5 Nigerian female artistes to watch out for this year

    Asides from the masculine gender, females have also impacted greatly in the Nigerian music industry.

    5 Nigerian female artistes to watch out for this year
    5 Nigerian female artistes to watch out for this year

    Mp3bullet compiles list of 5 Nigerian female artistes to watch out for this year.

    When describing the females in the Nigeran music industry, one would agree their influence in the growth of the industry cannot be overlooked.

    The 5 Nigerian female artistes to watch out for this year are:


    Liya DMW

    Abdulsalam Suliyat Modasola better known as Liya is Nigerian fast-rising Singer and Linguistic Graduate from the University of Ilorin.

    The singer had released couple of songs like Abedi Pele, Trust Issues, Be my vibe amidst others before she was sighted by DMW boss Davido.

    Davido signed her into his label Davido Music Worldwide (DMW) in early days of October, 2020.

    So far, Liya has released her debut Single “Melo” Produced by Zaki Magic, and it has been doing pretty well on the airwaves.

    She tops our list of 5 Nigerian female artistes to watch out for this year.



    Dunnie is Nigerian Indie songwriter, singer, and producer.

    Born Oladunni Lawal, she is one of Nigeria’s indie artistes making and promoting their music independently with most staying away from mainstream sounds.

    She went solo in 2014 to work on her craft and has been persistently creative since the release of her debut body of work, “Seven” the EP in 2018.

    Her ‘Overdose‘ of last year served as sequel to the lead track off the FOUR E.P.

    However, she released the remix of this song featuring Nigerian singer Oxlade.

     Dunnie‘s efforts and talent have been recognized by large brands as seen with her work with Nestle.

    Her steadiness towards her music cannot be overlooked and that puts her on our list of 5 Nigrerian female artistes to watch out for.

    Ayra starr:

    Ayra Starr

     Don Jazzy‘s new discovery Ayra Starr is star full of potentials ready to be exploited.

    Born as Onyinkansola Aderibigbe, the 18-year-old afropop Nigerian singer has been on the watchlist since 2019.

    The Mavins’ Record singer just got signed in last year, but clearly she presents herself like an artiste who has been on board for over decade.

    On 21 January, 2021 she releaseed her first 5-track EP titled after her name which includes Away, Ija, DITR, Sare and Memories.

    The same day, she released the official video of her lead single “Away

    Her fame has so preceeded that after the release of her EP, fans began comparing her with popular singer Tems.



    Fast-rising Godsfavour Chidozie is an upcoming singer and songwriter popularly identified as Fave.

    She started gaining prominence in late 2019 and 2020 when she released singles like .M.M.S (Me or Mask My Sins) and DAL (Dead Ass love).

    Her freestyle turned single titled “NBU” (Nobody But You) in April 2020, gave her the attention she deserved.

    It started off as freestyle on social media before Jimmi Abdul reached out to her with beat birthing this viral song.

    The song has gotten co-signs from music moguls like Mr Eazi, Adekunle Gold, among others.

    With this rising fame, lot of listeners are looking forward to what she has to offer in the industry this year.

    Tori keeche:


    Naira Marley’s latest and first female signee has proven herself to be force to watch out for this year.

    The Anambra born artiste finished her Secondary school education at Debiruss College Lagos and is presently student of psychology at the University of Lagos.

    Tori Keeche is also member of the producing trio called Tripsss which includes Niphkeys and IBK.

    Being the Marlians first lady, Tori came out with huge hit in 2020 titled  ‘Yoga’ featuring Marlian label boss Naira Marley.

    This year, she surprised us with lovely single titled ” Oh My Love” featuring her label partner Emo Grae.

    She claims the fifth position of our list of 5 Nigerian female artistes to watch out for this year.

    Five Nigerian female artistes to watch out for this year

    • Liya
    • Dunnie
    • Ayra Starr
    • Fave
    • Tori Keeche

    Worthy Mentions

    • Vee Iye
    • Candy Bleakz
    • Raybekah

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