Top 10 Nigerian musicians that have crown to their names

These are the top 10 Nigerian musicians that have crown to their names.

The top 10 musicians in Nigeria right now are listed below, some musicians have been more consistent than others and have crown to their names, while others have produced body of work to support their standing.

Even though some may have received more honours and accolades, the measurements will take into account the entire Nigerian music business as whole rather than simply fundamental data.

Top 10 Nigerian musicians that have a crown to their names
Top 10 Nigerian musicians that have crown to their names

The Nigerian music industry also has concept known as the “grass to grace street credibility tax” that gives singers with unusually moving backstories an advantage.

Top 10 Nigerian musicians that have crown to their name

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 winner of MTV Europe, Best African Act Award in 2015

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.

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.

Wande Coal

Oluwatobi Wande Ojosipe, popularly known as Wande Coal, is 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 church choir as 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.

Wizkid

Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun known professionally as WizkidWizzy, Big Wiz, Machala, or Starboy, is Nigerian singer and songwriter.

The recipient of several international music nominations and awards, He signed 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  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.

Davido

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.

Dbanj

Oladapo Daniel Oyebanjo better known by his stage name D’banj, is a Nigerian musician, singer, songwriter, rapper, lawyer, entrepreneur, and television personality.

He has won several music awards, including the awards for Best African Act at the MTV Europe Music Awards 2007, Artist of the Year at the MTV Africa Music Awards 2009, and Best International Act: Africa at the 2011 BET Awards.

Also the best-selling African Artist at the 2014 World Music Awards, and Evolution award at the 2015 MTV Africa Music awards.

Burna Boy

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.

Tiwa Savage

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.

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