8 Nigerian Creative Rockstars To Look Out For In 2019
Moelogo is one of the exceptional creatives of the Nigerian legacy with an enormous gift of music that heals and alleviates one's spirit. Brought up in Lagos then migrated with his family to England in 2001, the British-Nigerian artist made his debut in 2011 with the Afrobeat-inspired track 'She's My Indomie', prior to that he performed with dancehall/bashment artist (Busy Signal) in the Gambia, which gained him some notoriety among music lovers.
Mohammed Animashaun's (Moelogo) fresh sound and approach to Afrobeat began to leave a mark on the Afro-Caribbean community, music industry professionals and enthusiasts following his performance at the Africa Unplugged Festival and his participation in BBC Introducing Sessions after being nominated by DJ Edu. Moelogo has since worked with notable music acts like Jonas Blue, Wretch 32, Giggs, Maleek Berry, Adekunle Gold, Showdemcamp, Juls, Suli Breaks and many others.
The Mobo Awards nominated artist took a different route with his music, starting with the EP ‘Ireti’ in 2016. The EP transcended his usual melodious rhythm and eclectic vocals, it had elements of healing sounds and melodies. In 2017, the healing element was further explored on the EP ‘Shine Your Light’. The delivery on the project was tremendous and he dug deeper into his raw emotions, share relatable messages, churning out afro ballads and afro fusion tracks that heals.
2018, Moelogo returned to Nigeria for a short visit where he collaborated with music colleagues and further explored his sounds. While he Nigeria, he started working on his next project which is currently anticipated by fans. In 2019, we expect to hear more from Moelogo through his personal music projects and collaborating with other outstanding musical acts.
Keside Anosike is a creative who’s emotional core, values, adept observation of his environment and society reflects in his works. The Middlesex University graduate archives stories that are driven by selfless humanity, mindfulness, non-biased and brazen feelings to social issues, his stance for woman's rights, as well as taboo topics/shadow issues that should be tended to transparently.
While Keside may have professed in the past that he doesn't know for certain what he wants to do or where he'd end up careerwise, he has explored professions such as real estate. Be that as it may, what stays intriguing about the young writer is his humility and deep nurturing love for his family. People who know of Keside would reveal to you that he's an avid fan of Chimamanda and his works tell stories with the core beginning and ending with family, love, thoughtfulness and humankind.
In the past year, Keside remains the heart of his family, a supportive friend and an unrelenting feminist. He typically doesn’t opt for the formal label as a ‘writer’ but the idea that writing is his calling has started to sit with him and it has become glaring in the past year as he defined the voice behind his stories and his writing niche in the creative non-fiction community.
He is currently an account executive at a public relations and communications agency in Nigeria.
In 2019, we expect to read more of Kecy’s profoundly beautiful stories and see some of his pieces translated into visual forms. We certainly can’t rule out that Keside has the potential to be a Nobel Peace Prize winner in future.
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