When it comes to music, there are some artistes that are sure to always bring out banging songs, others that you just have to feature if you want your song to be a hit, and then finally, some artistes who are sure to always bring out jamming songs when a particular music producer is behind the beat of the song. just like how Agege bread with Ewa Agoyin, Jollof Rice and Dodo, and Amala and draw soup are amazing food combos, below are four of the best artiste-producer combos that always produce banging songs.
D’banj – Don Jazzy
Once upon a time, all D’banj had to do to make his song a hit was to simply say “It’s Don Jazzy again” at the beginning of a song. Don Jazzy’s magical hands birthed three of D’Banj’s greatest albums especially one of the best albums to ever come out of Nigeria, “Entertainer.” Industry-shifting songs like “Why Me”, “Tongolo”, “Suddenly”, “Mr Endowed”, “Fall in Love”, etc. We are still waiting and hoping that they work together again because it really feels like they both need it in their lives.
Wizkid – Samklef
This is another artiste-producer combo that we are missing more than the late Umar Yaradua’s time as President of Nigeria when fuel was sold at N65. Samklef’s artistry gave rise to some of the best songs on Wizkid’s best album to date- which coincidentally, was his debut album, “Superstar”. Songs like “Pakurumo”, “Tease Me”, “Slow Whine”, “Wad Up”, and a few others down the line. One can only wonder why they can’t put their differences aside and make good music that both they and us will benefit from.
Davido – Shizzy
Davido’s rise to prominence was brought about by one name behind his songs; Shizzy. When “Dami Duro” was released, asides from it being one of the most adrenaline-rushing club bangers of all time, it made everyone ask two questions; who the heck is Davido and what great mind is behind such a killer beat? Nigerians can only ask such questions when they approve of the greatness that they’re hearing. A few years down the line, the Davido-Shizzy combo has birthed great songs like “Skelewu”, “Gobe”, “Ekuro”, “One of a Kind”, and many, many more great songs.
Olamide – Young John The Wicked Producer
Many were of the opinion that Olamide was beginning to reach his peak as an artiste until Young John The Wicked Producer came into his life, and their combo brought great songs like “Story For The Gods”, “Shakiti Bobo”, “Falila Ketan”, “Pepper Dem Gang”, and many others. In fact, restricting Young John The Wicked Producer to just Olamide would be unfair as he has also produced great songs for Lil Kesh and many other YBNL acts.
So what do you think of this list? Do you think there are other artiste-producer combos I missed? Share your thoughts in the comment section below.
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