Top 4 Nigerian music producers turned performing artists
Chibuzor Nelson Azubuike (born 9 October 1986), better known as Phyno Fino is a Nigerian rapper, singer, songwriter and record producer. He started his music career as a producer in 2003, and is renowned for rapping in the Igbo language. His debut studio album No Guts No Glory was released in 2014. It was supported by four singles: “Ghost Mode”, “Man of the Year”, “Parcel” and “O Set”. Before that he recorded singles like “What are you waiting for” and ” Multiply” featuring M.I, Mr. Raw, Timaya and M.I  Phyno has worked with artists such as Olamide, Wizkid, Davido, Timaya, Flavour, Ruggedm
Superstar rapper Phyno also started out as a music producer working with artists like Illbliss, Nigga Raw, amongst others so he us one of the top 4 Nigerian music producers turned performing artists . Phyno would go on to become a recording artist releasing his first album ‘No Guts No Glory’ in 2014 and since then, he has never looked back.
Kelechi is from Ivo Local Government Area, Ebonyi State. He was born in Bauchi State into a family of six — five boys and one girl. He was raised in several parts of the country including Nassarawa, Kaduna and Abuja due to the fact that his father was a member of the Nigerian Army. At the age of 8, Tekno Miles was enrolled in a music school where he learned and mastered the rudiments of playing the piano and guitar. He is the elder brother to another Nigerian musical act, Spotless.
Tekno Miles is one of Afrobeats’ most gifted music producers. Tekno is behind Davido’s ‘IF’ which is one of Afrobeats greatest songs among other countless songs.
As an artist, Tekno has recorded tremendous success with several hits songs so he is one of the top 4 Nigerian music producers turned performing artists . And he remains one of the most respected sound shapers and reliable hit makers in Afrobeats.
David Adedeji Adeleke (born November 21, 1992), popularly known as Davido, is an American-Nigerian singer, songwriter, and record producer. Davido blends traditional African elements with global mainstream pop.
Not many know this but Davido started out wanting to be a music producer making him one of the top 4 Nigerian music producers turned performing artists. While schooling at Oakland University, Davido bought musical equipment and began making beats.
Davido is even credited as the producer for his break-out single ‘Back When.’ Davido would eventually give up production to concentrate on his music career after he met Shizzi whose influence set his career on a new path.
Jesse Garba Abaga (born 10 August 1984), known professionally as Jesse Jagz, is a Nigerian rapper, record producer and songwriter. He signed a record deal with Chocolate City in 2010
Veteran rapper Jesse Jagz is not only a gifted rapper, but he’s also a gifted music producer, he is one of the top 4 Nigerian music producers turned performing artists. Jesse Jagz is the producer behind Ice Prince’s ‘Everybody Loves Ice Prince’ album which is one of the defining albums in Nigerian Hip Hop.
Jesse Jagz also produced Brymo’s ‘Good Morning’ as well as almost all the songs on his album ‘Jagz Nation Vol 1.’
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