25 Nigerian Celebrities That Positively Changed The Music Industry 

Gone are the days when parents insist that their children must be doctors,lawyers,professors Etc

Nigerian parents has learnt to support the creativity of their children after reading about life stories of some Nigerian celebrities that became great and famous and ended up contributing positively towards the development of the Nigerian music industry.

Gone are the days when musicians are seen as drop outs or never do wells in the society,right now they drive some of the best cars,fly private jets,perform in exotic locations around the world,and did I forget the fame that comes with it.

Yes the Nigerian entertainment industry has grown tremendously over these years,but it didn't happen over night,they are some celebrities that paved the way for that success and made up coming musicians and artists believe that they can also achieve that fame and popularity if only they work hard and believe.

The Nigerian music industry right now is a multi billion naira industry,lets take a quick look at artists/producers that changed the music industry and also some new generation talented artists that are currently spearheading the effort to take Nigerian music to the world.

25 Nigerian Celebrities That Positively Changed The Nigerian Music Industry 

1. Fela Anikulapo Kuti

Born in 1938 and died in 1997,Fela was known worldwide as an afro beat legend,he influenced a lot of present day Nigerian musicians.
Fela was a multi-instrumentalist, musician, composer,human rights activist, and political maverick.

2. 2Baba (2Face)

Came into the industry as a fresh faced boy in a three man group band called plantashun boix.

After the breakup of the group,2face decided to pursue a solo career and went ahead to drop hit songs under kennis music in 2006.
His hit song “African Queen” was a banger and established him as one of Africa's greatest musicians of all time.

The iconic 41 year old singer and songwriter has continued to influence the Nigerian music industry,encouraging,advising and helping the younger generation of musicians.

3. Wizkid

This young man is part of the current generation of Nigerian artists taking Nigerian and African music to the world.

With two grammy nominations and a lot of awards and accolades,Wizkid is definitely spearheading the current young generation of musicians in the Nigerian music industry.

4. Tiwa Savage

Holding it down for the female folks is Tiwa Savage,her incredible voice and great stage presence has made her a formidable force to reckon with in African and the Nigerian music industry.
No doubt many female youngsters aspiring to be musicians will definitely be looking up to her.

With international and local endorsement deals and numerous awards,Tiwa Savage Is definitely on the right track.

Also other Nigerian celebrities that has positively changed the Nigerian music industry worthy of mention include:

  • 5. Davido
  • 6. Mr Eazi
  • 7. Burna Boy
  • 8. MI Abaga
  • 9. D’banj
  • 10.P-square
  • 11.Don Jazzy
  • 12. Banky W
  • 13. Olamide
  • 14. Iyanya
  • 15. Flavour
  • 16. Phyno
  • 17. Darey Art Alade
  • 18. Patoranking
  • 19. Falz
  • 20. Waje
  • 21. Chidinma
  • 22. Seyi Shay
  • 23. Yemi Alade
  • 24. Koredo Bello
  • 25. Reekado Banks