Top 20 Upcoming Nigerian Artist To Look Out For In 2020

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2019 was a good year for a lot of hard working artist as most bagged recording deals, distribution deals and more. Artist like Fireboy, Joeboy, Rhema, and more had the best year in the music industry this 2019, but we will like to talk about some artist that also worked hard and we strongly believe that you should all look out for them this 2020. Below is the list of the Top 20 Artist we believe you should all look out for in 2020.

01. Kappy

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Leonard Chike Anamasonye, popularly known as “Kappy” is a Nigerian rapper, singer and song writer who we should all look out for in 2020. The 20 Years Old Trap artist who started off as K Fresh with his debut single “Ego Dinma” in 2016 has a had a good year with his song “The Vibe” which has hit over 14,000 Streams On Audiomack and Over 8,000 Streams On Spotify and still climbing, he also released a music video to accompany the hit song. He’s style of Music is one that Nigerians and the world will grow to love. Kappy has a lot to offer so just get ready to collect how many you can. Asking him about what he has for 2020, this was he’s reply 

“2020 I'm working towards collaborating with various artists and dropping more fire singles.. I'm also experimenting on new sounds so expect to hear something new from kappy...”. 

Watch the music video for “The Vibe” By Kappy above...

Kappy is the best suited for the number one spot on our Top 20 Upcoming Nigerian Artist To look out for this 2020, So you all should expect nothing but Kappy Vibes.

Listen to Kappy’s Song Below

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02. Shun Hybrid

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21 year old Nigerian rapper, singer and songwriter, Shun Hybrid, also known as the “Lil Skengman”, is the 2nd on our list for the Top 20 Upcoming Nigerian Artist To look out for in 2020. The young lad who started recording and releasing songs on his own at the age of 18 has accomplished a lot in the underground scene with few or no help at all until he’s recent collaboration with UK based EDM producer and artist, Boypanda on a song titled “Above Them” which has accumulated over 40,000 Streams On All digital platforms and still climbing. He’s remix of Big Shaqs “Mans Not Hot” in 2017 which he titled “Mans Now Hot” got him an unexpected amount of followers and on the 6th Of February 2018, he released his debut Mixtape titled “Young Ones Taking Over”, #YOTO. We are expecting his debut EP this January as he plans to give us good visuals to help promote himself and step into the limelight. He’s style of Music is Hip Hop (Grime & Trap) and Afrobeat/Swing.

Listen to Shun Hybrid’s Songs below

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03. Psycho YP 
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Abuja Based Trap artist, Psycho Yp is not a new name to some of us as he has collaborated and worked with a lot of A List artist like Ycee, Skales, Dremo and more. He’s style of Trap will make you fall in love with Trap. With a lot of EP’s and Mixtapes released, Psycho Yp surely has a great year  ahead of him. In 2018, he also worked with Boypanda on a song titled “Ball” which has hit over 800,000 Streams On Spotify and has influence on a lot University students in Nigeria. The 20 Years old act has a lot visuals to his name and all can be viewed on his YouTube channel.

Listen To Psycho YP’s Songs below

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04. Champ
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Kill Ma Beat Season 1 winner, Yung Champ suddenly disappeared from the music scene even tho he once performed alongside MI and prolly hard a connection but due to some problems undisclosed nothing was heard from the Pushy Boy. But he’s back and mans no longer Yung, Champ With the release of “Devil Works Cypher” which featured Priding and Remmy X, “Shut Up” refix which featured Blaqbonez with over 10,000 streams on audiomack, a couple of features on Em Boss’s mixtape “ListenToMyTape 2” and over 100 unreleased songs and visuals in store for 2020, Champ earned himself the number four spot on our Top 20 Upcoming Nigerian artist to look out for in 2020.

Listen to Champs songs below 

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05. Smart Khiddy
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“Odo” crooner and Sparrow Music front man, Smart Khiddy is another great act to look out for this 2020. With one of the best songs out accompanied by a TG Omori directed visuals, the Lagos Based Afrobeat and Afro Pop artist has a lot to offer. He has also been featured on the Aktivated Session hosted by Aktivated Tv and has thousands of unreleased songs for 2020, we might even be expecting an Ep or an Album from him.

Listen to Smart Khiddy’s Songs below

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06. Dandizzy 
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Dandizzy has made himself the king of Rap when it comes to Portharcourt city and he’s ascension as one of the Nigerian musicians to look out for has gone Far and Wide. Once signed to Cardily Entertainment which released his hit song “Egweji”, Dandizzy now owns his own record label “Camloe Entertainment” under which he has released nice songs and visuals like, Garni, Who Goes Der and Fool Featuring Oxlade.

Listen To Dandizzy’s Songs 

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07. Swarro
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Currently the best RnB artist in Anambra via the award giving to him by Anambra Campus Awards, Nworah Chukwuemeka Emmanuel popularly known as Swarro is an origin of Anambra state. Swarro has released a lot of good songs and will be giving us more this 2020. With singles like “Kosisochukwu”, “Oh Girl”, “Chukwuemeka” and a lot of freestyles and covers, Swarro had a good 2019. The singer whose style of music is Afrobeat, Afro RnB and Afro Pop has the potential to step into the limelight this 2020.

Listen to Swarro’s Music below

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08. Remmy X
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Remmy X who started music in 2009, had to stop in his 3rd year to complete his University education as doing both Music and school was conflicting, but the Rap lord is back in the biz and just as mentioned above, he was featured on the “Devils Work Cypher” hosted by Wavy Click Tv and totally did justice to the Joyner Lucas “Devils Work” instrumental. Asking him how he thinks 2020 will be, he was very happy to declare that he was fully ready to do the music that he started. We had the chance to listen and watch him record a lot Mad Vibes that will be out this 2020.

Listen to Remmy X songs below 

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09. Oxlade
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Lagos Based singer, Oxlade has obviously shown us that he’s coming in with something different. Right after his hit single “Shugar” went global through the audiomack Streaming app hitting over 200,000 Streams, the young lad who is a really close friend of YBNL’s Fireboy has gone to release more inspiring songs and visuals and has even performed in the O2 arena London alongside Wizkid. He has the full capacity to take over 2020 with his encouraging style of music.

Listen to Oxlade’s songs below

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10. X libaty 
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Born and brought up in Aba, Xlibaty has held down his city from the first day he released his first song and has crossed boundaries and states with his unique style of music. He’s Song Prayer has topped a lot of charts and he’s recent single “Aba” is currently the top song on all radio stations present in the city. In 2018, he made his own version of the trending song “Sweet Boys Association” by Falz which he titled “Ugly Boys Association”, it gave him a fan base he wasn’t expecting but in a recent conversation with the rapper/singer, he’s tried for his city and is moving to Lagos to pursue a better career and has songs that will be in all charts in 2020.

Listen to Xlibaty‘a songs below 

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11. Patrick Sinachi 
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With the successful release of singles like; "The Bag" featuring Siso (Sweet Boi), "Make Am" and more, Owerri based Afrobeat and Afro Pop artist, Patrick Sinachi has made it to our list of "Top 20 Upcoming Nigerian Artist To Look Out For In 2020". 

 Patrick Sinachi recorded his first song, a cover of "Temper" by Skales in 2015 which he titled "No Mercy No Love" featuring Xtuvee. Since then he has made more songs, improving with each new release. This 2020, Patrick will be dishing out his debut EP "No Bad Vibes" with a lot visuals and collaboration to help push his brand out!

Listen to Patrick Sinachi's songs below

Follow Patrick Sinachi On all socials @gbojum1

12. Blaqbonez 
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Signed to 100 Crowns, a record imprint under Chocolate City Records, Blaqbonez the self acclaimed best rapper in Africa has made 2019 his year of dominance with trending singles like “Shut Up” which ignited a lot artist to jump on the instrumentals creating super refix of the songs Far and wide and also getting involved in a lot of cyphers. He also appeared on Bbc1 Xtra interview where he interviewed the interviewer. He also had his headline show. All these were achieved in 2019. With all these, do you believe he will give us less than what he gave?

Listen to Blaqbonez songs below

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13. Nanutims 
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When it comes to Raga/Dancehall vibes in Nigeria, Nanutims is the one to call. Look at Nanutims and he’s style of music then you might just be looking at a younger and more talented version Of Popcaan. Nanutims has released a lot of songs and mixtapes but 2020? Nanutims is ready to serve you better Jams as the “Rasta With No Dreadlocks”. He was once the best Raga/Dancehall artist in the 2017 Abia Music Awards.

Listen to Nanutims songs below

Follow Nanutims on all socials @nanutimskuti

14. Priding
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Formerly known as K Lion, Delta state born Christopher  Godspower is a Lagos Based Nigerian rapper, singer and songwriter who has worked with a couple of top notch producers as K-lion in the last few years, talking about E kelly, Akay sounds  etc they made “Fatima”, Omini Water, “Ibinabo” which was the vibe of the town ranging from last three years till date , he also had a show performance as K Lion in Cotonou alongside Akpororo, Lafftacus and more. Now he’s back in town as Priding and was featured on the “Devils Work Cypher” Wavy Click Tv featuring Champ and Remmy X, he also replied Vector and MI during their beef earlier this year calling them “Animals”. Priding will be blowing a lot of people’s mind this 2020 with his unique style of music.

Listen to Priding’s songs below

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15. Brainee 
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Signed to Yemi Alade’s record label “Rebel Movement” is Brainee, a star who came into limelight after he’s remix of “This Is America” by Childish Gambino which he titled “This Is Unilag” portraying the life of a every regular student on campus went viral, since then he has gone to collaborate with Zlatan, Dj Neptune and more. He also released his debut EP, “Chapter One Ep” which has Mad vibes in it has accumulated over millions of streams on all digital platform. Just like he’s EP 2019 was just the first chapter, 2020 will surely show a lot of Chapters.

Listen to Brainee’s songs below

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16. Yunglin
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Fast rising Aba, Based rapper, Yunglin is not the less of a rapper to be on our Top 20 Artist To look out for this 2020. Yunglin who started recording music at the age of 18 under the Crew, “Bragger Stars” but now on his own. He’s has a couple of tracks and freestyles to his name. His way of mixing his indigenous language (Igbo) with English, his delivery and punchlines got us looking at him as a potential breakout artist this 2020 as he plans on releasing an Ep titled “The New Problem”. Could Yunglin actually be the new problem in 2020? Listen to his songs below and judge for your self.

Listen to Yunglin’s songs below 

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17. Bella Shmurda
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Vision 2020 crooner Bella Shmurda is currently the new school Commando with Vibes hitting millions of streams on all platforms. He came into limelight when he got the chance to remix his hit single “Vision 2020” with YBNL boss Olamide and accompanied with a very nice video since then he has gone to Feature stars like Zlatan and also a very nice cover of Davido’s Banging hit with Popcan. We strongly believe you are still yet to hear what Bella Shmurda is made of.

Listen to Bella Shmurda’s songs below

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18. HanzTheMan
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This man got hands you can’t reach, his Vibe is one Nigeria hasn’t seen before. HanzTheman Dropped a very interesting song which got a lot of people wanting to know him more. The “Madness” cruise song has accumulated thousands of streams on all digital platforms without any form of Co-signs. To help push his brand, he was supposed to release his debut EP on the 2nd Of December, 2019 but for some reasons decided to release all songs on the Ep one single at a time and they are really doing well. Hanz seriously has madness in his songs and will surely breakout in 2020.

Listen to HanzTheman’s songs below

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19. YungIce 
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“Spell Buhari” crooner who went viral on Tunde Ednut’s page after dropping freestyle making use of the then trending spelling style of Mr Spellz. Since then he has been popping up on a lot of Instagram influencers page. He is one of the Top ten in the BC Records contest and has since then worked with producers like Spellz, Oga Jojo, and Lord Skyy some songs destined to be released 2020 with visuals too. Yung Ice is not just cold when it comes to rapping he’s bars are frozen too.

Listen to Yung Ice Songs below

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20. Vincii 
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Steady repping the 082 code, Aba based rapper Vincii is one dude with the fire that no other rapper trying to breakout has. Vincii got people attention when his song “Venom” Featuring Dj Saint started trending on Audiomack with lots of streams, likes and repost. He has released a couple of songs, Freestyles, and an EP all in a space of 8 Months and being honest all tracks he has released are worth it. He song Venom has hit over 12,000 Streams and still climbing. He one artist we should look out for.

Listen to Vincii’s songs below

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