The top 10 Nigerian artists consistently deliver dancefloor hits in the last decade.
Nigerian music has gone through the motions in the last decade, the start of the decade witnessed one change of guard which ushered in Olamide, Wizkid, Davido, and here are the top 10 Nigerian artists consistently deliver dancefloor hits in the last decade.
10 years later, Nigerian music is witnessing yet another change of guard with Rema, Joeboy, Fireboy, and so forth leading the charge.
Like the last change of guard, only a few of them will last the mile, but the journey has begun.
We are not clairvoyant and we have not seen the future – we can only predict it. What we have seen and lived in the past decade. We have seen artists rise and cross borders.
We have seen artists rise and fall.
Top 10 Nigerian artists who consistently deliver dancefloor hits
Olamide Gbenga Adedeji known professionally as Olamide (and also Olamide Baddo, BaddoSneh, or simply Baddo) is a Nigerian hip-hop recording artist.
Also, Ijebu-Itele is the hometown of the popular rap artist Olamide Baddo, he has referred to the town in some of his songs as his father’s hometown.
He records in Yoruba and English, in 2011, he released his debut studio album Rapsodi while signed to Coded Tunes.
Oluwatobi Wande Ojosipe, popularly known as Wande Coal, is a Nigerian singer and songwriter.
With his yearning for romantic ballads, Nigerian singer, songwriter, and producer Wande Coal pioneered the sound of Afrobeats while becoming an international star.
Coal got his start singing in a church choir as a teenager and broke into the music business as a dancer before signing with the Nigeran label Mo’Hits in 2006.
Coal contributed to the 2007 compilation Curriculum Vitae as part of the Mo’Hits All-Stars.
Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun known professionally as Wizkid, Wizzy, Big Wiz, Machala, or Starboy, is a Nigerian singer and songwriter.
The recipient of several international music nominations and awards, He signed a multi-album deal with RCA Records in March 2017.
In 2019, he was featured on Beyoncé’s project The Lion King: The Gift on the collaboration “Brown Skin Girl”, which won him a Grammy Award for Best Music Video.
His fourth album, Made in Lagos, was released in October 2020, to wide commercial success and acclaim.
The album includes the single “Essence”, which became the first Nigerian song to chart on the Billboard Hot 100.
David Adedeji Adeleke popularly known as Davido, is a 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 a number of hit singles and in January 2016 he signed a record deal with Sony Music.
Damini Ebunoluwa Ogulu known professionally as Burna Boy is a Nigerian singer, songwriter, rapper, and dancer. He is one of the biggest and most successful African artists.
He rose to prominence in 2012 after releasing “Like to Party”, the lead single from his debut studio album L.I.F.E (2013).
In 2017, Burna Boy signed with Bad Habit/Atlantic Records in the United States and Warner Music Group internationally.
His third studio album Outside marked his major-label debut, in 2021, he won the award for Best World Music Album at the 63rd Annual Grammy Awards.
Tiwatope Savage (born 5 February 1980) 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.
Chibuzor Nelson Azubuike (born 9 October 1986), better known as Phyno Fino, is a Nigerian rapper, singer, songwriter, and record producer.
Although a native of Anambra State, Chibuzor Nelson Azubuike was born and raised in Enugu State.
His debut studio album No Guts No Glory was released in 2014.
Augustine Miles Kelechi (born December 17, 1990), popularly known as Tekno, is a Nigerian singer and songwriter.
Kelechi is from Ivo Local Government Area, Ebonyi State, he was born in Bauchi State into a family of six — five boys and one girl.
He was raised in several parts of the country including Nassarawa, Kaduna, and Abuja
Oluwatobiloba Daniel Anidugbe, better known by his stage name Kizz Daniel, is a Nigerian singer and songwriter.
He is best known for his singles “Woju” and “Yeba”, he went by the stage name Kiss Daniel prior to changing it in May 2018.
He founded the Fly Boy Inc record label in November 2017.
Yemi Eberechi Alade is a 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 a 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 with the huge commercial success recorded for both albums, this 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.