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    Top Nigerian artistes and the hit songs that brought them to limelight

    As the popular saying goes; “the journey of a thousand miles begins with a step,” such is the case with all the Nigerian artistes who have made it to the top.

    Top Nigerian artistes and the hit songs that brought them to limelight
    Top Nigerian artistes and the hit songs that brought them to limelight

    In a bid to look at some of the top Nigerian artistes and their journey to fame, we have highlighted a list of hit songs that brought them to the limelight.

    2Baba – African Queen

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    2Baba- African Queen

    Then, signed into Kennis Music and identified with the popular name, 2Face the young legend released this soft melodious tune that captured the hearts of many Nigerians, and eventually the international market, leading to his first Grammy nomination.



    D’banj – Mobolowowon

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    D’banj

    In 2005, this aspiring legend dropped this evergreen vibe which ushered a new dawn in his career.

    Upon dropping his debut single, No Long Thing”, the tune starred as one of the lead singles.

    Wizkid – Holla At Your Boy

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    Top Nigerian artistes and the hit songs that brought them to limelight

    Young and energetic, Wizkid of EME Music captured the hearts of many with this glorious record.

    Of course, it was the official debut single of his Superstar album!

    Davido – Dami Duro

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    Davido- Dami Duro

    Like some people, their debut single also became their hit songs. Such is the case of this multi-award-winning star.

    Burna Boy – Like To Party

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    Top Nigerian artistes and the hit songs that brought them to limelight

    The Grammy boy also has a starting point in his career and for the record, this was the hit tune that paved the way for him.

     

    Olamide – Eni Duro

    Olamide

    Here is another talented rapper and singer whose growth has been a blessing to the industry.

    From the rural streets of Lagos came this determined rapper who changed the rap game.

    His debut hit song is below, enjoy!



    Wande Coal – Bumper 2 Bumper

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    This sensational singer is another vocalist who graced some of our childhoods with his unique voice. In 2008, he took the clubs with this debut.

    Naira Marley – Issa Goal

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    Naira Marley

    This Marlian Music boss also came through with this groove after staying under the fame radar for a while. Inspired by the 2018 World Cup, he featured Lil Kesh and Olamide.

    M.I – Crowd Mentality

    Top Nigerian artistes and the hit songs that brought them to limelight

    From the talented rapper’s “Talk About It” debut album comes this hit record that shot him to the spotlight. Since then, the artiste has been giving us back-to-back hits.

    Timaya – Dem Mama

    Timaya- Dem mama
    Timaya- Dem mama

    Before the birth of the Dem Mama Records, this Bayelsa hustler gave us A song inspired by the sad occurrence in Udi, the Oil-rich Niger Delta region of Nigeria in 1999.

    It was his stepping stone!

    Ice Prince – Oleku

    Top Nigerian artistes and the hit songs that brought them to limelight

    This is another awesome and talented rapper who has been a force to reckon with in the industry.

    On his debut hit, it is no other than “Oleku” in which he employed the vocals of Brymo to perfect his hook.



    Adekunle Gold – Sade

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    Adekunle Gold- Sade

    “Sade”, a cover of One Direction’s popular track, “Story Of My Life” is the starting point of this Afropop star. After serving us his cover, the world knew and readily accepted what Gold had to offer.

    Phyno – Ghost Mode

    Hit Songs Olamide and Phyno have collaborated on
    Ghost Mode

    This indigenous rapper and singer took the industry by surprise after releasing this single with Olamide.

    It was simply the birth of something great in the industry; a great combination of the Eastern and Western vibe!

    Tiwa Savage – Kele Kele Love

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    Tiwa Savage

    Former Mavin Records signee came to fame with her Kele Kele record. Since then, its been from hits to hits.

    Yemi Alade – Johnny

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    Johnny

    Here is another powerfully vocal songstress that came to the limelight with her hit song, Johnny.

    So far, it has become her most streamed music video on YouTube with over a 130milllion streams.

    Korede Bello – Godwin

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    African prince, Korede gave it to us as a gospel-like vibe and by surprise became the “Godwin” of his music career.

    Lil Kesh – Shoki

    Lil Kesh-Shoki

    It is safe to call him one of Olamide’s proteges. He came into the industry with this dance and rap single.

    Taking the world by storm, this song became so big it got a remix with Davido and his boss, Olamide.

    Reekado Banks – Katapot

    Top Nigerian artistes and the hit songs that brought them to limelight

    Here comes another former Mavin star who rose to fame with a mid-tempo Afropop groove.

    Kizz Daniel – Woju

    Woju

    On September 1, 2014, through G-Worldwide Entertainment, this youngster dropped this Afropop single that catapulted him to fame.

    Like every reasonable label, he got hooked up for a remix with two buzzing singers, Tiwa Savage, and Davido.

    Patoranking – Alubarika

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    Patoranking

    Our very dancehall and reggae kingpin also has his own rise to fame song. This evergreen single features his benefactor, Timaya.

    9ice – Gongo Aso

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    9ice

    In 2008, 9ice singer served the world the Gongo Aso. Gongo Aso won him several awards after becoming widely accepted.

     

     

     

    Top Nigerian artistes and the hit songs that brought them to limelight

    • 2Baba – African Queen
    • D’banj – Mobolowowon
    • Wizkid – Holla At Your Boy
    • Davido – Dami Duro
    • Burna Boy – Like To Party
    • Olamide – Eni Duro
    • Wande Coal – Bumper 2 Bumper
    • Naira Marley – Issa Goal
    • M.I – Crowd Mentality
    • Timaya – Dem Mama
    • Ice Prince – Oleku
    • Adekunle Gold – Sade
    • Phyno – Ghost Mode
    • Tiwa Savage – Kele Kele Love
    • Yemi Alade – Johnny
    • Korede Bello – Godwin
    • Lil Kesh – Shoki
    • Reekado Banks – Katapot
    • Kizz Daniel – Woju
    • Patoranking – Alubarika
    • 9ice – Gongo Aso

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