The music industry is fast growing to become one of the biggest in the world… it actually is! Every soul on planet Earth has associated with a talent whose penchant is housed by the entertainment media. You guessed right! It’s music, majorly. So in Nigeria where we have more artistes than the industry has a capacity to effectively handle/cater for, some have broken boundaries and crossed over to tailoring an art that have gained them recognition. They’ve done this by not resting on their oars, not settling for less… with determination, sheer hardwork, relentlessness and zeal.
NGTrends presents it’s Next Rated (otherwise known as the next-to-blow) artistes whose celebrity status and career prominence were used as a measure to determine the allotted positions.
1. Kiss Daniel
Anidugbe Oluwatobiloba Daniel (born 1 May 1994), known as Kiss Daniel, is a Nigerian singer-songwriter, recording artist, performer and entertainer best known for his chart-topping single “Woju”. He is currently signed to G-Worldwide Entertainment.
Kiss Daniel showed an interest in music from an early age, and was encouraged by his father. He started his music career professionally 2013 after his tertiary education, when he came across G-Worldwide Entertainment CEO, Emperor Geezy. After being signed to G-Worldwide entertainment, he released his first official single “Shoye” which was produced by Beatburx on May 1, 2014, along with a music video was directed by MEX. Daniel released his second single “Woju”, produced by Dj Coublon on September 1, 2014. The video for Woju, released by Adasa Cookey, was shot in Lagos, Nigeria. The song spent eleven weeks on the MTV Base Official Naija Top Ten, including six weeks at the number one spot.
Daniel then recorded and released a remix of “Woju” featuring Tiwa Savage and Davido. “Woju” and its remix peaked at Number 1 and Number 2 respectively on the MTV Base Official Naija Top 10, the first time that an original song and its remix would peak at the first and second positions on the chart. A cover of the song performed by 2face Idibia appeared online.
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2. SEYI SHAY
This London-born and raised singer has a record of international gigs that are worth her bragging right. Seyi Shay began her commercial career when she became part of a best-selling UK girl group in 2006, then in 2010, she toured with Beyonce in UK for her I Am… World Tour and later got her own MTV reality show with impressive screen ratings. After some location back and forths, she returned to Nigeria in 2011 following a personal conviction from Sound Sultan. Her debut Loving Your Way began her steady projectile course to the top. Since then, she has released singles that have been embraced with open arms by the music media and it’s fans. Irawo won her the hearts of more fans and while we were still reeling from her Ragga Ragga frenzy, she hit us in quick succession with Murda. Ms Shay will be here a very long long time.