Top 10 most popular Nigerian new generation musicians

    These are the top 10 most popular Nigerian new generation musicians

    Popularity is being measured by the number of both local and international hit songs produced by the artiste and here are the top 10 most popular Nigerian new generation musicians.

    Top 10 most popular Nigerian new generation musicians
    Top 10 most popular Nigerian new generation musicians

    New generation Nigerian artists we look at the top ten Nigerian artists that were born between 1995 and 2009.

    Note that this list does not consider their artistry or talent but rather, their popularity on commonly used social media platforms and their most successful works.

    Top 10 most popular Nigerian new generation musicians


    Temilade Openiyi is Nigerian Alternative R&B and Afro beats singer born in 1995 and she closes off the list of top ten Genz Nigerian artists in the tenth position.

    The talented songwriter and record producer uses the stage name Tems and one of her early singles, “Try Me”

    She has song with Drake, Future, Justin Bieber

    Fireboy DML

    Adedamola Adefolahan, is 24-year-old Nigerian singer and songwriter who uses the stage name Fireboy DML. And, true to his moniker, he has really brought the fire with him since he entered the misc making grand stage.

    Fireboy DML has song with Ed Sheeran, Madonna, etc


    Divine Ikubor, known by his stage name Rema, is another artist that became popular as teenager. He is even yet to turn 20, as he was born on 1 May 2000, but he has become one of ’s biggest stars.

    The mixed Afrobeats superstar has 2 million followers each on Instagram and Twitter but his high rating here is not just because of social media fans.

    Rema’s “Dumebi” has over 54 million views on YouTube, Rema has song with Chris Brown, Skepta, Tion Wayne and others.

    Omah Lay

    Nigerian singer Omah was born Stanley Omah Didia on 19 May 1997 in Port Harcourt, Rivers State.

    He entered the Nigerian scene with the earworm “Bad Influence” and has since acquired his own cultlike following with only nametag missing for now.

    Omah Lay has song with Justin Bieber.


    Joeboy coined his moniker from his first name Joseph and he is the Nigerian music industry sweetheart. Joseph Akinwale Akinfenwa blew into the music scene with visualiser-style videos sponsored by Mr Eazi’s emPawa Africa project.

    No wonder, his most successful music video remains the 2019 “Baby” visualiser that currently has 44 million views. The singer also has total social media following of 1.9 million.

    Bella Shmurda

    With real name as melodious as Akinbiyi Abiola Ahmed, one would think Bella Shmurda would pick any as his stage name, but that is not the case.

    The singer draws inspiration from different realms it would seem and at just 24, he is cementing his name in the Afrobeats history books.


    Zinoleesky developed passion for music at tender age. In his words, he stated that his love for music became stronger after being followed by Kizz Daniel on Instagram.

    This was result of the rap video he dropped on Instagram.


    The professional Nigerian singer and songwriter born Ikuforiji Olaitan Abdulrahman, popularly called Oxlade, was born on 22 April 1997.

    He comes ninth on this competitive list, Oxlade has total following of 1.3 million across Twitter and Instagram.

    Ayra Starr

    Oyinkansola Sarah Aderibigbe (born 14 June 2002), known professionally as Ayra Starr, is a Nigerian singer, songwriter and model.

    Born in Cotonou, Ayra Starr began a fashion career at the age of 16 with Quove Model Management before deciding to pursue music.


    Michael Adebayo piga kelele (born 23 September 1999), popularly known as Ruger, is a Nigerian Afrobeat singer and songwriter.

    Ruger came into lime-light 2021 after he signed a record deal with D’Prince “Jonzing world record with a publishing and distribution deal with Columbia Records.

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