African Rappers who are songwriters
Creating a good song requires more than just have a good voice and charisma. A lot goes into making a song.
Lyrics are one of the key factors that determine how good or how popular a song is going to be. That is why being a good song writer is important.
Here is a top 10 list of africas most amazing songwriters.
Simi started her musical journey from the church choir and later then pursued a career in gospel music before switching to being a secular artist. Her very first hit was commended for having extremely meaningful lyrics.
Apart from writing his own hit songs such as Show You Off and Trobul Wurld has also written hit songs for American singer Mario and Davido. He wrote for Mario’s upcoming album and wrote for Davido’s hit songs Show You Off , Mad, and Trobul.
Adekunle Gold an Afropop/Highlife artist who sings in Yoruba and English is very successful in the music industry. Adekunle is widely know for when he dropped a cover (Sade) to One Direction’s Story of My Life. Adekunle songwriting skills are no joke and is evident in his songs and albums. He also wrote 1 Mili for Davido.
Origninally a songwriter now a hotshot singer, Harrysong has established a place for himself in the music industry due to his excellent songwriting abilities. He has written songs for different artists such as Kcee. Harrysong has also released hit songs such as Reggae Blues, Arabanko, and Baba for the Girls.
5. Cobhams Asuquo
Cobhamas Asuquo is a blind artist but can sing just like any other. His songwriting skills are even better. Cobhamas rose to fame in 2007 as the co-writer and lead Music Producer for Asa, the award-winning self-titled album by the Nigerian band, Asa. He has collaborated with many more artists including but not limited to Yemi Alade, Tiwa Savage, Banky W, 2Baba, Dare Art-Alade, Waje, Flavour, and Korede Bello.
Brymo is a “poetic” musician with an incredible voice. His lyrics are standard and well crafted. So far Brymo has released six studio albums. All if not most of his songs were written by him. He is regarded as a genius in the music industry.
Teni is another well respected artist. One of her unique qualities is her ability to compose and write songs within a short period of time. She is responsible for co-writing Davido’s Like Dat. She is also written many of her own songs.
8. Fireboy DML
Fireboy became popular after the release of his hit song Jealous. His songwriting and workplay skills are exceptional in the industry. He is often praised for bringing lyricism back to Afrobeats.
9. MI Abaga
Abaga is the most phenomenal rapper in Nigeria. He’s held African Rapper Number One for years. His former record label Chocolate City was at a time the best label in Africa giving birth to Ice Prince, brymo, Jessey Jags, Dj Lambo, Dice Alice and many other top rated African rappers and singers.