Olamide’s producers-turned-hitmakers

There is no iota of doubt that the entertainment industry is filled with talented people. The global reckoning enjoyed by Nigerian afrobeats music is a testament to that fact. In the music space, there are individuals who are gifted at music production and singing. Saturday Beats takes a look at two of them who currently have hit songs


For those that are familiar with the music industry, the phrase, ‘Pheelz, the Mr Producer’ had long been associated with popular rapper and singer, Olamide, aka Baddo. Though Olamide has worked and still works with other producers, Phillip Moses aka Pheelz has production credit for a large amount of the former’s songs.

Tracks he produced for Olamide include ‘Durosoke’, ‘First of All’, ‘Eleda Mi’, ‘Anifowose’, ‘Yemi My Lover’, and ‘Turn Up’. He has also produced songs for other artistes such as Tiwa Savage, Teni, Mr Eazi, Fireboy DML, Runtown, Seyi Shay and Phyno.

However, in recent times, Pheelz has been reintroduced to audiences across the globe as a singer. And, he is not doing badly. His hit songs include ‘Finese’ (featuring Bnxn), and ‘Electricity’ (featuring Davido). The former was one of the biggest songs of 2021, while the latter is one of the ‘hottest’ songs out now.

Born as Phillip Moses in the Ojo area of Lagos State, Pheelz started his music career in church as a singer at the age of 10.

He once worked with the respected producer, ID Cabasa, and in 2013, he was featured on the NotJustOk ‘Top 10 Hottest Producers in Nigeria’ list. He has also been nominated as ‘producer of the year’ by many award platforms, such as Headies, and the Nigeria Entertainment Awards.

Signed to Empire Distribution, Pheelz released an Extended Play album titled, ‘Hear Me Out’ in 2021, and it was well accepted by fans.

Young John

Just like Pheelz, John Udomboso aka Young John is another producer who has worked extensively with Olamide. He produced some of Olamide’s hit tracks, including ‘Story for the Gods’, ‘Confam Ni’ (featuring Wizkid) and ‘Bobo’.

He has also produced songs for artistes such as Kizz Daniel, Flavour, Lil Kesh and Davido.

In 2015, he was nominated in the ‘Producer of the Year’ categories at the Nigeria Entertainment Awards and The Headies.

In March 2022, he signed a deal with Chocolate City, and he soon followed it with a hit track titled, ‘Dada’. Another of his songs, ‘XtraCool’, is one of the most popular songs at the moment.

Young Jonn started playing musical instruments as a child. Together with his brothers, he later formed a group called ‘AVG’. In 2012, he got signed to Hit Factory Studio as a producer.

So far, he has released two Extended Play albums, ‘Love is not Enough’ (Volume 1 and 2).

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