These are the top 20 most underappreciated Nigerian artists right now
These are artistes who put in a lot of work and get little credit, they have been around in the industry for a while but hardly get the kind of Plaudits they deserve and here are the top 20 most underappreciated Nigerian artists right now.
Back in the days when Burna Boy started, many failed to appreciate his sound, underrating and undervaluing his potential. Today many artistes face similar experiences. Here is a list of the top 10 underrated artists in Nigeria.
Top 20 most underappreciated Nigerian artists right now
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 signed a record deal with G-Worldwide Entertainment in 2013,
Douglas Jack Agu better known by his stage name Runtown, is a Nigerian singer, songwriter and producer
In his words, he stated that his love for music became stronger after being followed by Kizz Daniel Net on Instagram.
This we’re a result of the rap video he dropped on Instagram. Zinoleesky turned down Davido’s offer to sign him into Dmw.
Naira Marley later signed him into Marlian music in December 2019.
Barry Jhay is a Professional Music Singer. He was also known for “Most Promising Act of the Year” He won many awards which all details given us below.
Barry Jhay won the Best New Act of the Year & “Rookie of The Year” at The Headies Award 2019.
yoleyi Hanniel Solomon better known by his stage name Reekado Banks, is a Nigerian singer and songwriter.
He signed with Mavin Records in 2014 and left the label in 2018.
He went by the stage name Spicy prior to his record deal with Mavin Records.
Efemena Mukoro, professionally known as Blackmagic, is a Nigerian rapper, singer and songwriter.
L.A.X is almost phenomenal with everything he does.
The former Starboy Entertainment act who recently flagged his own label Rasaki Records has since his career launch been undervalued by fans of Nigerian music.
Despite recording several collaborations and dropping a poorly received debut album, LA.X makes it into the list of the Top 10 underrated artistes in Nigeria 2019.
Starboy Entertainment’s signee Terri has failed to win the hearts of music fans across the continent.
With his epic performance on ” Soco” Starboy’s debut single, one expected Terri to be the youngster everyone will want to associate with.
He has dropped several singles and visuals and yet failed to capture the hearts of Nigerians as did his boss, Wizkid in the early days of his career.
Skales is a Nigerian rapper, singer, songwriter and businessman. He started writing songs in 2000 in Kaduna.
His well-known songs include “Shake Body”, “Mukulu”, “Keresimesi”, “Komole”, “My Baby”, “Take Care of Me” and “Denge Pose”.
He has recorded over 200 songs and collaborated with numerous artists, including eLDee, Jeremiah Gyang, Banky W. and Knighthouse.
Ikuforiji Olaitan Abdulrahman (born 22 April 1997), known professionally by his stage name Oxlade, is a Nigerian singer and songwriter.
He rose to prominence with the release of the song “Away”, which appeared on Rolling Stone 50 best songs of 2020
Johnny is special, but why most people have failed to appreciate his sound is something mysterious.
Johnny Drille is one of the few artistes who has kept to their path despite signing for one of Africans most celebrated indigenous record labels Mavin Records.
The Country and Soul music act is like a rat in the midst of Goats. The Nigerian music scene has grown addicted to commercial afrobeat and dancehall to the extent they fail to value the rare talent Johnny Drills possesses.
He should be occupying the whole list as he’s probably the most underrated artiste in Nigeria 2019.
Praise Ugbede Adejo better known by his stage name Praiz, is a Nigerian multi award-winning R&B singer, songwriter, and producer.
Praiz’s music career hit the limelight after he finished second runner-up at the maiden season of Project Fame West Africa.
Shasha Damilola Alesh better known by his stage name Dice Ailes, is a Nigerian singer, songwriter and rapper.
In July 2014, he signed a record deal with Chocolate City.
He was nominated for Rookie of the Year at The Headies 2016.
In 2016, TooXclusive ranked his breakthrough single “Miracle” third on its list of the “Top 10 Songs for the month of October
Tolulope Ajayi (born 10 November 1997) better known by his stage name T-Classic, is a Nigerian singer, songwriter and recording artiste.
In 2017, T-Classic signed to Mixnaija Entertainment released his lead single “I want you” produced by Killertunes
Aboriomoh Femi Raymond, known by his stage name Dremo, is a Nigerian songwriter, singer, record producer, recording artist, and stage performer.
He is currently signed to Davido Music Worldwide (DMW)
Amidst the hype surrounding the successes of these two acts, Rema and Fireboy is Joeboy a talented youngster who has proven himself even with a not-too-famous record label.
Joeboy broke Rema Boy’s record of having two records in iTunes Top 10 songs Nigeria.
While Rema Boys “Dumebi” and “Iron Man” were all from his REMA EP, Joeboys “Beginning” and “Baby Girl” are mere singles and they currently sit at numbers 3 and 4.
Born Abbey Elias, Skiibii Mayana is a Nigerian popular singer, he was signed to Five Start Music in 2014 where he released a number of hit songs like ‘Ah Skiibii’.
He left his former label last year to start More Grace Music, his own creative enterprise, MoreGrace Music World, where he is working on his debut album
“the money wey we get oh, e no dey finish, amen…” Soft , the money crooner even without a body of work, has been on and off the front row in artist ranking.
The Dagogo records singer who doubles as a dancer has been undervalued by many despite recording collaborations with Davido and Wizkid.
With “Money”, ” Imagine”, “Bently Benz & Gucci” and Tatoo”, Soft with his immense talent and vibes haven’t lived up to his full potential as he is still underrated by several Nigerian music lovers.
Ikechukwu Eric Ahiauzu better known as Ric Hassani, in Port Harcourt is a Nigerian singer, songwriter and musician.
Hassani released his debut album The African Gentleman in 2016. He is said to have a dress style that is influenced by his self-acclaimed stance as a gentleman
Charles Chibueze Chukwu who is professionally known as Crayon is a Nigerian singer and songwriter. He was born on the 8th of July, 2000, and hails from Ebonyi State, Nigeria.