Nigerian producer tags have become as commonplace as producers in the Nigerian mainstream. In fact, some producers and their actual identity play second fiddle to their tags. here is our Top 5
BeatsByJayy is Nigeria’s number one Hip-Hop producer for a lot of reasons, but his tag almost has as big an identity as his work as a producer for AQ, Blaqbonez, Monster Verse, LAMB Cyphers, MI Abaga, Teeto Ceemos and more. His tag is a female voice saying “BeatsByJayy” and then moaning in the most sensual way.
The tag was different until 2010, but since then Tempoe has become the MAD! Man, producing hits for Omah Lay, Joeboy, Blaqbonez and more. Already, he’s on an upward trajectory with the aid of Stephanie Okocha and Dvpper Dam. The sky’s the limit.
3. Mi Abaga
Tag: Coin Toss
A lot of people know MI Abaga is a music person through and through. He’s a great rapper, but he might be an even better producer. Most people don’t realize that any record that holds that coin toss is his producer tag, but it is. It can be heard on Yxng Dxnzland ‘The Viper.’
As noted earlier, in 2018, Nigerian producer Killertunes’ tag was more popular than his name. In fact, people thought his name was Shabalistica.
At some point, Pheelz used Pheelz Mr. Producer. At some point in 2018, he went on a hiatus and came back with DJ Enimoney-inspired tag, Riddimacoolayor! The tag means the rhythm is cool.