Nigerian Music Industry has grown as big as becoming the major Music Industry in Africa. The industry has produced a lot of singers, Rappers and even song writers who have on several occasions stood to represent the Continent.
It is noted that Benue State of the Central Nigeria has produced major musicians like 2face Idibia and his former crew member Blackface Naija, Terry G, and now Joel Amadi among among others.
There is also need to expect more from a region with such great number of talents which gave this article a reason to be published. A couple of rising stars are quite doing create and due to the look of things, they are close to the big page.
Among over 100 Great Stars in the state, softnaija picked the most obvious 5 stars to analysis their chances of rising to prominence.
Ageless Machine gun Meddy Olotu is an indigenous Idoma Rapper, uses English and His native dialect
Maddy has made a nationwide reach out with his most popular single “Otukpo Na Our Lagos” the phrase has become a slang and has been a general slogan used on the streets of Nigeria, “Otukpo na our Lagos” which was so much used in one of the most popular 2019 Nollywood movie “A Million war” is also been played on several radio stations across the nation.
Meddy has release a couple of songs which sold out at the local level also which may not be highlighted in this post, although his most recent Single Ocho (God) which is less than a Month old is already trending on Instagram and other social media platforms.
Meddy is seen as one of the major musicians in the Middle Belt Region and not just Benue state. Haven done covers for Amaka & Oyi by the legendary 2baba among others, he is one of the Big things you should expect to happen to the industry.
Afro Pop singer Rapizo is a great artist and has already gained recognition all over the state, he has great songs and has a governmental recognition within the state, although Rapizo who sings mostly in the Tiv dialect has not been too consistent as he does songs once in a while.
Rapizo has a big and strong fan base already, his song Immortal is know and has been one of the most popular songs in the state.
Softnaija found that the artist had a brief sponsor from the wife of the former governor (Gabriel Suswam).
Rapizo is another person you shouldn’t be surprise seeing him on the big page tomorrow.
3. President EMS
T-Motion CEO President EMS (The Lyrical god) formerly known as Emperor Swagz is Benue’s Fastest Rapper alive.
Lyrical God by EMS is a street anthem, the song got him the recognition which brought a record deal with Ballership Entertainment which somehow terminated somehow and he came back to manager his own lable T-Motion where he released Bladder than Them.
While with Ballership Entrainment, President EMS released Ladda which was played on Many TV Stations across the nation. Aside numerous freestyles videos that the rapper has put out on YouTube, President EMS has been featured in a major song trending the state and beyond Benue Oga by McDow.
To be more specific, Benue Oga is one of the major songs on Softnaija this year so far.
EMS became a vital stage icon for most events after he won the Origin Challenge on Instagram in 2019 with a 1million naira prize.
President EMS is more likely to blow up as too much talent is tock in him and changes for explosion are obvious.
People already consider Slikish as a super star but we see it necessary to include him on this list as he hasn’t really reached the super page.
Slikish was doing real good as a starter and had a couple of songs released but until he released the double Va Ft. Ceeza Milli & Kwagh u Dedoo in the early 2018 The singer later released Body which he later got Perruzi on the Remix. Slikish was not among the the recognised upcoming artist in the state.
The singer has after then released several hits like Logo, I need Connect, and Lifestyle which is his most recent single.
Slikish is so close to becoming an A–List.
1. OD Woods
Pardon the writer if you find it disrespectful to mention OD Woods on this list, nevertheless this post is meant to make you understand that; working with top artists like Ice Prince, Davido, Zaki and others doesn’t really mean one has made it to the bigger page already.
It is also understood that at a point in time, Go below by OD woods was jamming all over the nation but if you were to be sincere to yourself, did you know he sang it? I can feel you saying “No”. He is recognized but more is expected to clear doubts that OD Woods is no longer an upcoming artist.
He has many songs playing out there but his new single Together is one of a kind and has been on replay on many devices in the country now.
Bonus: If there was a room for an Extra name, it would be Mawthie, whose New song Normally is now trending in Nigeria. Mawthie is one outstanding talent you can’t count among the many.
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