The internet age has introduced the need for increased creativity, not just with the music, but the entire album roll-out and overall packaging.

We now find artists sharing their cover art and tracklist weeks or even months ahead of the album release just to create a heightened awareness of what is to come.

While the content of the album gives sound, the album cover brings vision and in this digital driven generation, what is seen is as powerful as what you are about to hear.

From daring covers, strange artworks to simple message bearing images, we have picked through the lot and arrived at the seven best album covers released this year.

Here are the 7 best Nigerian album covers for 2018

Adekunle Gold – ”About 30”

Adekunle Gold’s sophomore project, ‘About 30’ arrived with a defining roll-out and one of the major things that stuck was the album’s art cover.The album art has Adekunle Gold sitting on a horse and while it is quite plain, the vivid attention to details is striking. From his outfit to the crisp scenery, he succeeded in finding a balance between keeping it simple and creating art on the edge.Photography was done by August Udoh.Seun Kuti – ”Black Times”

Seun Kuti Black Times
Seun Kuti ”Black Times” art cover (itunes/SeunKuti)

Unarguably one of the best covers that the music industry delivered this year.On his fourth album, ”Black Times,” Seun Kuti remains as militant as ever, not just in his music but also in his facial expressions and the art cover fully represented everything he stands for.M.I Abaga – ”Yung Denzel”

M.I Abaga ”Yung Denzel” (itunes/MIAbaga)