In today’s entertainment industry, popular music producers in Nigeria have gone a long way in making famous artists. With their help, Nigerian music topped various charts, racking various awards and is seen as the best music industry in Africa.
While we celebrate top musicians in Nigeria, it is also right we do same for these prominent Nigeria’s best music producers. They have gone a long way in creating beats that can even compete with the likes of Jay z, Kanye west, David Guetta who are seen as top America’s music producers.
Below in no particular order is a list of 5 best music producers in Nigeria today that are popular
“Sarz on the Beat” real name is Osabuohien Osaretin. Most people often hear this especially at the beginning and end of his music productions. It is no surprise that Sarz is among the famous music producers in Nigeria that has made not only money but also a name for himself in the entertainment scene. Most of his hits with top musicians like Wizkid, late Goldie, Reminisce, Shank, 2Face Idibia to mention but a few has seen his popularity spread beyond the shores of Nigeria. Sarz is now solo as he is no longer with Trybe records.
Masterkraft real name is Sunday Ginikachukwu Nweke and is one of the Nigeria’s most popular music producer. He began life in the music industry when he was just eleven. He has collaborated with both music and nollywood celebrities such as Sound Sultan, Banky W, Jaywon, Stella Damascus, J. Martins, Sammie Okposo,etc. He is also known to be a musical director and spear-heads live performances/shows in Nigeria.
3. Don Jazzy
Don Jazzy needs no introduction as he is the richest music producer in Nigeria and Africa. According to Forbes 2017, he is Nigeria’s richest musician. His real name is Michael Collins Ajereh as Don Jazzy and he is the Boss and CEO of Mavin Records. His influence in the Nigerian music industry can’t be rivaled and is on the list of influential persons in Nigerian music industry. With more than hundred great hits that is trending in the country and abroad, it is not surprising to call Don Jazzy the best music producer in Nigeria currently this 2017. The list of musicians in Mavin records include Reekedo Bank, D’Prince, Tiwa Savage, Dija, Korede Bello, Dr Sid, and others.
Leriq real name is Eric Isaac Utere and he is a popular recording artist, who continues to produce great beats and music. No wonder he is one of the most sought after producers in the Nigerian music industry. With hits featuring Wizkid that brought him to limelight, this Nigerian artist has also worked with the likes of Chidinma, Burna Boy, Wande Coal with other top Nigerian musicians.
His real name is Benjamin Obaze. His popularity started when he produced a powerful hit “Champion” by General Phype in 2009. He has also produced beats for talented Nigerian musicians such as Damy crane, Tiwa Savage, D’ Prince and a host of others. He is also one of Nigeria’s best music producer currently.