10 Artists You'll Love If You Like Fuse ODG
If Fuse ODG's Million Pound Girl has been your tune of 2014 you need to get involved with these other 10 artists, featuring Stylo G, DBanj and WizKid.
You will probably already recognise Moelogo's vocals from his recent collaboration with Mr 2kay and May7ven on Bubugaga, which went on to be a favourite on the Capital XTRA playlist. But if you've not heard his other stuff, start with the British Nigerian's latest single Whatta Bum Bum and one of his biggest; Pangolo. Picture: Facebook
R2Bees is a Ghanaian hip-hop/hiplife duo made up of Faisal Hakeem and Rashid Mugeexx, their name stands for the phrase 'Refuse To Be Broke,' which they're also commonly known as. Check out their singles Bayle, Odo and Life (walaahi) off their second album Da Revolution II, which came out last year, plus their most recent single My Song. Picture: Facebook
You'll know D'Banj from his 2012 single Oliver Twist which debuted at number 9 in the UK singles chart and was the first afrobeats track to get play listed on commercial radio. But don't think it was a one hit wonder - D'Banj's new track Bother You has just been added to the Capital XTRA playlist and it's BIG. Picture: Facebook
Ghana born and based Atumpan (which means 'The Talking Drum') mainly finds his influence from Caribbean dancehall and reggae. He's primarily signed to a record label in Ghana, but his hit song The Thing was signed by Ministry of Sound over here in the UK. Other notable tracks to listen out for are Moyerh Afrikana, Music Is Life, Let's Take A Ride and Mad Bad. Picture: Facebook
Born and raised in South East London Mista Silva has made waves since releasing his debut EP Full Vim in 2012 and touring the UK for various Afrobeats festivals. His most popular singles to check out are Boom Boom Taah and 2013 dance-inducer I Know You Like Am. Picture: Facebook
Mobo and BET Award-winning WizKid (real name Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun) rose to prominence in 2009 with his song Holla At Your Boy and since then has continued to impress with popular single Azonto and strong collaborations with Angel, Akon and Young Jeezy. Catch up before his second studio album Chosen drops this year. Picture: Facebook
7. Zafi B
You won't believe the up and coming star Zafi B is just 16-years-old. She has been around for a while but as an actress rather than a singer, appearing in shows such as Doctor Who and Holby City when she was just 11. A graduate from the Sylvia Young Performing Arts School, Zafi B's debut single Number 1 is well worth a listen.
From his 2012 debut album you need to hear Nigerian Amercan artist Davido's singles Back When, All Of You, Overseas and Feel Alright – if you ever manage to tire your ears of them don't worry, he's got a new album due for release in autumn/ winter this year of which singles Gobe, One Of A Kind , Skelewu and Aye have already been released, so check em' out. Picture: Facebook
9. Stylo G
Jamaican born Stylo G (Real name Jason McDermott) moved to the UK age 15 and pursued a career as a Reggae artist. He's known most notably for singles My Yout, Call Mi A Yardie and Soundbwoy, which peaked at number 18 on the UK singles chart. He's worked with Giggs, Chipmunk and Sneakbo to name a few, and word it that there's something new coming from him and Rather Be band Clean Bandit. Picture: Facebook