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15 A-List Artistes Whose Albums You Should Expect In 2016

Posted by Jim Donnett on December 31, 2015 in Editorial · 52 Comments

I’m sure 2015 must be really feeling fly as fv*k that them industry topshots swerved the year back, forth and roundabout with serious drama and many other activities that eventually saw the last quarter especially, doling out as much as 6 or is it 7 albums from confirmed music heavyweights. Well some heavy, the others are just weights… lol :’D

And so before we officially check out and enter a new year, I want to dwell a little on some of the artistes (I’m talking only heavyweights please) whose albums are most likely to drop or have already been confirmed for a 2016 release. Let’s check ’em out!


Yemi Alade

Mama Africa has had quite one helluva good run since dropping her debut King of Queens in 2014. Right after that, she swung into serious promotional outings, putting out official singles and spanking videos to go with. That’s even aside the countless shows she killed while touring the globe in the course of the year. Na Gode would be the tune that ushered us into her new body of work already titled as afore-mentioned. The expected date is March 2016.



Eze Nnunu was one of the very few who had a best outing in the year 2014. Hot singles were released, mad videos and ultimately his debut album, No Guts No Glory. While he remains champion of the East who’s heavily vested on breaking shores in the West, it’s only appropriate that he follows up his riveting vocal features that have become too numerous to mention, with a personal compilation that reminds us he’s still a killer in the game.



2016 has definitely got to be the year that Starboy lord, Wizzy drops the international album. There is no other home-bred artiste right now, with a discography that supercedes his own. And because we’ve inferred that the nature of the album will require a lot of work being put into it, we totally get with the timing irregularities. But 2016 has got to be the year. No stories and no more excuses, just put out the album… and I’m not referring to the visual EP oh, Wizzy you hear me?



You know I’m so excited about next year and part of it is because I’m patiently waiting to hear what other excuse oga agba wants to give us for not putting out his Baddest album. Although I think it was a doggone smart move to shift the album release to a later date (possibly so that he can usurp his seasonal advantage) but I seriously hope his crew are better prepared to hone their prospects next year ‘cos 2015 wasn’t exactly it for Davido compared to the previous two years.



Music’s afrocentric diva had been on a natal hiatus and now that’s over, the only thing left for her is to get back in the music. If you loved how much she served her highest form of this technical art called music on Wonder Woman and Lasso of Truth, just wait for I Am Omawumi. She’s even already promised this one to be a totally different package, we’ll get to experience Omawumi in an entirely new light. She never ceases to amaze, does she?


Lil Kesh

Boy Kesh is undoubtedly the industry’s hottest chump off the ol’ block since 2013. Having tailored his music craft after his mentor, King Baddo, the obvious missing factor now would be for him to drop his much-anticipated LP, although I’d advice against the yearly charade so that we don’t get tired too quickly of all the street sounds that have become common place now. Still, I’m not bothered for Keshi ‘cos his track record of hot singles released back-to-back, speaks volumes.


Timi Dakolo

Wait, what’s it been like 7 or 8 years that Timi gave us an album last? Yes, the media is guilty of teasing us with newsflashes about him releasing another album but I’m certain 2016 will be the year that he decides to make good on that promise. If not for anything, some of us are atleast deserving of actual GOOD music especially since the event of bananas, bobo and jeta matas becoming the new and accepted seloquesence around.


Banky W

Classic (bad) man, Mr W is not your regular or average music guy. Hmmmn. Sometime last year, he added a stylish switch up in his career by spitting some kain bad lines like that on music bars, something he happens to be having a field time at. For those of you who didn’t know, there’s already an album in the works for Banky W, possibly his LAST like he already divulged, and he’s promised to deliver nothing short of top notch and quality stuff. I mean there’s Cobhams and Masterkraft on the album… so lemme kuku join him to beg for a Don Jazzy too!



You see, one of my very weird fetishes is seeing Waje’s perfectly shaped and asymmetric face on covers. She rocks on them almost as good as her four-octave voice gets to sound on the CD plate inside the cover jacket. It’s been several months since she wowed us with sweet soulful harmonies and lyrical intelligence on W.A.J.E, and although there’s been a few new material from the chic who adjudges herself to be the African soul, I think it’s about time this coming season allows her do same again.


Cynthia Morgan

Stop! This photo right here is the cover. The star gyal should look no further than this. Cynthia Morgan is one artiste whose beacon hasn’t stopped shining since it lit up. For the fact that she’s one crazy a$$ b*tch who continues to make the headlines for everything controversial, I believe, and without doubts that it is enough self-spiration for her to not stop singing about. Only this time, she’d have to do it the other way by giving it to us hot like usual, and in an all-in-one format. You go guurrrl!



Nigeria’s reggaeton prince, Patoranking is one artiste who’s debut album is most looked forward to. And since his stylish shake up of the industry with musical hits that include Alubarika, Girlie O, Daniella Whine and more recently, My Woman, we haven’t stopped looking up in earnest anticipation for more, more and more from the patois crooning sensation. While some of us may scare on how well he’ll fair on his debut considering his chosen genre, I’m saying what the heck? Just do it already!


Tiwa Savage

Well Mrs Billz already dropped her album, but mamma mia! Shan’t I add this one to the list of my photo fetishes?
R.E.D which is her acronym for Romance Expression Dance, contains the very popular afro/dance track My Darlin’, as with a couple other hot stuff we heard while at her album listening party some days ago. I’m seriously in a dilemma of choice over favourite picks from the album ‘cos it’s that good, and you’d be doing yourself well to cop it. Suffice to say she’s fully armed to bulldoze any obstacles on her way back to the top.


Ice Prince

Mr Zamani is no doubt one of the industry’s respected acts. His self-style of rap has earned him massive followership both home and abroad. In build up to his next studio album, Ice put out an EP sometime in January that mirrored a look into what expectations should be from his new project. When you add his recent affiliation with Jay Z’s Roc Nation, it makes me uber ecstatic for what’s to come. One thing’s for sure though, he will obviously sing, and then do his rap thang too, and y’all haters will suck it in!



See ehn, it pained me so bad that this Chidinma’s self titled debut washed out just like that with no proper promotional strategies or hype put in place. I’m talking about actual good music and very hot songs, just like that! So isn’t it just perfect that she’s still impressively honed at her music art, but now better skilled with the know-how to pushing her music business? I’m like when else would be appropriate for her to wow us again with really big stuff from something as small as a circular disc plate? I say 2016.


Sean Tizzle

Prior to time of doing up this post, I’d never realized how much of a consistent artiste Sean Tizzle is. He’s one of them lowkey guys who’s really going hard at it. His debut album The Journey, was adjudged to be one of the best (if not the very best) released in 2014 even though them Phyno, M.I and Wizkid voltrons won’t lemme hear word. By intuition, the time difference allows you know that he’s gradually approaching that moment when he’ll bless us again with his musical genius.


Eva Alordiah

Come oh, didn’t her album like already drop since 2 months ago or so? The 1960 album was, or rather, is supposed to be her answer to all the unanswered questions as regards her artiste person. It’s not exactly been a rollercoaster ride for Eva, yet her strength continues to prevail. It’s also popular knowledge that this album will be the hottest thing from the Nigerian rap end especially on creative levels. But we’ll never know unless we have it first. Eva hunnay, 2016 is your year. TAKE IT!

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  1. Jim donnett nor make me hate dis site oo.wre 2face or have u 4gotten 2face do release album every 2 years.or are u trying to say 2face is not an A LiST artiste.this wIil b the last tym I will visit this site.U guys hate 2face tooO much.

    • 2 face has retired from music, where u dey since, have you heard any new shit from 2 face recently?

      • @ stan.U are a sook for say that, a mighty hypocratic fool daz wat u are.somebody who has been ft in over 15 songs dis year only.and u said he has retired.mhhn my guy u are a music clown.

        • Aha, why this guy dey insult me na, why I mean he has retired I mean he has retired, he said it himself that we should expect any new Project (Album) from Him… Guy u funny o

      • @ stan.U are a sook for saying that, a mighty hypocratic fool daz wat u are.somebody who has been ft in over 15 songs dis year only.and u said he has retired.mhhn my guy u are a music clown.

  2. u known timaya we drop album next year wr is timaya

  3. I don’t see any South africans.. Cassper nyovest, Aka, Kwesta, Nasty C and Emtee should be here

  4. Tekno too got to drop his own too

  5. And where is Jesse jagz (emperior jagz)?

  6. Moreover Psquare self suppose drop album for 2016

  7. Who told u 2015 wasnt davido’s Year….with hits like The money, dodo, and Fans Mi…….

  8. An epic journey by dbanj will drop, aint A list artist in africa with out d king….hate on him buh salute the legend in d industry

  9. This list in not complete jor. The anjonnnus are certainly expecting albums from the following artistes too:

    1. Kiss Daniel
    2. Reekado Banks
    3. Korede Bello
    4. 9ice
    5. Tuface
    6. D’banj (I AM DBANJ)
    7. Olamide Baddo (every Nov/Dec)
    8. Bez
    9. Simi
    10. Praiz
    11. Solidstar
    12. Vector
    13. Small Doctor (Omo Iya Teacher)
    14. P’Square
    15. Adekunle Gold

    Oya edit your list and add these ones too.

    • Baddo
      Vector (Lafiaji)
      Kiss Daniel

      These ones sure die!

    • only 4 artistes are A-listers in ur compilation – tuface, baddo, dbanj and p’square..

      @jim donnett, u need to edit ur own list too..4 ur mind, Waje, Cynthia Morgan, Sean Tizzle, Eva, Chidinma, Omawumi – dem be A-listers??

      • @ ‘femi, so 9ice no be A-list artiste abi? How many party did you rock in 2015? At events I couldn’t attend, the anjonnus were there on my behalf. And I can tell u categorically watching nice on stage is fucken awesome, compared to all this mp3 artistes you know.

        Pls its easy to make the gods angry, but the anjonnus? Hell no! Don’t try dat. *strait face*

    • seems u dunno how don jazzy works..korede and reekado can’t release their albums this year..adekunle gold and Lil Kesh can’t release 2geda ds year..there is a high probability Lil Kesh drops his album in d 1st quarter of 2016 so Baddo can drop his in d last quarter..i’m sure of 2 artistes though,

      Yinka Ayefele
      Olamide Adedeji

      • @ Idowu, so you know how Don Jazzy and YBNL works abi? Are u related to both? SMH. Sometimes back, the anjonnus learned from physics that a particle would continue to move in a strait line unless acted upon by a force. That means Korede and Reekado, Lil Kesh and A-Gold can all comfortably release their debut albums with ease this year unless there is a setback.

        So rescind ur post b4 the anjonnus land u a corrective slap! *tongue out*

    • Nd were s my best artist ind world?i mean Akon

  10. @ anjonnu ur own list made my day nice one.tooxclusive own na expensive joke.

  11. Wat abt vector(d man dat do hardcore rap),timaya d dance hall king

  12. D dude wey post dis stuf no current atall, where is olamide wey dey sell every year lyk akara, reminisce nko, mi abaga, even psquares. 0de!

  13. @ anonymous I support bcos 2face is better dan all the listed above even if u combined all of dem dey no reach 2face quarter not to talk of half.Because his album Face 2 Face is still better than 90% of the
    Nigerian album currently in the market. Don’t believe me? Listen to
    it, then listen to an album released in the past year.
    1. Because most of his mates that he came into music are all
    insignificant now or fading away into oblivion. 2face though, is still
    one of hottest names in the music business.

  14. Well me am xpecting Jcole x Kendrick album

  15. Dis site with sentiment , what abt Dbanj

  16. Thunder fire dis site…where is my twin brother most handsome guy in industry(kiss daniel)…

  17. I don tire for this site oooh! So,D’banj is not A list for your mind! Mind you whether you like it or not,he’s the king of Africa.

  18. Dbanj! Dbanj!! Dbanj!!! All the way,EP 2016.

  19. Tooxclusive! You don Dey crazy by not including D’banj EP 2016.

  20. Where’s –
    Kiss Daniel
    Jess Jagz

  21. no lie

  22. no jesse jagz and no vector…

  23. U got an importance person olamide baddo das d master ybnl omo u tooooo much

  24. What about my guys Tekno, Harrysong, Reminisce, Iyanya

  25. i think dats correct nice line up

  26. Expecting; vector (lafiaji)..

  27. I don’t know how u would call patoranking a reggaeton artiste…u probably have no idea or chose to ignore what reggaeton on earth is patoranking’s music a fusion of reggae and Latino pop music?I respect ur views a lot but sometimes put in d work to get some facts right.not everyone who visits ur blog is a musical dullard.God bless you

  28. the kind of the music is ice prince

  29. What of.
    Mode 9
    Adekunle gold
    Chinko ekun


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