly contains a stand-alone song. The whole EP is like a storybook, you jump a chapter, you might miss the storyline.
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Omah Lay – Get Layd
If by now, you haven’t listened to Omay lay, then you are missing big time. This Port-Harcourt wonder kid has ladies falling with his voice.
His greatest strength is the ability to seduce a listener with his enchanting lyrics laced with Port-Harcourt slangs.
Bella Shmurda – High Tension
Bella Shmurda is fast on his way to becoming another Street King with his vibes filled songs. The young star uses a blend of Fuji and Folk music to create an eargasm.
High Tension sees Bella Shmurda ponder on life and how the struggle had forcefully made him matured. He is like a storyteller that entrances people who want to hear stories they can relate to.
The EP had ‘Vision 2020’ as its lead single, a song that became a hit as hustlers could relate to the story he told.
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Tems – For Broken Ears
The first thing that comes to your mind when you hear alte singer, Tems sing is; otherworldly. Tems sings like she couldn’t care less about anything and doesn’t like stress and for an interesting reason, that itself is captivating. Her voice is cool and at the same time powerful.
“For Broken Ears” is what a philosophy Textbook thinks its is. Tems speaks with so much emotion on how a failed relationship can either make or break you.
One of the EP’s strength is Tems’ amazing songwriting. Time and time again, the singer has proven to be a musical Socrates.