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The 10 Most Anticipated Albums of 2014

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OK! This is a different list, not that kind of list you've been seeing everywhere online recently. The Nigerian music industry is no doubt the best in Africa and we have some artistes whose albums we can't wait to lay our hands on. Yung6ix and Ajebutter 22 have been the only artists to drop their albums so far this year. I shall lead you to the top 10 Nigerian artists we are anticipating their albums in 2014


Well, they call him the chairman, he's always in VIP. MI ABAGA has been the best thing that has ever happened to hiphop in Nigeria. He has four projects to his credit already. His last official album MI2 THE MOVIE was released in 2010, he promised a mixtape the following year, but failed to deliver. However he released his second mixtape, his fourth project in 2012 “ILLEGAL MUSIC 2”. The mixtape was highly criticized by many including myself; I felt like it didn't worth the wait.

Then, we were expecting an official album later that year unfortunately we got none. 2013 looks promising he said, but still no new album from the self-acclaimed “BEST RAPPER IN AFRICA”. I was beginning to think MI is the 9ja version of “DR. DRE”, the album he promised about 10 years ago hasn't been released till date. He has witnessed and mentored ICEPRINCE to 2 successful albums since his last album. The chocolate city vice president is obvious busy making money. Well, he promised an album this year, his CHAIRMAN album is the most anticipated album of 2014.


YAAGA! The last time wizkid released an official album was in 2011, he however was part of the EME COMPILATION album in 2012 featuring label mates BANKY W, SKALES, SHAYDEE & NIYOLA. We waited for an album in 2012 we got none from him, 2013 came nothing again! All WIZKID released was crazy-award winning singles.

He didn't have an album in 2years; still he was everywhere making money. Back in 2011, Wizkid and Olamide released their debut album but, since then, Olamide has released 2 other albums and still planning to release another one this year. Wizkid has been into a lot over the years, from the EME drama to launching his own record label STARBOY ENTERTAINMENT. The fans can't just wait for wizzy to release his DOUBLE-ALBUM, yeah..he revealed he's releasing a Double album sometimes this year. We just can't wait!!!


WOW!!! I still can't believe a WANDE COAL will have just one album to his name since all these years in the industry, with his kind of talent. His debut album under the then MO'HITS sold out. It's been more than 6years and there is no new album from the amazing singer. He has released more than 8 singles since he released his MUSHIN TO MO'HITS album and I am wondering why he wouldn't just drop an album. He recently left Don jazzy's MAVIN RECORDS, thereby officially launching his record label; BLACK DIAMOND ENTERTAINMENT. His second album will drop in few months, he said in a recent interview. We also can't wait!!!


Peter and Paul Okoye are the best set of twins making music together in Africa, no doubt. They released their last album in 2012 called INVASION and made money all through 2013. They also released some ground-shaking singles like ALINGO and PERSONALLY which was the people's favorite all over Africa. They revealed their plans to drop their 6th studio album this year. There's always something special about the okoyes that we can't wait to feel it again on their album.


Since the release of his successful debut album O.B.O back in 2012, David Adeleke has been everywhere..On our faces all the time! He shot some amazing videos off his debut album after the release. Since then, Davido has refused to slow down, from one hit-track to another. All the tracks Davido has released from then has been a hit record! Yeah, am talking about the likes of GOBE, ONE OF A KIND, SKELEWU, AYE and others. His album will be released later in 2014. Davido is really working hard to put out a crazy album out there this year and we just can't wait!!!


This nig has no album but he's getting millions. He reminds me so much of when Iceprince released OLEKU, he performed at almost all the shows in Nigeria then with just one single. FINO has been in GHOSTMODE ever since he met Olamide and he has proven to be the MAN OF THE YEAR on different PARCELs. He recently announced that a duet album with rapper and friend, OLAMIDE will be released this year. I don't know which to expect first this year, maybe his Debut album or the Duet with Olamide but I know he will be releasing a project this year! YEEE!


Call him the King of Hiphop in Nigeria, you might be right! MODO announced last that he's planning a commercial album and will be released later this year. He revealed he was working with the likes of Dammy krane, Iceprince and Don Jazzy. We just can't wait to hear what the hardcore rapper wants to offer.


Controversial EME rapper, SKALES RAOUL a.k.a EME SOLDIER was regarded by many as the future of hiphop in Nigeria some years ago, but he really hasn't proven himself. His rose to fame was not surprising as he worked hard. Back then he told us he was heading for the Grammys which I think it's so far from him now…well, he is about to take his first step towards the Grammy chase this year by releasing his long waited debut album. He really has to prove his critics wrong by releasing an amazing album! We are waiting!!!


Skales is not the only Nigerian artiste that has revealed his intentions for the Grammys; BASHORUN GAA as he's fondly called is also gunning for the award. 9ice has really not been consistent recently, he revealed that he returned to school to study law. He has 5 albums to his credit already; he revealed plans to release his 6th studio album sometime this year before contesting for a public office in next year elections. He released a double album in 2012 but they weren't successful in terms of acceptability and number of copies sold. However, he is planning to revive his dying music career with a new album; we hope that works. His worshippers are waiting!!!


You can call her the craziest female rapper; you are permitted to also call her the best femcee in the game right now. She's like the 9ja version of Nicki Minaj, murdering nigs on records, she's that dope and we love her like that. She released her debut project GIGO EP which has crazy tracks like I DON DID IT and HIGH which brought her to fame. She really doesn't have many tracks but she's still the queen of 9ja hiphop at least for now, an album from EVA is what we can't wait to get later this year.

NOTABLE MENTIONS: Dammy Krane, Sasha P, Sean Tizzle, Sinzu, Terry tha rapman. Mo'cheddah might also be putting out some stunts this year! Oh..what about an album from TONTO DIKEH…are you anticipating??

Another MAYOVIRAL compilation! Ff @mayoviral

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