MTV Base (DStv channel 322) has made a selection of artistes tipped to make it big on the music scene in 2017.
Compiled by the MTV Base music and talent experts from across the continent, the list of 55 established and up-and-coming artistes is based on the channel’s assessment of the artists’ current and future potential, including sales performance, active release schedule, popularity/buzz, radio and video airplay, style, and other intangible factors.
Making the list are ten up and coming Nigerian artistes, namely: Dremo, Grey C, Jilex Anderson, Lola Rae, Mayorkun, Mr Eazi, Ric Hassani, Terry Apala, Wale Turner and Wurld, who is an American based Nigeria. Dominating the list are South African artistes, with 17 names. Ghana, Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda are also well represented but coming behind Nigeria.
MTV Base aims to support the “Ones to Watch” artists as much as possible throughout 2017, building their profiles via on air and on line exposure, play-listing their repertoire, supporting key video releases and involving them in MTV Base events and gigs.