The last quarter of 2017 and early 2018 has witnessed several Nigerian record labels scouting and signing new talents that will become the next international superstars.
Every label prays to sign an artist that will rake in cash and endorsements for the label while the label nurtures and promote the artist in every way possible.
The influence of record labels in bringing out new talents is one of the essential functions and objectives of the label and this procedure is necessary in a music industry that will grow and develop as it is through this that mega music acts like Wizkid (Formerly EME), Mayorkun (DMW), Adekunle Gold ( formerlyYBNL) and others have become household names in the Nigerian Music industry today.
We take a look at the Top Five Talented New Signees by record labels in Nigeria between late 2017 to 2018 who have all it takes to make it BIG in the Nigerian Music industry.
1. Lyta (YBNL)
When he released ‘Time’ featuring Junior Boy and sang with passion how he prays he gets signed and becomes a superstar like Wizkid, little did he know that YBNL Boss, Olamide was going to sign him to YBNL soon.
With the exit of Lil Kesh and Adekunle Gold, Olamide was looking for new talents that will fill in the void of his former artistes.
He discovered Lyta, jumped on Time Remixwhich was reproduced by ID Cabasa and shot an accompanying video to the remix.
Lyta has been hailed as a combination of 9ice, Mayorkun, Wizkid and Kiss Daniel and the young boy is sure to make waves in the Nigerian music industry under YBNL.
We are expectant of the offerings from Lyta this year. Time is currently enjoying massive airplay across the country.
2. Peruzzi (DMW)
Credited with writing Fall for Davidoaccording to entertainment rumours, the for your pocket crooner has wowed fans with For Your Pocket remix featuring Davido .
Moreso his excellent verse in DMW’s collaborative single ‘Mind’, Peruzzi is steady building a lasting career and dedicated fan base.
With many singles been recorded including a song with Tuface, the latest addiction to the DMW family is ready to take the music industry by storm.
3. Terri (Starboy Entertainment)
Terri was picked up by Starboy Entertainment after he posted an Instagram video where he covered DJ Jimmy Jatt’ssingle ft Wizkid titled ‘Oshe’.
His signing is reminiscent of the way Davidopicked up and signed Mayorkun to DMW after Mayorkun posted a video on twitter where he covered Davido’s “The Money” featuring Olamide.
With a fire verse on Wizkid’s recently released new single ‘Soco’, we look forward to more fire tracks from Terri in 2018.
4. Idowest (Usual Suspekt/Worldstar)
The street is winning in the Nigerian music industry as of late 2017 to this present moment.
With the Shaku Shaku trend and music offerings from the street oriented artists like Slimcase, Leke Lee, Mr Real, Zlatan Ibile, Flex B, Bravo G and others.
The signing of street act and Omo Shepetericrooner, Idowest to Dammy krane’s owned Usual DSuspekt Entertainment is sure a move in the right direction for Dammy Kranewhose career has been faced with a lot of challenges recently.
The Omo Shepeteri crooner is currently signed to the Usual Suspekt Records and with a lot of singles in the offing and a trending Omo Shepeteri Remix featuring Dammy Krane ruling the airwaves, Idowest is ready to take Nigerian street music global.
5. Teni (Dr dolor Entertainment)
Teni who is affiliated to Shizzi magic fingers gained popularity for co-writing Davido’s Single ‘Like Dat ‘and her viral single ‘Fargin’.
She was recently picked up by Dr Dolor Entertainment where she has dropped two singles ‘Pareke’ and ‘Wait’.
Wait is currently enjoying massive airplay and Teni who has been applauded for her unique voice and delivery is set to take her career a step further in 2018.
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