This list of top 10 best live performers In Nigerian music is mainly for Nigerian secular artists which include, afrobeat, afropop, afro-fusion and alté, our metrics are based on Energy, stage presence, Vocal control, band synergy and overall confidence.
Live performance in this context is any music play demonstration performed or presented to or before an audience of one or more, with or without cogitation, below is our list of the top 10 best live performers in Nigerian music currently.
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Nigerian afrobeat artist Femi Kuti, the eldest son of the afrobeat legendary pioneer Fela Kuti, a saxophonist and vocalist with extensive knowledge of instruments, also basically a live performer, he has 3 live albums to his name with Guinness world records of single note held on sax in a form refer as circular breathing, he has made more than 2,000 live performing appearances in his career, his stage presence, vocal control, energy and band synergy is topnotch.
Highly talented Nigerian singer, songwriter, and recording artist, who’s known for her song ‘Fire on the Mountain’, Asa is among the best live performer in Nigeria music, released a live album in 2009 titled Live in Paris, her stage presence, energy, vocal control is out of space.
Nigerian singer and songwriter Brymo is among Nigerian top best live performer, released his debut album in 2007 titled “Brymstone‘ he became a household name in Nigerian after Collaborating with Ice Prince on Oleku, he has 2 live albums Trance (2015) and Live! at Terra Kulture Arena (2019), his stage aura, vocal, energy and synergy with the band is extremely fantastic.
Nigerian singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist, Flavour is among the top Nigerian best live performers, he started off as a drummer in a local church, released his debut album in 2005 titled “N’abania” his stage presence and vocal ability on stage, energy and synergy to the band is excellent.
Nigerian singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and composer, and alternative soul artiste, released his debut album in 2011 titled “Super sun” he is one of the best vocal performing artistes in Nigeria, his energy, vocals, synergy with the bands, and overall confidence is stupendously great.
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Nigerian Afrobeat singer and songwriter, released his debut album in 2011 titled “SuperStar” after a successful single “Holla at your Boy” he is among the top Nigerian best live performer, his stage control, vocal, band synergy and overall charisma is extraordinary.
Nigerian singer and songwriter, Simi started her career as a gospel singer, she released her debut album in 2008 titled “Ogaju” she became famous in 2014 after releasing her single “Tiff” she’s one of the top Nigerian best live performing artists, because of her stage presence, vocal strength, band synergy and overall confidence.
Nigerian Afrobeat singer and songwriter gained prominence in 2012 after releasing his single “Like to Party” then released his debut album in 2012 titled “L.I.F.E” an acronym for “Leaving an Impact for Eternity” Burna Boy is a great live performer with above listed live performing qualities.
Nigerian singer and songwriter, Tiwa Savage started her music career as a backup vocal for artists, released her debut album titled “Once Upon a Time” in 2013, Tiwa Savage is among the top Nigerian best performer ranging from her vocal strength, energy, band synergy and overall stage presence.
Nigerian highlife singer and songwriter gained prominence and became a household name in 2015 after releasing his hit single “Sade” Adekunle Gold is among the top Nigeria best live performer based on his stage presence, vocal control, band synergy and overall confidence.
Top 10 Best Live Performers In Nigerian Music Industry
1. Femi Kuti