Top 10 Music Artists in Nigeria 2023

Top 10 Music Artists in Nigeria 2023

Top 10 Musicians in Nigeria 2023

Top 10 Musicians in Nigeria 2023

Between January 2023 and March 2023, Research 8020 embarked on a journey to discover the top 10 musicians in Nigeria. The study examined the popularity of musicians in Nigeria. This would help inform industry players and also set the stage for comparisons.

Without any further ado, here is the list of the top 10 musicians in Nigeria in 2023:

1. Burna Boy

Burna Boy rose to stardom in 2012 after releasing “Like to Party”. Since then, he hasn’t slowed down given his song “On the low” has garnered over 323 million views. The song is one of the most viewed songs in Africa and cements his title as truly the “African Giant”.

2. Wizkid

Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun professionally known as Wizkid rose to the limelight after releasing “Holla at Your Boy” in 2011. The musical maestro doesn’t seem to be slowing down anytime soon. This is seen by the numbers his hit single “Joro” has garnered over time. Having 229 million views as of March 2023.

3. Davido

Rising to fame after releasing “Dami Duro” in 2012, Davido’s musical prowess doesn’t seem to relent. His dominance in the African music industry is unmatched. His song ”Fall” has racked in over 259 million views as of March 2023. This cements his place on our list as one of the most popular artists in Nigeria.

4. Rema

Rema has been releasing one banger after another for quite some time now. His hit single ‘Calm down’ has been on the record charts for the longest time. The song has received over 411 million views as of March 2023. This has propelled him among the most popular artist in Nigeria. The song received positive public acceptance worldwide. This even led to the American chart-topping pop star Selena Gomez hoping for a collaboration. What an achievement!

5. P-Square

The twin duo of Peter Okoye and Paul Okoye popularly known as PSquare ruled the airwaves for a long time. Their dominance is evident as seen by their track “Personally”. This song has garnered over 123 million views as of March 2023. With such numbers, this places the duo among the most popular Nigerian artists.

6. Tekno Miles

Tekno is a record producer and singer-songwriter from Nigeria. He is well-known for his Hip-hop, R&B, and Afrobeat genres. ‘Pana’, one of his top singles, was well received by both domestic and foreign audiences. By March 2023, the song had received over 193 million YouTube views.

7. Flavour

Mr Flavour’s ‘time to party’ is a record-breaking song. His creative compositions have projected him as one of the most versatile singers in Africa. Garnering over 111 million views, the track places Mr Flavour on our list of the most popular musicians in Nigeria.

8. Fireboy DML

Nigerian singer Fireboy DML is associated with YBNL Nation. He has become a household name in the Nigerian and African music industries. This is after the release of his debut studio album, ‘Laughter, Tears, and Goosebumps’, in 2019. He is one of the most well-known musicians from Nigeria thanks to his hit song “Peru”.  The song brilliantly features  Ed Sheeran. As of March 2023, the song had amassed over 154 million views.

9. Kizz Daniel

Kizz Daniel is a Nigerian singer and songwriter. His first single, “Woju”, helped him gain popularity in 2014. Over the years, he has been on track with producing club hits. He released the chart-topping single ‘Buga’ on May 4, 2022. George Weah, the president of Liberia,  took part in dance challenges to the song on Instagram and TikTok. The song has gone on to amass over 132 million as of March 2023.

10. Yemi Alade

Dubbed the King of Queens paying homage to her debut album, Yemi has gained prominence in the music industry. She is considered one of the biggest musicians in Africa. Her hit single ‘Johnny’ has amassed over 153 million views as of March 2023. This has established her as one of the best female musicians if not the best in Africa.

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