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Memorable moments that dominated the Nigerian Music industry in 2022.
Memorable moments that dominated the Nigerian Music industry in 2022.

In 2022, there were many memorable moments that dominated the Nigerian music industry.

Nigeria’s music industry experienced a lot of upheaval in 2022 as it continued to soar to new heights. Nigerian artists regularly create headlines, and in 2022, they did so for a variety of reasons.

There was never a dull moment in Afrobeats in 2022, from the good to the bad to the downright nasty, and out of the many noteworthy occurrences, the has selected the most memorable ones.


Burna Boy sells Out Madison Square Garden

Memorable moments that dominated the Nigerian Music industry in 2022.
Burna Boy Madison Gardens

Burna Boy became the first African act to sell out the prestigious Madison Square Garden on 29th April 2022.

Burna Boy’s career has advanced in leaps and bounds since 2012 when his song “Like to Party” ruled the airwaves. In 2021, he won Best World Music Album at the 63rd Grammy Awards, after being nominated the previous year.

He has performed on almost every continent, sold out notable venues, and won BET awards. Burna Boy sold out the famous Madison Square Garden in the United States in April.

Oxlade’s leaked s*x tape

Oxlade falls sick amid leaked tape scandal

Oxlade made headlines on social media in February when his s*x tape got leaked.

It was the main topic of conversation at the moment on the majority of Nigerian social media sites. The musician received criticism from some people while receiving accolades from others for his sexual skills.

The musician later apologised to his followers and the in the video in a post that was published on his Twitter on Saturday, February 2, 2022.

Additionally, it was said that the artist and the in the video got into a heated argument as a result of the leaked video.

Portable’s Headies and the saga of One Million Boys.

Portable and the numerous controversies that have fueled his popularity
Portable and the numerous controversies that have fueled his popularity

The street-hop musician has garnered media attention for a variety of contentious issues, including his disagreements with many of his supporters.

He made waves online when he posted a video in which he claimed to have founded the infamous One-Million Boys cult before retracting his claim.

Additionally, he garnered viral notoriety when, after garnering two nominations, he promised to attack whoever won the 2022 Headies award.

The contentious musician claims that his song “Zazuu Zeh” is much more well-liked than the other tracks on the list. In addition, Portable asserted that he was more well-known on the street than his fellow nominees.

Ruger vs BNXN

Ruger draws criticism for taking a shot at BNXN
Ruger and BNXN

Even if they are unwelcome, conflicts between artists are essentially unavoidable. Afrobeats sensations BNXN and Ruger were at odds for much of 2022, with both musicians throwing insults on social media.

Both musicians extolled their achievements, with Ruger praising his solo successes and urging BNXN to do the same. In what was the largest beef in the music industry in 2022, the spectacle divided fans who supported their favourite musicians.

Wizkid vs Rappers

Wizkid expresses his opinion about rap.
Wizkid expresses his opinion about rap.

The Grammy-winning Nigerian megastar Wizkid made a big splash when he admitted in an interview with the British 10 magazine that he does not listen to rap because he thinks it is dull and lifeless.

Many well-known rappers, celebrities, upcoming rappers, critics, etc. responded to the artist’s comment with responses of their own.

Rapper Oladips was the first to criticise the singer for his remarks with a diss track; later, rappers like M.I commented on the situation. This prompted many up-and-coming rappers, including Dandizzy, Kabex, Mr. Gbafun, and many others, to release freestyles declaring that the music genre is still alive.

Responding , Wiz took to Snapchat to call Nigerian rappers broke and basically non-existent

Vs Naira Marley

Naira Marley reports Mohbad to his father amid physical assault allegations
Naira Marley and

Differences between labels and artists are nothing new in Nigerian music. However, when claims of physical abuse are made and the label head is a celebrity and the artist is a fast-rising sensation, it unquestionably qualifies as news, especially in the age of social media.

and Naira Marley notoriously feuded on social media as the former attempted to break free from his contract with Marlian Records. The news triggered public interest among followers on social media, and it was one of the year’s biggest events.

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever Soundtrack

Burna Boy, Fireboy DML, Ckay feature on "Black Panther: Wakanda Forever" tracklist.
Burna Boy, Fireboy DML, Ckay feature on “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” tracklist.

Six Nigerian music acts made significant appearances on the “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” soundtrack and shared their lovely melodies with the world.

Tems took the world by storm with her “No Woman, No Cry,” immersed us deep in culture with his “Coming Back for You,” Burna Boy gave us the gift that is “Alone,” CKay expressed his unique sound in “Anya Mmiri“, Bloody Civilian and Rema thrilled us with “Wake Up“, with Rema showing off his rap skills in “Pantera.”

Kizz Daniel’s World Cup Performance

Kizz Daniel finally performs at the 2022 World Cup, thanks fans
Kizz Daniel performs at the 2022 World Cup

It was a significant occasion for the entire Nigerian music business when it was announced that Kizz Daniel would perform at the FIFA World Cup in Qatar in 2022.

The superstar set a record by being the first Nigerian artist to perform at the World Cup, showcasing the emergence of Afrobeats and filling every Nigerian with pride.


Davido features on Qatar World Cup Anthem and performs at the closing ceremony

Davido Finally Performs At Qatar World Cup | See Videos
Davido Performs At Qatar World Cup

Davido’s appearance on the 2022 FIFA anthem alongside Trinidad and Tobago musician Cardona and Qatari singer was the most significant milestone for Afrobeats in 2022.

The occasion demonstrated the attraction of Afrobeats and its rising stock in the global market, making it a significant one for and Africa.

Davido made history with ‘Hayya Hayya (Better Together).’ And it is a moment that will live on in Nigerian music forever.

He also made Nigerians proud after performing on the world cup stage for the closing ceremony.

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