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 Meet The Top New School Songwriters



A new crop of songwriters are emerging in the Nigerian music industry. In no order, our music pundits list some of the most sought after below:

Johnny Drille:

Highly talented, Johnny Drille is an all-round artiste, as he can sing, play music instruments and produce songs. Some of his works include ‘Romeo & Juliet‘, ‘Wait For Me‘, ‘Count On Me‘ and a couple of others. He is also known to be a superb writer.

 Adekunle Gold:

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Adekunle Gold is another budding commercial songwriter. He takes credit for writing most of the songs in his two albums.

Known for hits, Adekunle Gold has dropped some including ‘Sade’, ‘Orente‘ and ‘Pick Up‘. The Afro-Urban singer was given credit for co-writing a song on Davido’s soon to be released album titled ‘A Good Time‘.


Real name Sadiq Onifade, he is also known as WurlD. The American-Nigerian singer is also a good songwriter. Signed to Universal Music Group, WurlD takes credit for his songs and for co-writing Davido’s hit collaboration with Chris Brown titled ‘Blow My Mind’.

Teni Entertainer:


More of a comical lyricist, Teniola Apata, popular as Teni Entertainer has proven herself as a songwriter.

The songstress announced her ability to write songs commercially when she wrote Davido’s 2017 hit single titled ‘Like Dat’.

Though a lot of people initially did not know the hit was her work, she took credit for it in an interview where she called out Nigerian musicians for not appreciating song writers.

While much is not known about the other commercial songs she has written, Teni Entertainer takes credit for writing all of her solo songs many of which have been on rotation by ace DJs.

 Kizz Daniel:


For FLYBOY INC boss, Kizz Daniel, it has been hit songs since making his debut. Everything the singer has touched has come out good.

The former G-Worldwide artiste has been responsible for writing his songs, all of which have seen him musically owning the clubs and parties.

His songs include ‘Woju‘, ‘Good Time‘, ‘Jombo‘, ‘One Ticket‘ and several others. When it comes to writing hit songs, Kizz Daniel is the man to go to.



Another artiste worthy of mention is Tekno. The duo of Tekno and Kizz Daniel share a lot in common. Just like Kizz Daniel, Tekno has been dropping hit songs since announcing his presence in the music industry. Like Kizz Daniels, he also writes most of his songs. He takes credit for songs such as ‘Samantha’, ‘Holiday’, ‘Pana’, ‘Yawa’, ‘Rara’ and others.

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