Meet Afrobeats Top PRODUCERS
Afrobeats has continued to enjoy a steady wave of increasing Recognition in Africa and the World at large. It is no doubt the face of modern Music at the moment. With the ever incresing list of Top American acts and several Artists all over the world wanting either a Song made by an African music producer or featuring a top African artist thereby infusing the Afrobeats rhythm.
So the all important question we ask ourselves at First. What is Afrobeats?
Afrobeat is a combination of American funk and jazz paired with West African highlife as well as percussion and vocal traditions from Yoruba music in Nigeria. It first became popular in 1968 in Lagos. The Nigerian Fela Kuti is the best-known artist of the afrobeat.
From the above definition it is overtly clear that the self acclaimed giants of Africa, Nigeria is home to this growing sound wave worldwide. To really put the music genre Afrobeats into consideration we have to take a look at its top producers which as aspected are Nigerians.
And offcourse without the Musicians there will be no Producers. So it is only good to Mention the top names of African/Nigerian Musicians along side their producers. When you here Afro beats the top act which comes to Mind is the Legendary musician Fela Anikulapo kuti.
Although the Maestro diead long ago, his music lagacy continues to live on has been the biggest influential rhythm in the Nigerian music Industry. Fela Kuti ingeniously used his act to clamour for a better Nigeria and Africa at large. He consistently criticised the ills of the government and millitia of the day through his music.
A move which many of the new generation acts wont even think about talk more of daring. He was arrested countless times by the then Nigerian millitary regime. But he never gave up. Fela died on the 2nd August 1997. May his soul continue to rest in peace.
Since his demise the Nigerian music Industry has continued to struggle although in recent times there have been signs of New school Musicians who are thought to or somehow be able to fill the vacuum left by the Afro beat legend Fela. Such Artists are: Wizkid, Ducan Mighty, Burna Boy, Davido, Olamide Mr Eazi and so many others.
Without furtherado, lets hit the list of the top Afro beats music producers in the Nigera/Africa and the World at large.
1.Don jazzy: Michael Collins Ajareh, or Don baba J as called by his Nigerian fans is currently the Leader of the “wild” pack of Afrobeats music Rhythm in Nigeria. Don jazzy is also an Entrepreneur and a Musician. If dont see him in the studion churning out kille beats then he should be on the online platform Twitter, communicating his his 3.5 million followers. He is the boss of Mavin Music group and formerly a memeber of the Mohits music group before their split. The Don can boast of Managing as well as working with top acts like, Dbanj, Tiwas Savage, Dprince, Wande Coal, Diji, Dr sid, Korede Bello, new boy Rema and the list goes on.
2.Masterkraft: Sunday Ginikachukwu Nweke, professionally known as Masterkraft, is a Nigerian producer, Discjockey, Banddirektor, Pianist und Songwriter. His Genres includes : Highlife, Afrobeat, Gospel, Soul, Jazz, Rhythm and Blues he has worked with acts like Flavour N’abania Tim Godfrey Wizkid CDQ and many more.
3.Sarz: Sarz on the beat, Osabuohien Osaretin, better known by his stage name Sarz, is a Nigerian record producer and musician. He was born in Benin City, Edo, and is popularly known for the day Sarz On The Beat / “Really” at the beginning or end of all his music productions his acts includes: Wizkid, Da Grin Wande Coal,YQ,Reminisce,Lynxxx,Niniola,Mr Eazi,Burna Boy, Drake, Skepta, Chris Brown, Ella Eyre, DJ Snake, Ty Dolla Sign, Tekno, Wale, Olamide, Wurld.
4. Shiizi: Oluwaseyi Akerele, better known as Shizzi, is a Nigerian record producer and songwriter. Associated music acts include: Wande Coal, Davido, Teni, Wizkid, Wurld.He was born in Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria. He produced a row of hit Music for African super start Davido alongside music producer Kiddominant.
5.Spellz: BenJamin Obadje, also known as Spellz, is a Nigerian record producer. He has produced songs for artists such as Chuddy K, 9ice, Banky W., D’Prince, Davido, Tiwa Savage and Dammy. He is a grauduate of the Nigerian covenant University. He is married.
6.Young john: Young John the wicked producer as called by his fans. Young John is a Nigerian record producer and audio engineer. He became known for the production of the critically acclaimed single “Story For The Gods” from Olamides Street OT album. His associates include: Olamide Phyno lil Kesh Davido Viktoh Wizkid djworldwide
7.Killertunes: Killertunes aka Shabalistica is a Nigerian top Music producer with so many hit collaborations across the country.
8. Pheelz mr producer: Phillip Kayode Moses, better known as Pheelz, is a Nigerian record producer and songwriter who has worked with a variety of artists and musicians, including Olamide, Tiwa Savage and everyone else.
9.GOSPEL on the beats: Gospel on the beat is a top Nigerian music producer.
10.Tekno:Although more of an Artist than a Producer Tekno miles, Augustin Mike Kelechi is also an afrobreat producer. His work with American singer “Swae Lee on Wont be late” ft Drake is among others worth Mentioning. Acts includes: Ice Prince, Davido,Wizkid.
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