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Nigerian Stars Who Were Music Producers Before They Struck The Limelight

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The Nigerian music firm has surpassed other African music firms to emerge as one of the most talked-about music firms in the world currently.

This is however thrust by the efforts of Nigerian stars who have worked so hard via their talents to establish the firm. They are embossed with different varieties of extraordinary qualities which have soared the firm.

Some of these stars were once recognised as music producers before emerging as Nigerian singers. This is also one of the major reasons why they have attained professionalism in their various genre.

In this article, we will in detail outline these stars who were once music producers before emerging as the face of the Nigerian music firm via their qualities.

Nigerian Stars Who Were Music Producers Before They Struck The Limelight.


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David Adeleke who is known popularly as Davido fell to the category of the Nigerian sensational singers who was music producers before striking the limelight.

The multi-award-winning singer was born to the family of a prosperous being Adeleke_ a Nigerian multi Billionaire businessman in Atlanta, Georgia where she grew up before relocating to Nigeria.

Davido acquired his Primary and secondary education in Nigeria before migrating back to Atlanta for his high school certification.  However, this was when his music inspiration spanked and he started making some sound via his genre and fell deeply in love with Afrobeat.

He further abandoned his school and focused more on music which attracted his father’s attention. Davido and his father dragged his decision until he released his debut album “Omo Baba Olowo” which trended in the whole of Nigeria. He became convinced and supported his ambition. He hired a private sector in the whole university and paired for Davido’s musical aspiration. Davido utilised his passion and emerged as the best.

He further deployed enormous numbers of hit songs to his name which earned him an incredible fan base and he emerged as one of the biggest names in the Nigerian music space.

His ability in music production has played a big role in his success so far following how he did produce most of his sounds.

Omah Lay

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Stanley Omah Didia who is known popularly as Omah Lay also was a music producer before giving singing a try.

The young singer was born on 19th May 1997 in Port Harcourt where she grew up and acquired his major education. He attended Comprehensive High School in Rivers State before proceeding to the University of Port Harcourt.

Omah Lay’s musical inspiration spanked from his parents who were musically inclined. His father played instruments for Celestine Ukwu before he died in 1977.

Omah started his career as a rapper who went by the stage name Lil King but later strived into Music production and songwriting which infused his qualities and he switched into singing.  He released “Do not disturb” and gained public mass who streamed his image.  This boosted his confidence as he released more banging songs that established his fame.

In 2020, he emerged as the next rated artist during the Headies annual music award. Since then, Omah Lay has been outstanding at his peak.  He was just a music producer.


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The Nigerian Afrobeat singer and songwriter Flavour in no doubt was a Music producer before striking the limelight.

His journey was quite hectic and inspiring amidst how he started striving for his career at a tender age.

Chinedu Okoli was born in a penury status family in Enugu where he grew up and obtained his Primary and secondary school education. His aspiration to emerge as a successful being lured him into drumming.  He started playing the drums for his church choir at the age of 13.

His pastor introduced him to Sound City officials who invited him to play the drums in their label before going even deeper and attained great qualities. At the age of 19, he was already a professional drummer. This thrust him to further his ability and he started learning Paino and further went into music production after several years of tutoring from Stomzy.

Flavour went solo and released his debut singles N’bania and new baby which issued him prominence. People loved his sounds prompting high energy in him which he deployed on the other songs that have best described his beauty to date.


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Augustine Miles Kelechi who is known popularly as Tekno was also a Nigerian music producer before striking the limelight.

Tekno was born in Bauchi but was raised in different states because his Farther was a Nigerian soldier. He is a brother to 5 boys and one girl.

His musical inspiration spanked at the age of 8 when he was enrolled in a music school where he learned how to play Piano and Guitar via his peak.

He grew in music and went solo. After signing for he released his debut single Duro which topped several charts in Nigeria. He gained a strong fan base and remained consistent with deploying hit songs to date.

Tekno still produces songs for people but is mainly focused on his singing career.


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The Nigerian music producer, singer and songwriter Sarz who is known also as Osabuohien Osaretin in no doubt was a prominent and still an extraordinary music producer who has achieved his peak in singing.

Sarz portrays a mixed service ranging from music production to singing.  He however gained fame with music production after producing several hits for Wizkid, Niniola and other big names in the Nigerian music firm.

He was born In Benin City Nigeria where he grew up and acquired his qualities before migrating to Lagos to chase his dream. He struck the limelight after boosting the beats of the Lord Of Ajasa. Other Big names discovered him and offered him satisfying deals that even reshaped his career to the enchanting one.

He has released hit singles that have also proven his qualities in singing and have topped many charts also. His new collaboration with the Nigerian 2021 break out artist Lojay have spent over 10 weeks on the top 10 Nigerian songs at several Nigerian charts.

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