Top 30 Best Nigeria Musicians in 2023 (Updated List)

Top 30 Best Nigeria Musicians
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Last updated on September 4th, 2023 at 03:51 am

Often times I get asked who are the top 20 best Nigeria musicians 2023? I am left muttering em em em em most of the time.


I often find myself in an embarrassing situation due to my tendency to strive for perfection and ensure that things are done correctly.


So today I have done my research and concluded who makes this list of best Nigeria musicians in 2023. They are also some of the most awarded musicians in Nigeria today.


So what will you benefit from reading this in-depth post I have created for you? 


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Best Music Artists In Nigeria Stats

In this post, you will get not just the top 5 best Nigerian musicians but more than just a top 5.


Here we go… 


  • You will get a complete list of the top 10 best Nigeria musicians in 2023 


  • You will also get a complete list of the top 20 best Nigeria musicians 


  • and finally, you will also get a complete list of the top 30 best Nigeria musicians 2023.


Attention: Each selected person that makes up this list is either dead or alive. 


Now that you know what you are expecting let’s dive into the SMCE list of the most talented Nigerian musicians. 


Top 10 Best Nigeria Musicians in 2023


This is going to be a huge write-up but hey I made it for you…


Having said that who are the top 10 best musicians in Nigeria today? Here are the top 30 best Nigerian musicians and you won’t believe who took the number one spot on this list of best musicians in Nigeria.

Artist Name State Origin Deceased or Alive
Burna Boy Portharcourt Alive
Wizkid Lagos State Alive
2face Benue State Alive
Davido Osun State Alive
P-Square Anambra State Alive
Olamide Lagos State Alive
Dbanj Ogun State Alive
Don Jazzy Delta State Alive
Tiwa Savage Lagos State Alive
Timaya Bayelsa State Alive

Burna Boy 


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Burna boy was born in the year 1991 precisely July 2 and his real name is Damini Ogulu. 


Damini is a Nigerian musician, songwriter, and singer. 


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In 2020 January Damini lost the Grammy award to Benin Republic Angelique Kidjo. 


In addition to losing the Brits award, he finally achieved his first international recognition when his collaboration on Stormzy’s hit song “Own It” reached the Platinum milestone.


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Burnaboy also took the 2019 BET award held in California. 

Burna Boy Sold Out Show

Burna boy’s net worth has grown substantially since 2018 when. his hit song Ye did more than 100 million views on YouTube.


His most recent African Giant album has hit songs like On The Low and Anybody. which were all massive hits. 


Today Burna boy is one of the best Nigeria musicians in 2023 no doubt. 


Damini Ogulu has been very vocal and critical of the bad government that continues to hinder the economic growth of Nigeria.


His voice has been a tool that the younger generation needs to stand up to career bureaucrats. Thankfully some of the things he sang about have

Burna Boy Shopify and Apple Music stream stats
Burna Boy Shopify and Apple Music stream stats

inspired a lot of huge to vote for the right candidate that can take Nigeria forward.


Today Burna boy has more than 4 studio albums since his debut in the music industry. 


and here are some of his albums…. 


  • African Giant 


  • L. I. F. E


  • On a Spaceship


and his a full detail of the 29 years old in bullet points… 


  • Real Name: Damini Ebunoluwa Ogulu


  • Stage Name: Burna boy 


  • Date of Birth: 1991 July 2nd


  • Occupation: Music


  • Nationality: Nigeria


Wizkid Aka Starboy 


Wizkid was born in the year 1989 precisely July 16th in Lagos. 


His music gained prominence in 2009 when he released the hit single Hola at your boy


but the true credit would be given to Banky W who discovered Starboy’s talent and brought him the fame he enjoys today. 


Although Wizkid had to quit the label due to a bit of disagreement, I am sure he greatly respects the man who made him. 



Wizkid formed Starboy records after departing from EME records to sign artists from every nook and cranny of Africa. 


Today you and I listen to some of his songs like… 

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  • Blow 


  • Joro 


  • Ghetto love 


to remind us of his achievements as the first Nigerian that took Afrobeat mainstream. No wonder he is currently on SMCE’s list of most popular musicians in the world.

Wizkid 02 Sold Out Show

This is important because Wizkid is one of the reasons the outside world now takes Afrobeat seriously. 


but all of this achievement would not have been possible if not for the work of Fela. 


Here are a couple of albums he has made over the years. 


  • Ayo


  • Superstar


Here are some of the details you should not miss… 


  • Real Name: Ayo Deji Balogun 


  • Stage Name: Wizkid or Starboy 


  • Date of Birth: 1989


  • Occupation: Music and business 


  • Nationality: Nigeria 


2Face Idibia


2Face was born in the year 1975 precisely September 17th in Jo’s. 


and 2baba is an iconic Nigerian musician, singer, songwriter and. record producer who has been in the industry for 20 years. 

rise up lyrics by 2face

2Face rose to fame after he decided to go on a solo career after splitting from then Platashun Boyz. 


A group that was formed in the 1990s consisted of Blackface, Faze and 2Face.


The group split around 2003 to 2004 and immediately Innocent Uja Idibia began his solo career. 


His solo career saw the release of African Queen a song that was an instant hit. 


In 2020 2baba released his Warrior album with promotional singles such as Amaka and Important


both tracks made waves and got plenty of streams on music streaming platforms. 


Naija singers and songwriters all see 2Face as an icon and a legend in the industry. due to his long-lasting career. 


His ability to switch between trends has earned him the legendary status he is known for today. 


Here is some album 2face has released in the course of his career. 


  • Grass to Grace 


  • Warrior 2020


  • Ascension


Here are some details you may have missed… 


  • Real Name: Innocent Uja Idibia 


  • Stage Name: 2Face or 2baba


  • Date of Birth: 1975


  • Occupation: Music and business 


  • Nationality: Nigeria 


Davido aka OBO


David is one of the most popular musicians in Nigeria today breaking record after record. 


OBO was born in 1992 precisely on November 22nd in Georgia United States. 



His rise to fame came about when the singer released skelewu. which he followed with a Skelewu challenge. 

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David is a Nigerian musician, singer, songwriter, record producer and. the number 4 best on this list of musicians. 

Davido currently has several records broken including breaking the YouTube Naija record for most views in a 24-hour period. 


His 2019 album went platinum and Risky and blow my mind all got double platinum. 


David Adedeji Adekele currently has 3 studio albums in his illustrious career. 


In 2019 Davido took Afrobeat mainstream after Wizkid made that accomplishment in 2016 when he featured Canadian superstar Drake. 


Here are some Davido albums you may not have known about. 


  • A Good Time 2019 


  • A Better Time 2020


  • OBO



Davido’s exploits from setting up the DMW record labels to signing major artists can’t go without notice.  and today his hard work currently makes him one of the top 50 richest musicians in Nigeria. 


Now here are some details you may have missed… 


Real Name: David Adedeji Adeleke 


Stage Name: Davido or OBO


Date of Birth: November 22nd, 1992


Occupation: Music and business 


Nationality: Nigeria 




Psquare is a group formed by two Identical twins called Peter and Paul. 


The group split in 2017 causing both artists to pursue a solo career under the alias Mr. P and Rudeboy. 


but for the sake of this post, you and I will be looking at the time before their split. 


Psquare was born in the year 1980 in the city of Jos and danced its way to fame in the early 2000s.

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Today no doubt Psquare remains one of the top 10 best musicians in Nigeria. 


This is because during their time together both were the African richest musicians


Although after their split both still manage a spot in the top 50 African richest musicians. 


As Psquare the group featured lots of international artists and are part of singers. in the country that opened the door for international collaborations with foreign musicians. 


One of their most notable songs features Rick Ross on the track beautiful Onyinye


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Here is some of the amazing album the group released before their split… 


  • Get Squared 


  • Invasion 


  • Game Over 

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Here are some of the details you probably did not know about the twins… 


  • Real Name: Paul and Peter Okoye 


  • Stage Name: Mr and Rudeboy 


  • Date of Birth: 1980


  • Occupation: Music and business 


  • Nationality: Nigeria 


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