Nigeria’s music industry wouldn’t have been able to boast of one good music if not for some talented music producers putting in work every day.
These producers might not be getting their deserved accolades because of how Nigeria music industry is wired.
As Nigeria’s number 1 music & entertainment platform we recognize the efforts of these producers going through sleepless nights with artistes to make amazing songs.
In no particular order, below are Top 10 Music Producers In Nigeria 2020:-
Ever hear “Funkula” signature tune on a song? That’s Telz, the Grammy Nominated Producer.
He made some crazy contributions to Burna Boy‘s “Twice As Tall” album that is now nominated for Grammy Award 2020.
Telz is the brain behind Patoranking‘s song “Abule” off his “Three Album”, Burna Boy‘s “Wonderful“, Real Life “, “Wetin Dey Sup” off “Twice As Tall” album.
Mansa Jabulani is indeed the Pandemic producer!!
This is one music producer that gave the street joyful sounds to dance in the heat of Covid-19 pandemic.
Mansa Jabulani produced Rahman Jago-themed “Of Lala” featuring Jamopyper and Zlatan. The song is no doubt the first hit song during Covid-19 lock down in Nigeria.
He followed up with production credits on Jamopyper‘s biggest song of the year, “If No Be You” featuring Mayorkun and Zanku Records hit song, “The Matter“.
To say the truth, the sound of Mansa Jabulani has been well felt this year in Nigeria’s music industry.
Music industry in this 2020 will not be so entertaining without producers like Rexxie.
If producers get recognized for the music they produce that goes to become hit songs, Rexxie should be a regular nominee of various awards.
Rexxie is known for having produced work for Naira Marley, Sarkodie and Zlatan among several others.
He gives soul to any music he produces effortlessly and his ordinary touches make any music ‘world class’.
Samples of his great efforts in the industry this 2020 includes: “Idi Oremi” by Naira Marley, “Dangbana Orisa” by Bella Shmurda, “Bumber” by Sarkodie, and many others.
With Rexxie in the industry, it is safe to say Nigerian musical scene would maintain mad groove till thy kingdom come.
If you’ve never heard “Ridimakulayo” in any song, then you’ve not been listening to recent hits.
Mr Pheelz has been rolling out hits and bangers consistently for a while now, more importantly, he produced some of the biggest song in Nigeria this year.
This talented dude is shaking up the scene with his productions at the moment, his 2020 roster includes; “Champion“, “Eli” and “Friday Feeling” all by Fireboy.
He also worked with the likes of Olamide, Adekunle Gold and lots more this year.
5. P Prime
P Prime is a very young and talented music producer that learnt production rudiments at the Sarz Academy.
When you hear the signature P Prime name at the intro of a song, you already know it’s about to be a hit.
With songs like “Greenlight“, “Eru“, “Loading” featuring BadboyTimz and lots more, P Prime‘s exceptional contributions to Olamide’s Carpe Diem Album has earned him huge respect as a producer in Nigeria.
He also produced Zlatan‘s new hit single “Money No Dey Lagos“, one of the best song on the street right now.
6. Lord Sky
Benjamin Idoko, otherwise known as Lord Sky, is a fast-rising music producer stanch to redirect the music industry with his brand.
Lord Sky produced “Reason With Me” by Rudeboy and a song dubbed “My Way” in Davido‘s A Better Time Album.
He’s alternatively known for creating funny dance videos with trending songs.
7. Fresh VDM
The talented producer Bello Emmanuel Adeshina aka Fresh VDM with his signature tag “Damn Fresh on the beat” .
Who is an in-house producer for DMW has strategically and silently built an impressive production catalogue featuring top artists like Davido, Olamide, Burna Boy, Mayorkun and Dremo this year.
The instant hitmaker has produced some songs so far this year that are still doing great on the charts such as; Mayorkun‘s – “Of Lagos“, Davido – “The Best” and “I Got A Friend” from the “A Better Time” album.
Signed to DMW in May this year, Napji was quick to jump into relevance as a music producer.
Davido‘s “A Better Time” album had Napji‘s heavy presence being the producer of “FEM“, the biggest song on the album and “Jowo“.
Hitting the limelight this year and having produced “FEM” a potential song this year, Nap Ji deserves all the accolades.
9. DJ YK
There is only one producer in the history of Nigeria’s music industry that makes beats that turn hits on the street and the producer is DJ YK.
He is known for making groovy dance-able beats and many skilful dancers both home and abroad have done wonders with his beats.
One of his hit beat this year is the “Awon Ayeee” dance beat. DOWNLOAD THE BEAT HERE
His latest project, “December To Remember” is apparently the best body of work by a Nigerian music producer this year.
10. Kel PAfter his successful run in 2019, Kel P brought more fire into 2020 as he contributed his amazing music production skills to some big music projects this year.
Wizkid‘s “Made In Lagos” album had Kel P on “Ginger“, one of the most talked-about tracks on the album.
He also produced Burna Boy‘s “Odogwu“, a song Burna Boy made to proclaim his Afro-beat superiority.
One of the prominent music project with Kel P‘s active involvement is Niniola‘s “Colours And Sounds” album.
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