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Music producers are often the unsung heroes when it comes to the music business. Yet, they play a major role in creating those catchy instrumentals you hear and matching them with the lyrics to create beautiful melodies. 

To a large extent, a music producer determines if a song will be a hit or not. This is why they deserve as much recognition as their lyrical counterparts. Here are 4 Nigerian music producers that have been on top of their game throughout 2019.

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Ozedikus Nwanne is a name that has come to stay as far as Nigerian music is concerned thanks to the success of Dumebi, the song he produced for Rema’s debut EP. Ozedikus is an in-house producer at Mavin Records and also the brain behind the signing of the label’s new act Crayon. With the success of Rema’s Dumebi and Crayon’s Cray Cray, it is indication that he is ready to take the industry by storm. 



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Rexxie’s big break in the Nigerian music industry came towards the end of 2018 with the hit track Able God and he didn’t stop there. All through 2019, he has been slamming us with hit after hit from Zanku to Am I A Yahoo Boy to Soapy. Working with the likes of Chinko Ekun, Naira Marley, and Zlatan Ibile, it can be safely said that Rexxie has contributed greatly to the Zanku sound that now reigns supreme in Nigerian pop culture. 


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Burna Boy became a force to be reckoned in the Nigerian music industry thanks to his phenomenal hits like Gbona, On The Low, and Killing Dem. But many may not know the brain behind the solid instrumentals that the Afrobeats star has been riding on. Kel P has been gaining ground ever since he teamed up with Burna Boy and his work on the aforementioned tracks shows he’s a bundle of talent.



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Thanks to Northboi, Soco was one of the biggest hits of 2018. After having his big break that year, the talented producer went on to produce Mayorkun’s Posh which was another hit. And more recently, Northboi got production credits on Beyonce’s album ‘The Gift’. He produced the Tiwa Savage-led track “Keys To The Kingdom” on the album. While he hasn’t always been in the public eye, Northboi has indeed been gaining ground both at home and abroad.


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This article was first published on 12th November 2019


My name is Samuel Okoruwa. I am an ardent researcher, reading is life and writing is fun.

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