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Talented Songwriters Behind Popular Afrobeats in the Nigeria Music Industry


In a bid to deliver hit Afrobeats, Nigerian artists have collaborated with their colleagues as well as songwriters.

Songwriter play pivotal roles in the music industry, especially in musicians’ careers by steadily assisting them in writing the songs.

Nigerian artists have been deploying brilliant writers to assist in writing some of the most hit Afrobeats tracks.

This is notwithstanding the stigma attached to their use of songwriters.

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Although not all songwriters delve into recording their songs, most recording artists benefit from this scheme and become successful.

There’s a stigma around the use of songwriters, nonetheless, seasoned artists who commend songwriters should be appreciated too.

Superstars like Davido who in turn appreciates songwriters should be given credit.

Interestingly, popular record label Mavin Record has signed deals with talented songwriters to encourage songwriting in the Nigerian music industry.

Classic Afrobeats songwriters and collaboration

Here are the talented songwriters behind some of the top Afrobeats hits:

  1. Like That by Davido – Teni

Superstar Teni is the songwriter behind the hit Afrobeats song, “Like That” by music star Davido. This song is one of Davido’s impressive 2017 run of hit singles.

  1. Hmm by Chris Brown feat. Davido – Bobo Ajudua

Bobo Ajudua is a seasoned lawyer and talent manager well-known for his dealings with Davido. However, not many are aware of his collaboration with Chris Brown and Davido as co-writer of their hit song, “Hmm”.

  1. Right Now by Seyi Shay – Harrysong

Another talented songwriter is one behind one of the greatest Nigerian hits “Right Now” is Harrysong. The songwriter assisted Seyi Shay in writing her hit single in 2015.

  1. Aye by Davido – Runtown

Songwriter and musician Runtown wrote Davido’s hit single “Aye” and also featured in the music video in 2014. Runtown was going to include Davido in his song ‘Gallardo’.

  1. Fia by Davido – Peruzzi

Peruzzi is a seasoned songwriter who is popular for his works and countless hit songs. He writes lots of songs for Nigerian artists including Davido’s hit single “Fia”.

  1. Limpopo by Kcee – Harrysong

The hitmaker Harrysong is a talented songwriter with many hit records and song credits. Harrysong helped Musician KCee make the hit song “Limpopo”.

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