As the negative aspect the lockdown may have had on the Nigerian economy, it has some positive impact on few Nigerian musicians as the lockdown gave everyone the time to listen to music a lot more, which led to the discovery a large chunk of these artists who have become a force to reckon with in the industry.
Names like Bella Shmurda were predicted to become bigger stars in 2020, however, folks like Omah Lay came without a warning and blew us away with beautiful music. Those on this list have either dropped amazing projects, sensational singles or done both. check them out below!!!
1. Bella Shmurda
So far, Bella Shmurda, has had a fantastic year just like he predicted in his smash hit ‘Vision 2020’. The year started on the right note for him after he dropped a widely acclaimed EP ‘High Tension‘. He made another resurgence with the raving street banger ‘Cash App‘. At the moment best remembered for bringing his A-game on ‘Triumphant‘, a song by Olamide on ‘Carpe Diem’ album. He again bagged a superstar feature on Davido’s ‘A Better Time’ album, if you ask me Bella Shmurda has been unstoppable in the face of the pandemic and lockdown.
2. Omah Lay
At the beginning of this year, fast-rising act from Rivers State, Stanley Omah Didia, well-known by the stage name Omah Lay was just a Port Harcourt boy, with nothing but his talent and passion for music. With only about 6 weeks to the end of 2020, Omah Lay isn’t just a household name in Nigeria, but his music has made it beyond the shores of Africa. He is the biggest breakthrough star of 2020 by all standards.
3. Bad Boy Timz
Olorunyomi Oloruntimilehin known by his stage name Bad Boy Timz is having an exciting year as a newcomer. Things took off pretty well for the Anonymous Music star after he released ‘MJ‘, a tribute to the late King of Pop. ‘MJ’ became a favourite on the playlist of DJs across the country and an instant club banger. For even better impact, Bad Boy Timz featured Mayorkun on the remix as the tune continued topping music charts.
Then again, he showed exceptional prowess on Olamide’s hit ‘Loading‘ off the ‘Carpe Diem’ album with many praised heaped on him for killing it.