I think this year is surprisingly the year of the the up comers. The A list artistes have reclined and taken a back seat to free up space for the rising artistes to infiltrate the mainstream.
Over the crop of new artistes that have managed to impress us, Rema and Fireboy have stood out so far. Rema is the new playcard by to Don Jazzy. In just a short time, he has been compared to Wizkid, got a million streams for his EP and so far in 2019, Rema's Dumebi is the only hit song so far.
Fireboy is looking like the younger version of Adekunle Gold. He's alternative, emotional, has that feel good music vibe and he was the one who shone brighter on the YBNL Mafia Album with I'll be Fine, a sleeper hit and Jealous which has taken all over the country and has the whole industry jamming to the song.
For me, these two guys are hot, have been impressive, with Dumebi and Jealous going viral. Youngsters who just came into the scene already recording smash hits.
These two form a large batch of artistes who are looking to enjoy some prominence and secure that attention. For most, the music is all shades of quality but like a woman seeking for a man's attention, these songs look to earmark that attention of many and grow to be a irresistible, timeless hit.
There's Oxlade with Shugar, Blaqbonez with a few strings of sleeper hits from The BadBoyBlaq album, TClassic with Nobody Fine Pass You. Tems, Terri and a few Alte pacesetters also fall into this category.
So far this year, which new artiste are you buzzing about? Which Next Gen artiste has interested you the most?
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