11 African’s uprising music stars to look out for in 2020

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We have few months to 2021, the entertainment industries have seen a lot of twist and turns this year and we would confess that we have heard best songs from various african artist, today iv set aside 11 african artist we should look out for in 2021. Even thou this artist are already in the top spot light i believe there is more to be heard from this artist.

REMA

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Divine Ikubor, known professionally as Rema, is a Nigerian singer and rapper. In 2019, he signed a record deal with Jonzing World, a subsidiary of Mavin Records. He rose to prominence with the release of the song “Iron Man”, which appeared on Barack Obama’s 2019 summer Playlist.

Fireboy DML

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Adedamola Adefolahan, known professionally as Fireboy DML, is a Nigerian singer and songwriter. He is signed to YBNL Nation, an independent record label founded by Nigerian rapper Olamide. His debut studio album Laughter, Tears and Goosebumps was released in 2019.

Joeboy

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Joseph Akinfenwa Donus, known professionally as Joeboy, is a Nigerian singer and songwriter. Mr Eazi discovered him in 2017 after watching an instagram video of his cover to Ed Sheeran’s “Shape of You”.

Lyta

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Opeyemi Babatunde Rahim, known professionally as Lyta, is a Nigerian singer and songwriter. He signed a record deal with YBNL Nation in 2018 but left the label in May 2019 after having a disagreement with Olamide. He released the 5-track debut EP Id in 2019.

Wurld

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Sadiq Onifade, known professionally as WurlD, is a Nigerian singer and songwriter. Born in Lagos, Nigeria, WurlD relocated to Atlanta, Georgia to pursue a secondary education and record music. He describes his style of music as electro-fusion. He released his debut EP Evolution in 2013.


Odunsi – The Engine

The Lagos-born Bowofoluwa Olufisayo Odunsi is a foremost singer and Alté Movement personality who dropped out of a Ghanaian university in 2015 and ended up in a recording studio in Accra.

The Warner Music-signed performer stole the heart of Nigerians with his ‘Rare’ album in 2018 featuring artistes like Santi (formerly Ozzy B), Zamir and the rest of the Alté guys. On the syrupy track “Star Signs,” featuring the Afrobeats star Runtown, Odunsi fuses classic highlife melodies with auto-tuned verses about falling in love.

Oxlade

Oxlade

Oxlade is a young singer who hustled his way from being a ‘star’ in Surulere – a Lagos suburb – to performing at Wizkid’s Starboy Fest, a sold-out show at the O2 Arena in London.

Oxlade turned out to be well accepted by fans after several songs, some of which include ‘Mamiwota’ by Blaqbonez, ‘Causing Trouble’ by DJ Tunez, his biggest hit so far titled ‘Shugar’, amongst others.

He is a promising independent artiste and 2020 will be a big year for him.

Odunsi – The Engine

Odunsi – The Engine

The Lagos-born Bowofoluwa Olufisayo Odunsi is a foremost singer and Alté Movement personality who dropped out of a Ghanaian university in 2015 and ended up in a recording studio in Accra.

The Warner Music-signed performer stole the heart of Nigerians with his ‘Rare’ album in 2018 featuring artistes like Santi (formerly Ozzy B), Zamir and the rest of the Alté guys. On the syrupy track “Star Signs,” featuring the Afrobeats star Runtown, Odunsi fuses classic highlife melodies with auto-tuned verses about falling in love.

Most recently, Odunsi collaborated with the British singer Raye on the pop song “Tipsy,” catapulting him to the international stage.

With a successful 2019, we can only hope for an Alternative 2020 from this young act.

Zinoleesky

Zinoleesky

Fast-rising talented Nigerian vocalist and songwriter, Oniyide Azeez popularly known as Zinoleesky is another newcomer with impressive vibes, who has a unique power of making listeners fall for his records and him particularly in few seconds.

Zinoleesky became a social media sensation with his unique voice and freestyles on Instagram with hi counterpart, Lil Frosh which hauled them an organic growth.

His fame increased after getting an Instagram repost of his cover to Fvck You by the song’s original singer Kizz Daniel.

Zinoleesky relentlessly and successfully convinced countless listeners to become his fans in 2019 with impressive tracks and collaborations.

The “Who Knows” crooner, was said to have turned down AMW/DMW offering before he was signed to Marlian Records of controversial singer, Naira Marley in December 2019.

Lil Frosh

Lil Frosh

The fast-rising indigenous rapper, Lil Frosh teamed up with Zinoleesky and built himself musically by uploading freestyle videos on Instagram then successfully earned a lot of attention.

Lil Frosh raps in the Yoruba language with clear and smooth flows, coming up with well-cooked punchlines. His fame rose after he had a collaboration with Nigerian street sensation, Small Doctor on a track tagged “Firi Yahoo”.

Now armed with a Davido co-sign DMW/AMW, 2020 seems to be the year the youngster from Agege transition from being an upcoming act to a hitmaker.

Crayon

Crayon

Exceptional songwriter and a recording artiste, Charles Chibueze Chukwu also known as Crayon is the new face of Afrobeats that brings street experiences with a blend of pop, Latin and Caribbean rhythms.

Crayon is signed to an imprint of Mavin Records; Blowtime Entertainment, owned by producer, Baby Fresh. He released his 6 tracks EP “Cray Cray” in the middle of the year and his hit track “So Fine” made massive waves across the country.

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