Below is the KOKO list of 20 break out stars of 2022, why we think they will blow;
- Portable (Singer): Oh well, Portable ZaZoo needs no introduction he is at the minute the biggest breakout star of 2022, from 2021. Despite the year 2021 serving a lot of exceptional talents across the board who all in their own right are amazing talents. However, Dr Zeh as he loves to refer to himself as, finished the year 2021 on such an extremely super high that makes it very difficult to look away from his direction or undermine what he might achieve in the new year. This year is set to be a major year for the Fuji Hip-hop fusion crooner and he hasn’t particularly failed yet to deliver as he has gone on to drop a couple of single quick on the trail of his hit debut single. The singer is genuinely talented, with a unique voice and unmatched dedication and passion for music. Portable ZaZoo is definitely set to be one of the break stars set to blow in 2022.
- Calvin Ughelumba Bassey (Footballer): Young Nigerian defender Calvin Bassey definitely one to look out for on the Nigerian footballing scene. The 22-year-old is tipped for big things following in the foot-step of his senior National team colleague Joe Aribo who plays for Rangers in Scotland. Bassey joined Rangers from Leicester City in June of 2020 and made his full professional debut in August of 2020 for Rangers. He is eligible to play for England, Italy and Nigeria internationally but he decided to play for the Super Eagles. He is one to look out for a future stalwart of the Super Eagles defence.
He is a big, strong, fast, powerhouse, and playing the Scottish Premier League will help toughen him up for a major step-up when the time does come. Expect him to be one of the young defenders at the 2022 Qatar World Cup if the Super Eagles do qualify for the Mundial Sport competition.
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- Fave (Singer): This soulful, superiorly talented lady singer is definitely set for big things. She’s yet another one from the YBNL music talent factory. She might just be the talent to challenge Grammy-nominated singer Tems for her just acquired throne as the queen of Nigerian Afrosoul music. 2022 is definitely going to be a major year for Fave if she really wants to become a household name in the music industry. She is another singer we are tipping to have a big year in 2022.
- Ruger (Singer): This is another major music talent with a vivacious tenacity to have a major impact in the music industry this year. He had a great start last year, but this year is when he has to cement his place consolidating on the two wins his first songs “Bounce” and “Dior” had. So much is expected of him in 2022 and he has promised to bring the fire this year and just can’t wait to see what magic he created but we know one thing for sure 2022 is going to be a huge year for the “Jonzing World” signee.
- Buju (Singer): Buju has said he is sorry he is late, but now that he is here, he is bringing the full force with him. He is one of the new music acts on the block tipped to maybe one day even get a Grammy like his old boss, Burna Boy. He is super talented and the boy knows that he is all that is left is for him to fully show it and make himself proud and his loved ones.
Buju is another one set to reach for the stars in 2022, I dare warn all his fans and lovers to be on the lookout for the fat talented singer this year.
- CKay (Singer): Mr Ckay Yo-Yo is an outstanding musical act. He had a slow start last year but right in the middle of it when no one was looking or expecting his music blew up and it was everywhere breaking records after records, racking up airplay that even big wigs like Davido and Wizkid are yet to have. We expect that this year will be even bigger for the year cause this year is when he cements his place as a genuine Nigerian global music brand. And of course, to do that we expect to hear more great music from his end. While also considering his popularity and rising stock in the U.K and in the U.S expect his music to blow up really big this year.
- Lojay (Singer): This year has to be a big year for the Monalisa singer if he wants to be taken seriously in the music industry. He has to be conscious about putting out quality works this year, to either take his music to the next and gain more recognition or to either cement his place. That’s why 2022 is the year for Lojay to blow. He is one of the Nigerian music star we tip to blow up really big or he could just tank it completely. But we believe more that he would blow up.
- The Cavemen (Singers): 2022 is definitely going to be a huge year for Kingsley and his younger brother Benjamin. The pair have been bubbling under for too long its about time their music go global and more altruistic music lover enjoy this unique quality highlife fusion genre of music. Since winning the 2020 Headies Award for the Best Alternative Album the “Roots”, the duo has been on a gentle rise amongst the Live concert-going music lovers along with a horde of diehard music fans. However, 2022 is the year of no more bubbling under anymore. We’re tipping the highlife brother to take their vibe global with global recognition in the waiting for their unique sounds.
Segilola Ogidan (actress): Segilola Ogidan is one of the new generation female actresses who is gradually carving a niche for themselves in the Nigerian movie industry through their versatility. She’s most popular for her role as Tonye in The Men’s Club. She also starred in the Christmas movie “A Naija Christmas 2021”. She was born in Arigidi Akoko, Ondo State in Nigeria to her parents. Her Father’s wish was for her to be a Medical Doctor but she couldn’t do it because she hated hospitals and couldn’t stand blood.
READ ALSO: Movie Review: “A Naija Christmas” Is The Perfect Christmas MovieThe actress shares both of her names with two very popular personalities from the movie industry also. She shares her surname with the veteran multiple award-winning movie director and producer Tade Ogidan not related. While her first name Segilola is the name of the famous witch character from the evergreen epic movie “Okoto Aiye” from the early 2000s. Just as famous as her names are we tip Segilola Ogidan herself to rule your TV, and phone screens in 2022.
- Anee Icha (actress): Anee Icha is one of the fast-rising Nollywood actresses, filled with so much energy, talent, charisma swagger and poise. Anee has featured in multiple independent, and commercial films, TV productions and several web series over the last 3-years. She’s been in some of the very best Nollywood movies of the last 3-years and every time she kills her roles effortlessly from Namaste Wahala to Therapist, to Castle & Castle to the Wait it’s been a hit back to back by Anee Icha we tip 2022 to be a huge year for the curvy beautiful Kogi State-born actress. Best believe it.
- Adebukola Oladipupo (actress): Adebukola Oladipupoor Bukola Oladipupo was born May 23, 1994, she is a Nigerian actress who debuted on MTV Shuga. She has since then gone on to feature in several other movies, from featuring on Moms At War, Oloture to Men’s Club, Forbidden and many more. The stylish petite actress is a bundle of energy on any set any is just about time Adebukola becomes the toast of the Nigerian movie industry. We tip 2022 to be a huge year for her.
- Jidekene Achufusi (actor): Jideofor Kenechukwu Achufusi (born 17 October 1991) is a Nigerian actor and model, known professionally as Swanky JKA.He is best known for his portrayal of Nnamdi Okeke in Living in Bondage: Breaking Free, as well as Neo in Trace TV’s campus drama series Crazy, Lovely, Cool. He won the Trailblazer award at the 2020 Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards. He had a bit of a slow 2021, though he did star in a couple of big movies like Kambili which was quite huge on Netflix. But we tip JKA to have a major blow up in 2022.
- Jenni Frank (TikTok queen): TikToker Jenni Frank, whose real name is Onyekwelu Jennifer Ebere, who is more popularly known as jennifrank29 across all of her social media platforms is the female content creator who rose to fame as a result of an online challenge. She is often referred to as the queen of the #slowmochallenge that trended on TikTok last year. She emerged as the winner of the challenge and has since then been dropping super cute videos showing her creativity in different ramifications. She was able to garner a tremendous number of followers because of her unique ability to tell stories with her slow-motion dance steps and her exceptional facial. She is one of the fastest-growing social media influencers since her rapid rise to fame she’s going on to sign several deals with numerous brands. But we tip Jenni Frank to grow a lot much bigger this year as her stock and array content creation widened. Jenni Frank is going to be one of the biggest names on the lips of many this year.
- Zinoleesky (singer): The Marlian Record signee, who is so audacious with his music that he goes on to release a single title after his boss “Naira Marley”. He is one young man set for great things, after bubbling under for so long he is finally fully blossoming and 2022 seems set to be that year. His EP which dropped in 2020, Chrome is still one of the top 20 most listened to albums on the streaming app, Audiomack, Apple Music app and Spotify. He is set to drop his first album later this year, this will be the singer should finally “Pariwo” enough of the flickers of the past, we believe 2022 is the year Zinoleesky will shine and blow fully.
- Goya Menor (singer/Hypeman): Chief Hypeman Goya Menor has the world as his oster at the moment, he just has to climb and shine 2022 is he’s to own. Grab the opportunity and fly with it that’s the statement. Well, Goya Menor understands it and has chilled and Bam Bam with the big boys. Now it’s time to reach for the sky, 2021 was an introduction 2022 is the year he blows.
- Eso Dike (actor): Eso Dike is a versatile actor, rapper, host and TV presenter. he is also a trained lawyer with a few years of practice experience. Eso Dike has been an actor on Jenifa’s Diaries, Forbidden Fruit and Man of her Dreams. He makes going up in the world seem so easy and seamless but he is clearly a hardworking man. He wrote his first full rap song at ten years old and while he is a lawyer he has not practised for a while, even though he knows that it is a profession he can fall back on. He is an OAP with Spice TV and somehow juggles being 3 different characters on 3 different TV shows at the same time without mixing them up because of practice and the help of his acting coach.
- Teniola Aladese (actress): Teniola Aladese is a Nigerian actor, producer and casting director. She was born in Lagos State, Nigeria. The sixth child of a family of six children, Teniola studied Mass Communication at Covenant University, Ota, and then went on to build a career in TV and film production. Some of her movies include Finding Hubby, Dry Catfish, Soole and more. Before she became a screen goddess she has been a production manager who has been working behind the scene for Africa Magic for a couple of years. She might be a new face in front of the camera but she is definitely not new in the game.
- Uzor Arukwe (actor): Uzor Arukwe is a Nigerian actor, and model whose birthday is on August 6th. He hails from Abia state, and is popularly known for the role he played in Sergeant Tutu, “In Line”, and Countdown; the 2017 movies that brought him to the limelight. He has gone on to show that he is here to stay as he has featured in several more movies including Tanwa Savage, Sugar Rush, Kambili, Prophetess, Hire A Woman, The Set-Up and more. Each time he steps on the big screen he reinforces the fact that he is just a bundle of talent.
- Mr Funny (skit maker): Born on the 30th of January, 1995, Mr Funny better known as Oga Sabinus is a Nigerian popular comedian and entertainer. He is probably one of the funniest names in the industry right now, and he doesn’t need an intro. Oga Sabinus is popular for his skits revolving around getting into trouble. He hails from and was born in Port Harcourt, River States.
Emmanuel Chukwuemeka Ejekwu had his early education in Rivers State and has a degree in Linguistics and Communication Studies from the University of Port Harcourt. He is an actor and comedian and has starred in a good number of movies. He received The Creative Social Media category award in 2021 from DENSA. Investor Sabinus is probably the most talked about and the most-watched skit maker at the moment he is the trendy funny man on the block and 2022 is set to be really big for him.
Just last December he hosted his first comedy show and it was a huge success bringing together numerous acts from his industry. With all of these signals, 2022 is the year for Investor Sabinus to dominate and rule.
- Oluwakaponeski aka mama Tobi (skit maker): Comedian and social media personality who is predominantly recognized for his alter ego character, Mama Tobi. He’s frequently posted sketch comedy bits on his oluwakaponeski Instagram account, where he’s has amassed more than 240,000 followers. Oluwatobi Adeshina Onibatedo is a well known Comedian. Oluwatobi was born on January 20, 1984, in Nigeria. Oluwatobi is one of the famous and trending celebs who is popular for being a Comedian.
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