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    Top 30 Nigerian artists and their state of origin

    These are the top 30 Nigerian artists and their state of origin that you need to be familiar with.

    Nigeria has 36 states, and each state has contributed to the growth and development of the country in one way or the other and here are the top 30 Nigerian artists and their state of origin.

    Some contribute material resources, others contribute awesome human resources in their respective fields, and are using their musical talent to promote the well-being of Nigeria as a whole, here is their state of origin.

    Top 30 Nigerian artists and their state of origin
    Top 30 Nigerian artists and their state of origin

    Top 30 Nigerian artists and their state of origin

    Rema – Edo State

    Divine Ikubor (born 1 May 2000), known professionally as Rema, is a Nigerian singer and rapper.

    Top 30 Nigerian artistes and their state of origin
    Rema

    He rose to prominence with the release of the song “Iron Man”, which appeared on Barack Obama’s 2019 summer playlist.

    Top 30 Nigerian artistes and their state of origin
    Rema

    In 2019, he signed a record deal with Jonzing World, a subsidiary of Mavin Records.

    2Baba – Benue State

    Innocent Ujah Idibia known by his stage name 2Baba, is a Nigerian singer, musician, pianist, songwriter, record producer, entrepreneur, philanthropist, humanitarian, and activist.

    Top 30 Nigerian artistes and their state of origin
    2Baba

    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.

    Top 30 Nigerian artistes and their state of origin
    2Baba

    2Baba is the first winner of MTV Europe, Best African Act Award in 2015.

    Fireboy DML – Ogun State

    Adedamola Adefolahan (born 5 February 1996), known professionally as Fireboy DML, is a Nigerian singer.

    Top 30 Nigerian artistes and their state of origin
    Fireboy DML

    He is signed to YBNL Nation, a record label founded by Nigerian rapper Olamide.

    His debut studio album Laughter, Tears, and Goosebumps was released in 2019.

    Top 30 Nigerian artistes and their state of origin
    Fireboy DML

    He won Listener’s Choice and was nominated for Song of the Year for “Jealous” at the 2020 Soundcity MVP Awards Festival.

    Niniola – Lagos State

    Niniola Apata (born 15 December 1986), known professionally as Niniola, is a Nigerian singer and songwriter.

    Top 30 Nigerian artistes and their state of origin
    Niniola

    She participated in the sixth season of Project Fame West Africa in 2013.

    Top 30 Nigerian artistes and their state of origin
    Niniola

    After releasing her debut single “Ibadi”, she was nominated for Most Promising Act to Watch at the 2015 Nigeria Entertainment Awards

    Don Jazzy – Delta State

    Don Jazzy was born Micheal Collins Ajereh in Umuahia, Abia State, on November 26, 1982, the son of Collins Enebeli Ajereh and Mrs Ajereh, his father is from Isoko in Delta State.

    STop 30 Nigerian artistes and their state of origin
    Don Jazzy

    Michael Collins Ajereh, known professionally as Don Jazzy, is a Nigerian record producer, audio engineer, record executive, singer, songwriter, entrepreneur, and philanthropist.

    Top 30 Nigerian artistes and their state of origin
    Don Jazzy

    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 – Ogun State

    Olamide Gbenga Adedeji known professionally as Olamide (and also Olamide BaddoBaddoSneh, or simply Baddo) is a Nigerian hip-hop recording artist.

    Top 30 Nigerian artistes and their state of origin
    Olamide

    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.

    Top 30 Nigerian artistes and their state of origin
    Olamide

    He records in Yoruba and English, in 2011, he released his debut studio album Rapsodi while signed to Coded Tunes.

    Wande Coal – Lagos State

    Oluwatobi Wande Ojosipe, popularly known as Wande Coal, is a Nigerian singer and songwriter.

    Top 30 Nigerian artistes and their state of origin
    Wande Coal

    With his yearning for romantic ballads, Nigerian singer, songwriter, and producer Wande Coal pioneered the sound of Afrobeats while becoming an international star.

    Top 30 Nigerian artistes and their state of origin
    Wande Coal

    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.

    Wizkid – Ogun State

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

    Top 30 Nigerian artistes and their state of origin
    Wizkid

    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.

    Top 30 Nigerian artistes and their state of origin
    Wizkid

    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 – Osun State

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

    Top 30 Nigerian artistes and their state of origin
    Davido

    Davido rose to fame after releasing “Dami Duro”, the second single from his debut studio album Omo Baba Olowo (2012).

    Top 30 Nigerian artistes and their state of origin
    Davido

    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 – Ogun State

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

    Top 30 Nigerian artistes and their state of origin
    D’banj

    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, Best International Act: Africa at the 2011 BET Awards.

    Top 30 Nigerian artistes and their state of origin
    D’Banj

    D’banj, also known as the Kokomaster or Bangalee, was born on 9 June 1980 in Zaria, the northern part of Nigeria to a military officer who commanded an artillery regiment and a devout church dignitary businesswoman who hailed from Shagamu in Ogun State

    Burna Boy – Rivers State

    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.

    Top 30 Nigerian artistes and their state of origin
    Burna Boy

    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.

    Top 30 Nigerian artistes and their state of origin
    Burna Boy

    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 – Lagos State

    Tiwatope Savage (born 5 February 1980) is a Nigerian singer, songwriter, and actress.

    Top 30 Nigerian artistes and their state of origin
    Tiwa Savage

    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.

    Top 30 Nigerian artistes and their state of origin
    Tiwa Savage

    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.

    9ice – Oyo State

    9ice, born Alexander Abolore Adegbola Akande is a Nigerian musician, songwriter, and dancer.

    Top 30 Nigerian artistes and their state of origin
    9ice

    He is known for his powerful use of the Yoruba language in his music as well as his proverbial lyrics and unique style of delivery.

    Phyno – Anambra State

    Chibuzor Nelson Azubuike (born 9 October 1986), better known as Phyno Fino, is a Nigerian rapper, singer, songwriter, and record producer.

    Top 30 Nigerian artistes and their state of origin
    Phyno

    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.

    Timaya – Bayelsa State

    Inetimi Timaya Odon better known by his stage name Timaya, is a Nigerian singer and songwriter.

    Top 30 Nigerian artistes and their state of origin
    Timaya

    He hails from Odi, Bayelsa state he is the founder of DM Records Limited.

    His solo career began in 2005 with the release of “Dem Mama”, which also appeared on his debut album, True Story released the following year.

    His second album Gift and Grace was released in 2008.

    Runtown – Enugu State

    Douglas Jack Agu, better known as Runtown, is a Nigerian Afrobeats artist who began releasing music in 2007 and gained global fame in the mid-2010s.

    Top 30 Nigerian artistes and their state of origin
    Runtown

    After spending years under the radar, Runtown released his career-making single, 2014’s “Gallardo (feat. Davido),” which won Best Collaboration honors at that year’s Nigeria Entertainment Awards.

    Ghetto University, his debut LP, arrived in 2015 and featured such A-list collaborators as DJ Khaled and Wizkid.

    Top 30 Nigerian artistes and their state of origin
    Runtown

    He earned his first global hit with the 2016 single “Mad Over You,” which reached the Top 40 of the Billboard + Twitter Top Tracks chart.

    The Vodafone Ghana Music Awards named him African Artiste of the Year in 2017.

    Yemi Alade – Ondo State

    Yemi Eberechi Alade is a Nigerian Afropop singer, songwriter, actress, and activist.

    Top 30 Nigerian artistes and their state of origin
    Yemi Alade

    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.

    Top 30 Nigerian artistes and their state of origin
    Yemi Alade

    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.



    Reminisce – Ogun State

    Remilekun Khalid Safaru known by his stage names Reminisce and ALAGA IBILE is a Nigerian versatile musician, singer, rapper, songwriter, and actor from Ogun State.

    Top 30 Nigerian artistes and their state of origin
    Reminisce

    He has mastered the art of performing in both English and his native language, Yoruba.

    Flavour – Anambra State

    Chinedu Okoli, better known by his stage name Flavour N’abania or simply Flavour, is a Nigerian singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist.

    Top 30 Nigerian artistes and their state of origin
    Flavour

    He began his musical career as a drummer for a local church. Flavour is popularly known across Africa and the world for his hit song “Nwa Baby (Ashawo Remix)”.

    Top 30 Nigerian artistes and their state of origin
    Flavour

    He is currently signed to 2nite Entertainment.

    Kizz Daniel – Ogun State

    Oluwatobiloba Daniel Anidugbe, better known by his stage name Kizz Daniel, is a Nigerian singer and songwriter.

    Top 30 Nigerian artistes and their state of origin
    Kizz Daniel

    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.

    Top 30 Nigerian artistes and their state of origin
    Kizz Daniel

    He founded the Fly Boy Inc record label in November 2017.

    Adekunle Gold – Lagos State

    Adekunle Kosoko, known professionally as Adekunle Gold, is a Nigerian highlife singer, songwriter, and graphic designer.

    Top 30 Nigerian artistes and their state of origin
    Adekunle Gold

    He gained widespread attention after releasing the 2015 hit single “Sade”, a highlife cover of One Direction’s “Story of My Life”.

    Top 30 Nigerian artistes and their state of origin
    Adekunle Gold

    In 2015, he signed a record deal with YBNL Nation and released his debut studio album Gold, which debuted at number 7 on the Billboard World Albums chart.

    Naira Marley – Lagos State

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

    Top 30 Nigerian artistes and their state of origin
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    He is known as the president of his controversial fan base, “Marlians”  Although 2019’s controversial “Am I a Yahoo Boy” attracted the ire of the Nigerian government, the track landed him on Billboard’s World Digital Song Sales chart for the first time.

    Top 30 Nigerian artistes and their state of origin
    Naira Marley

    An ode to self-pleasure inspired by his own brief incarceration, his 2019 hit single “Soapy” gave rise to another viral dance trend.

    Walking the line between Afrobeats and hip-hop while dropping a slew of hit records, Naira Marley is one of Nigeria’s biggest stars.

    Patoranking – Ebonyi State

    Nigerian dancehall singer Patoranking, who started out as a street performer before rising to national stardom, is known for his music’s signature African fuji rhythms and strong social messages.

    Top 30 Nigerian artistes and their state of origin
    Patoranking

    He broke through in 2014 when Nigerian singer Timaya appeared on his bouncy reggae anthem “Alubarika,” the story of the former carnival dancer’s rise from “nothing to something.”

    Top 30 Nigerian artistes and their state of origin
    Patoranking

    He has regularly addressed urgent social issues on such tracks as 2014’s “Girlie O,” featuring award-winning singer Tiwa Savage, and 2016’s “No Kissing Baby,” with Ghanaian rapper Sarkodie.

    Oxlade – Lagos State

    The artist’s real name is Ikuforiji Olaitan Abdulrahman, but he is best known in the music industry by his stage name Oxlade.

    Top 30 Nigerian artistes and their state of origin
    Oxlade

    He was born on April 22nd, 1997, and was brought up by his grandmother after losing his mum at an early age.

    Omah Lay – Rivers State

    Stanley Omah Didia (born 19 May 1998), better known as Omah Lay, is a Nigerian singer. He released his self-produced debut single “Do Not Disturb” in April 2019.

    Top 30 Nigerian artistes and their state of origin
    Omah Lay

    He won the Next Rated award at the 2020 Headies Awards.

    Tems – Lagos State

    Temilade Openiyi (born 11 June 1995), better known by her stage name Tems, is a Nigerian singer, songwriter, and record producer.

    Top 30 Nigerian artistes and their state of origin
    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 30 Nigerian artistes and their state of origin
    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.

    Tekno – Ebonyi State

    Augustine Miles Kelechi (born December 17, 1990), popularly known as Tekno, is a Nigerian singer and songwriter.

    Top 30 Nigerian artistes and their state of origin
    Tekno

    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

    Simi – Lagos State

    Simisola Kosoko (born April 19, 1988), better known by her stage name Simi, is a Nigerian singer, songwriter, and actress.

    Top 30 Nigerian artistes and their state of origin
    Simi

    She started her career as a gospel singer, releasing her debut studio album in 2008, titled Ogaju.

    Top 30 Nigerian artistes and their state of origin
    Simi

    She gained prominence in 2014 after releasing “Tiff”, a song that was nominated for Best Alternative Song at The Headies 2015.

    Teni – Lagos State

    Teniola Apata, born 23 December (1992) better known as Teni, is a Nigerian singer, songwriter, and entertainer.

    Top 30 Nigerian artistes and their state of origins
    Teni

    Teni was born on 23 December 1992 in Lagos state, she is the younger sister of Nigerian singer Niniola.

    She attended Apata Memorial High School and later preceded to American InterContinental University where she obtained a degree in business administration.

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