The music industry in Nigeria is becoming more competitive by the day with a lot of artists of great reckoning in the world scene. Very interesting songs with listeners across the globe are released frequently in this industry. Among the primary brains behind the success of the music industry in Nigeria are producers. They are the creative people behind the beautiful songs that make your day. Here’s a list of top 10 best and richest music producers in Nigeria. This interesting analysis was done by Hotvibesmedia, a reputable online entertainment platform.
At number one is Young John. Popularly known as ‘the wicked producer’, Young John is one of the hottest music producers in Nigeria. He gained popularity in 2015 and ever since he has been dishing out and producing hits after hits.
In 2016 he bagged he the Producer of the Year award at the #Headies2016. He is also Notjustok hottest producer in Nigeria for the year 2016. So you see, his pedigree in the music industry is really loud and glorious.
He has produced hits for artists like YBNL gang members Olamide and Lil Kesh,9ice, Dammy Krane, Kiss Daniel.
Do you remember Kiss Daniels ”MAMA” that was a massive hit that got up to 1.8 million downloads? He was behind that feat. Young Jonn is a household name among music lovers in Nigeria and beyond.
Shizzi is one of the most prolific music producers in Nigeria. In fact, Davido and HKN Gang’s success in dishing out hot jams should be credited to him. He is the brain behind most of their hit tracks.
He has a way of producing the right sounds and beats for can make a song become an instant hit.
The downside of this is that Shizzi mostly produces songs for HKN Gang members but regardless he always delivers.
Do you remember Gobe and Skelewu? Those were the world of Shizzi.
What about Davido and Dammy Krane’s popular song “IZZUE?, what about Gbagbe Oshi by Davido? It was still cooked by Shizzi!
He has also worked with May D and Wizkid. He is a music producer to reckon with in the entire Africa.
Just like how Shizzi is holding down the HKN Gang, Pheelz is also keeping it one hunnid for Olamide’s YBNL Gang.
This creative brain has churned out hits after hits for Olamide and YBNL.
Olamide’s in house producer can be credited for songs like Durosoke, Rayban Abacha, Baddo Love etc.
He has also worked with Vector, do you remember Adekunle Gold‘s “Gold” classic album? That was Mr Pheelz.
What about Olamide baddo “Eyan Mayweather” album?
That was Pheelz Mr Producer! He is really huge in the Nigerian music industry.
Tecno is a household name in the Nigerian music landscape. He has been around the block for quite some time now and has been producing hits after hits. Do you remember these hit songs – Pana? Diana? Wash? They are Tecno’s works.
He is one of the most versatile music producers in the country, he makes his own beats and also makes hit tracks out of them.
What about one of the raving jams in 2017 entitled ‘IF’ by DAVIDO?
It was produced by Alahaji Tecno!
5. Maleek Berry
Hardwork surely pays, do you remember this song that was a massive jam in clubs and radio stations by sauce kid ft Davido, or rather Sinzu ft Davido titled Carolina way back in 2012?
It was produced by Maleek Berry,I was busy dancing to the song not even knowing who was behind its production.
Maleek Berry,the british raised music producer is signed to Wizkid’s StarBoy Entertainment and he has produced some good tracks.
Apart from Tecno and a couple of artists,its actually not easy to be an artist and also a music producer,it requires exceptional talent to be able to combine both trades.
Maleek however is one of those artists that have been able to successfully combine being a music producer and a regular commercial artist.
In 2016 he released a track ”Kontrol” ,then “Let Me Know” which is receiving a fair amount of airplay.
Wande Coal’s ‘My Way’ was produced by Maleek, some of his recent productions include Bounce ft Wizkid & Phenom and Wande Coal’s latest single Kilaju.
The duo producers signed to Wizkid’s Starboy Entertainment are among the top best producers in the game.
These guys are good at what they do no doubt. Flash back to Wizkid’s ‘Azonto’ song.
They also produced the EME All star album with the single, Baddest Boy.
Do you remember Star Boy Wizkid single Caro? That was produced by Legendury Beatz .
They have also worked with some A listers in the music industry Brymo, Chidinma etc.
Masterkraft is huge in the music industry in Nigeria. He is a music production genius and according to some articles online he is Don Jazzy’s biggest competition.
Masterkrafk is a top notch music production artist no doubt and he has been consistent.
He churns out hits after hits on a yearly basis. Do you remember Phyno and Olamide’s song ‘Fada Fada’ which was on constant replay through out 2016? What about Kiss Daniel’s “Jombo”? Those are works of Masterkraft. In 2012, Maskerkraft had an impressive record of producing hit songs in Nigeria and Africa. In 2012 he produced Kwarika (Remix) by Flavour ft Fally Ipupa ,Girl by Bracket ft Wizkid and Chinny Baby by Flavour and a number of songs off the EME all star album. He also produced Fine lady by Lynxxx ft Wizkid that broke a Youtube record.
Masterkraft is definitely one of the best music producers in Nigeria and songs he produced are popular across Africa and beyond.
8. Don Jazzy
Don Jazzy is definitely one of the richest and best music producers in Nigeria. He is one of the first producers that exported Nigerian songs and beats overseas.
Way back when the Mo’hits brand was still an item,and back when he was still kicking it with Wande Coal, D’banj to their separation and the formation of Mavin Records and the signing of new talents and artists like Koredo Bello, Tiwa Savage etc.
Do you remember that international massive hit song titled ‘Oliver Twist’ by D’banj with appearance by Kanye West, Big Sean etc, it was produced by Don Jazzy,do you also remember ‘ the kick’ by Wande Coal? What about half of the songs on that classic Tiwa Savages first album? It was all Don Jazzy’s work!
His record label Mavin Records is one of the biggest and most successful record companies in Nigeria. Don Jazzy has continued to harness young talents and make them famous while also making some cool cash from their performance.
Saxon is a maker of club bangers! He is one of the best and bankable Nigerian music producers you can work with.
He has produced a lot of hit songs and has worked with almost all of Nigeria’s notable song makers. Do you remember Wizkid’s hit single Jaiye Jaiye? That song was produced by Sarz.
He calls his beat, ‘Beat of Life’ (Samba).
Sess is a very creative music producer that can produce danceable club jams which is the trending beat in Nigeria today.
Sess has now become Falz in house producer and has produced a lot of hit tracks for Falz d bad guy.
Do you remember 2015 album “Stories That Touch” and the 2016 joint-EP with Simi, “Chemistry“? These are the works of Sess.
He has also been credited with “Bahd Baddo Baddest” by Falz Olamide and Davido. Sess is really a good hand any upcoming artist should work with.
Very interesting post. Keep it up, Sir.