Five artistes to look out for in 2014

2013 was a great year for the music industry.

Just as 2013 gave birth to new music sensations like Sean Tizzle, Phyno and a couple of others, 2014 is bound to do same. Whose turn is it? We don’t know. But as observers of the music industry, we look at five artistes who should make an impact in the growing Nigerian money spinning music sector.

Phyno
The Igbo-lingo rapper who missed the ‘Next Rated’ award category at the Headies to Sean Tizzle will seek to further hold his ground in the congested music industry and probably give his fans something to wet their appetite- an album. And who knows, Phyno might also get one or two endorsement deals.

Seyi Shay
The beautiful singer who parted ways with FlyTyme promotions last year before penning an endorsement deal with telecoms company, Etisalat, is one artiste to look out for in 2014. Her impressive debut single, Irawo, and a remix featuring rapper, Vector, already laid the foundation for her. Whether she can sustain the tempo and release smash hit singles and wrestle the ‘Big 3′- Tiwa Savage, Omawumi and Waje remains the question.

Dammy Krane
A relatively good 2013, fuji-pop singer and Tuface’s signee, Dammy Krane, will hope to solidify his stay in the music industry with powerful singles and move up the music ladder. Dammy who isn’t a newcomer sure knows his strength- fuji pop. Whether he decides to build on this or not will determine how far the My Dear crooner will go in 2014.

Teckno
Formally based in Abuja before teaming up with Iyanya’s MMMG, Teckno released the song ‘Holiday,’ featuring Davido.
With a new label and more funds and exposure to better production, there is hope for Teckno and if he remains cool headed, his best is yet to come.

Pato Ranking
Little known Pato Ranking blessed us with the reggae influenced song, ‘Albubarika’ featuring label boss, Timaya. The Ijora, Lagos raised artiste has been picked by music pundits as one of the acts to watch out for in 2014. With Timaya’s rejuvenated Dem mama records, Pato Ranking can use the opportunity to climb up the music ladder in 2014.

Posted by Salmon Abiodun

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