The 2018 Nigerian music industry promises to be exciting and filled with entertainment as the year 2017 ended on a high note wherein a sizeable number of well organized, crowd pulling and unforgettable musical concerts were held and a lot of reconciliation occurred with the likes of Mo’Hits coming back together to perform at Davido’s 30 billion concert and Davido and Wizkid bringing each other out at their individual concerts.
As the year begins in full force, we take a look at some of the most anticipated musical collaborations we hope to see in the year 2018.
- Tekno and Drake
Tekno aka Slimdaddy in late 2017 posted a picture with Drake. Drake also posted a picture of Tekno working in his studio and another picture of him discussing with Tekno in which he captioned “Tekk Time”. From all indications,Tekno who is currently signed to Columbia Records might be cooking another chart topping single with OVO himself and judging with the response towards Drake previous works with Nigerian afrobeats star, Wizkid on One Dance and Come Closer, we are sure the Tekno and Drake collaboration will be FIRE.
- Wizkid and Davido
After a series of twitter beefs and disses between the two stars during the course of 2017, the two superstars finally decided to bury the hatchet when Wizkid brought Davido out on stage as a guest act at his concert in Lagos. Davido reciprocated by bringing Wizkid out at his own 30 billion concert days later and music lovers and critics were finally assured all is well between the two when they exchanged pleasantries at the One Lagos Music fiesta. As the two forerunners of the Nigerian music scene have settled any form of misunderstanding between them, Nigerians are eagerly anticipating the two stars to show their musical prowess on a track together and give us the much awaited collaboration Davido promised us after winning the MTV MAMA African artiste of the year award in 2014.
- Mo’ Hits
One of the biggest highlights of the 2017 entertainment scene in Nigeria was the performance of the entire Mo’ Hits crew for the first time since their split in 2011. D’Banj went ahead to post a picture of himself and Don Jazzy on his Instagram, same with Wande Coal posting a video of their performance and then Don Jazzy tagging Wande Coal and D’Banj in a tweet response to Wizkid’s question of how the song – booty call was made. All seems well between the former label mates and with rumours gaining round, it appears we should be expecting a fire track in 2018 from the crew that gave us hits like Pere, Close To You and Booty Call.
- Kiss Daniel and Others
While under the management of G-Worldwide Records, talented act and Woju crooner, Kiss Daniel was restricted from collaborating with other artistes in the music industry except his label mate, Sugarboy and despite this clause, he has been able to drop so many hit tracks singlehandedly. However in late 2017, Kiss Daniel pulled out of G-Worldwide and created his own record label called Fly Boy Inc. The creation of the label gave Kiss Daniel a new level of creative control and restored his ability to collaborate on fire tracks with other dope acts in the music industry. With a track with Wizkid already in the picture, we cannot wait to see how Kiss Daniel fares in his collaborative efforts in the industry.
- Yemi Alade and Tiwa Savage
The two queens of the Nigerian Music industry have been doing the country proud in Africa and beyond. The two female acts were nominated for the best female acts in almost all major awards held in the continent in 2017. While the two artistes have repeatedly stated that they do not have an ill feeling towards each other, fans are anticipating a collaboration between the two vocal power house and leading African female stars in 2018.
This article was written by Sam Synord; he tweets via: IAmSynord