Young Nigerian artistes that are currently shaking the industry – The question that which musical talents gaining attention now would still enjoy popular relevance in the coming years is a necessarily moot one. We don’t know. Because try as we may, industry experts, journalists, bloggers and other music enthusiasts are all painfully limited by the unimpeachable human inadequacy to accurately predict the future.
All of our predictions which derive from rather scant data, and especially bias, amount to little more than conjectures which falls flat as reality unfolds.
Indeed, some artistes have shown a lot of early promise only to fade away after one single or two. But where some have faltered, some others have flown. For reasons often reducible to managerial and/or artistic incompetence, we know that not every Retta go on to become Tiwa Savage.
In recent years, however, Wande Coal, Wizkid, Olamide to name a few have shown that consistency, though difficult to achieve, is possible even in a cutthroat industry.
I have here compiled a list of new and emerging artistes who are either yet to release an album or have only released their debut album within the past year.
The five years milestone is important to every artiste in the highly competitive world of afro-pop music, and contained in this list are five local artistes who are young, hot, and banging and would likely remain so in another five years or more.