FINALISTS

TOP 10

Khavali Born and raised in the city of Onitsha, Khavali is a graduate of Law from Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka. A rapper and singer, Khavali is hoping to write his name in the history books with the biggest font.

Khavali

Adanna Ukwa aka Afrolucy was born sometime in the 1990's in Ibadan and currently resides in Abuja with her family. She loves good food, the wonderful game of football and music of course. She holds a BSc in Economics with Computing and spends the bulk of her time writing, playing her guitar and creating content for herself and others.

Adanna Ukwa aka Afrolucy

Idris Olajumoke Khadijat aka Olajumoke is a Nigerian upcoming singer and a songwriter born 15th June 1992. She is a fresh graduate of Lagos State Polytechnic and also into Makeup business. She is a native of Lagos state and she was born and brought up in Lagos, Nigeria. She has a couple of singles she dropped online and still more on its way.

Idris Olajumoke Khadijat aka Olajumoke

Gbajumo Taiwo is an indigenous rapper with the stage name ``MC Lauda`` also known as ``Laudated`` and ``Rapper Tio Common``. A Yoruba boy who hails from South West Nigeria, Ondo state precisely. He is a graduate from the Federal University of Technology, Akure (FUTA). He has been a hip-hop head since his tender age. Laudated launched his music career when he was in 100level with his friends in school called the illfigurez, they were a crew of 3 rappers. They were actually solo artist that recorded songs individually and performed on school shows. He had songs that became campus anthem back then, he had a cousin who was a producer that helped him with most of his recordings when he couldn't afford to pay other producers. MC Lauda has been a regular performer at the monthly ``Grab The Iron Mic`` hip-hop show hosted by Aforevo TV. He currently runs a weekly rap verse he posts every Sundays on his social media platforms titled ``Verse Kan Pere`` which the whole compilation is scheduled to be released as a mixtape later this year.

Gbajumo Taiwo

Arowolo princess Sharon is guitarist, singer and songwriter. She is 19 and was born in Kaduna state but live in Lagos. She has recorded three singles and two videos.She loves writing. Like she would like to say and in her own #voice ``I’m black and beautiful.``

Arowolo princess Sharon

Nwiba Raphael Emeka, popularly known as Emkay is from Anambra state. He is a lover of good music and a versatile artiste. His music genre is Hip-hop & Afro pop. Young yet mature he hopes to impact society positively.

Nwiba Raphael Emeka

Born and raised in Lagos Nigeria, Celeste grew up in a family where the taste in music genre was diverse. She listened from high life sounds to jazz, rock, and soul. As well, there were the constant ``tales by moonlight`` and the traditional/folk-like call and response music that happened consistently throughout her childhood. This subsequently, influenced her perspective towards musical sounds and genres. Celeste is an independent artist whose genre of music can be regarded as alternative/ indie-folk. Her sound, accompanied by her guitar can be described as surreal and transcendental. She plays the acoustic and lead guitars as well as percussion instruments. The inspiration for her sound is drawn from human life, literature, and spirituality. Asides music, Celeste is a short-story writer, content developer, and poet; her website, myidlepen.com. She is also currently an ambassador for Mentally Aware Nigeria Initiative (MANI), an NGO working towards the awareness of mental health in Nigeria.

Celeste Ojatula

Adebanjo Boluwatife Daniel a.k.a BLIIZZY is a civil engineering student, rapper, singer, songwriter who is versatile but can be said to do hip hop and Afro fusion with a blend of other genres when necessary. Been doing music for about 4years and has worked on quite a number of songs that can be listened to at soundcloud.com/thisisbliizzy and has also shared stages with a couple names in the Nigerian music scene.

Adebanjo Boluwatife Daniel a.k.a BLIIZZY

Chioma Ogbonna AKA Cill is an alternative musician based in Lagos, Nigeria, she loves telling stories through music. She enjoys making music in the genres of soul, alternative rock, folk and country music with splashes of African sounds. Born and raised in Benin to a family of seven, Cill as she is popularly known uses her music as a tool for social engineering, advocacy and promotion of patriotism. Her single ``Sound the Alarm``, released in 2013 was inspired by her experiences while volunteering with an NGO monitoring elections in Nigeria at the time. ``Sound the Alarm`` still resounds in many hearts as a wakeup call to rise and build our great nation again. She believes in spreading quality music like wild fire knowing that someday good music will eventually chase bad music out of the industry. She is gifted with a passionate voice that will take you on a journey through story telling. She is also credited for writing songs in a recently released Nollywood movie, 'Lara and the Beat', while her singles ‘Baby Girl’, and ‘Lover’ were featured recently in the popular web series on Ndani Tv, 'Rumour has It`` and ‘Skinny Girl in Transit’.She has shared the stage with various Artists like Olamide, Femi Leye, Isaac Geralds, Ruby Gyang, Johnny Drille, Nana Aisha, Nath Mac, Maka etc. Cill is working her way up and is gradually becoming a known name.

Chioma Ogbonna AKA Cill

Ibeh Joel aka Joel Prodigee is a recording artist, songwriter and producer from Lagos, Nigeria. He is at the forefront of a new sound that blends genres into what he refers to as New School Vibes. He makes his music not just as a hobby but as a passion. Joel Prodigee has production credits on several songs from a younger generation of Nigerian artists based especially in Akure, Ondo state as well as Lagos state. He stands out with his sound and lyrics. Keeping it real is his greatest weapon heavily influenced by the likes of Tory Lanez, Kranium, AKA, David Ibeh and MI Abaga. He released his first single ‘Addicted’ in the year 2014, which gave him the much deserved recognition in school and on the Internet. His works are now listened to everywhere cutting across radio stations & various platforms including Apple Music and Sound Cloud. His passion and dexterity in the music business drove him into sound engineering making him more involved in the music-making process. He has handled the mixing of many notable music projects and albums.

Ibeh Joel aka Joel Prodigee