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    Top 10 Nigerian artistes who were born or grew up outside of Nigeria

    Top 10 Nigerian artistes who were born or grew up in other countries.

    One of the new trends for most Nigerian musicians is to give birth to their child outside the country, and here are the top 10 Nigerian artistes who were born or grew up outside of Nigeria.

    However, some of these celebs themselves were opportune to have been born outside the country themselves.

    This list takes a look at some of our favorite celebs who were born outside Nigeria.

    Nigeria is the most populous country in Africa but it’s a nation that doesn’t excel only in numbers With an abundance of talent and brilliance, many Nigerian names have made a name for themselves far beyond its borders.

    Top 10 Nigerian artistes who were born or grew up outside of Nigeria
    Top 10 Nigerian artistes who were born or grew up outside of Nigeria

    Top 10 Nigerian artistes who were born or grew up outside of Nigeria

    Tiwa Savage

    Tiwatope Savage is a Nigerian singer, songwriter, and actress, born in Isale Eko, she relocated to London at the age of 11 for her secondary education.

    Five years later, she began her music career doing backup vocals for artists such as George Michael and Mary J. Blige.



    After participating in the UK edition of The X Factor and graduating from Berklee College of Music, Savage signed a publishing deal with Sony/ATV Music Publishing in 2009.

    Davido

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

    Top 10 Nigerian artistes who were born or grew up outside of Nigeria
    Davido

    David Adedeji Adeleke was born on November 21, 1992, in Atlanta, Georgia.

    His father Adedeji Adeleke is a business magnate and his mother Vero Adeleke was a university lecturer.

    Top 10 Nigerian artistes who were born or grew up outside of Nigeria
    Davido

    Naira Marley

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

    Top 10 Nigerian artistes who were born or grew up outside of Nigeria
    Naira Marley

    At the age of 11, he moved to Peckham, South London, England.

    Marley graduated with a distinction in business from Peckham Academy.

    Top 10 Nigerian artistes who were born or grew up outside of Nigeria
    Naira Marley

    He also studied business law at Crossways College (now Christ the King Sixth Form College).

    Burna Boy

    Ogulu grew up in southern Nigeria and began making his own beats using FruityLoops.

    Top 10 Nigerian artistes who were born or grew up outside of Nigeria
    Burna Boy

    He attended Corona Secondary School in Agbara (Ogun State) and relocated to London to further his studies

    Seyi Shay

    Shay was born and raised in Tottenham, London, England, to Nigerian parents.

    Top 10 Nigerian artistes who were born or grew up outside of Nigeria
    Seyi Shay

    Her mother was from Northern Nigeria and her father is a native of Ife, she has two elder brothers and an elder sister.

    She and her siblings were raised by their single mother. Shay grew up in a Christian home.

    Top 10 Nigerian artistes who were born or grew up outside of Nigeria
    Seyi Shay

    She often felt like a single child during her adolescence as she is the single child between her mother and father.

    Banky W

    Olubankole Wellington, popularly known by his stage name Banky W and credited in film as Banky Wellington, is a Nigerian singer.

    Top 10 Nigerian artistes who were born or grew up outside of Nigeria
    Banky W



    Olubankole Wellington was born in the United States on 27 March 1981 to Nigerian parents.

    Top 10 Nigerian artistes who were born or grew up outside of Nigeria
    Banky W

    His family moved back to Nigeria when he was five years old, he started singing at a young age in his church choir.

    Tems

    Temilade Openiyi was born on June 11, 1995, in Lagos, Nigeria, born to a Nigerian mother and a British-Nigerian father, Tems family moved to the United Kingdom shortly after birth.

    Top 10 Nigerian artistes who were born or grew up outside of Nigeria
    Tems

    Her parents separated when she was five, and relocated to Ilupeju, a city in Lagos State, before moving to Lekki, then another city called Ajah

    DJ Cuppy

    She grew up in Lagos and moved to London at the age of 13, she then relocated to London for her GCSEs and A-Levels.

    Top 10 Nigerian artistes who were born or grew up outside of Nigeria
    DJ Cuppy

    She graduated from King’s College London in July 2014, with a degree in business and economics.

    She also earned a master’s degree in the music business from New York University in 2015

    Top 10 Nigerian artistes who were born or grew up outside of Nigeria
    DJ Cuppy

    Moelogo

    Mohammed Animashaun popularly known as Moelogo born 13 April 1990 is a British–Nigerian singer-songwriter.

    Top 10 Nigerian artistes who were born or grew up outside of Nigeria
    Moelogo

    Moelogo was born in Lagos and he moved to London in 2001, he joined school choir at 14, discovering his talent and passion, he proceeded with London’s Starlight Music Academy

    Maleek Berry

    Maleek Shoyebi (born 11 August 1987), professionally known as Maleek Berry, is a British-Nigerian record producer and recording artist.

    Top 10 Nigerian artistes who were born or grew up outside of Nigeria
    Maleek Berry

    Famed singer and producer, Maleek Berry earn a spot on this list having been born on 11th August 1987 in South London, London.

     

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