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Amongst other sectors in the Nigerian entertainment industry, the music industry has experienced the most obvious growth. There are a lot of upcoming Nigerian musicians with raw talent, which has made the industry very competitive. This article covers the top most famous Nigerian musicians who have been in the industry for a good number of years.

2Face Idibia (46 years)
His real name is Innocent Ujah Idibia. Although being a part of “plantashun boys” was the foundation of his music career, 2Face is currently more recognized than the rest of his friends. Since his hit single “African Queen” in 2006, 2face has won about 21 awards.

Wizkid (32 years)
Ibrahim Balogun, popularly known as Wizkid or Starboi has been actively in music since after his hit song “Holla at your boy” in 2011. He has songs with other foreign musicians like drake, and has received Grammy nominations. Wizkid has received about 65 awards.

Burna boy (31 years)
Burna boy’s real name is Damini Ebunuoluwa Ogulu. He has also received Grammy nominations and became this popular after his hit single “gbona” in 2018. Although he has been in music before then. Burna has received about 36 awards.

Davido (30 years)
Davido started his music career quite early and has always been recognized for his good quality videos. He has received about 29 awards and has performed on global stages. His real name is David Adeleke.

Tiwa savage (42 years)
Tiwa Savage started her music career in London, backing up for foreign musicians like Mary J. Blige. She started her career in Nigeria in 2010 with her album “Once upon a time”. Tiwa has received 20 awards. Her real name is Tiwatope Savage-Balogun.

Simi (34 years)
Simisola Bolatito Kosoko released her first debut album titled “Ogaju” in 2008, but became popular in 2014, when her song “Tiff” was nominated in 2015 headies. She has received 12 awards and was one of the top judges in the just concluded Nigerian idols 2022.

Falz (32 years)
Falz is a Nigerian rapper. He has two major songs that fueled his fame at different points. “Marry me” in 2014 and “This is Nigeria” with Childish Gambino in 2018. Falz has won 12 awards. His real name is Folarin Falana.

Olamide (33 years)
Olamide Gbenga Adedeji is a singer and rapper who records in Yoruba and English. He broke into fame with his hit song “first of all” in 2013. His label, YBNL has brought so many young talented musicians like Fire boy into limelight. He has received about 22 awards.

Wande Coal (37 years)
Wande Coal entered the entertainment industry as a dancer, before he got signed into Mo’ hits record. His first song “Ololufe” was the first of it’s kind, written by a Nigerian. His real name is Oluwatobi Wande Ojosipe.

Famous Upcoming Nigerian Musicians
While the other list contains Nigerian musicians that have long been in the industry. Here is a list of upcoming musicians that have not been popular in the industry for up to 6years.

Ayra Starr (20 years)
Hit song: Away

Rema (22 years)
Hit song: Dumebi

Fire boy (26 years)
Hit song: Jealous

Zinoleesky (26 years)
Hit song: Ma pariwo

Joe boy (25 years)
Hit song: Beginning

Tems (27 years)
Hit song: Try me

Chike (29 years)
Hit song: Boo of the booless album

Bella Shmurda (25 years)
Hit song: Cashapp

Omah Lay (24 years)
Hit song; Bad influence

Kiss Daniel (27 years)
Hit Song: Woju

There are a whole lot of famous Nigerian musicians, resulting in the massive growth in the industry.

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