Just like a movie’s success is rated based on its viewership, music is rated by its listenership. A successful movie that has garnered international recognition. On the other hand an artist’s success is measured based on their recognition in the global arenas.
Nigeria is a country with a rich musical tradition. For centuries, music has played an important role in the country's culture. It's no wonder that Nigerian musicians are winning big in terms of global recognition. They have featured in various international acts including collaborations and nominations for international awards such as the BET. With many Nigerian singers becoming household names it is not surprising that so many the following Nigerians have made a name for themselves as world-famous singers
Damini Ebunoluwa Ogulu (Professional Name: Burna Boy)
Burna Boy is a Nigerian singer who has gained worldwide fame for his unique blend of Afrobeat and pop music. Burna Boy first came to prominence in the early 2000s with his debut album, Buena Vibes, which samples traditional Nigerian rhythms and features catchy hooks and melodies.
Burna Boy's music is often described as feel-good and upbeat, with a positive message that has resonated with audiences around the world. In addition to his albums, Burna Boy has also released a number of successful singles, including "No Way" and "Good Life." In addition to music, Burna Boy has confessed his love for video and online games such as those on Promotion Nigeria in case you want to play as well.
He has won numerous awards for his music, including two Grammy Awards, and he has been nominated for several others. He is widely considered to be one of the most successful Nigerian musicians of all time.
Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun (Professional Name: Wizkid)
Wizkid is a Nigerian singer and songwriter. He is one of the most famous Nigerian singers in the world. Wizkid was born in Lagos, Nigeria. Wizkid started his music career at the age of 11.
Wizkid signed a record deal with Empire Mates Entertainment in 2009 and released his debut album, Superstar, in 2011. Wizkid's second album, Ayo, was released in 2014. He has won numerous awards, including three MTV Africa Music Awards, four World Music Awards, and six BET Awards. He is one of the most successful Nigerian musicians of all time.
David Adedeji Adeleke (Professional Name: Davido)
Nigerian singer Davido is one of the most popular artists in the world today. He first rose to fame in 2012 with his debut single "Dami Duro," and has since released several critically-acclaimed albums and chart-topping singles. Davido's music strikes a perfect balance between contemporary pop sounds and traditional Nigerian styles, making him a truly unique artist.
Davido has won numerous awards, including multiple African MTV awards and a BET award for Best International Act, and is constantly topping charts both in Nigeria and around the world. Whether you're a fan of R&B or pop, Davido is sure to have something for you, making him one of the most beloved singers on the planet today.
Tiwatope Savage-Balogun (Professional Name: Tiwa Savage)
Tiwa Savage is a Nigerian singer, songwriter, and actress. She has been described as Africa's most successful female artist. Tiwa began her musical career by writing songs for other artists, including Mary J. Blige, Kelly Clarkson, and Fantasia Barrino.
In 2009, she signed a record deal with Sony Music Entertainment. Her debut album, R.E.D, was released in 2012 and topped the charts in Nigeria. Tiwa's second album, A Perfect World, was released in 2013 and received critical acclaim. In 2014, she won the MTV Africa Music Award for Best Female Artist.
To Wrap up
Nigerian music is meticulously proving the rich talent among Africans. And with more young Nigerians taking up music as a career, its likely that we’ll be seeing even more Nigerian singers making a name for themselves on the world stage in the years to come.