The Nigerian Afrobeat maestros top-rising rappers, singers, songwriters, and executive record producers in the music industry.

The Nigerian music industry has continually progressed over recent years with exuberant and incredibly optimistic musicians. The industry has produced locally and internationally renowned music superstars and modern icons. The famous and ambitious Nigerian music industry has fantastic scenic stories. The upcoming Nigerian Afro singers have incredibly taken over the industry.

Are you looking for Nigerian top Afrobeat maestros rising in the music industry with originality, resilience, and creativeness?

We have compiled lists of Nigerian top-rising Afrobeat maestros rocking the streets with hot singles and debut albums. 

 11 Nigerian Top Afro Beat Maestros Rising Musicians

  1. Khaid
  2. Boy Spyce
  3. Ruger
  4. Asake
  5. Portable
  6. Crayon
  7. Magix
  8. Bayanni
  9. Sparkle Tee
  10. Jeri
  11. Hotkid


Nigeria has blessed Khaid with his newly discovered music career in Neville Record. Khalid is a Nigerian professional singer-songwriter, rapper, and entertainer originally knowns as Sulaiman Shekoni Solomon.

His music stardom started in 2022 after the perpetual creative song “With You”. Khaid signed a record deal with Neville Records in 2022 on the Sydney Talker Record.  

On February 14, 2022, Khaid’s recognition started his manifestation with his newly released lyrical track, “With You”, on TurnTable’s Top 50 single chart leading with number forty-eight.

The success of Khalid in the Nigerian music entertainment industry finds its path to Nigerian comedian and Neville Records architect Sydney Talker.

Sulaiman Abiola Shekoni’s early life started in Shibiri Ojo, Lagos state, Nigeria, where he worked as a roadside repairperson. He helped his family with his mechanic work and also paid more attention to his music career life.

“My Dad advised me to learn a new skill since making music wasn’t paying the bills” Khaid explained his dad’s motives for his music career lifestyle in one of his interviews on Pulse Nigeria. Khaid’s viral freestyle on Instagram caught Sydney Talker’s awareness, and he signed under the Neville record label in 2022.

Khaid believed that Sydney Talker changed his life and has austerely used his song “SKI” to describe his lifestyle before stardom.

The industrious top-rising artist Khalid has released austerely exciting songs in a few periods like “Ski”, “With You”, and “Amala”.

Khalid has featured Nigerian music top record producer, Rexxie and Zlatan Ibile, Zanku founder.

Boy Spyce:

The beauty of success lies in consistency as a Nigerian Afrobeat maestro shown full-blown professionalism in his music career.

Nigerian Afro-fusion top rising artist Gbekile David Osemeke was born in Edo State, Nigeria. (May 10, 2021). He attended Lagos State Model College Kankon, Badagry, Nigeria, where he seated for WAEC (West African Examination Council)

Gbekile David Osemeke, professionally known as Boy Spyce, started his music career in 2022, signed under Mavin Records Label, founded by Don Jazzy, a Nigerian veteran music superstar.

Boy Spice’s limelight in the music industry began with making cover songs and posting them on social media. 

Don Jazzy discovered Boy Spyce’s talent on Instagram with one of his popular cover songs, “Essence”, released by Nigerian Grammy-award-winning music icon, Wizkid. Don Jazzy signed him on Mavin Records to picture his natural talents.

Boy Spyce’s waves have reached wide and beyond with his songs and album debut extended playlist. On April 2022, Boy Spyce released a well-composed album, “Boy Spyce”.


The indispensable histrionic Nigerian maestro Ruger has austere delivered meticulous and inspiring songs in the music industry.

Nigerian professional singer-songwriter Micheal Adebayo Olayinka was born in September 1999 in Lagos State, Nigeria. He’s also known as Ruger, a Nigerian Afrobeat singer, and songwriter. Ruger has released well-versed songs and albums in the industry and currently making waves with his superb creative maestro.

In 2021, the “Jozing World Record” Label signed Ruger, an affiliated brand with Columbia Records and Sony Music Entertainment United Kingdom division. 

Nigerian rising musician Ruger released his debut album extended playlist “Pandemic” 2021, which features “Bounce” that skyrocketed to number 39 on the Nigerian Top 50 chart, also TurnTable End of the Year chart listed Bounce as number 20 while Apple Music considered it as one of the best afrobeat performing song of the year. Ruger’s music career started at a tender age as he continually and consistently maintained his natural talents. 

Ruger’s success flows with the discovery by D’Prince, a Nigerian industrious record producer and meritorious modern superstar.

Melodically, Ruger’s songs include “Bounce”, “One Shirt”, “Red Flags”, and “Asiwaju”. He has won highly known awards in the music industry. These awards AFRIMMA, including AEAUSA, The Beatz Awards, Peace Legend Award, The Headies 2022, and Soundcity MVP, also bagged endorsements from EKO Hotel and Tiger Beer.


Painstaking and hardworking resulted in Asake’s victory in the Nigerian and African music industry concerning his unique style.

Asakes literary music skills and witty composition are top-notch, especially in the Live performance. Knowledge of a man starts with his background as Ahmed Ololade professionally, as Asake was born on January 13, 1995, in Lagos state, Nigeria.

He’s a Nigerian temperate well-known songwriter, Afro-fusion, afrobeat, hip hop, and AfroPop singer. He studied at Obafemi Awolowo University in Nigeria, pursuing Dramatic Arts. Asake started releasing songs in 2018 and became a major top-rising artist in Nigeria with his debut single, “Lady”, in 2021. Asake has collaborated with Nigerian top influential music superstars, Grammy award-winning artists, and Record Labels founders.

Asake Influential rose to the limelight with YBNL Records and Empire Distribution. Burna Boy, Olamide, Davido, Tiwa Savage, Fireboy DML, and Rexxie have contributed immensely to Asake’s advancement and improvement in the global music index. The creative works of Asake include the following songs, “Mr. Money”, “Lady”, “Terminator”, “Sungba”, and “Baba God”.

The meticulous singer Asake has a journey to discover international music ratings and recognition.


Adversity can build a man’s character and understanding. The appearance of Portable in the music industry has been demonstrated sumptuously and controversially with attributes of criticism and exploring.

The Nigerian everyday discussion Portable rose to the limelight with his native song backed by creative best dancer, Poco Lee, and architect of YBNL Record Label, Olamide.

Nigerian top-rising afrobeat superstar, rapper, and songwriter Habeeb Olawunmi Oyegbile professionally known as Portable or Dr. Zeh was born in March 1994 in Ijesha, in Osun state, Nigeria.

Portable architect of the Zeh Nation Record Label and had been releasing songs before Poco Lee and Olamide featured him.

He became very well-known in the Nigerian music industry when he released his debut single, “Zazoo Zehh”, which highlights distinguished dancer, and entertainer, Iweh Pascal Odinaka, known as Poco Lee and Olamide Gbenga Adedeji Nigerian YBNL executive rapper, singer-songwriter and performer.

Portable Habeeb Olawunmi Oyegbile stardom always results in controversy and trolling. 

Portable controversial activities have a negative impact and positive influence on his life. Portable has been nominated for 2022 The Headies award titled “Best Street Artist and also “Rookie of the Year”.


Blowtime Entertainment’s subsidiary to Mavin Records has disclosed Crayon’s popularity to the global world. His roles in Nigerian entertainment have given hope to young upcoming Afrobeat singers.

Professional Afrobeat singer and prolific songwriter, Crayo named Charles Chibueze Chukwu were born on July 8, 2000, in Surulere, in Lagos state, Nigeria. He hailed from South Eastern part of Nigeria from Ebonyi state.

Charles Chibueze attended Treasure Court College in Ojo, Lagos state, where he completed his secondary school.

Crayon started his music career with Blowtime Entertainment, associates of Mavin Records owned by Micheal Collins Ajereh, also known as Don Jazzy.

Crayon has released stunning songs like “Kpano”, “Shima”, “Mo Bad”, and “Jackpot”, which features Abiola Ahmed Akinbiyi professionally, known as Bella Shmurda. In 2019, Crayon released an extended playlist, “Cray Cray”, composed under Blowtime Entertainment & Mavin Records.

Also, In 2021 he emerged with a well-anticipated extended playlist named “Twelve AM”, labeled from Mavin Record and Blowtime Entertainment. Crayon’s “Excuse Me” crooner was nominated for The Headies Award in 2019.


The magnificence of multinational Afrobeats is competition, as Magixx from Mavin Records discovered his natural skills in music where nothing circumscribe its potential. He has been touring local and international countries with his songs. 

Nigerian afro-fusion and afro-pop singer Alexander Adelabu professionally known as Magixx attended the University of Lagos and obtained a degree in Mass communication.

Micheal Collins Ajereh Don Jazzy signed Magixx under Mavin Records, where he released multiple extended playlists like “Magixx EP” and “Atom EP”. Magixx featured Ayra Starr, Record mate singer, in one of his latest debut singles, “Love Dont Cost a Dime”.

Magix’s popularity crescendoed to the public when his newly released debut single peaked at 27 on the TurnTable 50 chart in Nigeria. In 2022, Magixx was in The Headies Award description – Rookie of the Year.


Innovation thoughts always start at an early stage of life. Bayanni is a piece of self-taught afrobeat music rising star emerging from the Mavin Record Academy Foundation, where his stardom with his viral music song “Ta Ta Ta” evolved.

Bayanni’s unique style is a feature of the natural splendors of his early beginnings.

The commercial-skilled Bayanni signed under Mavin Record developed his musical skills, writing prolific melodies and performing freestyles on Nigerian trending songs.

Bayanni is a student at Obafemi Awolowo University in Lagos, born on 1997 June 25, and has continued performing brightly at the Mavin Record League of Artists.

Abimbola Oladokun dazzled the Mavin Records with his record mates, Ayra Starr, Ladipoe, Magixx, Johnny Drille, Rema, and Boy Spyce.

Mavin Records Entertainment leads the instrument of stardom in the Nigerian music industry, where Afrobeat rising stars showcase skills and talents. Bayanni has released outstanding tracks, “Kala”, Body” “Ta Ta Ta”, and “Family”, produced by Micheal Collins Ajereh Don Jazzy 

The scenic story of Bayanni and his stardom set a piece of support from his family members who acknowledge his music passion and dreams.

Sparkle Tee:

Sparkle Tee’s austere style of writing songs has shown his ability to transcend as one of the Nigerian Afrobeat singers and rappers presently.

His auspicious debut singles and albums always reveal his songwriting proficiency and have performed incredibly in the music enterprise.

His accomplishments are remarkable and stunning as he sparkles Nigerians with a passion for listening to native songs.

Timothy Ebere Ezekiel, professionally known as Sparkle Tee, was born in Auchi, Edo state, Nigeria. He is originally from Imo state and a native of Isu Njaba Umu Ejike Egwedu, born in 1991

The 32-year music rapper, director, and singer focused on Afro-pop, Highlife, and rap genres, where he dominated the music sphere with his originality. 

Sparkle Tee’s music passion and dream came to the limelight after the release of “Talk Am”, which many Nigerian influencers considered worthy of listening to. His dedication and entrepreneurial perspective have placed him on a higher pedestal of fame.

However, Sparkle Tee has consistently inspired Nigerian music enthusiasts with his well-written and versed debut single, “Hustle Dot Com”.

Hustle Dot Com gracefully oriented Nigerian with the message of hardworking and visionary. In addition, Sparkle Tee is cultured and well-distinguished, with dynamic auspiciousness.


The stunning scenery of “No More Nleka” marveled Nigerians with the aura of Jeriq’s soundness. He pays tribute to the kindly modern melody, “Remember”.

The Iyoo Crooner collaborated with top music performers, disc jockeys, and executive producers like Flavour N’abali, DJ Neptune, Zoro, and other renowned artists.

Rap music afrobeat artist Jeremiah Chukwuebuka Ani, presently well-known as JeriQ, born May 6, 1999, is an incredible Nigerian rapper and songwriter.

The young Afrobeat maestro trained in Nkpor, a famous city in Idemili North, Anambra state. Jeriq’s music roles start earlier before graduating from Immaculate Conception, Enugu state, Nigeria.

The performance of Jeriq in “Already Made”, “Better Day Ahead”, “God Is Da Plug”, and “Back To Basics” actually refined his position as a top rapping musician presently in eastern Nigeria.

His debut album “Billion Dollar Dream” has assiduously profiled well producers, Insane Chips, Extraordinary, Soo Flashy, and Enaps, with other great innovators.


“Otilo (Izz Gone” has performed well in the half of 2022. The works of Hotkid manifest with “Ozana” after he released MANDEM, “Freaky”, and “Credit Alert”.

The P572 Record Label member of Shiloh Harrison, Rob Butcher III, and Peter McIntosh released his debut album versed “Honorable”, “Truth or Deceiver”, “Late Night Mornings”, and the latest singles.


The Nigerian music industry has consistently nurtured upcoming Afrobeat artists with dynamic skills and also provides a channel for heightening their visibility to the global world.