There is an endless list of artists who were based outside the country ( in diaspora ) ; that left foreign lands for Nigeria and in a few years did amazing things in the industry in Africa. The long list includes Fela , Eldee , Banky W , Tiwa Savage , Asa , Davido , Burna boy, Dice ailes , Sauce kid (Sinzu) , and so much more. Some took the journey back home and made it big , while others were not so lucky , but one thing is a fact , artists in diaspora give the home grown talents a run for their money .
Sampson , another super talented Afro beat artist may be the next on that list . His songs are lit and his management may have to consider promoting his content in Lagos Nigeria. He is definitely going places, his heavy Afro beat tune No hands, will be on my play list for long.
Nigerian artists are doing big things in diaspora . It is the goal of this blog to find them and present them on a platter to you ( no need to stress ) .
From the stable of Feel Good Music(fgM) , i present Wizzywee . Real name Wisdom Akataobi , Wizzywee originally started Under H-records with a group known at the time as Sugaboiz . They were an item in Port Harcourt Nigeria, but the group has seized to exist due to the fact that Wizzy relocated to Texas, USA . Recently i made an effort to find Wizzy online, and i was pleasantly surprised that he has been putting out music , the most recent of which is ” Feel Alright ”
Feel alright is a feel good Afro beat number targeted at the grown and sexy female crowd. It features another super talented vocalist , “Sampson O.G.A” . Watch the video below, it is directed by Dir by Jay Clark.
Hello guys, this is Neno, a Togolese artist based out of Chicago Usa . He is a versatile artist that has flows in both French and English. He is releasing the visual of his new song called BENZ. The visuals are very crisp, and you can check the video below.
He is one of the artist lighting up the African scene in Chicago and more things are expected of him.
Mr Duke is an Indianapolis based Nigerian artist who has carved a niche for himself in the music industry in Indiana. He has decided to host his friends and fans to a Night of music. The event is scheduled for the 25th of November at Bella Marcia and it features some of the best emerging acts in Naptown. Artists billed to perform are Koros , Teeklef, Bowyrude , Feyi , Timmy Rochie , Stella La Bella , Detox , Neno , Kolly bizzle and Ady Mob . There will also be a presentation titled ” Ada” by Vanessa . The show is sponsored by Hidashi co. and Serkes and hosted by one of Naptowns top most hosts AO. It promises to be a special night and i am very sure it will live up to the hype.
Sprove and NorrieTheGoat collaborate to bring you a new, fresh Indy sound!. Sprove is Albanian for “Flyer than”. Moral behind the meaning is being the best in anything that you do. He is the founder and creator of Nap town revival; a friendly competition between local hip hop artist in Indianapolis that aims to showcase the amount of talent present in the city .
On Food for thought, Sprove and NorrieTheGoat remind the female fans of their credibility and brag about how much money they got. He is definitely one of the class acts in Indianapolis and i commend the work he is putting in.
Food for thought was shot by Wayne Highfield
Grimass is an independent rapper, writer and actor from Miami, FL. Born Carlson Pierre, Grimass started rapping at the young age of twelve and has since fell in love with music. Over time music has become his number one obsession.
The name Grimass is the Creole word for “Grimace” which is defined by the Merriam-Webster Dictionary as “A facial expression usually of disgust, disapproval, or pain.” He received the nickname name from his mother because as a young child, he was always running around making funny faces and entertaining everyone around him. Being the third of four children and growing up in the poor neighborhood known as “Little Haiti”, he did not always experience the best that life has to offer. However, he always believed that through his music and talent, he would make a better tomorrow for his family.
His new video for his single Destined is a joy to watch
First of all i want to say shout out to rappers in Canada . They have contributed a lot to the hip hop community in recent years especially with artist like Drake , K’naan , Cardinal official , Saukrates and the list is endless .
Let me introduce you to another Canadian movement that is gaining real momentum. ATWH is the acronym of Another Third world Hussle , the brainchild of M.Olaitan (eNaledge) . The movement has been a work in progress since eNaledge was deported from Canada to Nigeria in 2006. After spending 6 years reacquainting himself with his roots, he returned to Canada with a new sound and determination. Over the years he has been involved in the hip hop community of Toronto shooting a documentary series called TNH (The Northern Hussle).
Watch Do the same official video below
I was privileged to come across eNaledge in Lagos and i experienced his rise , fall and rise again first hand. It is a truly inspirational story of how one can lose everything in the blink off an eye , but still be motivated enough to focus on what you love . Life in Lagos is really tough especially when you have experienced life in a foreign country. Instead of being depressed eNaledge focused on his music as a way to get by . Today , Naledge ( as he is fondly called ) has weathered the storm and is back in Canada doing what he loves to do best. Watch out for ATWH ..
Amerikkken drops the visuals to her debut single ” The come up ” . She is from Indianapolis Usa and the song talks about her day to day struggles .
She raps ” Born rich niggas are the type of niggas i hate, cos they aint never had to pray as much as i had to pray, and they don’t work no 9 to 5 cos they can sleep and get paid or blow my college tuition just cos they bored for the day ”
She is very lyrical and creative and i can not wait to listen to more of her projects. She is definitely on top of my playlist and on my radar.
Ever since he made a foray into he Nigerian music industry, Larry Gaaga has constantly churned out dope numbers. He started the year on a high with “Doe” featuring Davido , and he’s ending the year in the same vein. Larry Gaaga finally premieres his well-anticipated single – “Wonderful” featuring King Wande Coal and superstar rapper – Sarkodie. The single is accompanied with a Sesan-directed visuals.
Larry Gaaga is someone i will always support , he is a Lagos OG and the life of many Lagos parties . Interestingly, we grew up in the same neighborhood and i am excited that he is doing some amazing work in the industry. He is a mix of Don jazzy and Dj Khaled , at least that is the vibe i get when i watch his visuals . Remember Gaaga shuffle by Tubaba ? That is to tell you how influential he is becoming in the entertainment circle.
Lauretta is a highly spiritual fast rising female rapper from Nigeria. She started dropping weekly freestyle covers in 2017 called Thirst Trap Thursdays. Ever since then, she has been consistent enough and has three YouTube videos to her credit.
She also goes by the alias, ‘Yemoja’ . I had to research the meaning and i was very fascinated at the results. According to Wikipedia, Yemoja is a Yoruba goddess , she is the major water deity from the Yoruba religion. She is an orisha and the mother of all orishas, having given birth to the 14 Yoruba gods and goddesses.
I love the fact that she is in touch with her African side and is very proud of her African ancestry and religion. Something that most of us have abandoned in preference of a foreign ancestry . She is spiritual , sensual and infact a Yeye. Yemoja translates into yeye meaning “mother”; ọmọ, meaning “child”; and ẹja, meaning “fish”; roughly translated the term means “Mother whose children are like fish.