Top 10 most humble Nigerian musicians

These are the top 10 most humble Nigerian musicians in the industry.

The top 10 most humble or modest musicians in Nigeria right now are listed below. Other artists have made outstanding contributions to solidify their position as the most modest, while some artists have been more down-to-earth and humble than others.

Top 10 most humble Nigerian musicians
Top 10 most humble Nigerian musicians

Being musician brings with it lot of recognition, respect, and money. While not every artist who achieves fame and wealth donates to charitable causes, there are still some who do.

Top 10 most humble Nigerian musicians

Olamide

Olamide Gbenga Adedeji known professionally as Olamide (and also Olamide BaddoBaddoSneh, or simply Baddo) is Nigerian hip-hop recording artist.

He records in Yoruba and English, in 2011, he released his debut studio album Rapsodi while signed to Coded Tunes.

Don Jazzy

Michael Collins Ajereh, known professionally as Don Jazzy, is  Nigerian record producer, audio engineer, record executive, singer, songwriter, entrepreneur, and philanthropist.

He is the founder and the CEO of Mavin Records, Don Jazzy was co-owner of the defunct Mo’ Hits Records record label with Dbanj.

Davido

David Adedeji Adeleke popularly known as Davido, is Nigerian-American singer, songwriter, and record producer.

Davido rose to fame after releasing “Dami Duro”, the second single from his debut studio album Omo Baba Olowo (2012).

In 2012, Davido won the Next Rated award at The Headies. Between 2013 and 2015, he also released number of hit singles and in January 2016 he signed record deal with Sony Music.

2Baba

Innocent Ujah Idibia known by his stage name 2Baba, is  Nigerian singer, musician, pianist, songwriter, record producer, entrepreneur, philanthropist, humanitarian, and activist.

Prior to July 2014, he went by the stage name 2face Idibia, he is one of the most decorated and successful Afro pop artists in Africa.

2Baba is the first of MTV Europe, Best African Act Award in 2015

Yemi Alade

Yemi Eberechi Alade is  Nigerian Afropop singer, songwriter, actress, and activist.

She won the Peak Talent Show in 2009 after which she signed to Effyzzie Music Group, and had hit with her single “Johnny” in 2014.

Since then Yemi has gained prominence in the music industry and is considered one of the biggest artists in Africa.

Following the releases of her albums King of Queens and Mama Africa the huge commercial success recorded for both albums, made her embark on world tours consecutively.

She won the MTV African Music Awards for Best female in 2015 and 2016 consecutively and was nominated for Artiste of the Year in 2015.

Patoranking

Nigerian dancehall singer Patoranking, who started out as street performer before rising to national stardom, is known for his music’s signature African fuji rhythms and strong social messages.

He broke through in 2014 when Nigerian singer Timaya appeared on his bouncy reggae anthem “Alubarika,” the story of the former carnival dancer’s rise from “nothing to something.”

He has regularly addressed urgent social issues on such tracks as 2014’s “Girlie O,” featuring award-winning singer Tiwa Savage, and 2016’s “No Kissing Baby,” with Ghanaian rapper Sarkodie.

Adekunle Gold

Adekunle Kosoko, known professionally as Adekunle Gold, is Nigerian highlife singer, songwriter, and graphic designer.

He gained widespread attention after releasing the 2015 hit single “Sade”, highlife cover of One Direction’s “Story of My Life”.

In 2015, he signed record deal with YBNL Nation and released his debut studio album Gold, which debuted at number 7 on the Billboard World Albums chart.

Tekno

Tekno Miles was first signed under K-Money Entertainment. His breakout single titled “Holiday” was released under the imprint.

With featured vocals from Davido, “Holiday” was positively accepted and gained massive airplay.

Teni

Teni released her debut single “Amen” while signing to Shizzi’s Magic Fingers Records.

She left the record label and signed with Dr Dolor Entertainment in 2017.

Teni started gaining prominence after releasing the single “Fargin” in September 2017.

Naira Marley

Azeez Adeshina Fashola, known professionally as Naira Marley, is a British-Nigerian singer and songwriter.

He is known as the president of his controversial fan base, “Marlians”  Although 2019’s controversial “Am I a Yahoo Boy” attracted the ire of the Nigerian government, the track landed him on Billboard’s World Digital Song Sales chart for the first time.

An ode to self-pleasure inspired by his own brief incarceration, his 2019 hit single “Soapy” gave rise to another viral dance trend.

Walking the line between Afrobeats and hip-hop while dropping a slew of hit records, Naira Marley is one of Nigeria’s biggest stars.

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