Top 10 most popular musicians in Nigeria
Nigeria’s music industry is massive, in Africa and ranking among the world’s largest. The industry is still expanding and making a significant contribution to the Nigerian economy. This article will reveal the most popular musicians in Nigeria.
It is full of skilled and well-known artists who consistently make the country proud while also gaining recognition and bringing honor to the country and Africa as a whole.
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Below are the top 10 most popular musicians in Nigeria
Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun, better known by his stage name Wizkid (now known as Big Wiz), is one of Africa’s most well-known musicians and Nigeria most popular musician. Since his debut, the Nigerian singer and songwriter has received widespread acclaim and has stayed constant over time.
Furthermore, Wizkid is one of Nigeria’s most prominent and well-known musician.
He also has a sizable social media following, primarily on Twitter and Instagram, and has collaborated with several internationally recognized artists, including Beyonce, Drake, Skepta, Chris Brown, Trey Song, Tony Montana, Justine Skye, and others, cementing his versatility as one of Nigeria’s and Africa’s best recent successes.
David AdedejiAdeleke, best known professionally Davido, is a Nigerian vocalist, songwriter, and music producer who was born on November 21, 1992,in Atlanta, Georgia, but relocated to Lagos, Nigeria, when he was a child.
Davido revealed on Twitter in January 2016 that he has secured a recording contract with Sony Music. His announcement drew a mixed reaction. The record company confirmed the agreement in a statement.
Furthermore, a few months after signing with Sony, Davido launched his label, Davido Music Worldwide (DMW). The label is now home to Dremo and Mayorkun.
2BABA PREVIOUSLY KNOWN AS 2FACE
In the Nigerian music industry, 2Baba is a legend. He ran so that others may walk, and he is today one of Africa’s most decorated artists. In 2006, his hit song “African Queen” got international recognition after featuring the soundtrack in the Phat Girlz movie.
He is a force to reckon with, and perhaps one of the most renowned Nigerian singers of all time, with over twenty years in the industry and countless endorsements to his name.
Burna Boy is a Nigerian singer who specializes in Afro-fusion music. Afro-fusion varies from Afrobeats in that the former incorporates elements of Afrobeats, dancehall, reggae, American rap, and R&B music. He is one of Nigeria’s top ten most popular musicians in 2021.
Burna Boy with 22 accolades, is also the first Nigerian musician to win a Grammy prize in recent memory. He got recognition in 2012 thanks to his popular single “Like to Party.” Burna Boy’s first album, L.I.F.E., was released in 2013 and included the song “Like to Party.”
Furthermore, Burna Boy won Best International Act at the 2019 B.E.T. Awards, shattering several glass barriers on his path to the top.
Olamide Adedeji (born March 15, 1989) aka Baddo, is a Nigerian hip hop recording artist. He primarily records in Yoruba, his native language. While contracted to Coded Tunes, he released his debut studio album Rapsodi in 2011.
His follow-up album, YBNL Nation, was released under his label imprint. The singles “First of All,” “Voice of the Street,” “Stupid Love,” and “Ilefo Illuminati” helped promote the album.
Olamide is also the first Nigerian to sign an endorsement contract with Cîroc on July 17, 2013. Olamide has been nominated for and won several music accolades, including many Nigeria Entertainment Awards and The Headies Awards.
In 1989, she was born in the Nigerian state of Abia. She resides in Nigeria. Yemi, an afro-pop singer and songwriter, rose to prominence after winning Nigeria’s Peak Talent Show in 2009.
Her track ‘Johnny’ earned YouTube’s most-watched video by an African female artist. She’s released three popularly known albums since then: ‘Mama Africa,’ ‘Black Magic,’ and ‘Woman of Steel.’
Peter and Paul Okoye, twin music performers who rose to fame after banding together to form P-Square. They effectively formed a band and made a name for themselves in the music industry, but they are currently split up, even though the majority of fans still regard them as one.
Dbanj, widely known as ‘The Kokomaster’, is a well-known Nigerian musician who is also one of the continent’s wealthiest performers. He shot to fame in 2005 when he collaborated with Don Jazzy on the popular tune “Tongolo.”
Tiwatope Savage is a musician and vocalist from Nigeria. Tiwa Savage is Nigeria’s seventh-best musician, with a total of 20 honours. She released her debut album “Once Upon a Time,” in 2013 on Don Jazzy’s Marvin record label.
Tiwa Savage is the first female to win the Best African Act category at the MTV Europe Music Awards. In 2019, Tiwa Savage left Marvin Records. Once Upon a Time (2013), R.E.D (2015), Sugarcane (2017), and Celia (2020) are albums by Tiwa Savage. Tiwa Savage has also starred in programs such as Shuga and Jenifar’s Diary.
Folarin Falana, AKA Falz,earned an LLB honours degree in law from the University of Reading in the United Kingdom. He released his first album in 2014 and rose to notoriety thanks to his track “Marry Me.” Falz is one of the top ten best vocalists in Nigeria in 2021, based on several accolades he has received.
Falz is well known for his involvement in social causes and has used his music to draw the attention of Nigerians to some problems we are facing.During the EndSars demonstration, Falz was active, appealing to his fellow celebrities to join the battle to abolish police brutality in Nigeria.