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Top 4 Nigerian Music Producers Who Transited From Producers To Performing Artistes

Posted by on June 15, 2022 0

It may interest you to know that some of your favorite artistes were once music producers.

Some gave up their music production career and switched to singing and rapping due to reasons best known to them and some known circumstances.

Let’s take a look at the top 4 on our list today.


Phyno began his career as a music producer, collaborating with musicians such as Illbliss and Nigga Raw, among others. Phyno went on to become a recording artiste, releasing his first album, ‘No Guts No Glory,‘ in 2014, and hasn’t looked back since.


Tekno Miles is one of the most talented music producers in the Afrobeats genre. Tekno is the man behind Davido’s ‘IF,’ that is one of Afrobeat’s greatest songs, among many others.

Tekno has had a lot of success as a musician, with a lot of hit songs. He is still regarded as one of Afrobeats’ most recognized sound changers and consistent hit makers.


Davido originally wanted to be a music producer, which few people are aware of. Davido began generating beats while attending Oakland University and purchased musical equipment.

‘Back When,‘ Davido’s breakout track, is even credited to him as the producer. After meeting Shizzi, whose influence steered his career in a new direction, Davido eventually gave up production to focus on his music career.

Jesse Jagz

Jesse Jagz, a veteran rapper and music producer, is not only a skilled rapper as well as a remarkable music producer.

Ice Prince’s ‘Everybody Loves Ice Prince’ album, which is among the defining records in Nigerian Hip Hop, was produced by Jesse Jagz.

Jesse Jagz also produced Brymo’s “Good Morning,” as well as nearly all of the tracks on his debut album, “Jagz Nation Vol. 1.”

Which Other Nigerian Music Producer Switched From Producer To Performing Artiste?

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