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By Rashidat Akashat With Agency News

MTV Base, on Wednesday disclosed the release of a hand-picked list of artiste across the African continent, who are expected to make great waves in the music scene in 2017.

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They made this known to NAN in a release they made available to them in Lagos, which was signed by the Public Relations Officer of Black House Media (BHM), Anita Ayidu.

BET, Youth and Music Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) Africa, Vice President Monde Twala, said it was the yearly list of artiste, who they think would hopefully make a positive impact in the music industry.

“They are the “ones to watch” and it is our belief that they will do great things this 2017 year.

“It is awesome how the artistes on the 2016 list performed, how much the support we provided has helped the artistes build their careers both locally and internationally,” he said.

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Twala pointed out that, the list was compiled by the MTV Base music and talent experts from across the continent.

“They are the list of 55 established and up-and-coming artistes based on the channels assessment of various artistes.

“Their current and future potential include, sales performances, popularity buzz, radio and video airplay, style and other intangible factors,’’Twala said.

The Vice President added that MTV Base would support the “ones to watch’’ artistes as much as possible throughout 2017.

“We will do this through building their profiles via on air and online exposure, play-listing their repertoire, supporting key video releases and involving them in MTV Base events and gigs,” he said.

NAN reports that MTV Base on DSTV channel 322, plays its picked list of the “ones to watch for 2017’’.

The hand-picked selection of artistes expected to make it big on the music scene in the 2017 MTV Base;

“Ones to Watch” 2017 are: Edmasia-Angola; Nero Americano-Angola; Locko-Cameroon; Minks-Cameroon; Ezi Emela-England/Nigeria;

Others are: Hiro-France/DRC; Boboh-Ghana; Capasta-Ghana; Eugy-Ghana, Teephlow-Ghana; Triggmatic-Ghana; Wondaboy-Ghana; Band BeCa-Kenya and Everlast-Kenya.

The list includes, Kalighaph Jones-Kenya; Timmy Dat-Kenya; Videz and Shiv-Kenya; Willy Paul-Kenya and Filomena Maricoa.

It includes: Mozambique; LayLizzy-Mozambique; Dremo-Nigeria; Grey C-Nigeria; Jilex Anderson-Nigeria; Lola Rae-Nigeria; Mayorkun-Nigeria; Mr Easi-Nigeria, Ric Hassani-Nigeria, Terry Apala-Nigeria; Wale Turner-Nigeria.

Also considered are, Wurld-Nigeria/USA; Amanda Black-SA; A Reece-SA; Bhizer-SA; Distruction Boyz-SA; Dj Fortee-SA; Dj Mdix-SA; Easy freak-SA; Frank casino-SA; Gemini Major-SA; King Monada-SA; Kly-SA and Nadia Nakai-SA.

Others are: Sjava-SA; Tellaman-SA; Tshego-SA; Yung Swiss-SA; Apple Gule-Swaziland/SA; Ben Pol-Tanzania, Billnas-Tanzania, Harmonize-Tanzania; Rayvann-Tanazania; Ruby-Tanzania; Ceaserous-Uganda; Lydia Jasmine-Uganda; Ykee Benda-Uganda.