Top 10 Best Musicians In Nigeria


The Nigerian entertainment industry has grown massively over the years. 

Nigerian songs are now played around the world courtesy of some of the musicians on this list.

The musicians on this list sell out events and arenas around the world,and in some cases they are given presidential welcome by the president of the country that they will be performing In.

No doubt Nigerian musicians are making Nigerian songs to be popular around the world.
Today we are going to take a look at some of the top 10 best musicians in Nigeria that are making Nigeria and Africa proud.

Top 10 Best Musicians In Nigeria

1. Wizkid

Star Boy

Wizkid is one of the most talented and best musican in Nigeria. He kicked off his music career after he released his first and debut album titled superstar, in 2009 under Banky W's record label EME.

His hit track titled "Holla at Your Boy" was released in 2010,later he bagged the next rated award at The Headies 2011.

Wizkid has continued to please his fans by releasing hit tracks and selling out concert arena's around the world,some of his album's include Ayo and Superstar.

2. Davido

OBO Baddest

Davido whose real name is David Adedeji Adeleke was born in 1992 in America. Davido is a seasoned recording artist, performer and record producer.

Davido announced his presence in Nigerian music industry after he dropped his 2011 single titled "Dami Duro". 
He is ranked among the top 3 best musician in Nigeria this year. Davido has been consistent when it comes to releasing back to back hit tracks and selling out concert arena's around the world,some of his albums include Omo Baba Olowo,The Baddest,Gobe,Son of Mercy - EP.

3. Olamide

Baddo Sneh

Coming in at number 3 on the list of the best musician in Nigeria this year is Olamide. He was born Olamide Adedeji in 1989 at Bariga, Lagos.

Olamide who is also called Baddo is one of the best and consistent musician in Nigeria. Olamide raps mostly in Yoruba which is his native tongue. 

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He is also the ceo of YBNL record label,some of his album's include YBNL,The Glory,Eyan Mayweather,Lagos Nawa,Baddest Guy Ever Liveth.

4. Phyno

PAC Man,Phyno The Playmaker

Holding down the coveted 4th spot for the best musician in Nigeria is Phyno Fino whose real name is Azubuike Chibuzo Nelson.


Phyno was born in 1986,he is a rapper,singer,songwriter and record producer.

His sojourn into music started in 2003,the rapper is popularly known for rapping in Igbo language,he is also rated as one of the best rapper and musician in Nigeria,some of his album include The Playmaker,No Guts No Glory,2 Kings with Olamide.

5. Tekno

Slim Daddy

Tekno is a songwriter, producer, performer and dancer. Currently he is rated as one of the best musician in Nigeria. 

The Ebonyi state born singer whose real name is Tekno Miles has released andd produced some of the best hit tracks in Nigeria.
He is ranked among the best musician in Nigeria.

6. Timaya

Egberi Papa 1

Timaya had Nigerians dancing in 2005 when he released his hit track titled "Dem Mama",afterwards he released his debut album titled True Story.

Timaya is rated as one of the best musician this year as he is holding down the 6th position
on this countdown. Some of his albums include True Story,Gift and Grace,Epiphany.

7. Falz

Falz d Bahd Guy

From making funny video skits on Instagram to becoming one of the best musician in Nigeria. 

Falz whose real name is Folarin Falana is one of the best musician in Nigeria.
He started rap as a hobby when he was still in secondary school,after bagging a law degree he decided to pursue his dreams in music and it seems to be working out. 

Some of his albums include 27,Bants,Season 1,Chemistry,Stories That Touch,
Falz is the 7th best musician in Nigeria this year.

8. Tiwa Savage

Tiwa D Diva

Tiwa Savage whose real name is Tiwatope Savage-Balogun is ranked as one of the best performing artist in Nigeria.
Tiwa is a singer,songwriter,performer and actress.She has been holding it down for the female folks in the Nigerian music industry.Some of her albums include Once Upon a Time,R.E.D,Sugarcane

9. Flavor

Flavor N'Abania

Flavor whose real name is Chinedu Okoli was born in 1983. Flavor's hit song was title "Nwa Baby'',his song became popular across Africa.

Flavors love for music started when he was a drummer in his local church in Enugu State,over the years he has grown to become a seasoned songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and performer.

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Some of his albums include Thankful,Divine,Ijele - The Traveler.

10. 2 Face

2 Baba

He is one of the best musician in Nigeria,some people already rate him among living 
Nigerian legends. 2face is not only popular in Nigeria but in Africa. 

He was born Innocent Ujah Idibia in Jos, Plateau State,he is also a record producer and entrepreneur,he is married to Annie Idibia,some of his albums include  Face 2 Face,Grass 2 Grace,The Ascension,The Unstoppable,Away and Beyond.