Nigerian Hip-Hop Artists: Top 5 Nigerian Musicians The World Is Listening To
The truth is, Nigerian musicians are now gaining much recognition and also acceptability globally. As you can see and heard, Nigeria singers are currently being featured by soo many international singers(the like of Drake, R.Kelly, and others) songs, and have been doing a lot of team up with the international acts; Nowadays, the world is now listening to Nigeria single/banger. In this short article, we would be revealing those singers that actually make this happen.
Below are the 5 top most heard Nigeria hip-hop singer the world is listening to right now:
The Starboy CEO, wizkid, whose real name is Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun, was born on 16th July 1990 in Surulere, Lagos. At the age of 11, He began his music career, with a seven-track album titled Lil Prinz in the year 2001, which collaborated with Glorious Five.
The award-winning singer, wizkid has more than 80 Award nominations in his whole career so far, of which he has won 20, Wizkid started Starboy Records, which is his record label in the year 2014 after he left EME records, a record label owned by wizkid, that now has more than 5 artistes from Nigeria and Ghana. Some of his banger music includes Ojuelegba, Holla at Your Boy and Azonto which is the hottest music on the list The star boy CEO has collaborated with many local and international artists like the likes of R.Kelly and Drake, which makes him be placed as the first Nigerian artist on Billboard Charts: Courtesy of One Dance.
2. Tiwa Savage
Tiwatope Savage-Balogun, whose stage name is Tiwa Savage or Tiwa for short, was born in 1980, is also among the Musicians. The world is currently listening to. Tiwa, whose an actress, songwriter, and performer, has keyed into the media lately, which led to her controversial failed marriage with her husband Tuji “Tee Billz” Balogun.
Tiwa savage came to stardom in 2006 after appearing in the UK Version of reality show X-Factor. She is signed to Mavin Records as well as Sony/ATV Music Publishing. Her hit singles music are; Kele Kele, Love Me, Eminado and Wanted.
Oladapo Daniel Oyebanjo, well-known as the “Koko” crooner is also among Nigerian singer that world is listening to. Dbanj and his famed harmonica have gained him great recognition on the global stage with many awards and guest appearances he has acquired.
Dbanj who turned entrepreneur launched his own reality show tagged “Koko Mansion” in the year 2009 and also among the in a Hollywood movie Cruel Summer. He has collaborations with so many top hip-hop artists, the likes of Kanye West, Big Sean, Snoop Dogg and others. His popular banger music includes Oliver Twist, Emergency, Why Me and Tongolo.
Peter and Paul Okoye, the Twin brothers, Hip-hop/R & B duo, launched the group P-Square. Who has also been talked about in many controversies as well as their separation rumors that was heard lately. If you noticed the Nigerian singers are always headliners for some major ceremony shows and tours across the globe and as
Well as African. Some of their hit singles are Do Me, Alingo, Busy Body, Personally and Shekini.
One of the top legend musician in Nigeria, which cannot be forgotten in the world. Fela, whose real name is Fela Anikulapo Kuti recognized by Wikipedia as the king of the Afrobeat music genre, he has kept. Revealing and meditating on his words and music from 1958 up till 1997 before he died.
A human rights activist, a gifted musician and also a political maverick was a pain in the neck to successive military administrations in Nigeria for years with his vocal lyrics and political undertone.
Star rapper Jay Z in 2009 made the Felabration Concert in an account of the legend. Several artists have done remixes and adaptations of his songs and beats lately, and they always a hits, all because of the legend(Fela)fame.