#Ghoste8! Ghoste Magazine Profiles 8 Artists Who Will Make a Mark In 2016

There is no doubt that the music industry has been booming with new talent. There are so many young artists who are constantly pushing themselves to the forefront of the music industry and according to Ghoste Magazine; these particular 8 artists will surely be making a mark in 2016.

This project was done in conjunction with M.et.al Entertainment and is tagged “The Ghoste 8”.

The Ghoste 8 is a showcase of artists, who showed great promise in 2015 with a consistent release schedule of good music, engaging social media presence, creative performances and building strong identities for their brand.

See them below (Photographed by Paul Ukonu with music reviews by Ghoste Magazine).

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Adekunle Gold has to be the biggest discovery in the Nigerian music industry for 2015. He snuck up on us with his audacious sound on ‘Sade’ and by the time he dropped ‘Orente’, he had us hooked. The YBNL act, recently dropped his 3rd single, ‘Pick Up’ and we are expecting a debut album in 2016 and an unplugged show

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We love Falz, who doesn’t? Falz easily became one of the most sought after MCs in 2015 with songs like ‘Karishika’, ‘Clap’, ‘Celebrity Girlfriend’ and more off his sophomore album, ‘Stories That Touch’. The album has been mentioned as one of the best albums, released by a Nigerian artist in 2015 and we expect to see it bag nominations and awards this year. Popularly known for his funny yet dope lyrics, Falz earned the respect and love from fans and other music enthusiasts all through 2015, including notable endorsement deals

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This young Mavin superstar blew us away with a song that we daresay was the most viral tune of 2015, ‘Godwin’. He bagged enviable endorsements deals in 2015 and numerous accolades including the award for the Best Pop Single and nominations at the AFRIMMA and KORA awards to mention a few. The leader of the Bellovers clan, is already having a great 2016 as his most recent single ‘Romantic’ featuring Tiwa Savage is already being referred to as one of the biggest tunes of 2016

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“…every song was a hit, back to back…” Lil’Kesh was such a thrill in 2015, with strong follow-ups to his monster hit ‘Shoki’, he dominated the airwaves and streets with catchy lyrics and beats.  The YBNL MC had a great year, stayed off controversies, bagged notable nominations and performed at some of the biggest events around Nigeria. Ghoste anticipates more hit records and a debut album from Lil’Kesh in 2016

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Crowned ‘Next Rated’ at the 2015 Headies, Reekado Banks blazed a hot trail of 4 singles and over 5 hit collaborations in 2015, a very impressive record for a new artist. In 2015, he bagged an enviable ambassadorial role with a Nigerian telecoms company. Loved by Reek Addicts all over and with his 1st single of the year, ‘Oluwa Ni’ already climbing up charts, it is safe to say that Reekado Banks will be on our playlists all year

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If you haven’t heard Simi sing, where have you been? From her Restless EP, to her 1st official single ‘Tiff’ to her most prominent single, ‘Jamb Question’ and her most recent offering ‘Open & Close’, Simi has shown great prowess as a songwriter, vocalist and performer. In 2015, she was definitely the breakthrough female artist and in 2016, we expect more great music and maybe an album

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One can arguably agree that Skales was the man of the year in 2015. Rising from a failed label contract, to owning one of the biggest hit songs in Africa, ‘Shake Body’ and a successful debut album release, Skales keeps proving why he deserves the ‘Man of the Year’ title. With over 5 singles and music videos ruling the airwaves to date, big music collaborations, performances in different countries and nominations at some of the most prestigious awards, a sophomore album in view, Skales is definitely one to look out for in 2016

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Yung 6ix went quiet for a it but in 2015, he came back all grown up, with a trail of hot singles and collaborations, including ‘Blessings ft Oritsefemi’ and ‘For Example ft Stonebwoy’. We are excited about the consistency with his recent releases and his new brand direction. It is safe to expect hits from the South South MC, a sophomore album, nominations and maybe endorsements too.

16 Comments on #Ghoste8! Ghoste Magazine Profiles 8 Artists Who Will Make a Mark In 2016
  • December Wind February 4, 2016 at 11:32 am

    Paul Ukonu , I believe you deliberately ignored Kiss Daniel to get your thirsty self the attention that you most craved… I’m yet to understand what this attention does to you guys who seek it …. A case of fame better than good name ?

  • December Wind February 4, 2016 at 11:37 am

    No offense Paul Ukonu , biko , kpele that was for Ghoste Magazine… That awkward moment yeah I know. Okay BN it’s official , we need a delete button

  • lola February 4, 2016 at 11:49 am

    kiss Daniel is suppose to be among

  • Egusi Soup February 4, 2016 at 11:59 am

    LOL. They couldn’t put DiJa and Kiss Daniel but they can put Skales and Yung6ix that started the same time with Wizkid and Davido. Mtcheww kontinue

  • Aanuolutomiwa February 4, 2016 at 12:06 pm

    where’s my Kiss Daniel and Dija…..sure u don’t know what u re doing boda paulu

  • FinchleysFinest February 4, 2016 at 12:08 pm

    Skales over Kiss Daniel???


  • prince February 4, 2016 at 12:56 pm

    Where’s Kiss Daniel and Tekno Myles. Those guys were just too amazing in 2015. This Gboste Mag needs to be reviewed.

  • kolabi February 4, 2016 at 12:57 pm

    you replaced kiss daniel for young6ix… and skales has been around since na

  • keke driver February 4, 2016 at 1:14 pm

    How dare you put Skales, and Young six and KNOWINGLY ignore Kiss Daniel and Tekno Myles…what the hell is (g)host magazine in the first place sef…!!

  • Missy J February 4, 2016 at 1:38 pm

    Me oh… I won’t include Tekno in that list. I rate Tekno up there with Davido and co.

    Those asking about KD and co… You can see it as a blessing in disguise.
    This article to me focuses on upcoming artistes who might make a mark in 2016, so it can be said that KD is an already established artiste who will definitely release hits.

    My list will include: Humblesmith, Immaculate, Yung greyc.

  • bruno February 4, 2016 at 2:01 pm

    the only real musician I acknowledge here is simi

    I hate nigerian songs but that her song (jamb question) is the best thing that came out in 2015

    that song is just perfect. it reminded of india arie. the story telling, the lyrics, the saxophone instrumentals,her ascent. eveything was just perfect.
    well done girl.

  • baby girl February 4, 2016 at 2:56 pm

    We have been looking out for skales as the next biggest star since he started his career with Wizkid in 2009, smh

  • Ehiwarior February 4, 2016 at 4:57 pm

    Paul Ukonu and Ghoste Magazine sorry eeeh, the situation is not hopeless. Where is Kiss Daniel and Di’ja?

  • ibee February 4, 2016 at 8:17 pm

    This is a No No! where is kiss Daniel?

  • Special1 February 5, 2016 at 5:02 pm

    Kiss Daniel and Cynthia Morgan should make a top 5 list let alone top 8

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