You will know a tree by its fruits, the same way you will know a music producer by their works. Top music producers in Africa have set themselves apart through the quality music they produce. Here is a list of the top music producers in Africa.
The quality of music in Africa has been improving over the decades, even as new producers and artists emerge. But it is not enough to have a sweet melody; the demand for standards in music is driving producers and artists to the edge of creativity.
Best music producers in Africa 2020
1. Sarz (Nigeria)
Sarz is a Nigerian producer famous for hits that have stirred conversations across Africa. He works with numerous artists, including Wizkid, 2Face Idibia, Late Goldie, Reminisce, Shank, among others. You have probably heard him mentioned at the end of tracks using the tagline “Sarz on the beat.”
2. Lizer Classic (Tanzania)
You probably know his works but have never known the man behind them. Dabbed “magic fingers” Lizer classic is the person behind the dope Wasafi beats from WCB. He is famous for producing cool beats for Diamond Platnumz, Rayvanny, Harmonize, among other top Tanzanian artists.
3. Dj Maphorisa (South Africa)
South Africa has lately been christened “home of art” due to the quality of work that comes from the continent’s tail. You are familiar with the old and upcoming artists such as Mafikizolo, Davido, and Wizkid. The man behind some of their biggest hits is none other than Dj Maphorisa, who is currently the best music producer in South Africa.
4. Magix Enga (Kenya)
Magix Enga is a producer in Kenya. He has made a name for himself through producing some of the most viewed hits for stars like Otile Brown, Timmy Tdat, and Vivian, among others. He has also been featured in some of the top rating music videos.
5. Nahreel (Tanzania)
Tanzania is home to some of the best artists in East Africa and larger Africa. From the onset of the older Bongo hits to date, the Tanzanian entertainment industry has become home to top talents. One of these is Nahreel, a seasoned individual behind some of the greatest hits from artists like Navy Kenzo.
6. Killbeatz (Ghana)
Ghana has not been left behind when it comes to quality hits. It is graced by some of the best artists and music producers as well. Killbeatz is among the top music producers in Ghana and in Africa as a whole.
7. Nessim (Uganda)
Nessim is one of the top music producers in Africa thanks to the excellent work he has been doing in the entertainment scene. Apart from producing for the big pins of Uganda’s music industry, he has been a nurturer, working with upcoming artists and giving them a platform to be superstars.
8. Gemini Major (Malawi)
Gemini comes from Malawi and has produced hits like Juice Black by Nasty c and Super Ex by Casper Nyovest. He is an admired artiste who has won various awards including South African producer of the year and many more.
9. Mastercraft (Nigeria)
Mastercraft is a multitalented artist, songwriter, pianist, DJ, and creator. He has worked with some of the top-ranking musicians across the continent. He was part of the Coke Studio 2019 and remains at the top of the game for old and new times.
10. Shado Chris (Ivory Coast)
Shado is a top-tier music producer from Ivory Coast. His works have defined him over time. Some of his works include “Menbalescouilles”, and has also been featured in the Coke Studio productions.
11. Cedo (Kenya)
Cedo is one of Kenya’s finest music producers judging from the partnerships he has had and the songs he has produced so far. He has worked with Sauti Sol, Nyashinski, and Naiboi. Some of his singles include “Malaika” by Nyashinski.
12. Fally Ipupa (Congo)
Fally Ipupa is not only a wealthy singer and songwriter but also one of the richest music producers in Africa. He stands out because of the quality of songs he produces for himself and his collabos with top artists like Diamond Platnumz.
13. Tekno (Nigeria)
Tekno is a songwriter, creator, and singer. The Nigerian sensation is taking Africa by storm. He not only gives the best in production but also takes his songs to a whole new level in audio and video quality.
14. Spellz (Nigeria)
There’s no doubt that Nigeria is a frontier when it comes to filming. Artistes from Nigeria have been leading in art and music. That has also seen a rise in the number of music producers. One of the greatest creators in the industry is Spellz. He has worked with Tiwa Savage, D’Prince, Damy Crane, among others.
15. Jibril Blessin (Kenya)
Kenya is home to some of the best talents in Africa and the world. Jibril Blessing aka “J. Blessing” features in the top 10 music producers in Africa as a frontier when it comes to quality work and sustainability. He also produces for the famous Churchill Show, the best laughter show in Africa so far.
The entertainment industry in Africa is fast evolving, and that calls for creativity, intelligence, and investment. As more artists come up, so are top music producers in Africa to back up their talent and art.
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