Top 10 Globally Recognized Nigerian Artists

Top 10 Globally Recognized Nigerian Artists

Top 10 Globally Recognized Nigerian Artists

Nigeria Which Is The Most Populous Country in Africa, is filled with so many creativity and cultures Top 10 Globally recognized .Aside Nigeria filled with so many creativity and cultures, Nigeria Music Industry has also gained recognition worldwide.

Here are the top 10 globally recognized Nigerian Artist

1. Fela Kuti – Fela Anikulapo Kuti (15 October 1938 – 2 August 1997), also professionally known as Fela Kuti, or simply Fela, was a Nigerian multi-instrumentalist, musician, composer, pioneer of the Afrobeat.

Top 10 Globally recognized Nigerian Artists

He was nominated for 11 Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Best Book of a Musical, Best Direction of a Musical for Bill T. Jones, Best Leading Actor in a Musical for Sahr Ngaujah, and Best Featured Actress in a Musical for Lillias White and MTV Africa Music Legend Award 2008.

2. Wizkid – Wizkid whose name is Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun, born in Ojuelegba Lagos Nigeria in the year 1990.Top 10 Globally recognized Nigerian Artists

Wizkid released his debut music “Holla at your Boy” in 2011.

Wizkid is one of Nigerians favourite Musician with so many award and nominations. he has also gotten recognition locally and internationally.

Wizkid has been the first African artist to get seven billboard nominations, he is also the youngest African to get a Grammy nomination, the first Nigerian to win three Billboard Music Awards, The First African Pop Star To Perform/Sell Out Royal Albert Hall In London, Nigerian Artiste with the most award nominations in Nigeria, First Nigerian to win three Billboard Music Awards, The First Nigerian To Win An ASCAP Award, Wizkid Is The First Afro-Pop Artiste To Appear In The Guinness World Records and so many more

3. Davido – Davido whose name is David Adeleke was born in 1992. Davido has several notable awards to his name and considering how hard he works, this is no surprise.He is the recipient of 2 BET Awards, a Kora Award, a Channel O Music Video Award, a Ghana Music Award, a Nigeria Music Video Award, 2 MTV Africa Music Awards, 2 African Muzik Magazine Awards, 5 The Headies Awards, 7 Nigeria Entertainment Awards and 2 Dynamix All Youth Awards to name but a few.

4. Burnaboy – Burnaboy whose name is Damini Ebunoluwa Ogulu was born on the 2nd of July 1991 has received many awards globally and internationally.Here are some of the awards he has received: BET Award for Best International

Act 2019, The Headies Award for Artiste of the Year

2019, MTV Africa Music Award for Best Collaboration in partnership with Absolute

2015 for his song All Eyes On Me, MTV Europe Music Award for Best African Act

2019, MTV Africa Music Award for Video of the Year 2014 for Run My Race, The Headies Award for Best Collabo

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2019 · Killin Dem, The Future Awards Africa Nigeria Prize for Young Person of the Year

2019, The Future Awards Africa Nigeria Prize for Music

2019, The Headies Award for Song of the Year

2019 · Ye.

5. Tuface – Innocent Ujah Idibia, known by his stage name 2Baba, is a Nigerian singer, songwriter, record producer, entrepreneur, philanthropist, humanitarian, and activist. Prior to July 2014, he went by the stage name 2face Idibia.Top 10 Globally recognized Nigerian Artists

Here are some of his reputable awards:

MTV Europe Music Award for Best African Act

2005, BET Award for Best International Act: Africa

2011, The Headies Award for Best Reggae/Dancehall Single

2018 · Holy Holy

6. Dbanj – Oladapo Daniel Oyebanjo (born 9 June 1980) , better known by his stage name D’banj, is a Nigerian musician, singer, songwriter, rapper he has also made his mark in the music industry.He has won MTV Europe Music Award for Best African Act

2012 and 2007, MTV Africa Music Award for Artist of the Year

2009 and 2008, BET Award for Best International Act: Africa

2011, MTV Africa Music Award for Listener’s Choice

2008 for his song Why Me, MTV Africa Music Award for Best Male

2008, MTV Africa Music Award for MAMA Evolution

2015, Nigeria Entertainment Award for Music Video of the Year (Director)

2016.

7. Tiwa Savage – Tiwatope Savage (born 5 February 1980), known professionally as Tiwa Savage, is a Nigerian singer, songwriter and actress she has won many awards and nominations internationally and locally.she has won MTV Europe Music Award for Best African Act

2018, The Headies Award for Best Collabo

2018 for her song Ma lo, City People Music Award for Best Collabo of the Year

2018, MTV Africa Music Award for Best Female

2014, Nigeria Entertainment Award for Female Artist of the Year

2014, City People Music Award for Music Artist of the Year (Female)

2017 and 2014.

8. Yemi Alade – Yemi Eberechi Alade, known professionally as Yemi Alade, is a Nigerian Afropop singer and songwriter.The Headies Award for Hip Hop World Revelation of the Year 2016 for her song king of Queens, The Headies Award for Best Performer

2019 and 2018, MTV Africa Music Award for Best Female

2016 and 2015, Nigeria Entertainment Award for Female Artist of the Year

2015, City People Music Award for Best Collabo of the Year

2015, The Future Awards Africa Nigeria Prize for Music

2016, Late Ambassador Segun Olusola NBMA for Artiste of the Year-Female

2016, Independent Music Award for Best Album – World Beat

2016 for Mama Africa.

9. Tekno – Augustine Miles Kelechi (born December 17, 1992), popularly known as Tekno, is a Nigerian singer and songwriter.Here are some of his achievement : City People Entertainment Awards for Best New Musician of the Year

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2014, City People Music Award for Music Producer of the Year

2017, MTV Africa Music Award for Best Breakthrough Act

2016.

10. Mr Eazi – Oluwatosin Ajibade, better known by his stage name Mr Eazi, is a Nigerian singer, songwriter, and entrepreneur.Burna Boy and Mr Eazi, were both nominated in the best international act category alongside AKA (South Africa); Aya Nakamura (France); Dave (U.K.); Dosseh (France) and Giggs (U.K).

He has won some of the following awards:

The Headies Award for Next Rated

2016, Top Naija Music Award for Artiste of the Year

2017, Nigeria Entertainment Award for Most Promising Act to Watch

2016.

Note : The list compiled is based on the fact that these Artists have gained international endorsement and recognition.

Source: Warritatafo

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