Compared to 2017, 2018 hasn’t been a very great for Nigerian music in terms of hits.
The year began with the shaku shaku wave that started late last year then we got the biggest song of the year Soco by Wizkid in February, followed by Assurance by DMW frontman Davido and other songs followed.
Producers rarely get proper credit for the magic they do on songs and that is why we’ve put together this list to highlight the producers whose works in 2018 are worth recognizing.
5. Fresh VDM
Fresh was the producer behind Davido’s 2017 hit “FIA“. This year, he got signed to DMW as a producer and has been a force to reckon with as he produced some of the biggest songs of 2018 such as Mind, Aje, Ada and Aza.
4. Speroach beatz
Assurance by Davido is definitely one of the biggest songs of 2018 and the man behind that song is Speroach beatz. Not long after that, he produced Amaka by 2 Baba and Peruzzi. He has also produced for the likes of Skales,Ycee and L.A.X.
Most producers prefer the spotlight, Spax is the opposite.
This talented producer has been in the music scene for a while now but he really began to get noticed by people when the Palmwine Music project by Show Dem Camp got released. He produced most of the standout tracks on that tape including the hit song Popping Again which featured Boj and Odunsi.
This year, he alone produced Palmwine Music Vol. 2 in its entirety and the reception that that album has gotten has been mostly positive. He also produced most of the hit tracks on Ajebutter22’s and Boj’s joint EP Make E No Cause Fight which included the hit song Yawa.
He also produced song on Poe’s debut album. If you really don’t know how good Spax is, listen to the Palmwine Music 2 album.
Spellz came into 2018 with the intention of dominating the game and he did just that. Producing some of the biggest songs of the year like Tiwa Savage’s Malo, Tiwa’s vibe and Lova Lova with Duncan Mighty got him on this list.
It would seem like Spellz and Tiwa Savage have a great working relationship.
Anytime you hear the word shabalistica on a song, you know you’re about to hear a serious jam. Shabalistica is Killertunes producer tag. This year, Killertunes produced the major jams such as Nowo by DJ Spinall and Wizkid, Fake Love by Wizkid and Duncan Mighty, Baba by DJ Spinall and Kizz Daniel, Motigbana by Olamide and Gucci Snake by Wizkid and Slim case