10 Afrobeats Producers Who Became Musicians

By: Damilare Abioye

Afrobeats: Where producers become superstars. Discover 10 talented producers who've gone from behind the scenes to center stage, shaping the global music landscape.

1. Young Jonn

Young Jonn: From hitmaker producer to Afrobeats superstar. He's the mastermind behind top tunes, and now he's owning the stage with his own hits like 'Xtra Cool' and 'Dada'.

2. Maleek Berry

Maleek Berry: From hitmaking producer for stars like Wizkid to his own Afro R&B spotlight. Songs like 'Eko Miami' and 'Kontrol' highlight his distinctive blend.

3. Tekno

Tekno: From producer to Afrobeats star. His captivating voice and infectious beats brought hits like 'Pana' and 'Yawa' after a successful transition.

4. Runtown

Meet Runtown: Producer turned singer-songwriter with hits like 'Gallardo' and 'Mad Over You'. His versatile style blends Afrobeats, hip-hop, and R&B for a musical journey.

5. Juls

Juls is a Ghanaian-British producer with a cool twist – mixing Afrobeats with reggae and dancehall vibes. He's worked with Wizkid, Mr Eazi, and even has his own tracks like 'Oshey'. Check him out!

6. Masterkraft

Meet Masterkraft: Nigerian music maestro. He's not just a top producer for A-listers, but also a talented musician in his own right, proving his skills behind the scenes and on stage.

7. Pheelz

Say hello to Pheelz: Rising Afrobeats star. He began as a producer, crafting hits for Olamide, and then stepped into the spotlight with his own tracks like 'Finesse' and the electrifying 'Electricity'.

8. Sarz

Meet Sarz: Nigerian producer turned artist. Known for fusing Afrobeats with electronic dance vibes, he's not only 'Sarz on the beat' but also 'Sarz on the Mic', creating unique tracks that showcase his experimental flair.

9. Killertunes

Killertunes is a Nigerian hitmaker turned artiste. He's not just a producer, but a musical powerhouse blending Afrobeats with global sounds. His journey from behind the scenes to the spotlight has been a continuous success.

10. Del B

Meet Del B: Nigerian hitmaker turned singer. He's the man behind Afrobeats' top tracks and now he's showcasing his own musical identity by taking the stage.

From producers to music icons, these are 10 talented individuals who've turned beats into superstardom. Their unique sounds, cultural fusion, and fearless creativity inspire the journey to greatness in the music world.

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