Mp3bullet.ng compiles a list of Top 10 Most Awarded Nigerian Artists
Want to know the most awarded artist in Nigeria? Look no further as Mp3bullet.ng put together a list of Top 10 Most Awarded Nigerian Artists.
The status, legacy, and overall name of an artist are made up of numerous factors.
Awards and honours given to artists are examples of this, as they serve as a physical reward from a third party who recognises and rewards their work.
As a result, awards are regarded as a source of pride among artists and their fans.
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We look at the Top ten Most Awarded Nigerian Artists.
The singer contribution to the international music industry has earned him several achievements, including a Grammy Awards thanks to his featured work in Beyoncé’s The Lion King: The Gift soundtrack with “Brown Skin Girl”.
He is the most awarded African artist with his impressive catalogue including;
BET Awards (3), Soul Train Awards (2), Billboard Awards (3), iHeartRadio Music Awards (2) and MOBO Awards (4), Headies(15), Grammy (1).
He is also a recipient of an ASCAP plaque for Drake’s “One Dance“. Wizkid’s contributions to the Nigerian music industry has made him the most awarded artist in The Headies award history.
Davido, who isn’t afraid to brag about his remarkable resume, lets his achievements speak for themselves and puts his money where his mouth is.
The megastar currently has over 60 awards from more 100 nominations. His major awards come from Bet (1), MOBO (1), MTV Africa Music Award (1), Channel O (1), Headies (8), Nigerian Entertainment Award (7), AFRIMA (1)
He may have changed his name from TuFace to 2Baba, but his legacy as one of Nigeria’s most gifted musicians will certainly live on.
He was the first-ever Nigerian winner of the MTV Europe Best African Act Award in 2015. 2Baba is the third most awarded Nigerian musician at the present, with more than 51 accolades.
2Baba has received one MTV Europe Music Award, one World Music Award, eight Headies Awards (Hip-hop award), four Channel O Music Video Awards and one BET award for his musical work, four MTV Africa Music Awards, one MOBO award, one KORA award, 3 Afrima Awards, and numerous additional nominations.
Popularly known as the Kokomatsre, D’banj will go down in history as one of the major exporters of afrobeat to the rest of the world.
He is one of the artists who made International collaborations a thing of ease for Nigerian Artists.
His strides and work have translated into 29 awards from about 87 nominations which includes 4 Headies, 1 BET, 6 Channel O, 1 MOBO, 4 MTV Africa Music Awards, 2 MTV Europe Music Awards, 3 Nigeria Entertainment Awards, 1 Sound City Music Video Awards.
Since his rise to fame in 2013, Burna Boy has always been destined for success. The African Giant has not just only pushed Afrobeat to the frontline but also earned himself worthy accolades like a Grammy.
From our estimation, Burna Boy currently has 23 awards from 47 nominations.
His catalogue includes; Grammy(1), Headies(3), MOBO(1), BET(3), MTV Africa Awards (1), MTV Europe Awards(1), AFRIMA(3), NEA(3), amongst others.
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Olamide has established a godfather-like status in the world of indigenous rap and street-hop music. With an estimated 22 awards from more than 56 nominations, the rapper has a long list of achievements.
His awards arsenal includes Headies (15), NEA(4), Channel O(1) amongst others.
Tiwa Savage isn’t just called Queen of Afrobeat for nothing. With over a decade of consistent effort, she remains one of Nigeria’s biggest female artists.
The African Bad Gyal was the first woman to win Best African Act at the 2018 MTV Europe Music Awards and she continues to make her mark in the scene. Tiwa Savage has 20 awards from 70 nominations.
These awards include; Headies (2), AFRIMA(2), Channel O (2), Soundcity MVP Awards(1), MTV Europe Music Awards(1), MTV Africa Music Awards(1), amongst others.
The now-defunct duo made up of Peter and Paul Okoye was Nigeria’s best music group for almost ten years. The brothers once bagged 5 awards at a single night at the 2006 Headies and got a total of 17 awards from 37 nominations.
Their arsenal includes; Headies (6), Channel O Music Video Awards(5), MTV Africa Music Awards(2), KORA Awards(1), amongst others.
The second rapper on our list, Ice Prince won hearts with his debut album, ‘Everybody Loves Ice Prince” and its lead single “Oleku” in 2011.
Ice Prince, with his sucker-punching words and infectious melodies, has hacked hip-hop in Nigeria as few others have. The rapper has 17 accolades and 38 nominations to his name.
They include Headies (3), Channel O(2), Bet (1), amongst others.
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The Afropop/Highlife singer is well-known for being one of Africa’s top performers and all-around entertainers. Flavour has a slew of trophies under his belt, with 38 nominations and 14 wins.
Flavour’s awards include; Headies(2), African Muzik Magazine Awards(2), MTV Africa Music Awards(1), amongst others.
Top 10 Most Awarded Nigerian Artists
- Burna Boy
- Tiwa Savage
- Ice prince