The Nigerian music industry is growing rapidly, and there are lots of new talents emerging every day. The country is home to some of the most talented and innovative artists in the world, making it one of the most exciting scenes to watch.
As we look forward to 2023, there are some amazing Nigerian artists who have caught our attention and we believe they have the potential to take the industry to the next level. In this blog post, we will be looking at five of the most exciting Nigerian artists to watch out for in the coming year. Read on to find out more about these upcoming stars.
Davido is a renowned Nigerian singer and songwriter who has made waves in the music industry. He is one of the biggest stars in Africa, and his songs have earned him multiple awards, including the African Artiste of the Year Award in 2016 and 2017, two BET Awards, two MTV Africa Music Awards, and an AFRIMMA Award.
Davido has been credited with introducing Afrobeats to the world by collaborating with international artists such as Drake and Chris Brown. His hit singles such as “Fall”, “If” and “FIA” have further gained him global recognition and popularity.
Davido has also launched the successful career of some of the biggest names in Afrobeats, such as Mayorkun and Dremo. His latest album, A Better Time, was released in 2020 and features collaborations with artists from across the continent, including South African rapper Nasty C, Nigerian rapper/singer Burna Boy and American singer Nicki Minaj.
Davido continues to break barriers and set trends within the African music industry and beyond. He is sure to be one of the biggest artists to watch out for in 2023.
Wizkid is one of Nigeria’s most prominent and successful artists. He started his career in 2010 with the release of his debut album Superstar, which quickly established him as a star in the Nigerian music scene. Since then, he has become one of Africa’s most renowned artists and has been awarded numerous awards including multiple MTV Africa Music Awards, BET Awards, and more.
Wizkid has released several successful projects since then, including Ayo, Sounds from the Other Side, and Made In Lagos and now he’s set to release his fifth studio album Made in Lagos in 2021. He’s also collaborated with several international acts like Drake, Skepta, and others.
He has also branched out into acting, appearing in films like “Superstar”, “Battleground” and most recently “Living in Bondage: Breaking Free”. Wizkid continues to grow and evolve as an artist, so it’ll be interesting to see what he brings to the table in 2023!
Tiwa Savage is one of the most prominent Nigerian artists in the music industry today. Her success has been attributed to her unique blend of afrobeat, R&B, and pop music, which has earned her a huge international fan base.
Savage’s career took off in 2004 when she signed with Mavin Records, a label owned by legendary producer Don Jazzy. Since then, she has released three studio albums, along with numerous EPs, mixtapes, and singles. Her fourth studio album, Celia, was released in 2020 to critical acclaim.
Savage’s music has been praised for its upbeat rhythms, catchy hooks, and uplifting messages. She has won numerous awards, including four Headies Awards and an MTV Europe Music Award. In 2018, she made history when she became the first female African artist to be featured on the cover of Billboard magazine.
In addition to her music career, Savage is also an entrepreneur and philanthropist. She owns a fashion line called Savage X Fenty and has set up her own foundation to support young women in Nigeria.
Overall, Tiwa Savage is one of the most exciting Nigerian artists to watch out for in 2023. With her growing success and international recognition, she is sure to make a big impact on the music scene this year.
Burna Boy is an award-winning Nigerian artist who has quickly become one of the most talked-about names in the music industry. Born Damini Ogulu in Lagos, Nigeria, he started making music at a young age and released his first mixtape in 2010. Since then, he has released five albums, with his most recent being “Twice as Tall” (2020).
Burna Boy has managed to create a unique sound that blends together different genres such as Afrobeat, Dancehall, and Reggae. His sound has attracted the attention of artists such as Drake, Stormzy, and Jorja Smith who have collaborated with him on various projects.
He has also earned numerous awards and recognition such as an MTV EMA Award, an African Muzik Magazine Award, and a BET Award for Best International Act.
As we move into 2023, Burna Boy is certainly an artist to watch out for. He will continue to make waves in the music industry with his unique blend of genres and captivating lyrics.
Yemi Alade is a Nigerian Afropop singer and songwriter who has been making waves in the music industry since her debut album ‘King of Queens’ was released in 2014.
She is known for her unique sound and style, combining African rhythms and beats with Western music. Yemi Alade has also won several awards including the Headies award for Best Female Artiste and the MTV Africa Music Award for Best Female Artiste.
Yemi Alade is an incredibly talented artist whose music has been embraced by audiences around the world. Her unique sound has gained her recognition across Africa and beyond and her songs have been featured in movies, commercials, video games, and television shows.
She recently collaborated with Ed Sheeran on the song “Lover” and it is clear that Yemi Alade is only going to continue to gain more popularity and recognition as the years go on.
In 2023, Yemi Alade will be continuing to release more music and we can expect to see her at award shows and festivals as she continues to make a name for herself in the music industry. There is no doubt that Yemi Alade will continue to be a major force in the Nigerian music industry and it would be wise to keep an eye on her progress.