Sunday Are: The veteran artiste manager Sunday Are has been in this game for over 3 decade, he is easily one of the most powerful artist managers around having worked with the likes of legendary musicians like Christy Essien Igbokwe, Majek Fashek, Lagbaja, Obesere and many others in his early days. He was also the brain behind the Mo’Hits family managing D’banj, Don Jazzy, Dr Sid, D’Prince before they broke up, Baba Are is currently working with Omawumi and Wizkid.
Efe Omorogbe: Former rapper, entertainment writer and also a veteran in the music industry.Efe is one of the most respected ones out there as his penchant for perfection is well publicised, the founder of Now Muzik who has over the years worked with the likes of J Martins, 2shotz but his biggest credit is reviving the 2face brand who he still manages many years after.
Jude Okoye: It is genuinely impossible to mention managers in the industry and not mention Jude Engees, the manager of his twins brother Peter & Paul Okoye know as P-Square and also doubles as video director has carved a niche for himself in making the duo a success story, he also presently manages dancehall queen Cynthia Morgan.
Osagie Osarenkhoe: The only female of the list and in no way inferior to the others, acclaimed for her work ethic and ability to spot talents, Osagie who has previous managed EME Records acts such as Banky W, Wizkid and Niyola, while she has also worked with Kel, Dammy Krane, Morell and among others. She currently manages Baseline act Skales and Mavins Reekado Banks.
Godwin Tom: CEO, Gowdin Tom Talent Management Company, been involved in a fair share of controversies and has managed the likes of Ice Prince, M.I Abaga and Wizkid with some ending on a not too friendly note. He presently works with Waje and SDC.
Notable Mentions: Asa Asika, Bankuli, Kamal Ajiboye (Davido’s Manager) and Abuchi Ugwu.
Ehis Combs Ohunyon is a music lover and writer, follow on twitter @ehiscombs