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.

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.


Here is a playlist to help you make your decision


Two of the best emerging Talents from Lagos Nigeria. The vibe is above spectacular.

A rare angle of music, A fusion of Afropop and dancehall music. There’s never a smoother version of GBESE out now. This is one of the collaborations of the hottest youngsters right now in the game as DJ VOYST(@dj_voyst) teams up with JOEBOY (@joeboyofficial) and OXLADE(@oxladeofficial) to produce a masterpiece titled GBESE. GBESE was cooked with a mixture of soft rhythm and pure vocals.

A classical vibe for also every mood. The visual content displays an atmosphere of dance, party, lights, and originality. Telling the GBESE story as Dj Voyst headlines the party.



This is one of the baddest tunes that has dropped in March. Big shout out to empawa for pushing out videos to some of the most forsaken talents on the African continent . It is really making life easier for those of us that have dedicated time to ensure that these talents are spotted, scouted and exploited. It has empowered a lot of young entrepreneurs and that is a win for Mr. Eazi.

This Joeboy’s song was sent to me by a woman that means a lot to me  . Trust me if women love your song, you don blow o and if this particular African baby endorses your song , it means you have a diamond of a song. Looks like this Jam is on every woman’s playlist at this point o. Don’t dull just hit the play button.

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