Here are 5 of the best career artistes that double as music producers in Nigeria

Tekno Miles

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Tekno Miles is one of the industry’s most over looked talents no doubt. He broke into the mainstream in 2013 with a heavyweight debut featuring Davido. Though, Miles is a self-acclaimed singer and dancer, production credits on some of the biggest underground afro-house hits over the last two years including Victoria Kimani’s Show and Ice Prince’ Boss only add another section to his already large portfolio of versatility.

Jesse Jagz

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We have to admit that there have been attempts by producers and artistes to interchange roles, but nobody pulled it off better than Jesse Jagz. Before following the tropes of M.I to conquer Nigerian hip-hop, Jesse Jagz was one third of a production crew called Gospel Insanity. He was at the helm of the Chocolate City renaissance as the labels official in-house producer with production credits across everything the label produced between 2007 and 2012. Outside the label, Jesse Jagz has worked with Omo Akin, D’Prince, Wizkid, BankyW, Tiwa Savage amonsgt others.

Selebobo

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MMMG’s in-house producer, Selebobo is one Nigeria’s fastest rising beat makers. After the successes recorded from his work with Yemi Alade’s debut King of Queens album, Selebobo has since produced music for his Made Men Group label mates as well as some of the biggest names in the industry. As a solo artiste, Selebobo has three official singles and a rumoured album in the works.

Tay Iwar

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Tay Iwar’s underground following has been steady rising since the release of his debut mixtape, Passport. He is a part of a new school renaissance of Nigerian artists who understand the need for thematically cohesive albums, so it comes as no surprise that he produces his own music. Renascetia his second mix tape is a solemn fusion of bedroom conversations and subtle love-sex songs. This is where we get to see the full effect of his work in creating sonic atmospheres that shoulder the weight of the song’s message.

M.I

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M.I’s production credits have been mostly focused on personal projects like his Illegal Music mix tapes and considering the turn out of the LPs, we can’t say he’s done a bad job at it. However for the sake of noteworthiness, M.I also produced Remember Me of Ice Prince’s Everybody Loves Ice Prince album.

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