Nigeria has plenty of talents and the top 10 best musicians in Nigeria are a perfect proof. Let’s take a look at the list of those whose songs have made the hearts of Africans and music lovers all over the world beat faster with excitement. Let’s take a look at the ten best musicians of Nigeria in 2018.
WHAT’S THE TOP LIST OF MUSICIANS IN NIGERIA?
Of course, the top list of the most beloved Nigerian musicians is much longer than only ten names. Yet, this is what the tops are: a small part of the whole, the best of the best. Here they are, welcome the most popular and successful Nigerian singers who have won the biggest part of the population’s love and even international recognition in 2018.
- Don Jazzy
He is one of the wealthiest Nigerian performers. Nothing surprising, though. The man is a singer, music producer and songwriter, a director and a serial entrepreneur in addition to all this. Besides that, the man has serious investments in technology. It’s likely that his assets are about to grow any time soon.
From the musical point of view, Don Jazzy is an outstanding performer with incredible vocals and a unique charisma. He knows how make a stunning show, how to thrill the audience, and how to behave on the stage. This influential musician is also quite handsome, and this fact is the last nail for many girls who are desperate seeking his attention.
Don Jazzy is known for both his solo works and collaboration with other Nigerian performers like Tiwa Savage, Reekado Banks, and many others. The title of the best Nigerian musician is not simply a name given to him by fans. Don has already received a range of prestigious Nigerian awards as one of the best Nigerian musicians and the producer of the year.
This singer has already received several awards as best performer of the year for his hits Oliver Twist which featured Kanye West and Fall in Love. These two songs have been top singles not only in Nigeria but also in the entire Africa and abroad.
After his separation from Don Jazzy, D’Banj created a name for himself. The performance he created for the African Cup of Nations in 2013 is still remembered by many. It was the one that touches hearts and remains in the memory of the nation for many years.
D’Banj has an army of followers on Youtube, which fact proves his popularity as one of the best musicians in Nigeria.
- 2Face Idibia
2Face is a real music star for Nigerians. He started his musical career as a member of boy band Plantashun He has received a number of prestigious musical awards, including MTV awwards.
Apart from being a bright star in the Nigerian musical sky, this singer and songwriter also has a non-profit organization that performs charitable activities. His popularity in all spheres of life is doubtless and the number of viewers on Youtube confirms the title of one of the most successful and beloved artistes in Nigeria.
Though Davido has not been in Music as long as 2Face or Don jazzy, he’s one of the brightest stars in African Music. Davido is a vivid example of how the majority of an artist’s songs are real success.
The 60 million views of his videos on Youtube show the scale of his popularity in Nigeria and abroad. Another proof of his influence is the fact that tickets for his performances sell out many days prior to the due date, regardless of their price.
- Sade Adu
Sade is a living legend with Nigerian roots and one of the most influential musicians not only in Nigeria but also in the entire world. She has a great name in the late 1980’s due to her outstanding vocals and the unique style in music. Today, Sade is not only one of the brightest stars in the sky of soul music but also a fashion designer and a model herself. Sade Adu is a 4-time Grammy awards winners.
The number of views of her Smooth Operator video on Youtube shows that she’s definitely the queen of soul music and even after a long break in her musical career to focus on her family.
Technically, there were two of them in this duo but as a musical performing entity, they were one. Peter and Paul gathered a big deal of popularity due to their dance moves inspired by those of the legendary Michael Jackson.
They have already toured a lot of countries and performed at the same stage with huge stars like Chris Brown and others. Their smashing hits brought them a range of prestigious awards. At present, the two brothers have solo careers.
- Yemi Alade
Yemi is one of the most popular musicians in Nigeria and one of the most influential female artistes. With her breakthrough hit Johnny she entered the world of music like a rocket and seems to be doing better with every other day. Yemi has international recognition and performs both in Nigeria and in other countries worldwide.
Apart from music, Yemi is a face of several influential and popular brands that give her significant income.
- Banky W
Banky W has always been one of the most popular Nigerian musicians and his recent marriage to one of the most beautiful actresses of the Nigerian movie industry, Adesua Etomi, has only added to his popularity. Now, the nation is keeping an eye not only on his musical career and new releases but also on the family life with the charming beauty.
- Tiwa Savage
Tiwa Savage is a beautiful and talented, popular and successful, and she’s one of Nigeria’s favorites in music and the richest Nigerian female musician. At the beginning of her career, she sand back up vocals for George Michael, Emma Buton and other international celebrities.
Wizkid, also known as a Nigerian ‘star boy. Recognized at home and abroad, Wizkid has several really bright appearances on his list. He has shared the stage with Kendrick Lamar, Alicia Keys, Chris Brown and others. No wonder that his popularity and assets grow every other day. Each his performance costs more than the previous, especially if it takes place abroad.
Well, this is the top list of musicians in Nigeria as estimated in 2018. Surely, we all expect something interesting and catchy from all these music stars to come by the end of the year just to prove that they are really the best of the best.
Nasty C Inks Record Deal With Def Jam
Revered South African rapper Nasty C is taking his music to the next level with the signing of a brand new deal with top hip hop label Def Jam Recordings.
The new deal with Def Jam Recordings is in collaboration with Sony Music South Africa which is his parent label. The new move is to facilitate the release of his forthcoming album.
After ‘Bad Hair’, ‘Strings and Bling’, Nasty C is ready for his third studio album ‘Zulu Man With Some Power’. A new single ‘There They Go‘ has been released as a lead single towards the album release. The folks at Def Jam were happy to have him on board.
“Nasty C is a unique and forward-thinking artist who is at the forefront of a new generation of rappers emerging from Africa. Def Jam is a globally recognized brand synonymous with excellence in hip-hop, and we are excited to welcome Nasty C — an international star with real vision and talent — into the family”, said the label’s CEO Jeff Harleston.
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Nigerians are currently reacting to Davido’s announcement that his baby mama and fiance, Chioma, tested positive to pandemic coronavirus.
Davido also said although Chioma has not shown any symptoms, she has been isolated and will get the proper care she needs.
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Fireboy Is My Favourite New School Artiste – Wande Coal
Veteran Nigerian singer Wande Coal is the latest guest on RED TV. The ‘Ololufe‘ shared some brief moments and highlights of his music career.
Wande Coal while on RED TV revealed his main goal at the time was to become a dancer for international stars like Missy Elliott. But that eventually changed after he met D’banj and Don Jazzy at a show in UNILAG. He approached them and told them he could dance on set while they performed, the rest his history now.
He also shared his thoughts about the new school artistes on the block like Rema, Fireboy DML, Joeboy etc. However, out of the lot, his favourite new school act is YBNL Fireboy DML.
Wande Coal revealed he is still working on his 7 track EP and would be released soon enough even though it wasn’t released as scheduled.
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