Massive List: Top 20 Most Popular Musicians In Nigeria 2023

Top 20 Most Popular Musicians In Nigeria
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Last updated on January 4th, 2023 at 07:48 am

Patoranking (From Ebonyi State)


Patoranking also made the most popular musicians in Nigeria 2022 list at number 16 which I feel is pretty low but given the talents on this list, it is hard to place him above the others.


Ranking came to the spotlight with the hit song Alubarika featuring ex-Mavin star Tiwa Savage.


This one song has over 40 million views on YouTube. Patoranking has not gone a year without a hit song since then amidst steep competition.


His latest was Celebrate Me and Abule, two songs with over 23 million views on YouTube.


Since his debut in the music industry, Patoranking has not failed to keep us on our feet whenever he drops a song.


This was evident in the song Confirm featuring Davido. It is my all-time best from the singer to date.


Patoranking has also been making the bags quietly without all the social media fuzz that surrounds celebrities.


Real Name: Patrick Nnaemeka Okorie


Stage Name: Patoranking


Age: 32 Years


Place of Birth: Lagos


Numbers of Albums: 4


Awards Won: 7+


Adekunle Gold (From Lagos State)


Adekunle Gold had to make the list of most popular musicians in Nigeria but I had a time swapping him for Teni and Niniola.


If this list is based on the current form then most musicians won’t make this list and that’s the fact.


But since the criteria favor current and past achievements, Adekunle had to make it.


I mean if the Headies was not biased, Adekunle Gold could have easily picked the Headies award this year.


But then again, you see why I say it is as corrupt as the government of a certain country that the name starts with “NI”. you can make of that what you will.


Adekunle Gold first came to the limelight after his success on the voice. Since that monstrous change, he has been amazing.


But the marriage to Simi brought a new Adekunle Gold no one knew existed and that was evident in his new album.


High featuring Davido, Selah, and Mercy was all product of the album Catch Me If You can which was all beautiful.


So go stream that album on Apple Music if you haven’t already but It Is What It Is is a song you should never miss.


Real Name: Adekunle Kosoko


Stage Name: Adekunle Gold


Age: 35 Years


Place of Birth: Lagos


Numbers of Albums: 4


Awards Won: 3+


Fireboy DML (From Ogun State)


YES, the new generation also made this list and deservingly so because they have been absolutely phenomenal.


Fireboy DML is one of the most popular musicians in Nigeria today thanks to his growth over the last 3 years.


He debuted with the hit song Jealous which has over 18 million views on YouTube.


Fast forward to 2022, he has one of the biggest songs in the world in the remix of Peru featuring Ed Sheeran.


I also wrote about Fireboy net worth comparing it with the likes of Omah Lay, Rema, and Joeboy. It should make for an interesting read in your spare time.


As a side note, if you have not listened to Fireboy Playboy, you are missing a vibee song.


Real Name: Adedamola Adefolahan


Stage Name: Fireboy DML


Age: 26 Years


Place of Birth: Ogun State


Numbers of Albums: 2


Awards Won: 3+


Rema (From Edo State)


Edo state has a singer on this list and he has been an inspiration for the new generation of artists.


Rema first came to the spotlight with Dumebi, a hit song that announced him to the nation as the feature of afrobeat.


Rema is currently signed to Mavin Record, a label that is known for the allure of talents.


Each generation has been amazing and this new generation of the Mavins is just scintillating.


Rema released his first studio album Rave and Roses featuring hit songs like Calm Down. This one song has over 10 million views on YouTube which is crazy.


The current generation of music streamers tilt towards generation Z and Rema falls into that category which is why his songs resonate.


Having said, make sure you stream Rave and Roses on Apple Music or Spotify.


Real Name: Divine Ikubor


Stage Name: Rema


Age: 22 Years


Place of Birth: Benin


Numbers of Albums: 1


Awards Won: 3+


Frequently Asked Questions


Now come let me answer the most burning question that you have about this topic.


Don’t worry because I will make it as concise as possible without the fluffs.

Who Is The Most Popular Musician In Nigeria Right Now

Who is the most popular musician in Naija right now? The most popular musician in Nigeria currently is Davido. His real name is David Adedeji Adeleke. Furthermore, the statistic is reached based on his number of followers on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube.

Who Is The Most Popular Nigerian Singer In The US & UK

Who is the most well-known Nigerian singer in the US & UK? Wizkid, Davido, and Burna Boy are currently the 3 most popular Nigerian artists in the USA as well as the United Kingdom. Davido, Burna Boy, and Wizkid have all sold-out shows at the O2 Arena.

Who Is The Billboard No 1 Nigerian Singer?

Who is the number Nigerian artist in Billboard history? Wizkid holds the most entry in Billboard history with 3 music. One of those is Essence which made Billboard's top 10 and the other is One Dance. Burna Boy has 2 entry on the chart and Davido manages 1 entry on the chart.

Who Is The Most Loved Musician In Nigeria?

Who is the most loved music star in Nigeria? The most loved music star in Nigeria is 2baba, Wizkid, Davido, Psquare, Dbanj, Burna Boy, and Don Jazzy.

Who Is The Biggest Pop Star In Nigeria

Who is the biggest Afropop musician in Nigeria? The biggest Afropop stars in Naija today is Psquare. It comprises of Peter and Paul, twin brothers who first came to the spotlight in 2003 with the hit song Get Squared which is also the title of their first album as a group.


Wrapping It Up


So there you have it, the top 20 most popular musicians in Nigeria 2022.


This list takes musicians from 3 decades and combines them together based on relevancy, consistency, streams, and social media following.


It is over to you now!


Who were you expecting to see on the most popular musicians in Nigeria list that did not make this list?


Leave a comment and on our next update, I will be sure to review and add him or her.


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