Top 20 Musicians In Nigeria

Hey, guys what’s up,  here in Nigeria We have lots of Musicians who sang different genres of music of which the best 30 amongst them has been sorted out and we will be writing today on the topic “Top 30 Best Musicians In Nigeria”. When listening to music we all want to listen to not just the beat but also the lyrics, so we need the best music to perfectly suit our various moods. Speaking of the best musicians in Nigeria can you possibly comprehend the list or let’s say make up the list of the best? If no, then, no need to worry much as the Top 30 best musicians in Nigeria will be revealed shortly.

Top 20 Best Musicians/Artists In Nigeria


Coming up next on the list of Best Musicians In Nigeria, we have another artist popularly and widely known as Wizkid, he is named from birth “Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun”, and I know certainly well that practically everyone in Nigeria knows this superstar, if not, then you have been missing a lot from the Nigerian Music industry. Wizkid was born on the 16th of July 1990, and he started his musical career at the very tender age of 11, during this period he released an album in conjunction with his Glorious five group which was held up by him and some couples of friends in his church. Looking at this star, Banky W picked him up and made him sign a deal with the Empire Mates Entertainment (E.M.E), then, later on, he headed for the studio and released his first official hit song “Holla at your boy” still under Banky W’s record label, following this hit song, he became a celebrity.


First, on this list, we have the popularly Nigerian hip-hop artist with the stage name “Davido”, he is also popularly known as “Omo Baba Olowo”. His real name David Adedeji Adeleke and was born on the 21st of November of the year 1992. He is a Nigerian record producer, singer, and songwriter. Davido is known for producing a series of songs for different musicians in the Nigerian music industry. Speaking of the birthplace, Davido the well-known “O.B.O” was born in Atlanta Georgia, and later was moved to Lagos State, Nigeria at a very tender age where he grew up and kick-started his music career.

Burna Boy

Damini Ogulu known as Burna Boy is a Nigerian music singer who was born on the 2nd of July 1991. He is known as the grandson of Benson Idonije.

Tiwa Savage

I was actually wondering if a female artist wouldn’t appear on this list, and now we have one, Tiwatope Savage-Balogun who goes by the stage name Tiwa Savage, she was born on the 5th of February 1980. She is widely known as a performer, actress, and singer. She is currently signed to one of the biggest record labels we have right here in Nigeria “Mavin Records” of which she was signed in, in the year 2012, and apart from being signed to one of the biggest record labels in Nigeria, she also tendered her signature for a songwriting deal with a Music Publishing organization “Sony/ATV”. Tiwa Savage is in no doubt a great female superstar and she has won serial awards which include the MTV Europe Music Awards, the Channel O Music Video Award, Two headies Awards, and lots more.


Speaking of musical legends, we have one right here with the stage name 2Baba, 2Baba has been in the game for a long, he is a highly respected superstar all over Africa and he is one of the most decorated music legends of Afro-pop in Africa. 2Baba is known as a record producer, a songwriter, a singer, and an entrepreneur. 2Baba is by birth name or real name “Innocent Ujah Idibia”, he was born in Shomolu, Lagos State, Nigeria. This superstar is an award-winning superstar noted to have won series of awards which includes one MTV Europe Award, Four (4) MTV Africa music awards, Four (4) Channel O Music Video Awards, and lots more of which nominations does not take the back seat.


And now we have the Baddest Nigga in the Nigerian Music industry, a popularly street rapper, a performing artist, a recording artist, and a hip-hop singer. He goes by the stage name Olamide and he is addressed widely by his fans as “Olamide Baddo” or “BaddoSneh” or “BaddoSha”. Olamide Ayodeji was born on the 15th of March 1989. Baddo is known to rap in his dialect most of the times, when speaking of awards Baddo is found on the list, he has won multiple music awards which include the headies awards and lots of nominations. He is great and deserves to be on this list.


Mayorkun goes with the real name Adewale Mayowa Emmanuel was born on the 5th of April 1994 in Osun state, Nigeria. he is a Nigerian songwriter, performer, and singer.


Simisola Bolatito Ogunleye popularly known as Simi was born on the 19th of April 1988. Simi is a known Nigerian songwriter and singer. Starting her career, she was a gospel singer.

Adekunle Gold

Adekule Gold the love searcher, his real name is Adekunle Kosoko. He is a graphics designer, singer, and songwriter. He rose to the peak with the release of his hit song titled “Sade” which was heard on almost all radio stations in Nigeria, thereby topping the year 2014 music chart list which was the same year he released the song, gaining more grounds, he released another hit song titled “Orente” in the same year of which in the next year 2015, he was nominated for the award of the most promising act of the year at the city people entertainment awards.


Falz the Bahd Guy with the real name Folarin Falana was born on the 27th of October 1990 in Lagos State, Nigeria. He is a singer, actor, songwriter, rapper, and lawyer. He kick-started his career back in his secondary school days, creating a group termed or named “The school Boys” of which this group was made up of him and his friends in school, then, later on, he began his musical career in the year 2009 and now he is the sole owner of the “Bahd Guys Records” (a record label).


Flavour, the ladies’ choice, goes with the real name Chinedu Okoli bur referred to as flavor popularly. Chinedu Okoli was born on the 23rd of November 1983. This superstar is a multi-talented artist, he sings, writes songs, and plays instruments. Flavour stated first as a drummer in his local hometown church in Enugu State, Nigeria, and now today, he appears to be on the list of one of the most sought out artists in Nigeria.


The Dem Mama Gang superstar is right here on the list, and he is no other person than Timaya. His real name is Enitimi Alfred Odom and he was born on the 15th of August 1980. Do you want to know why I refer to him as the Dem Mamm Gang superstar? Well, I will tell you, Timaya is the sole founder of a south-south Hip-hop group named “Dem Mama Soldiers”. Timaya kick-started his career (Solo) in the year 2005 of which he released the hit song “Dem Mama”. Timaya is also an award-winning superstar; he has won one Nigeria Music award and four Headies awards.


“Phyno Faino” is a Nigerian rapper, producer, songwriter, and singer. He goes with the real name Chibuzor Nelson Azubike, and he was born on the 9th of October 1986. Phyno kick-started his career as a music producer in the year 2013, and he later released his own music album titled “No Guts No Glory” in the year 2014. Phyno is known for rapping in the Igbo language which is why he has most of his fans in the south and eastern part of Nigeria.

Yemi Alade

Right here, we have the second female artist popping up o this list and she is no other person than the great Johnny singer “Yemi Alade”. She was born on the 13th of March 1989, and she rose to the top of the music industry in Nigeria after she won the year 2009 Peak Talent show. She is a known Afro-pop singer as well as a songwriter, and she is widely known for her hit song titled “Johnny”.

Tekno Miles

Alhaji Tekno the great dancer, singer, songwriter, producer, performer, and instrumentalist, goes with the real name Augustine Miles Kelechi and he was born on the 17th of December 1992. Tekno hails from Ebonyi State, Nigeria.


This great reggae artist, songwriter, and singer were known as Patoranking and birth named Patrick Nnaemeka Okorie were born on the 27th of May 1990. He hails from Onitsha, Ebonyi state Nigeria.

Ice Prince

Panshak Zamani, does that name really sound like a Nigerian name? Well, he is a Nigerian hip-hop singer and actor, Ice Prince was born on the 30th of October 1986. He rose to prominence with the release of a hit song titled “Oleku” which was termed the most remixed songs in Nigerian of all time.

Kiss Daniel

Kiss Daniel, the very sweet and very nice guy, the Woju Singer, The music massively listened across Nigeria. His real name is Oluwatobiloba Daniel Anudugbe formerly known as Kiss Daniel and now known as Kizz Daniel, still the same thing, just a change in spelling. Kizz Daniel is now a record label owner, he owns the “Fly Boy Inc” record label, he was formerly signed to G-worldwide entertainment and when he rose to the peak he had to step up his game.

Banky W

Here we have a superstar that raised another superstar, what were you expecting? Of course, he made the list; Banky W is known by the real name “Olubankole Wellington” and popularly tagged as Banky W. He was born on the 27th of March 1981. He is a rapper, a singer, an actor, and a politician.

Korede Bello

As his name appeared on this list “Godwin”, Korede Bello is a Nigerian singer and a songwriter. He is currently signed to a grand record label known as one of the biggest ever owned by a Nigerian “Mavin Records”.

Reekado Banks

Reekado Banks with the real name Ayoleyi Hanniel Solomon, is he really wise as King Solomon? I tell you, to make it to the peak or the top in life you have to be wise, and Reekado Banks has proven himself as a wise guy for him to have made it right up to this list. He was born on the 6th of December 1993. He is currently signed to Mavin Records.

Paul and Peter Okoye

The cutest Nigerian identical duo, Peter and Paul Okoye knew widely as p-square are a great musical artist. But it is rather too unfortunate for this awesome duo to have broken up.


Asa is a Paris based musical artist given birth to in Paris by a Nigerian parent. Her family was formerly Paris-based people studying cinematography and at the same time studying, her family brought her down to Nigeria at the age of two and later relocated finally to Paris 18years later after she came to Nigeria.


Kcee the elder brother of the great money mogul “E-Money” goes by the real name Kingsley Chinweike Okonkwo, he was formerly in a duo hip-hop group named “Kc Presh”. Currently, he is signed to five star Music.

Wande Coal

Wande Coal was born and raised in Lagos State, Nigeria to the family of the famous chief Olufunto Ibukun and Ojosipe Omolara. Wande Coal studied Curriculum studies at the University of Lagos (Unilag).

Conclusion on top 30 best musicians in Nigeria

There you have the Top 30 list of the best musicians in Nigeria. I hope your favorite artist is found on this list and if not, sorry, but the ranked top 30 best n the aspect of Music have their names on this list.

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