Sounds.ng Top 40 Jury List, Nigerian Music’s Greatest Individuals Leading the Pack…

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Music’s greatest: Audi Maikori, Tosyn Bucknor, Olamide Adedeji, Gbemi Olateru-Olagbegi, amongst others, have been announced as jury for Sounds.ng Top 40; Nigerian music has evolved over the years with the consistent introduction of new sounds and players. The increasing need to evaluate these players and sounds on a reputable platform has also followed suit and we have taken it upon ourselves to make this happen; to do this, Sounds.ng has searched within the ranks of the Nigerian music industry for the most powerful voices and relevant players to form a jury worthy enough to cross-examine Nigerian music.

This jury is be made up of individuals who have distinguished themselves as industry experts, sound analysts and music lovers in their varying fields; their jobs will be a weekly task of turning out the best of the Best Top 40 Nigerian music – without further ado, here are the Sounds.ng Top 40 jury members:

  1. Tosin Adeda: Tosin is a music critic and analyst; he is notably the only blogger who crossed Burna Boy‘s path and didn’t get “Murked.”
  2. Ehiz: VJ, Ehiz Okoeguale is a former dancer and host of MTV‘s Top Ten Naija.
  3. Osi: Beat FM O.A.P, Osi Suave, has a vast knowledge of music acquired from years of working on air.
  4. Olamide Adedeji: Olamide works in various capacities with global companies like Guinness, Nokia, MTN, Multichoice, SoundCity, ONTV, Spice TV, Urban Radio and more; he is currently the Group Channels Manager for Consolidated Media Associates Group, a Nigerian owned media power-house.
  5. Gbemi Olateru-Olagbegi Artwork | AceWorldTeam.comGbemi Olateru-Olagbegi: Gbemi is an award-winning broadcaster on Beat FM.
  6. Bizzle Osikoya: Bizzle is Group Manager to African music powerhouse, Mavins Records.Tosyn Bucknor Artwork | AceWorldTeam.com
  7. Tosyn Bucknor: Area Mama, Tosyn Bucknor is not your everyday on-air personality; she owns a lifestyle blog, hosts a highly rated morning show called the Voice of Lagos and has an Alternative-Rock singing alter-ego known as CON.tra.diction.
  8. Chin Okeke: Chin is the founder of Eclipse West Africa, a branding and communication company with a focus on the entertainment industry.
  9. Remi Ogunkayo: Remi is the group Chief of Staff for Red Media Africa, the publishers of YNaija online and magazine.Audu Maikori Artwork | AceWorldTeam.com
  10. Audu Maikori: Audu is one of the founders of Nigeria’s Hip-Hop headquarters, Chocolate City; he is also one of the most respected judges on the Nigerian Idols.
  11. Illrymz: Radio, TV show host and all-round superhuman, Olowu “Illrymz” Adebola conquered the Nigerian airwaves by hosting a pan-Nigerian syndicated show that ran across 5 major radio channels nationwide – he is the host of the Nigerian Idols.
  12. DJ Lo: Cleopatra Amartey is a Lagos bred Ghanaian DJ who has a major focus on Electronic Dance Music (EDM).
  13. Timi “TMXO” Aladeloba: KnightHouse’s in-house producer is known for his infamous Trap music style.
  14. Wilfred Okiche: Wilfred is a music head and writer at 360Nobs.
  15. Joey Akan: Joey Akan is music critic and poet; he is also a writer at Pulse.ng.
  16. Jim Donnett: Jim is an editor at one of Nigeria’s largest digital music platforms, tooXclusive.
  17. Omobonike Olofin: Omobonike is a music video production manager; she has companies like AJE Filmworks and Tokindrum Pictures on her belt.

Other members of the jury include:

  • Seyi Fadipe
  • Oluwaseun Adetunji
  • Cyprian Okoyomo
  • Charles Ugbomah
  • Okunade Nurayn
  • Hafiz Olushekun
  • DJ TohBahd
  • Adewole Conde
  • DJ Damijer

You can check out the latest Top 40 by HERE.