Good music is pleasing to the ear and the secret to a hit song is in the beat. What first attracts you to a song is the first ten to twenty seconds where you get to feel the instrumentals and tune of the beat. It is the responsibility of a music producer to make the beat for a song. Music production is no easy task especially when it comes to making a hit song.
Nigeria music is the biggest in Africa and is making waves globally thanks to the effort of talented songwriters, performers and music producers. Below are the top ten music producers in Nigeria and some hit songs credited to them.
Mavin Record Label boss Don Jazzy is the number one music producer in Nigeria. He worked with Dbanj during their days in Mo Hits Records. His real name is Michael Collins Ajereh and he was born on November 26, 1982, in Umuahia, Abia State. He has worked with artist in his record label (Reekado Banks, Korede Bello, Dija, Tiwa Savage and others) to produce award-winning songs. He has also enjoyed numerous endorsement deals. He charges about 750,000 naira to produce a song.
Sarz on the beat hails from Edo State and his real names are Osabuohien Osaretin. He was signed to Trybe Records but left after his contract expired. The talented music producer has worked with artists such as Wizkid, 2Face, Reminisce, Skales, Banky W, Wande Coal, Lord of Ajasa among numerous others. He charges above 500,000 naira for a song.
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Blood brothers Uzezi Oniko and Okiemute Oniko are no doubt a bundle of talent. They are responsible for producing the instrumentals to WizKids Azonto. They have worked with Nigeria and International artist including WizKid, 2Face, IcePrince, Seyi Shay, Wale, and Tinie Tempah. They charge up to 500,000 for a song.
Masterkraft real names Sunday Ginakachukwu Nweke started his music career at the age of 11 and has since followed his passion with strong commitment. He has worked with artists such as Banky W, Olamide, Bracket, Sound Sultan among others. He also contributes as a music/band director and piano instructor for Live performances. He charges up to 500,000 for a song.
He is the master of street vibe and YBNL favorite producer, making instrumentals for Olamide and Lil Kesh. He is behind the hit songs Shakitibobo and Story For The Gods. He is signed to YBNL records and was nominated for the Producer of the Year at the 2015 Headies Award.
Artist and producer Leriq is signed to Aristocrats Records. He produced the songs in Burna Boys L.I.F.E album. He released his album titled The Lost Sound with collaborations from Ill Bliss, 2Face, Chidinma, Wande Coal and Burna Boy.
Del B real names Ayodele Basel is behind hit songs such as Kcee Limpopo and Flavour Shake. He has worked with artists such as Praiz, WizKid, Seyi Shay and others. He charges up to 500,000 for a song.
He is the go-to producer for HKN boss Davido. He produced hits such as Dami Duro and The Sound. He has also worked with artists such as Harrysong, WizKid, MayD, and others. He charges up to 500,000 for a song.
He is the CEO of Difference Entertainment and was behind the Kukere hit by Iyanya. He has worked with artists such as Sean Tizzle, Timaya, Iyanya, and SolidStar. He charges up to 500,000 for a song.
Producer and Artist Maleek Berry real name Maleek Shoyebi is a talented artist and producer. He has worked with artists such as WizKid, Phenom, Wande Coal and Sauce Kid. He also makes a fine career producing his own songs such as Juice ft Ycee, Kontrol, Been Calling and Let me Know. He charges up to 500,000 for a song.