Massive List: Top 20 Most Popular Musicians In Nigeria 2023

Top 20 Most Popular Musicians In Nigeria
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Last updated on September 5th, 2023 at 05:52 pm

Who are the top 20 most popular musicians in Nigeria 2023 or better still who are the most loved musicians in Nigeria in 2023?


Welcome to today’s blog post, where you’ll uncover Shoutmeceleb Entertainment’s compilation of the renowned music artists dominating Nigeria’s music scene in 2023.


Now without further ado, here is everything this post will cover in bullet points so stay with me.


  • Top 10 most popular Nigerian musicians 2023


  • Top 20 most popular Nigerian musicians 2023


  • Frequently asked questions


  • Wrapping it up


If you don’t have time to go through this comprehensive list, here is what you can do to skim through this article.


Below you will see a button that says Click To Jump Anywhere, click on it then use the drop-down to fly to any section of the article.


With that said, come, let’s dive into the top 20 most popular musicians in Naija properly.

Top 10 Most Popular Nigerian Musicians 2022

Who made the list of the top ten most popular musicians in Nigeria in 2022? Well, Psquare made the list, Wizkid made the list, and Olamide made the list. Finally, here is a list of the most popular musicians in Naija in 2022. Wizkid Davido Burnaboy Psquare Olamide 2baba Dbanj Don Jazzy Tiwa Savage Flavour


Don’t have time to go through the entire top 20, here is the top ten most popular artist in Nigeria compiled for you.

Artist Popularity Position Artist Name State Origin Deceased or Alive
No 1 Wizkid Lagos State Alive
No 2 Davido Osun State Alive
No 3 Burna Boy River State Alive
No 4 PSuare Anambra State Alive
No 5 Olamide Lagos State Alive
No 6 2Baba Benue State Alive
No 7 Dbanj Ogun State Alive
No 8 Don Jazzy Delta State Alive
No 9 Tiwa Savage Lagos State Alive
No 10 Flavour Anambra State Alive
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Quickly, let’s talk about each artist that made this list in a bid to elaborate briefly on their career, years active, and much more.


Wizkid (From Lagos State)


First, I have to say it is hard not to love Starboy as everything about him screams professionalism. No wonder he is currently one of the most streamed artists in Africa.


Wizkid, hailing from Lagos, has emerged as one of the most prominent and affluent stars originating from the African continent.



I usually give credit to Banky W for his keen eyes for spotting talent. His keen eyes for talent saw the rise of one of the most loved Nigerian musicians of all time in the person of Wizkid.


Wizkid’s popularity continues to grow as he continues to shatter records upon records thanks to his 2022 album Made In Lagos.


He also has several endorsement deals that are making him the money every now and then. I also feel credit ought to be given to his loyal fan base Wizkid FC who have been very supportive overall.


Wizkid first gain prominence in 2009 and became popular in the country thanks to his hit single Holla At Your Boy which was released in 2010.


Fast forward a decade later, he remains relevant with a Grammy award and gained massive international fame with his latest project MIL. Lest I forget, his net worth also continues to soar. Heck, if you want to know about his fleet of cars, then read my article on Wizkid cars.


Real Name: Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun


Stage Name: Wizkid (aka Big Wiz aka Starboy)


Age: 32 Years


Place of Birth: Lagos 


Numbers of Albums: 4


Awards Won: 70+

Davido (From Osun State)


Oh Davido, when you mention that name on Twitter, the platform goes crazy. The reason is because of the strong rivalry between 3OBG and Wizkid FC. Since this is about popularity, you should check this article I wrote titled how did davido became popular.


But hey, let’s not dwell on that because that is a topic for another day as it is a very controversial one.

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Davido is one of the most popular stars on the African continent thanks to staying consistent for a decade-plus. He is also one of the most streamed artist in Nigeria to put it mildly.


His popularity and success have mostly been attributed to the wealth of his family. I mean if you are the son of a billionaire, people will always think that’s how you made it.


But I beg to differ in this way of thinking as he has shown time and time again that he worked hard for his success.


Davido much like Wizkid has lots of endorsement deals and you can find all that in this article about Davido endorsement deals.


He first came into the spotlight in 2011, thanks to the hit song Dami Duro which was a monster hit track that propelled his career onward.


The only thing he is yet to win is the Grammy award and this has led to trolling on social media whenever there is a discussion of the best musicians in the African continent.


Agree or not Davido is one of the most popular music stars in Nigeria and also one of the richest celebrities in Nigeria with a very huge net worth.


Real Name: David Adedeji Adeleke


Stage Name: Davido (aka OBO aka Baddest)


Age: 29 Years


Place of Birth: Atlanta, US 


Numbers of Albums: 4


Awards Won: 70+


 While still on the most popular singers in Nigeria 2022, the next person on this list is, guess?


Burna Boy (From Rivers Portharcourt)


Popularly known for being rude and prideful even though I think that’s not the case.


Burna Boy has really entered the most popular singers in the Naija debate no doubt.

Burna Boy (From Rivers Portharcourt)

Consistent Grammy nominations can truly pave the way, especially when received consecutively. Just like Wizkid and Davido, his wealth has experienced an extraordinary surge since achieving fame in 2018.


When put in a conversation with the previous two, his fan argues that he is in fact the best of the trio.


Anyways, the Nigerian music industry is a very controversy-driven industry and I will do my best to stay away.


Having said that, Burna Boy’s biggest song is YE and this one song has done over 100 million views on YouTube.


In this decade, he is arguably the best-selling musician from Nigeria because his audience is mostly international.

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Also, a big shout out to Burna Boy fans “Outsiders” for holding it down for the singer.


Finally, Burna Boy endorsement deals will continue to reel in lots of cash because he is a sellable superstar and brands love that.


Real Name: Damini Ogulu


Stage Name: Burna Boy 


Age: 30 Years


Place of Birth: Portharcourt 


Numbers of Albums: 4


Awards Won: 20+


Next on our list is Psquare and YES, P Square made the list of most popular male singers in Nigeria.


The reason? Well, they are Psquare and are one of the biggest music forces in Africa.


So quickly, let’s take a deep dive into the details, shall we?


Psquare (From Anambra State)


I have always been a huge Psquare fan from the very first day I found these guys existed.


I was thrilled by the dance routine, the singing and all of it you know. It was just electrifying watching them dance their lungs out, honestly.

Psquare (From Anambra State)

Well, P Square much like 2baba is untouchable when it is a debate of the best musicians in Nigeria.


These guys are legends. Although their breakup almost destroyed their career, I am glad something beautiful came out of it.


Peter and Paul much like the Wizzy, Baddest, and Burna Boy have made quite the name for themselves.


Heck when I wrote about Mr. P and Rudeboy’s net worth, I was shocked to see how both are worth in dollars.


Other than the Grammy, these ones have won every award in Africa since finding the spotlight in 2003 with Get Squared.


So are both deserving of a top 4 spot on the famous male Nigerian musicians list?


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Well, every stat supports their position, and here are a few details you may have missed.


Real Name: Peter and Paul Okoye


Stage Name: P Square


Age: 41 Years


Place of Birth: Jos


Numbers of Albums: 6


Awards Won: 20+


Next Up?


It’s no other than Baddo himself…


Olamide (From Lagos State)


Olamide has been an amazing addition to the Nigerian music industry since debuting in 2012. Today, he is no doubt top ten most popular musicians in Nigeria.


His career soared like the Eagles and his level of consistency is unmatched by any in the industry.

Olamide (From Lagos State)

Yes, you heard that right and his last album UY Scuti proves what makes him relevant even in a competitive market today.


He is born and raised in Bariga and became the replacement for Dagrin after the singer passed on.


Since gracing the limelight, he produced over 7 studio albums and bagged lots of endorsement deals.


Olamide’s net worth also continues to soar as a result of this consistency and eye for spotting talents.


His signees are currently giving other upcoming musicians a run for their money which is thrilling to watch.


Baddo has over 23 million followers on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter combined. This is how he continues to touch his fan base with amazing music.


Real Name: Olamide Adedeji


Stage Name: Olamide (aka Baddoo)


Age: 31 Years


Place of Birth: Lagos


Numbers of Albums: 7


Awards Won: 20+


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