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Upper Quintet: Featuring Teswess, Dir. Tetsuo, Sosa.ttw, Beezyx, & Tobi Peter

This week, The Upper Quintet spotlights these five amazing underground acts, Teswess, Dir.Tetsuo, Beezyx, Sosa.ttw, and Tobi Peter.

Dir Tetsuo

Nigerian-bred Chukwudi Oranu otherwise known by the stage name, ‘Dir Tetsuo’ is a computer-literate, record producer, and rapper. The Uk based creative explores sonic niches that damn the status quo- Alte music/Boom bap. He is one of those experimental juggernauts that aren’t necessarily seeking mainstream fame, as his sound carries a different yet unique frequency- a defiance that proves his originality and genuine love for the craft. Listen to his extended play ‘Digi‘, and his joint project with fellow record producer, ‘Thefoodlord’ titled, ‘Soulful HellRaizin Youth‘.

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Teswess is a talented Nigerian singer-songwriter, rapper, entrepreneur, and cinematographer based in the United Kingdom. Tesswess can be described as a modern-day griot who uses his art as a tool for telling important stories in a way that often camouflages rhythm and poetry. His cool-as-can-be personality coupled with his lyricism, and artistic delivery gives him an effortless appeal. Teswess music often makes him appear like a sage far ahead of his years- songs like E Pain Me & For Free give backing to this statement.

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Beezyx is an Ultra-gifted Music producer and sound engineer who has a lot of records under his watch. The producer’s versatility and dynamism are reasons why he is highly sought after in the underground sphere- think of any genre or sub-genre, and Beezyx has probably produced it. The record producer’s latest effort is a rhythm and blues earworm titled ‘Royalty‘ which features talented singers, Keizah Mallam, and Rnb Princess.

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Sosa.ttw is a Nigerian Trap artiste. The talented rapper’s rhyme schemes are complex and his flows may strike as psychedelic- which is a good thing. The Benin-born artist is a superstar in the making, his bold, charismatic, and sometimes witty persona tells you this much is true. He makes ‘unconventional’ yet beautiful music that is drawn from real-life experiences and he is not afraid to let the world know either he is ranting about the struggle of an up-and-coming act or he is taking time to adore the effeminate jiggly mound of sexiness, he does it seamlessly. His latest work is a trap single titled, ‘Bougie and Thick‘.

Tobi Peter

Nigerian-born Tobi Peter adorns several hats which include being a music producer, disk jockey, animation designer, and TikTok creator. Tobi is one of the emerging voices of Nigerian Electronic Dance Music(EDM)- he produces and disk jockeys heavily in the genre. The self-taught disk jockey and producer has an impressive discography as he consistently churns out quality music. His latest release is an extended play titled ‘House On The Rocks‘.

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