The year 2016 is finally over and here we are in 2017 all hopeful and excited. 2016 was explosive in the Nigerian music industry as several new talents emerged, giving us listening worthy tunes to vibe to.
In no particular order, we bring to you 7 breakthrough acts to watch out for this year, 2017.
1) WALE TURNER
Wale Turner came into limelight in 2016 after some of his short rap clips surfaced online. The indigenous rapper wowed many with his delivery and finesse. There were also speculations of some big fishes wanting to sign him, which has been pending for some time.
Nonetheless, Wale still keeps the fire burning as he dished out a new record recently titled Faya Faya.
2) DICE AILES
Choc boy, Dice Ailes has been on the background for awhile and when most fans were beginning to express doubt in him, the boy wonder did perform miracles on the Lil Kesh assisted hit titled Miracle.
Dice Ailes therefore still has a place in our hearts this year.
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U&I Music act Dotman, probably has one of the most played street hop records at the moment titled “Akube”.
Over the years Dotman has horned his skills and has proven that he is ready for a take over.
4) RIC HASSANI
Ric Hassani is no new name to lovers of good music and last year, the gentleman got on several headline shows in some African countries and his record Gentleman gave him the long due deserved recognition which led to him being nominated in some of the top award shows in the country.
Definitely, 2017 will be better.
5) TERRY APALA
Terry Apala has proven himself so far with records like Champagne Shower, Omidan and Jangolova.
After being nominated as Rookie Of The Year in 2016, much is expected from the Omidan crooner this year.
6) JOHN NETWORQ
Last year, rapper John NetworQ dropped the E.P Son Of Merlin which was recognised critically, also the rap act who is obviously good at telling stories and connecting to the fans in a stylish warri diction began 2017 with the release of his video “Straight Up” which features DJ CK.
Without having to convince you more, this young rapper should definitely be on the lookout this 2017.
7) JOHNNY DRILLE
This alternative singer has been underrated in previous years but 2016 happened to be a good one for Johnny Drille as he was recognised and bagged some nominations. With the way 2016 played out for Johnny Drille, 2017 is obviously his year. Stay on the look.
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