January might be the first month of the year but it’s also the birthday month of Top Nigerian Artists.
As the month draws close to an end, we compiled a list of Nigerian Artists born in January.
This list contains artists like Bella Shmurda, Reminisce, Adekunle Gold, e.t.c.
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Remilekun Abdulkalid Safaru, known by his stage name Reminisce, is a Nigerian versatile musician, singer, rapper, and Actor.
Alaga Ibile or Oja Daddy as he is popularly called celebrates his birthday every 27th of January and clocked 40 years as of 2021.
Reminisce possesses several hit songs to his credit like ‘Kako Bi Chicken’, ‘Local rappers’, ‘Tesojue’, ‘Instagram’ amongst others.
Akinbiyi Abiola Ahmed popularly known as Bella Shmurda is a Nigerian Singer who came to popularity in 2019 with his song, ‘Vision 2020’ remix featuring Olamide.
He was one of the breakout stars that dominated 2020 with his hit songs like ‘Cash App’. The singer celebrates his birthday every 27th of January.
Born Adekunle Kosoko, Adekunle Gold, is a Nigerian highlife singer, songwriter, and graphic designer.
He became popular in 2015 after the success of his song, ‘Sade’. The singer who is the husband to Simi and also a father to their daughter celebrates his birthday every 28th of January.
Chike-Ezekpeazu Osebuka popularly known by his stage name CHIKE is a singer, songwriter, and actor who participated in the Nigerian reality competition Project Fame West Africa in 2015 and also in the talent competition TV show The Voice Nigeria Season 1 where finished as a runner-up on the show.
After several songs that didn’t do well commercially, Chike dominated the industry with his ‘Boo of the Booless’ in 2020.
Timi Dakolo is a singer and songwriter who is known as the King of Soul thanks to his Love-themed songs.
The singer emerged winner of the inaugural season of Idols West Africa in 2007. The singer celebrates his birthday every 20th of January. His well-known songs including ‘Iyawo Mi’, ‘Medicine’, ‘Great nation’ amongst others.
Emeka Akumefule, known professionally as Blaqbonez, is a Nigerian rapper signed to 100 Crowns, an imprint of Chocolate City.
The rapper is widely known for his controversial self-proclaimed status as the “Best Rapper In Africa” (abbreviated as “BRIA”) celebrates his birthday every 29th of January.
9ice, born Alexander Abolore Adegbola Akande is a Nigerian musician and songwriter. The veteran singer is popular for his second studio album, ‘Gongo Aso‘ which is ranked as one of Nigeria’s best albums of the decade.
The singer celebrates his birthday every 17th of January.
Cobhams Asuquo is a Nigerian singer/songwriter, music producer, musician, public speaker, and businessman.
Cobhams is an influential force in the industry having behind the production of many classic songs/albums.
He has also released hit songs of his own. The talented vocalist celebrates his birthday every 6th of January.
Oluseun Anikulapo Kuti, commonly known as Seun Kuti, is a Nigerian musician, singer, activist, and the youngest son of music legend, Fela Kuti. Seun leads his father’s former band Egypt 80.
Seun is known mostly for his activism and has resurrected his father’s political, Movement of the People (MOP).
Oludemilade Martin Alejo, known professionally as Ycee, is a Nigerian rapper, singer, and songwriter. He is popularly known for his hit songs like ‘Condo’, ‘Jagaban’, Omo Alhaji’ amongst others.
Ycee celebrates his birthday every 29th of January.
Oritsefemi Majemite Ekele popularly known by his first name Oritse Femi is a Nigerian singer-songwriter and performer.
The singer celebrates his birthday every 5th of January.
Rachel Akosua Funmilola Garton, professionally known as Lola Rae, is a Nigerian-born singer and dancer of Ghanaian and British descent.
The songstress celebrates her birthday every 20th of January.
Ikechukwu Eric Ahiauzu popularly known as Ric Hassani is a Nigerian alte singer, songwriter, and musician. He celebrates his birthday every 6th of January.
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Sadiq Onifade, known professionally as WurlD, is a Nigerian Afrosoul singer and songwriter.
The singer became popular thanks to his feature on Shizzi‘s ‘Show You Off’ and Sarz’s “Mad’.
The singer celebrates his birthday every 2nd of January.