Akwa Ibom is a state filled with great people, minds and talents. This has seen some of them taking the front role in different industries in the country.
The entertainment industry has seen some of it’s sons and daughters contributing immensely to its growth. In the Nigerian music scene to be precise, we’ve had a lot young people doing great in music production, business management, video directing, fashion styling, photography etc.
Here we spotlight in no particular order some of the greatest music producers in Nigeria you probably didn’t know were from Akwa Ibom.
Dan Jiggy – real name Daniel Unam is a sound engineer/producer from Etinan in Akwa Ibom State. A veteran in the industry with production credits from way back 1991 is the CEO of Further Maths Entertainment and has worked with almost all the A-list artiste in Nigeria and beyond from the 90s to today’s era.
This includes P-Square, 2face, Chaka Chaka, Ruggedman, Duncan mighty, Wizkid etc. His production skill is second to no other and has made him a force to reckon with in the industry.
Young John – The wicked producer as he tags himself is no doubt very wicked when his production skills are aired, a miracle never seizes to happen as you must dance even if you were crippled.
However, he has been the man behind many hits from the power house record label YBNL which is owned by Olamide and houses Lil’kesh, Viktoh, Adekunle Gold etc. his production credit includes Davido, pepenazi, sexy steel etc.
The headies award producer for the year 2016 with real name Udomboso John was born and raised in Ibadan Oyo state.
Leriq – Born in rivers state but hails from Akwa ibom Nigeria, Eric Issac Utere is a song writer and record producer signed to aristocrat Records and sony music entertainment.
He achieved his recognition in the industry with his work on burna boy’s 2012 hit single “like to party” which also won him producer of the year at the Headies awards 2013 and went on to produce the singers debut album L.I.F.E. – Living Impact For Eternity.
Many has described him as an enigma as his production skills is nothing to what your regular producer offers. He has a producer album to his credit titled “The Lost Sounds”.
Da Suspekt – The “I no send you” crooner David Peter has been in the Nigerian music scene for more than a decade now and has kept his relevance by maintaining humor in his songs.
He is a producer, song writer and sound engineer and has been the in house producer for Capital Hills records a record company he co-owned with a friend and music director clearance Peters. His hit production credits include illbliss – vex for me, I no send you – da suspect, kel – wawa alright etc.
Major Bangz – he calls himself an audio scientist/audio designer and sound researcher. The Ceo of mogul music had his breakthrough in his production in the Nigerian music industry when he produced Phyno’s debut album “No Guts No Glory”.
His production credits include Lilkesh – shoki, olamide – owo blow, phyno – parcel to name a few. Michael Archibong is is a proud son of Ibesikpo Asutan.