But we take a look at the top 7 vocalists in the country now.
- Brymo: There is no way you would tell the Ice Prince zamani story without talking about this talented singer after hi “Oleku” exploits. His breathtaking single “Ara” which sold him out to the world is an attestation of how good he is. Even though he mostly sings in the Yoruba dialect, you can’t help but notice how good he is.
- Wande Coal: From Mushin to Mo’hits until he got to Black Diamond, the transition of his status over time has done nothing to affect the black singer’s musical deftness. The single “Ololufe” tells it all about this R&B/Afro pop star. Whenever he hits the studio, the delivery is top-notch.
- Darey: The dexterity of his sound can be traced back to 2004 when he came second runner-up at South Africa’s Project Fame series in 2004 and slowing down is something that is not synonymous with him. If you doubt how good he is, listen to his popular soul ballad “Not the Girl”
- Banky W: The EME boss has recently been showing us his versatility by rapping in some songs and even though he is nailing the rap game, his strongest point is still remains in doing the R&B. A demigod in this genre, he has released over time, sweet melodious tones like “Strong Thing”,”Dont Break My Heart”, Yes/No”, “High Notes” just to mention a few.
- Cobhams: Super blessed with all the talents needed to be successful in the field of music, this visually impaired producer Extraordinaire is a well-respected figure in the Nigerian R&B business. He may not have many singles to his name, but the few he has are enough to speak for him, of which amongst them is “Ordinary People”
- Praiz: The X3m R&B songwriter, Producer and singer’s vocal prowess is what helped him win the maiden season of Project Fame West Africa, And since then he has dropped singles like “Rich And Famous”, “sisi” and “I Love You”, all of which prove that his exploits in the talent show wasn’t just a fluke.
- Timi Dakolo: When he sings, you cannot but help to listen to his powerful tenor that has his heart and soul deeply sewn into it. Looking at single like “Iyawo Mi” and “Wish Me Well” you would notice that his use of vocal emotions set him apart from his contemporaries, now wonder his single “That Stupid Song” went on to be the first African video to make a world premiere on BET’s 106 & Park. Now you know why he goes by the alias “The Voice”
Jasper Atakefa is a music lover and a sports addict, he tweets via @jasperAtakefa