Top 30 Best Musicians In Nigeria 2020

Nigeria today is blessed with different varieties of the singing artist, in this article will be discussed the top 30 best musicians in Nigeria presently, which also include outstanding rappers and singers. As we know that Music is life, almost everyone in life loves music, music is known for soul-lifting and mind expressions as well as it can be listened to in order to catch fun, so with this, we need talented musicians who will give everyone what they need in aspects of music. Speaking of musicians or musical artist, I believe everyone would want to listen to the best musicians, which is why we would discuss the best musicians in Nigeria.

Top 30 Best Musicians In Nigeria 2020

In Nigeria today, we have a series of musicians of which amongst them are termed the best musicians in Nigeria. Before we continue, who is the best musician in Nigeria? Well, all that will be unveiled in this segment as the top 30 best musicians will be listed in a jiffy.

  • 1. Davido

David Adedeji Adeleke popularly known by the stage name Davido was born on the 21st of November 1992. He is a well known and popular Nigerian singer, a record producer, and songwriter as well, Davido in the Nigerian music industry has come a long way, and he has produced songs for series of superstars in the Nigerian music industry.

Davido was born in Atlanta Georgia and later relocated to Lagos at a tender age, which is where he started his musical career.

  • 2. Wizkid

Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun popularly known as Wizkid is a known Nigeria Singer and songwriter born on the 16th of July of the year 1990. Wizkid was noted to have started his music career at the very tender age of 11 and released an album in collaboration with a group termed as the “Glorious five group” which was formed by him and his church friends and in the year 2009 Wizkid signed a record bargain with Banky W’ record label which is termed Empire Mates Entertainment (E.M.E). Later on, he rose to become a star with his first hit song “Holla at your boy”.

  • 3. 2Baba

The legendary 2Baba is originally named Innocent Ujah Idibia was born in Shomolu, Lagos state Nigeria. He is popularly known by his stage name “2Baba” or “2face”. He is a Nigerian singer, a record producer, an entrepreneur, and a songwriter. Speaking of the best musicians in Nigeria, 2Baba does not take the back seat, he is among the most decorated and highly rated successful Afro-pop artist in Africa.

2Baba has been noted to have received one MTV Europe Music Award, Five (5) headies awards which is termed as a Hip-hop award, one (1) world Music award, four (4) channel O Music Video Awards, one (1) KRA Award, one (1) MOBO Award, one BET Award Four (4) MTV Africa Music Awards, and lots of nominations.

  • 4. Tiwa Savage

Tiwatope Savage-Balogun known widely as Tiwa Savage was born on the 5th of February of the year 1980; she is a Nigerian performer, the best singer in Nigeria presently, songwriter, and actress. Currently, she has signed a songwriting deal with Sony/ATV Music Publishing. Tiwa Savage is currently signed to Don Jazzy’s record label “Mavins records”, this signing took place in the year 2012. Tiwa Savage is noted to have also signed a publishing and management deal with Roc Nation in the month of June of the year 2016. Tiwa Savage as one of the best musicians in Nigeria has won series of awards which include; MTV Europe Music Award, Two (2) headies Awards, MTV Africa Music award, Nigerian Music Video Award, Channel O Music Award, and City People Entertainment Awards was won twice.

  • 5. Olamide

Olamide is named Olamide Adedeji and was born on the 15th of March of the year 1989. Olamide is popularly ad widely known by his performing or stage name “Olamide” and popularly addressed as Olamide Baddo or BaddoSneh. Olamide is a Nigerian Hip-hop singer, recording artist, he is known for using his mother tongue dialect “Yoruba” for most of his songs or records. Olamide is also known as a great rapper and termed one of the best musicians in Nigeria; he has been nominated severally and has won music awards which includes Multiple Nigeria Entertainment Awards, the headies awards, and so on.

  • 6. Flavour N’abania

Flavour’s real name is Chinedu Okoli but rather called or known by his stage name Flavour N’abania or simply referred to as just Flavour, he was born on the 23rd of November of the year 1983. Flavour is a Nigerian Singer, Songwriter, performer, and instrumentalist. Chinedu Okoli started his music career as a drum boy for a local church in Enugu state (his hometown). Flavour is known as one of Africa’s most sought out artists and one of the best musicians in Nigeria.

  • 7. Banky W

Olubankole Wellington was born on the 27th of March of the year 1981; he is a popular Nigerian singer, rapper, politician, and actor known as Banky W and addressed in movies as Banky Wellington. When it comes to speaking of great musicians, he is certainly classified among the best.

  • 8. Timaya

Enitimi Alfred Odom popularly and widely known as Timaya was born on the 15th of August 1980, he is a known Nigerian singer and songwriter. Timaya is known as the sole founder of the South-South Hip-hop group “Dem Mama Soldiers”. Timaya started his solo career in the year 2005 with the release of the song titled Dem Mama. Timaya earned further visibility and prominence internationally through the release of his third studio album “De Rebirth” featuring its lead singer “Plaintain Boy” and in partnership with Black body Entertainment. Later on in the year 2012, he upgraded with the hit song “Bum Bum” and he has won four headies awards and one Nigeria Music Award.

  • 9. Phyno

Phyno is a Nigerian singer, rapper, record producer, and songwriter with the real name Chibuzor Nelson Azubike, he was born on the 9th of October of the year 1986. Phyno started his musical career in the year 2013 as a producer. Phyno is widely known for rapping in his mother tongue which is the “Igbo Language”. His first studio album was released in the year 2014 titled “No Guts No Glory” of which he produced serial singles titled “Ghost Mode”, “Parcel”, “O set”.

  • 10. Yemi Alade

Yemi Eberechi Alade known by the stage name “Yemi Alade” was born on the 13th of March 1989, she is a Nigerian Afro-pop singer and songwriter. She rose to dominance after she had won the Peak Talent Show in the year 2009.  Yemi Alade began widely known with the hit song she released which was titled “Johnny”.

  • 11. Adekunle Gold

Adekunle Kosoko is popularly known as Adekunle Gold as his stage name, he is a Nigerian singer, Graphic designer, and songwriter. Adekunle gold is in no doubt a great artist. He released a hit single titled “Sade” in the year 2014, however, this single was widely known or heard and massively played on various Nigerian radio stations, and later on, he released other singles titled “Orente” of which this single also went viral. In the year 2015, Adekunle Gold was nominated for the most promising act of the year category at the city people entertainment awards.

  • 12. Kiss Daniel

Oluwatobiloba Daniel Anidugbe who was popularly known as Kiss Daniel is now known as Kizz Daniel, this change took place as of recent precisely May 2018. Kizz Daniel is a Nigerian recording artist, entertainer, and performer best known for his hit single titled Woju and his acclaimed hit song “Yeba”. He was formerly signed into G-Worldwide Entertainment in the year 2013, but later on, in the year 2017 left the record label for his own record label named “Fly Boy Inc”

  • 13. Burna Boy

Burna Boy is a Nigerian musical artist with the real name Damini Ogulu, he was born on the 2nd of July 1991. Burna Boy is a Nigerian songwriter and Afrofusion singer. He is noted as the grandson of Benson Idonije.

  • 14. Korede Bello

Korede Bello is popularly known for his hit song titled “Godwin” which is a pop and semi-gospel song which eventually became viral, widely known, and topped lots of Nigerian Musical Charts. He is a songwriter and Nigerian singer, and he is currently signed into one of the widely own biggest record labels in Nigeria owned by a Nigerian citizen “Mavin Records”.

  • 15. Tekno Miles

Tekno Miles with the real name Augustine Miles Kelechi was born on the 17th of December of the year 1992, he is popularly and widely known as Tekno or Alhaji Tekno, he is a Nigerian singer, songwriter, performer, producer, dancer, and instrumentalist. Tekno Miles is from Ebonyi State, Nigeria.

  • 16. Falz

Folarin Falana known by the stage name Falz was born on the 27th of October 1990 in Lagos State, Nigeria. Falz is a Nigerian singer, actor, songwriter, and rapper. He started his career while he was still in secondary school after making up a group called “The School Boys” with some of his friends before he later started his professional music career in the year 2009. He currently owns the record label called “Bahd guys Records.

  • 17. Ice Prince

Ice Prince named Panshak Zamani was born on the 30th of October of the year 1986; he is a Nigerian Hip-hop record artist and actor. He became famous and popularly known after he released his hit song “Oleku” which was one of the most remixed songs of all time in Nigeria. Ice Prince is an award-winning superstar that won countless awards.

  • 18. Reekado Banks

Reekado Banks was born on the 6th of December 1993, his real name is Reekado Banks and he is a Nigerian singer, recording artist, and songwriter who is currently signed to one of the biggest Nigerian record label “Mavin Records”.

  • 19. Paul and Peter Okoye

Paul and Peter Okoye were popularly known as p-square not until they were reported to have broken up in the year 2016. The P-square are identical twins and a Nigerian R and B duo with outstanding performance. They have serially produced albums through the square records.

  • 20. Asa

Asa is a female artist given birth to in Paris to her Nigerian parents who were noted to be working and studying cinematography in France. Her family came back to reside in Nigeria when she was at the age of two, and she grew up in Lagos State, Nigeria, 18 years later, Asa returned back to Paris where she began her career as an artist.

  • 21. Mayorkun

Adewale Mayowa Emmanuel known as Mayorkun was born on the 5th of April 1994, he is a famous Nigerian recording musical artist, songwriter, and stage performer which hails from Osun State, Nigeria.

  • 22. Kcee

Kingsley Chinweike Okonkwo known widely as Kcee is a Nigerian songwriter and singer. Kcee was formerly in a Hip Hop duo group termed as the “Kc Presh”, however, he currently has a deal with Five Star Music. Producing the “Limpopo” hit song; he worked with Del B “a Record producer”.

  • 23. Patoranking

Patoranking with the real name Patric Nnaemeka Okrie was born on the 27th of May 1990, he is from Onitsha, Ebonyi state, Nigeria. He is a Nigerian reggae artist, songwriter, and singer.

  • 24. Simi

Simisola Bolatito Ogunleye was born on the 19th of April 1988, she is known by the stage name Simi, she is a Nigerian singer and songwriter. At first, Simi started as a gospel singer, releasing her first studio album titled “Ogaju” in the year 2008. She became famous in 2014 after releasing her hit song titled “Tiff”.

  • 25. Wande Coal

Wande Coal is a Nigerian Musical Artist born and brought up in Lagos State, Nigeria, to the family of Chief Ibukun Olufunto and Omolara Ojosipe. He graduated from the University of Lagos (Unilag) where he studied curriculum studies.

  • 26. Lil Kesh

Keshinro Ololade was born on the 14th of March 1995, he is popularly and widely known as Lil Kesh, he is a Nigerian singer, rapper, and songwriter. He became famous and popular after he released his hit song titled “Shoki”.

  • 27. Duncan Mighty

Duncan Wene Mighty Okechukwu who was born on the 28th of October of the year 1983, he is popularly known as Duncan Mighty, he is a Nigerian Musician, Music Producer, and singer who hails from Obio-Akpor, River state, Nigeria.

  • 28. Seyi Shay

Deborah Oluwaseyi Joshua known widely as Seyi Shay was born on the 21st of December 1985; she is a Nigerian based songwriter, singer, and actress

  • 29. 9ice

Abolore Ajifolajifaola Adegbola Akande was born on the 17th of January 1980, he is popularly known by his stage name “9ice”, he is a Nigerian award-winning musician. 9ice hails from Ogbomosho in Oyo State, Nigeria.

  • 30. Mr. Eazi

Oluwatosin Oluwole Ajibade known as Mr. Eazi was born on the 20th of July 1991, he is a songwriter, singer, and entrepreneur.


Conclusion On The Top 30 Best Musicians In Nigeria

That’s all about the best musicians in Nigeria presently, NaijaQuest ranking. We would like to know your thoughts and ranking, share them with us in the comment box.

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