Top Nigerian artistes whose debut single was an impactful hit

These are the top Nigerian artistes whose debut single was a hit

Every aspiring artist hopes to achieve fame in the future, for some people, their debut single, fortunately, made that desire a reality and here are the Top Nigerian artistes whose debut single was a hit.

This article introduces well-known musicians from Nigeria’s music scene who shot to fame after releasing their debut single.

Top Nigerian artistes whose debut single was an impactful hit
Top Nigerian artistes whose debut single was an impactful hit

Top Nigerian artistes whose debut single was a hit

Wizkid – Holla At Your Boy

Wizkid released “Holla At Your Boy” in 2010 on the now-defunct E.M.E records label.

The song immediately became popular after it was released, making the 20-year-old aspiring singer quite well-known.

The song earned Wizkid a nomination for the NMVA Best Afro Pop Video, a win at the Headies Next Rated Award, as well as two more nominations.

Tiwa Savage – Kele Kele love

Another debut single to have completely outperformed an artist was Kele Kele love by Tiwa Savage.

The song, the lead track from Tiwa Savage’s debut studio album “Once Upon a Time,” was her first single and was released in 2013.

The song was written by Tiwa and produced by Harmony Samuel in 2010.

Banky W – Ebute Meta

Banky W became well-known as a result of the quick success of his debut song, “Ebute Meta.”

Immediately after returning to from the US, the singer established his record label, E.M.E., where he signed artists Wizkid, Mr. Skales, Niyola, Shaydee, and many others.

Later, Banky released a number of hit singles, including “Lagos Party” and “Strong Thing.

Olamide – Eni Duro

Olamide became a household name immediately after he dropped his debut single Eni Duro in 2010, the song was off his first studio album Rapsodi.

Ice Prince –

From gatherings to clubs, by Ice Prince was one of the ground shakers when it was first released in 2010.

The song was popular around Africa and some parts of the world.

It won Ice Prince notable awards and nominations including the City People Entertainment Award (song of the year), Entertainment Award (Hottest Single Of The Year) and many others.

Bella Shmurda – Vision 2020

Not forgetting the new generation era – Vision 2020 was an epic song released in 2019 as the debut single of Bella Shmurda.

The song was produced by and was followed up with a remix featuring star, Olamide.


Fireboy – Jealous

Another new generation star, Fireboy rose to stardom with his first single, “Jealous” which was produced by Cracker Mallo.

The song earned the audience he craved and has been a consistent force in the music industry.

Rema – Dumebi

Rema’s 2019 debut single Dumebi was all Rema needed to be famous.

The song top streaming platforms nationwide and was a song to be played at any gathering as of that time.

Rema steadily became a household name and subsequently followed up the song with hit singles such as “Iron Man”, “Lady”, “Bad and several other songs.

Mayorkun – Eleko 

When Eleko was released in 2016, the song lived rent-free in the heads of many music lovers.

The song was Mayorkun first single under Davido’s record label, Davido Music Worldwide (DMW) and gave the singer the audience he deserves.

The list is endless, However, kindly drop any debut song by artists not listed above that was a major hit song.


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