When you talk about Afrobeat singers in Nigeria, the list won’t be complete without mentioning the likes of Davido, Wizkid, African bad girl – Tiwa Savage, and a whole lot of others.
In Africa, Nigeria has the largest entertainment industry with its Afrobeat singers leading the way.
Nigeria has set the standard and trend of African pop culture as a whole.
It has become one of the reasons for Afrobeats to become one of the best music genres in the world with home artists that have become so popular both in the local and international music scenes.
While Ghana may likely be the home of Afrobeats, Nigerians have made the genre popular.
In the West African Nation, Afrobeats is far ahead of any other form of music.
The city of Excellence, Lagos has been one of the cities producing Afrobeat music stars for years in the music scenes.
Nigerian Afrobeat singers have been a source of inspiration for other artists throughout Nigeria, Africa, and the continent as a whole.
Talking about Afrobeats singers as a whole in Nigeria the list will be endless, artists making global waves like Burna Boy, Yemi Alade, wizkid e.t.c.
But in this article, we will just be picking out 10 of the best Afrobeat singers in Nigeria.
Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun popularly known as Wizkid is a singer and songwriter from Nigeria. He was born on 16th July 1990 and he is one of the best Afrobeat singers. From the age of 11, he began recording his music.
In 2009 he signed a record label with E.M.E (Empire mates entertainment). A record label owned by Banky W.
In 2011, he released a single “holla at your boy” from his debut album studio album superstar.
Holla at your boy was thee a song that shot him into the limelight. He attained his recognition after a collaboration with Drake on the hit song One dance, this song made him appear as the first Afrobeat artist to appear in the Guinness Work Record.
By February this year, Wizkid became the most streamed artist of all time on Spotify and he has been making record waves ain’t then.
David Adedeji Adeleke popularly known as Davido is another big name in the music industry both locally and internationally.
He was on the 21 of November 1992. He rose to fame in 2012 after releasing Duro his second single from his studio debut Album Omo baba olowo.
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He signed a record deal with Suny Music in January 2016.
He founded his own record label Davido Music Worldwide simply known as DMW that has signed the likes of Mayorkun, Liya and Peruzzi.
Davido has been referred to as the king of modern day Aftobeats. In 2019 he was cited As one of the top 100 most influential Africans by new African magazine.
As of August 2021, he is the second most followed African on Instagram.
3. Tiwa Savage
Third on the list is our koroba and somebody’s son crooner Tiwa Savage aka Africa’s bad girl.
Tiwatope Savage born on the 5th of February 1980 In Isale Eko, she relocated to London at the age of 11 for her secondary education. She dabbled into music about 5 years later doing backup vocals for the likes of Mary J Blidge and George Micheal.
She participated in the X Factor albeit the Uk version and also graduated from the Berklee College of Music.
In 2009, she signed a publishing deal with Sony/ATV music publishing. By 2012, she signed up with the record label Mavins Record after moving back to Nigeria.
In 2014, Tiwa Savage was the first female Nigerian artist to be nominated for the BET awards. In the same year, she was also nominated for the MTV European music award which she later won In 2018.
Her music is a blend of pop, hip-hop, R&B, and of course Afrobeats.
4. Burna Boy:
Damini Ebunoluwa Ogulu known as Burna Boy was born on the 2nd of July 1991 is one of the most biggest and successful singers in the music industry.
He is a Rapper, Singer, and also a songwriter.
His music genres range from Afro-Fusion, Afrobeat, dancehall, hip hop, pops, and R&B.
He has been in the music industry since the year 2011 till the present.
He is worked with labels like Spaceships, Badhabit, Atlantic, Warner music e.t.c.
Like to party from his album, L.I.F.E. in 2012 made him rise to fame. He has collaborated with the likes of Stormzy, Ed Sheeran, Sauti Sol, Wizkid e.t.c.
Enetimi Alfred Odon popularly known as Timaya is a songwriter and a singer from Nigeria. He gained popularity with his summer single song Bum Bum which was released in 2012.
6. Mr. Eazi
Mr. Eazi is fond of mixing his music career with entrepreneurial activities. With his star studded oh my gawd which is listed as no1 itune charts in the US and billboard world digital Sales chart he has made a name for himself in the music industry.
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He was recognized for his guesting on Colombian reggaeton J Balvin’s Colores by the Latin Grammys.
We have got other Afrobeat singers like
9. Fireboy DML
Conclusion to our list of best Afrobeat singers in Nigeria
These days anyone looking to make waves in Naija music industry tends to go the Afrobeat way.
It is not surprising as it has made a believer out of everyone. What do see about our list of best Afrobeat singers in Nigeria as of today? You can also join the conversation below in the comment section. Thanks for reading!