The Nigerian music industry has become one of the prevailing and leading industries in the present musical entertainment.

Nigerian musicians have skyrocketed their popularity, fame, and achievements beyond Africa.

When it comes to music, Nigerian music artists are unbeatable and compelling with musical charisma, virtuoso and a reputation in the world.

It is ineffable comparing Nigerian musical prowess with the musicians in other polities.

In this article, we highlighted the upcoming musicians and professional, international collaborators from Afro-pop, Hip-hop, Reggae, High-life, Afrobeat and lyrical instrumentalists.

Nigerian musicians have placed Africa and the world on a high pedestal with well-curated songs and lyrics.

Nigerian famous Musicians and well-renowned artists:

  1. Burna Boy
  2. Davido
  3. Omah Lay
  4. Wizkid
  5. Phyno
  6. Olamido

1. Burna Boy:

In Nigerian music entertainment, Burna Boy is highly esteemed and accorded in his musical art. Burna Boy was born in the second month of July 1991 (2 July) with his birth name, Damini Ebunoluwa Ogulu.

Burna Boy is a Nigerian record producer and songwriter and has won multiple awards locally and internationally.

He started his musical career in 2010 and eventually came to the limelight in 2012 with one of his songs ‘Like To Party’ from his debut album ‘L.I.F.E’.

Burna Boy’s career skyrocketed after he joined Warmer Music Group and Habit/Atlantic Records in America. Burna Boy is a music genius.

He teamed with local and international music artists like Drake, Fred Gibson, Lily Allen, Steel Banglez, Mabel, Stormzy, Ed Sheeran, Lil baby, Mega Thee Stallion, and Roddy Rich.

Burna Boy has featured top Nigerian music artists like Olamide, Wizkid, Timaya, 2face Idibia and Davido.

His songs are one of the top-charting on Spotify locally and internationally.

To read more about self-acclaimed Giant of Africa, Burna Boy’s private life, fuss, Album and professional life, visit Wikipedia.

2. Davido:

Davido is the man that knows the right rhythm with the right tone in the right place.

Davido was born in Atlanta Georgia with his original name, Davido Adedeji Adeleke. Davido’s features and hard work have helped many upcoming Nigerian young musicians. He has attained a milestone in musical stardom.

David has welcomed endorsement from plausible and high-rated companies like Mobile Telephone Network, MTN NIGERIA and World Guinness.

Some of Davido’s songs include Fall, ‘Dami Duro’, ‘fem‘Omo Baba Olowo’ and featured Nigerian artists, Mayorkun, Wizkid, Dremo, Burna Boy, and Peruzzi. David also released multiple award-winning albums.

  1. Kizz Daniel:

Kizz Daniel has proven his worth in music entertainment with stunning tracks.

Former G Worldwide entertainer, Oluwatobilotba Anidugbe Daniel, was born in May 1994 in Abeokuta Metropolitan City, Nigeria.

Daniel was raised by his parents Kola Anidugbe and lives with his sibling Anidugbe Mofoluwato Uthman.

In 2018, Kizz Daniel’s career started speckling with no purpose of going off soon in the entertainment industry. He has featured top Nigerian musicians and up-and-up music artists. Kizz Daniel has sheltered his legacies under the Fly Boi Inc; Empire Africa.

Some of his favourite song that spots his status on a more elevated pedestal includes Buga’ (Lo Lo Lo) ‘Oshe’, ‘Necessari’, Mama and Woju.

He has released a series of albums like ‘No bad Songz’, ‘Barnabas’, ‘New Era’, ‘Yeba’ and ‘King Of Love’.

  1. Omah Lay:

Omah Lay is another Nigeria mega music maven in the entertainment with lots of potential and hard work.

Importantly, Omah Lay has earned distinction with marvellous hit tracks, videos and instrumentals.

It is noteworthy to rank Omah Lay with legends like Tu face Dibia, P-Square, Duncan Mighty, Timaya and other veteran singers and rappers.

He has released multiple songs with a high stream like ‘Understand’, Godly, Woman, Lo Lo, Bad Influence and Damn.

Omah Didia Stanley is a Nigerian asset that the world can not overlook in a twilight.

  1. Wizkid:

Nigerians treasure Wizkid dearly and stream his songs on a basis.

Ibrahim Ayodeji Balogun is a recording musician with great possibility.

He was born in 1990 in the family of Alhaji Muniru Olatunji Balogun and Jane Dolapo in Surelere, Ikeja Lagos.

Ayodeji started his music career at age 11 and has recorded tracks with international and local singers.

God blessed him with beautiful children, Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun, Jr., Zion Ayo-Balogun and Boluwatife Balogun.

Some of Wizkid’s songs include Joro, Ojulegba, Ginger, Fever, Essence Brown Skin Girl and Mood.

  1. Phyno:

Nigeria hotshot rapper Nelson Chibuzor Azubuike is recognized globally as Phyno and has been trending as one of Nigeria’s great rappers.

Chizubor Nelson Azubuike started his music career at a tender age, and in 2003, he started his music career as a record producer.

He specifically based his rapping skills on the Igbo language and has released numerous albums.

Chibuzor Nelson was born in Anambra state on 9 October 1986. He has been awarded and nominated for all kinds of Nominations.

In 2014, 2015, and 2016, Phyno was nominated to City People Entertainment Ward for Rap Artist.

The Headies award for best Collabo, World Music Award for World’s Best Song and other nominations.

Chibuzor has released multiple songs in Igbo rap, Hip Hop, Afropop, and Afrobeats. Some of his songs include:

The Playmaker (Fada Fada)

Egedege (Egedege)

Financial Woman

Essentials Afrobeats, Vol.3 (So Far So Good)

Augment, Ride For You, IkePentecost, Highway

Phyno is celebrated all over Africa and has been one of the Nigerian greatest assets in music asset.


Nigerian-born artist Gbenga Olamide Adedeji was a rapper, singer and lyricist born on 15 March 1989 in Bariga, Ikeja Lagos.

Olamide is one most significant and influential musicians in Nigeria and Africa beyond.

Lifting Nigeria and Africa with his natural musical talents was part of his existence. His musical virtuoso led to nominated for MTV Europe Music Award for Best African Act.

Olamides musical levels are Burna Boy, Davido, Phyno, Psquare, and other music legends and veterans.

His songs include Triumphant, KANA, Loading, Hate Me, Bobo, Rock, Melo Melo, Pawon and Totori.

Gbenga Olamide Adedeji is a great philanthropist that augments many upcoming Nigerian musicians and constantly sharpens the Nigerian music industry around the globe with his raw talents and flowing prowess.