518 Views

5 Young Nigerian Male Singers You MUST Look Out For!

One of the beautiful things about the music industry is the stifling competition. The artistes themselves might not exactly agree with my position, but the committed and passionate ones among them don’t see competition as threatening. Instead they welcome it – seeing it simply as a challenge to up the ante and outdo their contemporaries artistically.

As an on-air personality, I get all manner and genres of music sent to me via various social media platforms. While some are downright appalling and constitute a total waste of my time and data, some of the music I discover actually give me reason to smile and believe that the best is still yet to be seen as regards Nigerian music.

Out of my insatiable thirst for music – especially Nigerian music – I had a eureka moment recently which led me to putting together this list of very talented and promising Nigerian male vocalists who if properly managed and pushed will definitely give Banky W, Timi Dakolo, Darey Art Alade and other Nigerian male singers a good run for their money.

In no particular order, here they are.

MUNO – NEVER REGRET

I think the whole P-Square break-up/family drama was not just uncalled for, but very childish to say the least. The things our ego puts us up to sha… anyway, in all of this madness, I am grateful that this guy was given the platform to not just be heard, but to also grow.

Muno

I am talking of none other than Muno, who is signed to Rudeboy Records, owned by one half of the dancing twins, P-Square, Paul Okoye.

I had the pleasure of interviewing Muno some years back while he was still with some crew that had over five or six guys. Shy and reserved, his talent was something that always gave him away. Seeing him signed to a label of Rudeboy Records’ calibre, seeing his videos on the popular music channels, watching him do radio tours, and hearing his music get the airplay it so deserves fills me with so much joy. Dear Paul Okoye, if this boy no do well, na you I go hold o… lol

JEFF – NEVER LET YOU GO

Jeff

I’m not exactly a fan of music reality shows and all the talent shows which just use desperate talented young people to make their brands look good in the public eye. To make matters worse, they don’t fulfill their promises to the winners of the competitions and drop them like hot material as soon as the competition is over.

Well thankfully, Jeff is one of the discoveries of a music reality show – matter of fact, he actually won the musical competition he entered.

I first heard him on a remix of Yemi Alade’s Kissing which he featured on. I admit that he really doesn’t have anything special about him other than his talent, but the brother can SING! Download his latest single “Never Let You Go”, give it a listen and if you regret doing so, I promise to refund your data… I’m that serious about this fellow’s talent!

Jeff is certainly one to do big things in the future if he keeps his head right, focuses and makes the right moves. Goodluck bruh!

KOLLY DEE – ONE MORE TRY

Kolly Dee - One More Try - ART

Chai!!!!! Is what I exclaim every time I hear this young man open his mouth to sing. I was in a very awkward situation when I heard his song for the first time (as I always am, lol). I was actually “doing the number two” when I heard this song for the first time and boy was it my most pleasant discovery for that day.

ALSO READ  'Paul And Jude Were Holding Me Back In P-square, Now I Can Be Creative' - Peter of Psquare (Watch Video)

What he lacks in terms of looks (let’s be honest, he does have this weird geeky look), he more than makes up for with his musical talent. He recently graduated from medical school at a Ukrainian college so you know homeboy can hold it down on stage and in the medical theatre… what a combo!

One More Try is one song that sends shivers down my spine. The boy’s vocals reminds me of Joe, Ginuwine, Craig David and other really talented black singers from the nineties. Apparently, One More Tryis not Kolly Dee’s first musical effort, but it was definitely the song that got people like me to notice him.

Kolly bobo, if you don’t go international with the unbelievable talent that you have, even God go vex for you walahi!

RIC HASSANI – GENTLEMAN

Ric Hassani - Gentleman

One listen to this song and you just realize how “unfair” music could be sometimes. I mean, how on earth is this not rocking shows with the likes of Praiz and other Nigerian vocal heavyweights. Like Kolly Dee, his looks freak me out a little, especially his sense of style, but meeeeeeehn the boy dey sing fire biko!

The video to this songs dropped very recently and Mex absolutely killed it… in a good way, I mean. Simple story line without much movement and gragra like a lot of the videos nowadays. Call me lastma all you want, but na people like this guy make me run join Instagram so I could really know what they’re all about, and I’m glad I did.

He even had artistes like Ice Prince Zamani giving him shouts out and urging his followers to support Ric’s music. At least for once in recent times, I agree with Ice Prince’s musical decisions for a change.

I’m not sure Ric Hassani is signed to any record label, and if he truly isn’t, I can definitely vouch for his talent and commercial value which a lot of male singers don’t exactly have these days.

So there you have it. My top five rising male vocalists to look out for. If you think I omitted someone’s name from my list, or you think one of these guys isn’t worthy of mention, feel free to share your thoughts with me, after all, no be me sabi pass!

T’JAN – ADUKE

ÀDUKÉ-1024x1024

The first time I heard T’jan sing was on a radio station. I was in a moving vehicle when I heard one of his first singles, Ire. T’jan has one of those voices that just make you stop whatever you’re doing to just listen to his sonorous voice.

As is the norm with many young Nigerian acts, he tried doing a party track which didn’t exactly give him the response he would have wanted. His latest single, Aduke, is one song that reminded me that T’jan is still a budding force to be reckoned with. From his delivery, to his lyricism, to the sheer beauty in his vocals. To top it all off, he had the musical genius, Cobhams Asuquo, collaborate with him on the R’n’B jam… pure bliss!.

I hope the folks at Right Entertainment/Achievas Music give him the push his music so direly needs because T’jan is certainly a musical dynamite.

Get the best viral stories straight into your inbox!

Don't worry, we don't spam

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published.

Latest Posts

How Kebbi State Government Publicly Disregarded First Wife, Aisha Bagudu As State’s First Lady
Politics
17 views
Politics
17 views

How Kebbi State Government Publicly Disregarded First Wife, Aisha Bagudu As State’s First Lady

MT - April 23, 2018

A mild drama recently occurred on Twitter leading to a public revelation that the popular Aisha Bagudu isn't recognized as first lady.  Recently, one of the national…

Moment Nigerian Singer Mayorkun Re-United With His Dad After Two Years
Entertainment
25 views
Entertainment
25 views

Moment Nigerian Singer Mayorkun Re-United With His Dad After Two Years

MT - April 23, 2018

Singer Mayorkun has reunited with his dad in Dallas. The singer says the last time he saw his dad was two years ago when he was still…

#BBNaija Special: According to Google, Cee-C is the Most Bitter Woman in Nigeria
Buzz & Trends
24 views
Buzz & Trends
24 views

#BBNaija Special: According to Google, Cee-C is the Most Bitter Woman in Nigeria

MT - April 23, 2018

Cynthia Nwadiora popularly identified as Cee-C was tagged a very bitter and angry person following her controversial activities at the Big Brother Naija reality show which was…

How Lagos Saved N4.5bn From Non-sponsorship Of Pilgrimages
Politics
24 views
Politics
24 views

How Lagos Saved N4.5bn From Non-sponsorship Of Pilgrimages

PH - April 23, 2018

The Lagos State Government says it has saved a total of N4.5billion in the last three years since it stopped funding pilgrimages. According to it, the feat…

Afrobeat Artiste, Seun Kuti, Unveils New Album “Black Times”
Entertainment
22 views
Entertainment
22 views

Afrobeat Artiste, Seun Kuti, Unveils New Album “Black Times”

PH - April 23, 2018

Afrobeat artiste Seun Kuti has announced a new album, “Black Times“. According to him, “Black Times is a true reflection of my political and social beliefs; it…

Former Super Eagles Star, Femi Opabunmi Reveals How He Became Blind
Politics
28 views
Politics
28 views

Former Super Eagles Star, Femi Opabunmi Reveals How He Became Blind

MT - April 23, 2018

There is a photo of Femi Opabunmi trying to mark David Beckham in what look liked a set-piece situation during Nigeria’s goalless draw against England in a…

#BBNaija: See All the Prizes Miracle Will Be Going Home With After He Emerged Winner
Entertainment
31 views
Entertainment
31 views

#BBNaija: See All the Prizes Miracle Will Be Going Home With After He Emerged Winner

MT - April 23, 2018

Big Brother Naija 2018 winner, Miracle Igbokwe is still counting his blessings after winning the reality television show yesterday night. A list of all the prizes he…

Read Vimbai’s Open Letter to #BBNaija Housemates
Entertainment
28 views
Entertainment
28 views

Read Vimbai’s Open Letter to #BBNaija Housemates

PH - April 23, 2018

Former Big Brother Africa housemate and media personality, Vimbai Mutinhiri in a new post on her Instagram page, has a message for the housemates from the recently…

25-yr-old Nigerian Man Becomes Africa’s first PhD holder in National Security Strategy In The UK
Best of Nigeria
42 views
Best of Nigeria
42 views

25-yr-old Nigerian Man Becomes Africa’s first PhD holder in National Security Strategy In The UK

PH - April 23, 2018

A 25-year-old U.K based Nigerian man and Twitter @olamideDIY just achieved a great feat of becoming Africa’s first PhD holder in National Security Strategy. Sharing the amazing…

Actress Omoni Oboli Launches Feeding Outreach “Sister Lizzy’s Kitchen” in memory of Late Mum
Entertainment
28 views
Entertainment
28 views

Actress Omoni Oboli Launches Feeding Outreach “Sister Lizzy’s Kitchen” in memory of Late Mum

PH - April 23, 2018

Nollywood actress and latest author in town, Omoni Oboli, turned forty yesterday and to celebrate her new age, she spent her day with the children of Makoko…

Nigeria’s Chinedu Moghalu Appointed Head, Communications & Advocacy, Africa Risk Capacity/UN WFP
World Buzz
40 views
World Buzz
40 views

Nigeria’s Chinedu Moghalu Appointed Head, Communications & Advocacy, Africa Risk Capacity/UN WFP

PH - April 23, 2018

Chinedu Moghalu, a Nigerian, has been appointed the Senior Communications Specialist/Head, Communications & Advocacy for the Africa Risk Capacity/United Nations World Food Programme, based in Johannesburg, South…

#BBNaija’s Teddy-A Surprises BamBam on her Birthday (Photo)
Entertainment
46 views
Entertainment
46 views

#BBNaija’s Teddy-A Surprises BamBam on her Birthday (Photo)

PH - April 23, 2018

Today is Big Brother Naija’s BamBam’s birthday, and to celebrate, her one-time strategic partner in the house Teddy-A paid her a surprise. According to Olorisupergal, Teddy-A threw…

#BBNaija’s BamBam to launch Beauty Oils on her Birthday
Business
36 views
Business
36 views

#BBNaija’s BamBam to launch Beauty Oils on her Birthday

PH - April 23, 2018

Bam Beauty Oils – that’s the brand name of the beauty oil collection Big Brother Naija’s BamBam is set to launch on her birthday, April 23. BamBam…

#BBNaija’s Teddy A To Launch Clothing Line “Badman Apparel”
Entertainment
40 views
Entertainment
40 views

#BBNaija’s Teddy A To Launch Clothing Line “Badman Apparel”

PH - April 23, 2018

Hot out of the “Big Brother Naija” house, evicted housemate Teddy A is set to launch a clothing line. The musician made the announcement on his Twitter,…

Omoni Oboli Celebrates 40th Birthday With New Book
Entertainment
33 views
Entertainment
33 views

Omoni Oboli Celebrates 40th Birthday With New Book

PH - April 23, 2018

You can now add author as a title when referring to Nollywood actress Omoni Oboli who turned 40 today. To celebrate the big 4-0, the actress has…

Nigeria’s Most Bitter Woman
Entertainment
37 views
Entertainment
37 views

Nigeria’s Most Bitter Woman

PH - April 23, 2018

Who is Nigeria’s Most Bitter Woman? We asked the Google Image search engine for this question and you won’t believe what we found. But first, congratulations again…

Chude Jideonwo Covers Latest Issue of The Guardian Life Magazine
Entertainment
52 views
Entertainment
52 views

Chude Jideonwo Covers Latest Issue of The Guardian Life Magazine

PH - April 23, 2018

Joy, Inc. founder, Chude Jideonwo is on the cover of this Sunday’s edition of The Guardian Life magazine. Tagged ‘The harbinger of joy’, in the issue Chude…

Miracle Named Winner Of BBNaija 2018
Entertainment
70 views1
Entertainment
70 views1

Miracle Named Winner Of BBNaija 2018

PH - April 23, 2018

Miracle has emerged the winner of the Nigeria’s biggest reality TV show, Big Brother Naija, BBNaija which started since January 28, with 20 housemates. Miracle will be…

Loading...