4. Wizkid – Sounds From The Other Side (SFTOS)
Sounds From The Other Side (SFTOS) represents growth in Africa / Nigerian music and also for the artiste Wizkid. SFTOS is an album that focuses on international dominance, an introduction of the African / Caribbean sound into international market. Which has been successful as seen in his grammy nomination and recent international award at the 2017 MOBO.
While many expected the Ojuelegba singer to infuse his Ojuelegba routes into his international album, Wizkid has begged to differ as he dropped completely new sound. The songs might not have been that popular in Nigeria but that doesn’t take away the fact that the album is dope and worth a listen.
3. Mr Eazi – Accra to Lagos
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The influence of Ghanaian sound on Mr Eazi can not be over emphasised, this is evident on this Mixtape or “album” “Accra To Lagos” and despite working with Nigerian and Ghanaian producers, the Ghanaian sound is still predominant.
The debut album by Mr Eazi was literary one of the most anticipated album of 2016 – 2017. The album has great songs from start to finish.
I doubt there’s someone that hasn’t listened to this album yet ?, will spare you the details
2. Ric Hassani – The African Gentleman
Ric Hassina is the perfect blend of Craig David, Boyz II Men and Kaysha. Listening to this amazing young talent will make you love music all over again. The consistent use of African instruments mixed with foreign RnB blend did it completely for me on this album “The African Gentleman”
It is a wonderful and creative album, one that will go down as an evergreen. I can’t but wait for Ric Hassani to take his alternative sound globally in 2018.