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Top 5 Most Successful Nigerian Musicians In 2019

Nigerian musicians are really good at what they do – giving us good tunes to vibe to continually, but there are some outstanding musicians who handle their craft extraordinarily well.

No doubt Nigerian music is going places and in fact, these successful musicians are what most Nigerians who reside in the country and abroad can use to boast of their home country.

Nigerian musicians are also making waves these days as most international acts always want them featured in their songs or even albums. One of such collabos that sparked the Nigerian internet space was when Beyonce featured a handful of Nigerian artistes in her album titled “The Lion King“.

In today’s article, we will be looking at the most successful Nigerian musicians the world wants to listen RIGHT NOW. It is also important to note that this list is not in a particular order – it is not going to be arranged and any particular way.

Most Successful Nigerian Musicians In 2019

1) WizKid

Ayodeji Balogun who is popularly referred to as WizKid is a Nigerian musician who has been making waves in the Nigerian music industry lately.

He started recording at a very tender age of 11 and since then, this artiste has become one Nigerian musician who everyone wants to work with.

WizKid is also the first African Afro-pop artiste to be featured on the Guinness World Book of Records and this got him the necessary attention he needed to soar higher abroad.

He got the attention of Guinness World Book of Records after his collaboration with Canadian hip-hop star – Drake on the ” One Dance” song which was a hit and topped various charts worldwide.

2) Burna Boy

Damini Ogulu (born 2 July 1991) who is popularly referred to as Burna Boy or “Oluwa Burna” is also a Nigerian born music star who has also gained a lot of international recognition just recently.

He rose to prominence after his hit single in 2012 which was titled – “Like to Party” from his debut studio album titled “L.I.F.E“.

In 2019 alone, Burna Boy has recorded a lot of successes in the music industry. In June 2019, he won the Best International Act at the 2019 BET Awards and just recently (July 2019) he was announced as Apple Music up next artiste.

With these achievements, Burna Boy has gained a lot of international recognition. In July 2019, he was featured in Beyonce’s album titled “The Lion King” and he has also featured the likes of Future, Steph London (his current girlfriend) and many other top international hip hop artists.

3) Davido

David Adeleke who is often referred to as his stage name – “Davido” is a Nigerian born musician, songwriter and producer who is also based in Nigeria.

His 2011 hit single titled “Dami Duro” was well accepted both locally and universally and since then, he has become a household name in the Nigerian music industry.

Davido is one of Nigeria’s richest musicians and he is also rated as one of the most successful musicians in Nigeria for 2019.

In 2019 alone, Davido has released a couple of hit songs to his name one of which he featured all-time popular hip-hop artiste – Chris Brown in a song the titled “Blow My Mind“.

Overall, Davido is rated as one of the best musicians in Nigeria for the year 2019

4) Tiwa Savage

Tiwatope Savage-Balogun (born 5th February 1980) is a female Nigerian musician, performer and songwriter who is based in Nigeria.

In 2019, Tiwa Savage has released a couple of hit to her name. Some of these hit songs (own and featured) are Shotan (with Zlatan), Ello baby (with Wizkid and DJ Spinall) and others.

Also in 2019, Tiwa Savage was also one of the Nigerian musicians who were referred in Beyonce’s album titled ” The Lion King”. Tiwa Savage left Mavin Records earlier this year and she is currently signed into Universal Music Group (UMG).

5) Don Jazzy

Michael Collins Ajereh, who is widely referred to as Don Jazzy, is a Nigerian record producer, singer, songwriter, and entrepreneur.

He is the founder and CEO of Supreme Mavin Dynasty or Mavin records which currently has a handful of top Nigerian artistes signed into it.

Although Donjazzy hasn’t been doing more of singing this year, he is still one of the most successful Nigerians musicians for the year 2019.

Notable Mentions

  • Teni
  • Fireboy
  • Rema
  • Zlatan
  • Naira Marley
  • Mr Real
  • Slim Case
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