So here are the top music artistes to watch out for in 2016.
1. Simi: My favorite girl of the moment,slender but her body is full of energy which she brings into her music. Her current video "Love dont care" is absolutely fantastic, simple, but the use of traditional costume, dance skills, sequence and flow is amazing. Simi is the number one act to watch out for in 2016.
2. Falz: Well, If you don't love Falz because of his funny, nasal way of pronouncing words, mimicking people and his clever acting skills, then you must love his music. His personality and different style of comedy, (one will almost be convinced that he was born to speak that way) has gained him many fans , sponsorship deals (Mtn, Cheki) and award. To convince you further that this is one Nigerian artiste who is not going anywhere anytime soon and has come to stay, just watch his Soldier video. His other songs, "Clap", "Bad Baddo , baddest" are currently raves of the moment.
3. Kiss Daniels: Who says Banky W is the only accepted RnB Music crooner? Kiss Daniels has shown he is up Otto the task, with his dancehall songs "Good times" and romance songs "Mama", "Woju", "laye". In these times when all music sound the same, beats are no different and everyone is going in one direction. The Funaab's graduate has proven you can dare to be different and be successful with your unique style of music.
4. Mayorkun: This Toyin Adewale (a popular Yoruba actress)'s son has got talent, while it is true that parents's artistic traits are passed on to their offspring, but it also takes hard work to utilize and fully develop them. This " Eleko" crooner has got everyone mesmerized and spell bound with his very first release, the first time I heard the song, thought it was a tribute to women (mothers) like Iya Eleko, but I discovered my mistake soon after, anyways no matter the lyrics of the song, that didn't stop one from enjoying the song. Do you know Mayorkun can play musical instruments-the Guitar, and he is currently signed on to Davido's HKN label.
5. Humblesmith: Within a year of breaking into the music industry, a musician has done collabos with Davido, Phyno and Favour, it can be only Humblesmith.I wonder if he has a strong godfather who has made him achieve so much within a little time, but as he said, God is his only Godfather, His songs has depth,glorifies the Almighty and flavored with traditional beats. Osinachi and Jukwese are the kind of songs you want to wake up to early mornings.
6. Reekado banks: Looks can be deceiving, who can believe with his strong man face and dreadlocks, this Mavin act has sonorous voice and continues to sing emotional songs.While I was rooting for Kiss Daniels, Reekado has proven his worth and why he won the headies with his latest song "Oluwani"
The year is still young, more artistes may be listed to this list, but it wont exceed ten.