These are the top 10 most awarded and nominated Nigerian female artistes
Through hard work, the musicians listed here have had an immense impact on Nigerian pop culture through their music, collaboration, and other intangible factors, and here are the top 10 most awarded and nominated Nigerian female artistes.
The thrill about this particular list is that we have some newcomers taking up as much space, sitting pretty high on the rankings with senior colleagues. They have been able to wield a much bigger influence on the music culture in Nigeria in 2020 than the usual big names.
Top 10 most awarded and nominated Nigerian female artistes
1. Tiwa Savage
Tiwa savage is the most awarded female Nigerian artistes with over 105 awards and 20 major music awards and nominations
Multi-award-winning Tiwatope Savage was born on the 5th of February 1980, and she started her music career as a vocal singer for George Michael and Mary J. Blige at the age of sixteen.
She is the richest female musician in Nigeria. She even increased her net worth recently after signing a multi-million dollar deal with Jay-z music record label.
2. Yemi Alade
Popularly referred to as Mama Africa, she has gathered more strength off the Nigerian shores and her songs have hit over a million views on youtube.
The Afropop musician and songwriter is one of the most-streamed female artists in Africa with over a million subscribers.
Being a music talent show winner and rising to become a music celebrity hasn’t been all joke, but she made it.
She has worked so hard to release songs that her fans appreciate and she keeps topping charts. Her songs have attracted international collaboration and were recently featured on Beyonce’s Lion King: The Gift album.
She has also made music with American rapper, Rick Ross. Her song was also sent for Grammy consideration but wasn’t nominated.
Yet the singer has been one hard-working musician who is an act to reckon with.
Temilade Openiyi better known by her stage name Tems, is a Nigerian singer.
In 2021, she earned two US top 40 entries on the Billboard Hot 100, with her collaboration with Drake on the song “Fountains” from his album Certified Lover Boy, and the Wizkid single “Essence”; the latter of which reached the top ten following a remix by Justin Bieber, and earned her a Grammy Award nomination.
In the same year, Tems was ranked number one on the Billboard Next Big Sound chart and number five on the Billboard Emerging Artist chart.
Simisola Bolatito Kosoko better known by her stage name Simi, is a Nigerian singer, songwriter and actress.
She started her career as a gospel singer, releasing her debut studio album in 2008, titled Ogaju she also played as one of the top judges in season 7 of the Nigerian idol Tv show in 2022.
She gained prominence in 2014 after releasing “Tiff”, a song that was nominated for Best Alternative Song
This brought her to the attention of record executive Don Jazzy and led to her signing to Mavin Records.
Another prominent music artist is Niniola Apata popularly called Niniola. She is a very tough music performer showing a lot of charisma and vigor in her music.
The singer being on the list has been a result of hard work and creativity. She also started out after participating in the Project Fame Talent show by MTN.
Outside of Nigeria, she has received a lot of international music recognition and her song was featured on Drake’s playlist.
She has a lot of awards to her name and was also nominated for Viewer’s Choice Best International Act at the 2018 BET Awards.
The singer and performer have been really superb as she keeps dropping party jams for her fans and listeners she keeps the entertainment scene alive.
The young ‘sugar mummy’ as she is called stormed the music scene when Nigerians were least expecting and she made her big break.
Teniola Apata aka Teni Makanaki came into the music scene with a lot of hit songs and spice to the entertainment scene.
The fact that she is not the skinny celebrity figure and sexual type, her fans and followers still appreciate her, her plus size gave her more charisma and command in music.
Although when she was young, she child actor in the then-popular KKB show, few people knew that till she made her big break.
Makanaki is not just a singer but her music life has a touch of laugh and comedy which she entertains her fans with.
Her songs touch both the local and elites as she tries to satisfy both with her musical dexterity.
Omawumi Megbele, who is simply and popularly known as Omawumi, is a Nigerian singer and actress born on the 13th of April 1982 in Delta State, Nigeria.
Her music carer started way back in 2007 after releasing her first song titled “In the music.”
Since then, she has grown to become one of the best in the Nigerian music industry, as he has featured several prominent Nigerian musicians.
Omawumi sits in the third position on our list with an estimated net worth of $3million.
8. Seyi Shay
Deborah Oluwaseyi Joshua, aka Seyi Shay, was born on the 21st of December 1985 in London.
She is a Nigerian-based singer and songwriter who has produced some hit tracks for prominent brands like Konami’s video Game Crime Life which she did in 2005.
Seyi Shay moved back to Nigeria in 2011 in other to and launch her great hit “Loving your way” as well as “No le le.”
Seyi Shay sits in the fifth position on our list with an estimated net worth of $2.1 million.
Bukola Elemide, popularly known as ASA, is a Nigerian-french vocalist.
She rose to fame after releasing her back-to-back hits songs with the likes of “Eye Adaba,” Jailer, to mention a few.
She has plenty of great hit songs and is described to have signed an endorsement offer worth numerous Naira with GTBank after recording the main tune for them.
ASA sits in the fifth position with a total net worth of $2million in 2021.
Aituaje Iruobe aka Waje was born on the 1 st of September 1980 in Akure.
Waje, one of the richest female musicians in Nigeria, has been in the game for a while now as she featured P-square in one of their hit tracks, “Bizzy Body,” in 2007.
She occupies the number 7 position on our list of the richest female artists in Nigeria, with a total net worth of $1.7 million.