In Nigeria, life is really musical. It is evidenced by the number of famous and talented musicians we have. They are known not only in their country but also far beyond its borders. Today we will introduce to you incredibly talented and famous musicians in Nigeria, but only one can be considered the most outstanding. Who is the best musician in Nigeria?
It is difficult to say who of the singers is the most famous and revered. There are so many excellent musicians in Nigeria, but only a few of them have become great both in their homeland and abroad. Millions of people admire them. They make cry and laugh their fans. We have found it difficult to name the only one musician as the best in the country, so we have decided to create a ranking of top 10 who can be called so. Those who have musical talent know for sure that apart from pleasure and satisfaction to listeners, the presence of such abilities to themselves can bring a considerable fortune.
It is difficult to say who of the singers is the most famous and revered. There are somany excellent musicians in Nigeria, but only a few of them have become great both in their homeland and abroad. Millions of people admire them. They make cry and laugh their fans. We have found it difficult to name the only one musician as the best in the country, so we have decided to create a ranking of top 10 who can be called so.
Who is the best musician in Nigeria now: our top-10
Olamide Adedeji, known as Olamide, is a Nigerian rapper hip-hop musician. Recording most of all hits in his mother tongue, Yoruba, he was nominated and winning several Nigerian music awards, including multiple Nigeria Entertainment Awards and The Headies Awards.
The rapper released his first album titled Rapsodi in 2011. YBNL is his next album, including his most famous for that time songs such as First of All, Voice of the Street, Stupid Love, Ilefo Illuminati, was released under his label YBNL Nation. Soon he produced his third album Baddest Guy Ever Liveth, including Durosoke and Yemi My Lover. It was two years later. Nigeria and the rest of the hip-hop world are patiently waiting for the next release of Olamide.
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Born Bukola Elemide, known as ASA, this Nigerian-French jazz singer is also known as The Queen French Jazz in Nigeria. She is called semi-French singer because the woman was born in Paris, but soon came back to Nigeria, to her parents.
Her first song Eye Adaba immediately won all the charts, the biggest one is the French Constantin Award in 2008, and made ASA a real star. Soon she became one of the best new voices among ten participants and groups of Paris contest. After two years ASA produced a new album titled Beautiful Imperfection, which has the lead song Be My Man. This album got double gold in France.
In August 2014, she released her third brainchild - third album titled Bed Of Stone. And the next year the singer went on a world tour, which continued till 2017. Despite the fact that she is called French star, she is Nigerian.
8. Don Jazzy
Michael Collins Ajereh, known as Don Jazzy, is a Nigerian musician and producer. He is a songwriter for many Nigerian stars. Ajereh created his label Mavin Records. He also worked with legendary Kanye West and Jay-Z.
Don Jazzy is known more as a music producer, it does not prevent him from leading the top positions of the music charts with his hits.
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Chinedu Okoli, known as Flavour, is a Nigerian multi-instrumentalist and singer. Most of all of his hits are in his mother tongue, Igbo language, he became famous in the wide circles.
When he was a 13-years-old boy, he made the first step into music. The young musician played drums for the church in his hometown. He also played in Nigerian boys' band as a drummer. His self-titled debut album N'abania made him famous all around Africa.
David Adedeji Adeleke, known as Davido, is a Nigerian musician and producer. Davido studied Business Administration, but the passion for music was stronger, so he bought proper musical equipment and started making beats, in addition to recording vocals. Davido created his first music studio with his brother Adewale, which named HKN Music.
Davido has partnered with world known music companies such as Sony Music, Guinness Nigeria, and MTN Nigeria. Davido`s third single Skelewu, which was released in 2013, entered as 5th to the list of the top 10 songs of 2013 and then became 1st on Afribiz's Top 100 chart. Three years later, he won the best African act at the MOBO Awards. In 2018, Davido became the first African-based singer to receive his award on BET Awards main stage.
Nneka Lucia Egbuna, known as Nekka, was born in Warri. Her first song The Uncomfortable Truth become her lucky star which opened the way for her in the music industry. Soon she recorded a full album Victim of Truth which was released not only in Germany but also in England, France, the Netherlands, and Japan. After then her new album hit, she was invited for big festival such as - Chiemsee Reggae Summer, BevrijdingsPop, Park Pop и Art Rock Festival. At the top 50 star in the Beyond Race Magazine, she took an 11 position. In 2009 and in the same year won the Best African Act nomination according at MOU Awards.
Due to her incredible voice, her well known song Heartbeat entered in the Top 50 in Germany and Top 20 in the UK Singles Chart. Nneka cooperated with Tegan & Sara, Sarah McLachlan, Kelly Clarkson, Jill Scott, Erykah Badu, Corinne Bailey Rae, Mary J. Blige, and Rihanna. Although she performs in Germany, Nekka is rightly considered a Nigerian singer. She showed the world what the Nigerian music industry is capable of.
4. 2Face or 2Baba
Ujah Idibia, known as 2Face or 2Baba, is a Nigerian musician, producer, songwriter, and entrepreneur. 2Face is considered one of the most famous and successful Afro-pop musicians. He is a songwriter for many Nigerian superstars. But the first step in his career was in cooperation with rapper Blackface Naija. During this time he met BlackFace. And together with Faze, they created the trio band Plantashun Boiz.
In 2004 immediately after the group's collapse 2Face produced his debut solo album Face 2 Face, which established him as a prospective solo artist. 2Baba received a lot of music awards such as one MTV Europe Music Award, one World Music Award, five Headies Awards, four Channel O Music Video Awards, one BET, four MTV Africa Music Awards, one MOBO award, one KORA award, and numerous additional nominations.
3. Tiwa Savage
Tiwatope Savage-Balogun, known as Tiwa Savage, is a Nigerian singer and actress. Tiwa began her music career at the age of 16 singing background for George Michael. When she became a superstar, she began to work with world known giants such as Destiny’s Child, Sting, and Eminem.
Not only a famous singer but also a beautiful woman, Tiwa Savage considered the most beautiful female musician. Tiwa won a lot of music awards such as MTV Africa Music Award for Best Female in 2014, two Headies awards in 2012 and 2014, two Channel O Music Video Awards in the same time, and one Nigeria Music Video Award for Best Highlife in 2012. She was also nominated for BET Award for Best International Act, Africa in 2014.
Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun, known as Wizkid, is a Nigerian musician and famous singer all around the world. He made the first step to the music at age 11 and released an album in collaboration with the Glorious Five, which formed his five friends a long time ago.
Working on the single One Dance along with Drake, Wizkid got international recognition. This hit became No.1 in 15 countries, including the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, and Australia. Wizkid made the significant contribution in the Nigerian music industry, so got a lot of music awards such as two BET Awards, three Billboard Music Awards, one MTV Europe Music Award, four MTV Africa Music Awards, three MOBO Awards, six The Headies Awards, two Channel O Music Video Awards, six Nigeria Entertainment Awards, two Ghana Music Awards, etc.
Oladapo Daniel Oyebanjo, known as D'banj, the Kokomaster or Bangalee, is a Nigerian musician, songwriter, entrepreneur, TV host, and simply a superstar.
The Kokomaster was born in a strictly family of a military and businesswoman. Initially, he wanted to follow in his father's footsteps and become a military man, but thanks to his older brother, who taught him to play the harmonica.
The musician has won a lot of music awards such as Best African Act at the MTV Europe Music Awards in 2007, Artist of the Year at the MTV Africa Music Awards in 2009, Best International Act, Africa at the 2011 BET Awards, and Best-selling African Artist at the 2014 World Music Awards and Evolution award at the 2015 MTV Africa Music Awards. D'banj was Nigeria's first United Nations Youth Ambassador for Peace.
What is music? Is it possible to describe in words the significant role that it plays in our lives, and to measure the influence it has on us? The music of these giants is not just a set of words for a suitable melody. These musicians created real art and became famous throughout the world. It is difficult to name the best one because each of them is unique and very talented.
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