Nigerian musicians are making waves in the music industry and there is much competition which have brought about lots of debate on who is the best in the business among various fans. So we look at the list of the top 10 best musicians in Nigeria 2018.
Top 10 Best Musicians In Nigeria 2018
10. Tiwa Savage
Tiwatope Savage-Balogun better known as “Tiwa Savage” is a Nigerian singer born on 5th febuary 1980,
For performances, Tiwa Savage had a banner year in 2017 with chart-topping singles and whatnot and she’s showing no signs of slowing down.
She wraps up a stellar outing in 2017 with the visuals for“Sugarcane” which happens to be the title track of her chart-topping EP., Tiwa Savage played a set at the Made In America concert, and also took home the trophy for Best Female in West Africa at the 2017 AFRIMA. she is currently in a song writing deal with Sony/ATV Music Publishing & is also a Malvin Record singer.
9. Don Jazzy
Michael Collins Ajereh, better known as Don Jazzy, is a Nigerian recording artist,trophy record producer and entrepreneur. He co-founded the now obsolete record label Mo’ Hits Records in 2004. Following the closure of the aforementioned record label, Don Jazzy set up Mavin Records on May 8, 2012. Don Jazzy is currently one of the most successful and richest music producers in Nigeria today. This producer, performer, singer and songwriter does not have a single album or track to call his own but he has produced stars in the recent past. He is currently one of the top 10 best musicians in Nigeria 2018.
Oladapo Daniel Oyebanjo (born 9 June 1980), known by his stage name D’banj, Slim case/Mr real is a Nigerian musician, singer-songwriter, entrepreneur and television personality. He has won several music awards, including the awards for Best African Act at the MTV Europe Music Awards 2007. D’banj is out with a brand new hit song and he calls his latest piece of work,”Issa Banger”. This is his first offering for the year after ending a very successful 2017, business wise with the hit, a dope song “As I Dey Go”.
7. “2face” Idibia
Innocent Ujah Idibia a.k.a. 2Baba, is a Nigerian singer, songwriter, record producer and entrepreneur. 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, and is also one of the most bankable artists in Africa. He is also doing well in 2018 and has done enough to justify his 7th position in the top ten best musicians in Nigeria 2018
Chinedu Okoli (born 23 November 1983), best known by his stage name Flavour N’abania or simply Flavour, is a Nigerian singer, songwriter, multi-
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5. Banky W
Oluwabankole Wellington (born 27 March 1981), known under the stage name Banky W, and credited in film as Banky Wellington, is a Nigerian singer, rapper and actor. 1 Life and career. 1.1 Early life and career beginnings; 1.2 2012–2013: R&BW. 2 Personal life; 3 Discography. He is one of the top ten musicians in Nigeria 2018 and owe one of the topics that trended most in 2017(his marriage with Adesua Etomi a Nollywood actress).
Iyanya Onoyom Mbuk (born 31 October 1986), better known by his stage name Iyanya, is a Nigerian recording artist and performer. He rose to fame after winning the first season of Project Fame West Africa, and is best known for his hit single “
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Inetimi Alfred Odon (born 15 August 1980), better known by his stage name Timaya, is a Nigerian singer and songwriter. He is the founder of South South hip hop group Dem Mama Soldiers. His solo career began in 2005 with the release of “Dem Mama”, which also appeared on his debut album. King of afro-dancehall, Timaya, may become the first Nigerian-based act to win Grammy award, haven bagged a Grammy Nomination for featuring on Morgan Heritage’s album “Avrakedabra”.
Wizzy and Kah-Lo also got to the nomination in 1016 but failed to win any award.
David Adedeji Adeleke also known as Davido (born November 21, 1992), is a Nigerian singer, songwriter, and record producer. His 2011 single “Dami Duro” was well-received throughout Nigeria. Two singles turned things around for Davido in 2017, and he had a great run. OBO released five singles in 2017, but ‘If’ and ‘Fall’ continue to be the best songs that Nigeria has had. Best not in terms of quality, but the commercial acceptance, and the cultural relevance that it has attained. As the year winds down, he’s ending on a high with two records ‘FIA’ and ‘Like dat’.
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Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun (born 16 July 1990) also known as Wizkid, is a Nigerian singer and songwriter. He started recording music at a tender age of 11 and managed to release a collaborative album with the Glorious Five, a group he and a couple of his church friends formed. NIGERIAN pop star, Wizkid, has become the first Afro-pop artiste to appear in the Guinness Book of World Records. This is as a result of his contribution to Canadian rapper, Drake’s smah hit, ‘One Dance’, which topped various charts worldwide.
Although the song is technically Drake‘s single, Wizkid has songwriting credits for the ‘One Dance’ which has the Guinness World Record as the most played song on Spotify with more than one billion streams. The 2018 edition of the Guinness World Record named Wizkid in its most recent book and he has started 2018 in style which earned him the top spot in the list of top 10 best musicians in Nigeria 2018.
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