As the tides of the Nigerian music industry come and go and This Old Skool Nigerian Artistes Reigned before the new breed of music artistes we have today like Wizkid, Davido, Small doctor, Zlatan and their co-artistes. These were the reigning artistes. For history sake let’s accord them some recognition. In no particular order, Viralmula.Com brings this hot list to you, let’s get down to business shall we..
GT Da Guitarman
Olugbemiro Tokunbo known professionally as GT Da Guitarman was highly rated and dubbed the future of Nigerian music in his time. He was that good with his melodious voice combined with his dexterity with the guitar strings hence his stage name GT Da Guitarman.
He released songs like Dreamer, Truly and Osima Gbomi.
Ibrahim Majekodunmi also known as Generl Pype our 7 star general is a singer, songwriter and songstylist whose music style can be defined as reggae fusion which willingly incorporates elements of hip-hop, rock-pop and R&B into the riddims of reggae and dancehall. He gave us sweet hits such as Champion, Champion Remix, Give it to Me, Victorious man, and Lovers rock.
Naetochukwu Chikwe, stage name Naeto C, our only MC with an MSC, Yes Boss!! is a Nigerian rapper, Afrobeat artist and record producer. As a music artiste, Naeto C took Nigeria by storm with first single “Sitting on Top”, and after that smash bit single, Naeto C has broke all boundaries and surpassed most artistes lyrically and production wise during his hay days of fame. He churned out hits upon hits like kini big deal, Ten over Ten, 5 & 6, Tony Montana ft Dbanj, Share my blessings, I Gentle, Gidi is mine and This is what I do.
Top female hip hop/rap queen, Kelechi Ohia popularly called Kel in the music industry. She was the queen of rap during her short stint in the Nigerian music industry. She came out with an album dubbed ” The Investment” which was produced by Capital Hills Records which was her label at that time. The album featured hits like : WaaWa Allright , Turn by Turn Ft. Wizkid, Beautiful Life ft Aique, Jeun Soke,
Too Fine Ft. Alaye & MAYD, Omo Yapayaski Ft. Durella, Need You In My Life Ft. SIX & DAREY, Dem Don Dey Move Ft. Illbliss , ThaSuspect & Richie, Die Hustling Ft. Illbliss, Waa Wa Alright REMIX Ft. Iceprince Zammani,
Sitting On Too Ft. Wake & Jesse Jagz.
Susan Oluwabimpe “Goldie” Harvey (23 October 1981 – 14 February 2013) was a Nigerian professional singer and a Big Brother Africa star. Before her untimely death she was signed onto the Kennis Music Record Label. Which had associated acts like Jaywon and label owners Baba Keke and D1 Adeneye. She gave us hit songs like Don’t touch my body, Jawo Jawo, You Know it, Breathe again.. etc.
Gabriel Oche Amanyi, popularly known by his stage name Terry G, is a Nigerian musician and producer. He is widely known for his eccentric dress-sense, controversial lyrics and awkward identity. He has been described by The Punch as “one of the world’s weirdest singers”, by Vanguard as a “weird singer”, and by Channels TV as the “craziest musician in Nigeria”.
Infact no other music artistes in Nigeria get craze reach this guy but with his craziness is a mountain of hidden talents and after the release of his debut album, ” Ginger ur Swagger” this man Terry G has his name already sealed in the Nigerian music industry with so many hit songs to his name such as : Free madness 1, 2, 3. Apako master, Throwey, Malonogede ft Timaya, See Groove, Nack am, Sangalow, Apako Bum Bum, Pass me your love ft Ay.com, Run mad, Jump Am Pass..etc.
Anthonia Yetunde Alabi Sasha P also known as the First Lady of Nigerian Hip Hop, is a Nigerian rapper, musician, businesswoman, lawyer and motivational speaker. Sasha P gained success at a time when there were very few Nigerian women in Hip Hop music. Subsequently, her success helped pave the way for other female rappers and musicians in Nigerian hip hop. She began musical collaborations and was signed
on to eLDee’s Trybe records. Sasha P has remained one of the most prominent female artists in Nigeria since 2001, especially after the successful release of her debut album First Lady under her record label STORM Records. In 2013, Sasha P revealed that she was taking a break from the music scene to focus on her fashion business but before fashion she was first a musician and she gave us hits such as : Adara, Strong tin, Jeje, E Ti Da Mo, etc.
Topa Onimowo, aka Phenom, aka the Knight House General, aka Best Rapper Alive B.R.A. “A legend had been born, I’m next to the king to be kinged of the kingdom” – Phenom.. After highly successful singles “Omo Naija” Omo Naija Remix, “ShukuShuku BamBam” not to mention his destruction of M.I’s “6′ 7′” and BigMaxx’s “Kilo Fi Se”, Ashewo ft Reminisce, The Game ft Olamide, Bounce ft Wizkid & MaleekBerry, The Way Ft Wizkid, Hold me down, I don’t Fuck with Everybody ft Iceprince Zammani & Reminisce and Catch me if you can Remix Ft. Jaywon
Phenom was the wonder boy of rap music. I wonder where he is these days..🤔
Sauce kid real/full name is Babalola Falemi aka Sinzu a Nigeria recording artist was once the best in Hip-hop and one of the fast raising stars in the Nigeria music Industry. His talent was exceptional. Before M.I Abaga came with the Hip-Hop renaissance in 2008, Sinzu had already started to breathe in some fresh air into the game.
His mind-blowing ability to create music by utilizing Nigerian slangs and superior rap techniques was A+. So impressive was it that the man who moved to the US after his secondary education was already being touted as the new king of rap in Nigeria.
He released hit songs like Na me be fine boy, Under G, Snizu is Snizu, Airplane mode, Keep it Pushin, Elenu ft 9Ice, Omoge ft Pype, Ghetto P, Iceberg Slim, We duzz it, and NigerianGirls.
Modupe-Oreoluwa Oyeyemi Ola known by her stage name Mo’Cheddah(sometimes stylized as Mocheeda or Mocheddah), is a Nigerian rapper and singer. She released her debut studio album, Franchise Celebrity (2010), while signed to Knighthouse Entertainment. She gave us hits like Ko ma roll, If you want me, See me, Shampoo, Keresimesi, Won Pelu change, Bad, Destinambari ft Phyno.
The group Styl-Plus (originally STYL) is Nigerian R&B and pop musical group / quartet.[1 The founding members were Shifi Emoefe, Tunde Akinsanmi, Yemi Akinwonmi, and Lanre Faneyi, the name STYL being an abbreviation of the founders first names. This very successful group of talented artists with their vocal harmonies, catchy tunes, melodies, R&B style, combined with meaningful and storytelling lyrics are a union between English and their native tongue Yoruba. They serenaded our ears with hit songs like.. ‘Olufunmi’, ‘Imagine That’, ‘Run Away’, ‘Call My Name’, ‘Stay Alive’ and ‘Four Years’. Other releases include ‘Unbreakable’,’Ready To Go’, ‘On The Dance Floor Ft Jesse Jagz’, ‘Ka Fo Lo (Let’s Fly Away).
Mo’Hits Records (popularly called Mo’Hits) was a Nigeria-based music record label owned by D’banjand Don Jazzy. Don Jazzy was the CEO/President of the label and D’banj was the Co-Owner.
The now defunct label had talented artistes like Wande Coal, Dr SID, D’Prince and K-Switch. They gave us hits such as :
“Why Me (Remix)” Ololufe” (featuring Wande Coal), “Hey Girl” (featuring Wande Coal, Don Jazzy, Dr SID, and D’Prince), “Pere” (featuring D’banj and Wande Coal), “Jasi” (featuring D’banj, Wande Coal, and Don Jazzy), “No Long thing” (featuring Dr SID and D’banj), “Oh No” (featuring Wande Coal, Dr SID, K-Switch, D’Prince, and D’banj), “Anaconda” (featuring D’banj and Wande Coal), “Booty Call” (featuring D’banj, Wande Coal, Dr SID, D’Prince, and K-Switch),
“Move Your Body” (featuring D’banjand Wande Coal),
“Be Close to You” (featuring D’banj, Wande Coal, Dr SID, andD’Prince).
iLLBLISS, also known as Oga Boss is a Nigerian rapper/ hip-hop recording artist, stage performer, businessman and owner of the talent managing outfit known as ‘The Goretti Company’.
He gave us hits like – “Nkali” ft. BigFoot InYourFace,
“Is It Your Money?” ft. Dice Ailes, “40 Feet Container” ft. Olamide, Emini Baller, WTF (Remix), Ruler, Aiye po gan, Aiye po gan Remix ft Terry G, Can’t hear you, Bank Alert and Many men.
Oluwadamilare Okulaja, also known as Durella (King of the Zanga), is a Nigerian recording artist, performer.
He was responsible for hits like : “Enu Ose”, “Shayo”, “Wizkolo Wiska”, “Club Rock” and “GaGa” featuring Wizkid, “My life”, “In the Zanga”, and “Club Rock”
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