It’s the 2nd of December and 2019 is winding down but one thing I can say categorically say is that 2019 has been the best year for Afro-beat ever and African music is on an upward spiral. Asides from Burna Boy, Naira Marley, and Zlatan Ibile who arguably dominated the scene, something really different happened in 2019.
In 2019, Nigerian A-List artists genuinely throw their weight behind promising talents and the result was amazing like never seen before. There has never been a time like this where three relatively new artists Introduced by different A-List artists had so much impact on the Industry. They had much more Impact than almost every A-list artist. Today, we would like to find out who among Joeboy, Fireboy, and Rema made your 2019 playlist worth it the most.
Rema Introduced by Don Jazzy Mavins
Joeboy Introduced by Mr. Eazi Empawa Africa
Fireboy Introduced by Olamide YBNL
Body of work
Rema – Freestyle EP (2019) Joeboy – Love and Light (2019) Fireboy DML – Laughter, Tears & Goosebumps (2019)
All three artists released an impressive body of work in 2019 and also enjoyed a high level of success throughout the year.
Many award organizers and pundits alike have their opinion on who they think made the most impact on the Industy but We want to hear the streets to decide here which of these artists impacted your playlist more.
I was telling a friend that there is a musical revolution going on right about now in Nigeria. Quoting the words of DJ Whoo Kid “ This is the first time Europe and America are slow to music ”. I am suprised they have not noticed this Coup d’état that is going on in music. Afrobeat is a beast !!!. From the footage of Kanye west bumping his head crazily while listening to Mystro and Wizkid , to Drake posting pictures of him and tecko in the studio, and Timberland flirting with Teniola’s elder sister Niniola , Bro the signs are all over the place for all to see.
But that is not the only on going revolution ,the internet is on fire, these independent artiste are giving full fledge brands a run for their money. I can confidently play 1000 songs from emerging artist and not even flinch one bit . The only issue is are they actually making money from the Internet . This is a topic for another day..
Fireboy who has recently been snatched up by YBNL is making his second appearance on the blog and oh my god i am loving his sound. The first was Sing featuring oxlade ; a song that caught the attention of Davido. His new video jealous is so dope . Watch below
Some days ago i reviewed Blaqbonez Bad boy Blaq E.P and i stated how impressed i was with the entire project including featured acts like Oxlade , Alpha , Loose Kaynon , Aq e.t.c . I reached out to Oxlade and asked him to refer me to his contents ( which he did ) . Had a discussion with him briefly and encouraged him to keep at it and that he is very gifted.
A few days later i was at work and Davido’s tweet flashed through my timeline . I did not hesitate to screen shot it. The joy i felt that moment can not be explained. I barely even know Oxlade , but i was so happy that an artist i spotted just a few days ago has also been spotted by one of Africa’s biggest music brand. Davido later tweeted , saying that his favorite song at the moment is Fireboy DML ft. Oxlade – Sing . Watch the video below .
I hope this will open new doors for Fireboy DML, Oxlade , Blaqbonez , Alpha , and their entire team of creatives . Sing by Fireboy DML is a song i recommend you add to your playlist. It summaries the fact that both artist are set to blow. They sound very similar and both did a fantastic job at delivering the song . Let us keep our fingers crossed and anticipate what Davido is about to unleash with these acts .