2020 wasn’t the year we all planned as it comes with its unforgettable touch across all sectors, regardless of the worldwide pandemic and long periods of lockdown, some super amazing artist managed to put out stunning music. In 2020, music lovers were acquainted with new talents who made us hit the dance floor with their music despite the scourge of the year.
we will be highlighting 10 remarkable artists who have discovered their voice and fans in 2020 and have indicated that they are ready to take us on a ride in the new year.
Here are the ones to watch in 2021;
Ajebo Hustlers is a music bunch comprising of two artists, George Dandeson otherwise known as Knowledge, and artist Isaiah Precious otherwise known as Piego. These Port Harcourt young men and their melodic style comprises of a blend of Afrobeat and highlife music classes. In 2015, the pair delivered a remix to “Bole And Fish” which was their first official song together yet their large break didn’t come until 2020 when their tune “Barawo” got one of the conspicuous songs of devotion to the #EndSARS movement. The fame of their tune got them a feature with Davido. The artists have been on the scene for some time yet it would appear that their opportunity has at long last arrived.
Jamopyper joined Zanku Records in mid-2020close by different specialists that Zlatan had endorsed to the record. The tune, ‘Of Lala’ by Rahman Jago and Zlatan Ibile dispatched Jamo Pyper and has more than 2,000,000 views on YouTube since it had been posted in April 2020.
The Singer at that point collaborated with Mayorkun for another hit tune, “If No Be You”. The video has gathered about 1.2 million views on YouTube. The melody turned into a marvel that a dance challenge was birthed, #IfNoBeYou dance challenge. 2021 vows to be energizing for the zanku record act as fans anxiously await another jam from him.
Chike-Ezekpeazu Osebuka expertly known as Chike is an artist, lyricist and entertainer remembered for his input in shows like MTN project fame and The Voice Nigeria. His ability, lyrics and spellbinding vocals made him a fan top choice all through his culminations and moved Patoranking to consider him a star and guarantee to make him a hotshot while he was on The Voice.
Nonetheless, it wasn’t until Chike delivered his 14 track collection named “Boo of the Booless” that he made gigantic standard progress as the album turned in great numbers of stream. Chike’s ability is irrefutable and he has an exceptional method of causing audience members to feel various feelings through his music so one can just envision what he has made arrangements for the new year.
At whatever point you heard the words “Gbese Lekan kan” you definitely realized it was as a matter of fact Olorunyomi Oloruntimilehin also called Bad Boy Timz. Prior to 2020, Timz had made a few endeavors to break into the Nigerian music industry with his Zlatan helped track “Hustle” it wasn’t until he delivered his hit melody “Micheal Jackson” that his profession formally took off. He laer proceed to deliver various remixes of the melody, one with Mayorkun and another with Teni and eventually land an appearance on Olamide’s collection where he shone on the tenth track named “Loading”.
Bad Boy Timz has indicated a great deal of guarantee and it appears to be he’s simply beginning.
Temilade opeyemi Popularly know as tems overwhelmed the music industry, in contrast to the vast majority of her new school partners, her rise was a slow but steady one. “TRY Me” was the song that got her fame in Nigeria and neighbouring countries.
In 2020, Hersilf and Davido was featured on the remix of Khalid’s “Know Your Worth”. At that point she later delivered her popular song ” Damages” which recorded a massive success. The Music video has more than 2,000,000 views on YouTube.
She went on to release her Extended Play For Broken Ears’ . She is currently nominated in the “Next Rated” category of the Headies Award.Tems’ piercing soul vocal was recently praised by American Singer, Chris Brown.
Way before the 2020 edition of the reality television show, Big Brother Naija, Olamilekan Moshood Agbeleshe known as Laycon was just another struggling artist trying to make a name and carve a niche for himself in the entertainment industry.However, when he joined the reality show, he amassed fans even on day one of the show. After spending about three months in the Big Brother Naija Lockdown house, the 27-year-old gained over a million followers on Instagram alone.So far, he boasts of 2.6 million followers on his now verified Instagram account and over 500,000 followers on Twitter.
While in the BBNaija house, he revealed that he decided to be a contestant on the show to promote his EP ― Who is Laycon? ― which was just released at that time.His fans who refer to themselves as Icons got the EP from a few hundred streams to hundreds of thousands of streams within a short period.As reported by top-charts.com, the EP held the number four position on Apple Music as of July 26, 2020, and by November 29, 2020, the project ranked 84 in Nigeria.
Upon leaving the house, he was featured in the remix of DJ Neptune’s hit song, ‘Nobody’, alongside Joeboy. He also released the video for his song, ‘Hip Hop’ which had been released before BBN.The rapper now has a reality television show in the works and has announced that he will release his debut album in 2021.
Stanley Omah Didiya famously known as Omah Lay can without much of a stretch be depicted as the breakout star of 2020 as he had the option to command the notice of Nigerians wherever with his extraordinary 5 track EP named “Get Layd”.
The 23-year-old artiste originally acquired unmistakable quality in 2020 after his introduction single ‘You’ turned into a web sensation. Beginning as a maker and lyricist in Port Harcourt, Omah Lay worked in the background on others’ melodies however possibly decided to take up singing when he understood he wasn’t getting enough kudos for the tunes he made for other people.
Omah Lay had before fiddled with music as a youngster, rapping in the roads of Marine Base in Port Harcourt under the pseudonym Lil King however he left his passiin then to learn how to create music.
After the achievement of his Début EP which rounded up a huge number of streams, he dropped another 5 track assemblage of work named “What Have We Done” which established the fact that omah lay is the litty hit maker.
2020 saw Omah Lay dispatch into superstardom and it’s undeniable he has no goal of chilling off at any point in the near future.
Akinbiyi Abiola Ahmed otherwise known as Bella Shmurda was certainly answerable for the absolute greatest tunes in the nation this year repping the street to the fullest.
Making his introduction in 2019 with his exceptionally effective track “Vision 2020” which in the long run got a remix with Olamide, the artiste has kept on ascending in his positions and develop his listenership dramatically. It can easily be said that Bella shmurda prophesy of having a greater year come 2020 came to past.
His 7 track EP named “High Tension” was similarly generally welcomed and further assisted with banging features from A-list artist like Davido, zlatan, olamide etc.Fine boy bella as he affectionately calls himself was likewise prominently perceived for his tune “Dangbana orisa” and recorded as one of the artistes with the “Most streamed new tune” on the planet on audiomack in the second seven day stretch of September. We Anticipate seeing what the new year holds for Bella Shmurda as he already dropped a snippet of his new song to open the year 2021 for his fans.