Top 10 list of best Musicians in Nigeria 2021
The topic ‘Top 10 best musicians in Nigeria’ is a controversial one. The problem with tracking the top 10 best musicians in Nigeria is you cannot achieve this without bias.
It is only right to evaluate the successes of these artistes in 2020 once in a while. Every day, top Nigerian artistes brag about being the hottest. Hence we decided to do a deep research to bring about the list of the top 10 hottest Nigerian artistes in 2021.
There are different music genre in Nigeria, each has its own unique audience thus it will be difficult to arrive on a consensus about the top 10 best musicians in Nigeria if an objective metric is not used.
People will always want to know the metric used in assembling a list of the top 10 best musicians in Nigeria 2021.
Clacified has authored a list of top 10 best musicians in Nigeria 20121. We recognize that many factors are in motion while discussing the top 10 best musicians in Nigeria, but we wish to use only one metric – Awards.
The top 10 best musicians in Nigeria were assembled using the total Number of Awards received by each artist.
The conclusion about who is the best musician in Nigeria will always be subjective. Still, an artist’s number of awards is an objective fact devoid of sentiment or bias.
Top 10 best musicians in Nigeria will also be a list of artists within the contemporary music genre like Afro-pop, Afro-fusion, RnB, blues, Rap Etc.
10. Simisola – No of Awards is 12
Last but not least of the top 10 best musicians in Nigeria is Simisola Kosoko. Simi ranks as the 10th best musician in Nigeria.
Simi is married to Nigerian Afro singer Adekunle Gold, and they both share a daughter.
Simi started his music career as a gospel singer. Simi gained an audience in Nigeria after releasing her hit single “Tiff” in 2014.
Simi has released 4 studio albums and 1 Ep.
- Ogaju (2008)
- Chemistry (with Falz) (2016)
- Simisola (2017)
- Omo Charlie Champagne, Vol. 1 (2019)
- Restless II (2020) – EP
RCA records singer takes the number 10 spot. Tiwa Savage has struggled to regain the buzz he got earlier in her career following break up with her talent manager/husband and departure from the Mavin records umbrella. Nevertheless, she still retains her spot as one of the most sought after Nigerian artiste in 2020. She premiered her beautiful album tagged “Celia” in 2020.
Remais not just the Messiah of Don Jazzy’s record label, he is also Nigeria’s biggest youngster. Getting President Barrack Obama, Drake, Rihanna, and other prominent American artistes to vibe to his song only shows how hot he is. Rema is definitely one of the hottest Nigerian artistes in 2020.
DMW recording artist, Mayorkun is a popular Nigerian singer, songwriter, and music performer. Adewale Mayowa Emmanuel popularly known as Mayorkun is one of the hottest Nigerian musicians in 2020. His singles “Geng”, “Of Lagos” and recent collaboration with Jamopyper in “If No Be You” earned him a spot on this list.
6. Omah Lay
Omah Lay is inarguably one the hottest Nigerian artiste in 2020. He came out just when no one expected him. His singles “You” and “Bad Influenec” off his “Get Layd” debut EP got him a whole lot of fans withing the country and beyond. Omah Lay is just another artist whose fame came like a flash of light.
5. Fireboy DML
YBNL’s Fireboy DML is an afrobeat artiste with so much to brag about after launching his musical career merely two years ago. His debut album ‘Laughter, Tears, and Goosebumps’ retains its spot on afrobeat album charts across all digital platforms. It bears the record as the most streamed afrobeat album on audiomack after Burna boy’s ‘African Giant’ with over 60 million streams. Fireboy DML indeed has the fire of any typical afrobeat star.
Though many people believe he is grounded by language, Olamidestill has a whole lot brands and a huge fan base to boast of. Which Lagos concert will fail to have less than 40,000 fans if Olamide is billed to perform? Olamide is more like the quiet dude whose legacies go before his name. Olamide dished out a classic album “Carpe Diem”in 2020.
DMW boss, Davido could probably be the number artiste on this list. Many will argue he has done so much for himself so far this year. Davidois one of the biggest artistes in Africa and also the most followed African celebrity on social media.
Wizkidhas been a household name for a long time. He has a cordial relationship with so many artistes and another cultic fanbase. The Wizkid FC on twitter could get him trending for not reason. His fans basically do his promotions for him. Wizkid is not the only sort after by fans, he is also adored by his colleagues. Almost every artiste in the continent wouldn’t mind having a collaboration with Wizkid. He even bagged an endorsement deal with Tecno Mobile amidst the coronavirus lockdown. On October 29, 2020, Wizkid dished out his highly anticipated album “Made in Lagos”. The album is currently racking up numbers across all streaming platforms as the Nigerian singer pushes to achieve more with ith sophomore major deal album.
1. Burna boy
Despite falling out with Nigerians on twitter several times, Burna boy is one of the hottest artistes in the country. He is mostly applauded for bagging a grammy award nomination for best world album. His ‘African Giant’ album remains one of the most decorated musical project from Nigeria. His 2020 album “Twice As Tall” album sits on the throne as one of the biggest body of works released this year by any African act.
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