Top 9 Best Musicians In Nigeria 2023 – The Nigerian music industry is one of the biggest and fastest-growing music industries in the world currently. There are hundreds to thousands of musicians in the country both popular and upcoming artists..
The competition in the Nigerian music industry is massive; it is very difficult to single-handedly pick any of the musicians as the best at the moment. After several research and findings, I present to you the best musician in Nigeria as of 2023.
Asake is one of the most popular and most successful music artists in Nigeria as of 2023. He came into limelight after he was signed to popular Nigerian record label YBNL Nation. As soon as he was signed, he began to drop several hit singles, and chart-topping albums.
Even though he is new in the game he has achieved a lot in both feature and solo songs. Since the publication of his album in September 2022, no artist has had a bigger proportion of tracks on Spotify’s “Top 50 Nigeria” playlist than Asake, that’s why he is the best musician in Nigeria.
You can get the Latest Nigerian Entertainment News & Updates about Asake on the available entertainment blogs in Nigeria. Asake crowned Artiste of the Year by Audiomack in 2022, he recently sold out the famous 02 Academy Brixton.
2. Burna Boy
Burna Boy is a popular Nigerian musician that is known for his back-to-back singles and chart-topping albums not just in Nigeria but globally. After he dropped Ye, the Grammy-winning artist has set the standard for afrobeats in the global stage. Burna Boy is the first African act to obtain a gold-certified record in France, and sell out the 21,000-capacity State Farm Arena in Atlanta, USA.
He is the first African artist to get RIAA certifications for songs from three different albums. Burna Boy sold out the 13,000-capacity 3 Arena in Dublin, Ireland, twice. 15,000-capacity Hallen stadion in Zurich, Switzerland, including 16,000-capacity Avicii Arena in Stockholm, Sweden.
Davido is a popular American-born Nigerian artist, he had his break through in the Nigerian music industry over a decade ago.
Davido is the first African artist with over a million hashtagged posts on Facebook, Davido was featured on a FIFA World Cup soundtrack before performing in the Qatar-held closing ceremony of the tournament.
Davido has dropped several hit singles and chart-topping albums, which gave him the opportunity to win several Awards both in Nigeria and on the international stage.
Popular Nigerian music star, Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun is popularly known for a stage name ‘Wizkid’, was born on the 16th of July,1990 in Surulere, Lagos. He began his musical career in 2011 at 11.
OJB Jezreel recorded his first song including one 7 track album as Lil Prinz. You can know more about Wizkid, other Celebrity Biography & Net worth on the available information on the internet.
Wizkid dropped his first hit single ‘Holla at Your Boy’ in 2010 before his first studio album ‘Superstar’ in 2011. Over the years, Wizkid has successfully secured several International collaborations with several artists like Drake, Chris Brown, Akon, Beyonce, Justin Bieber,, Angelique Kidjo, Major Lazer, Trey Songz Calvin Harris, Normani, and others.
Rema is the popular musician that had his breakthrough in the Nigerian music industry after he was signed into popular Nigerian music record label Marvin Records.
Rema’s megahit “Calm Down ft. Selena Gomez” recently surpassing Ckay’s Love Nwantinti Remix as the country’s
most-viewed music video on YouTube,
Asides Burna Boy, he is the fast-rising superstar and the only African artist with a gold-certified album in France.
Rema was picked as one of three performers for the 2023 NBA All-Star Game halftime performance.
Rema’s “Rave & Roses” album and other music projects generate billions of plays across all digital streaming platforms, establishing him as one of the best musicians in Nigeria in 2023.
6. Kizz Daniel
Kizz Daniel is among the popular musicians in Nigeria currently his full name is Oluwatobiloba Daniel Anidugbe. He was popularly known as Kiss Daniel before he changed to KizzDaniel.
Kizz Daniel is the CEO and founder of “Fly Boy Inc ” a popular record label in Nigeria.
Kiss Daniel has been active in the Nigerian music industry for years, won several music awards, by dropped several music projects since he came into limelight in 2013 with his popular hit single Woju.
Fireboy is one of the best musicians in Nigeria over the years and currently his full name is Adedamola Oyinlola
Adefolahan, but popularly or professionally known as Fireboy DML. He came into limelight immediately when he was signed into YBNL Nation, a popular record label that was owned and operated by Nigerian rapper Olamide. Fireboy’s first studio album Laughter, Tears and Goosebumps was released in 2019.
Over the years fire boy has been dropping back-to-back hit singles, including EPs and albums. He became so popular in the international scene when he secured a collaboration with Ed Sheeran in the remix of Peru. This single has generated billions of streams across all the available audio streaming platforms like Spotify, Audiomack, Apple Music and others.
8. Ayra Starr
Oyinkansola Sarah Aderibigbe is professionally known as Ayra Starr. She is a Nigerian artist. After going viral several social media platforms including Instagram.
In 2019, Ayra Star posted her first song on her page. This brought her to the attention of Don Jazzy, before she was signed to Mavin Records, a popular music record label that was owned and operated by Don Jazzy. Ayra Starr’s rose to fame in 2021 with her debut E.P. and the massively popular single “Away”.
Currently, Ayra Starr is one of the best and popular musicians in Nigeria, she recently won the best female artist
in Nigeria, at the last concluded Headies award.
Ayra Starr’s song was number four on the TurnTable Top 50 of Nigeria and seventeen on the U.S. Billboard’s Triller Global chart.
Portable is the last on my list for the best musician in Nigeria as of 2023. He is a popular street musician that made a breakthrough in the Nigerian music industry a few years ago after he secured a collaboration with Olamide and popular Nigerian dancer Poco Lee which gave him his first hit single Zazuu. All Portable hit songs and Latest Naija Music are available for free on several streaming platforms.
Over the years, Portable has dropped several music projects including album, EP, with several hit singles. At the moment he is one of the best and most popular music artists not just in Nigeria but other countries of the world.
He recently-announced an international music tour which will happen less this year and early next year.