“Underground” Nigerian Artistes You Probably Don’t Listen To (Mar’17)
D-Truce a.k.a. Dusten Truce, real name Chukwuebuka Dusten Anyasie, is a Hip-Hop recording artist who started rapping around the age of 14, writing his first song in 2009 and going on to record his first song “bounce” and his first feature verse on a song titled “the top” by “Naledge” a year after. He is gaining some exposure by performing at open mic events and cafes in Lagos.
Tomi Owó is an artiste and singer, who began her musical journey with a project to release one song a month, in September 2015. She went on to release five songs, and her latest song, Versus, was featured on the Cobhams Asuquo Top 12 Countdown, and remained for 8 weeks having peaked at number 2 on the chart. Her debut LP is currently in the works, towards a 2017 release. The body of work will show more of Tomi Owó’s desire to always speak to others and portray details of life and humanity through her music.
Orinayo Ayo is a Nigerian musician who is trying to break away from mainstream music and is currently studying in the U.K. He is started making music 3 years ago and idolizes Asa and Brymo.
Psycho who is also known as Nicholas Ihua is an 18 year old upcoming Nigerian rapper who is based in Abuja and currently schools in Manchester. Psycho released his first studio project titled “Lost In The Sauce” which was an EP made up of 8 songs. This project excelled and got up to 6,200 plays in the first 24 hours.