2020 was indeed a year of mixed feelings and reactions in the music industry, especially with the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic which put a halt to music shows and concerts for artistes, producers and DJ’s likewise. However the music did not stop as producers ensured the constant release of hits upon hits to keep the locked down population entertained by their favorite artistes
We highlight some of the biggest names that made sure that we kept our dancing shoes and groove on;
If u ever heard ‘Funkula’ as the signature on a song, yeah that’s him. He is the brain behind the hit song by Patoranking titled “Abule”. His dexterity got the attention of Burna Boy as he put him on the now Grammy-nominated album, “Twice as Tall” contributing to the production of “Wonderful”, “Real Life”, and “Wetin Dey Sup”
This young producer has steadily increased his catalogue of hits and 2020 was no different despite the pandemic . His effortless soulful and soft touch to a beat can turn it into a monster jam and he proved it on songs like “Dangbana Orisa” by Bella Shmurda, “Bumber” by Sarkodie ft Zlatan and Naira Marley’s “Idi Oremi”
He has been rolling out bangers for a while now, having worked with big names like Olamide and Adekunle Gold and 2020 wasn’t left out of it. He produced “Eli”, “Friday feeling” and the Popular “Champion” by Fireboy. He is also the brain behind the soft & feel good “J’ore” by Adekunle Gold ft Kizz Daniel. When you hear ‘Riddimaculayo’, you know its about to be a banger.
He is one of the producers that gave the streets joyful rhythm during the lockdown. He produced songs like “Of Lay Lay” by Rahman Jago ft Jamopyper & Zlatan and Jamopiper’s “If No Be You” ft DMW’s superstar Mayorkun
He’s a young and talented producer who learnt production at the Sarz Academy. His skills earned him credit on Olamide’s Carpe Diem for the songs “Eru” & “Greenlight” whilst also masterminding BadBoyTimz’s “Loading”.
With the array of hits and dynamic sounds coming from different artistes and the wealth of talented producers coming into the fray, one can only expect more entertaining music from the industry.