These are not your everyday Nigerian musicians, not your Wizkids and Davidos, but their music speaks volumes only good music enthusiasts would appreciate.
The average Nigerian music listeners as much as they appreciate music that makes us shake our bum, we also appreciate music that speaks to our soul, that’s what the music of Tomi Owo, Oxlade, Omagz among many others does.
These guys are relatively unpopular by all standards, still growing their fan base, still grinding, putting out beautiful music and getting better on their craft.
Tomi Owo is on the verge of dropping a debut (LP) album after blessing us with cover songs, collaborations and a couple of songs of her own. One thing I can say about her is she’s got an incredible management that’s getting her some really cool gigs. She has even performed out of Nigeria, in far away China. Tomi has worked with Samsung, her music has been used as a soundtrack in a Nigerian movie in which she even acted in. The future is bright for this talented beauty.
Omagz has been steady building momentum with his music, the R&B music styled act’s vocals is one you can’t duplicate. He does it so damn well when he sings about relatable stories such as those bothering on relationships.
Oxlade came from nowhere blowing my mind away with the song ‘Ojoro’, a song detailing just what his intentions are in the music business and also how much of a talent he is, so much Davido acknowledged him, saying something along the lines of ”Where have you been all the while” which kind of suggests he may just be unveiled as a DMW act if he keeps things consistent.
These trio are just a selected few out of many other buzzing talents out there. Given more exposure and support structure, these class of artists are set to take the industry by storm.