Top 30 Best Nigeria Musicians in 2022 (Updated List)

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Often times I get asked who are the top 20 best Nigeria musicians 2022? I am left muttering em em em em most of the time.

 

This is always embarrassing for me because. I am kind of a perfectionist when it comes to getting things right. 

 

So today I have done my research and concluded who makes this list of best Nigeria musicians in 2023. 

 

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

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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 2022 

 

  • 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 2022

 

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.

 

  • Burna Boy

 

  • Wizkid 

 

  • 2Face 

 

  • Davido 

 

  • Psquare 

 

  • Olamide 

 

  • D’banj

 

  • Don Jazzy

 

  • Tiwa Savage 

 

  • Timaya

Burna Boy 

 

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. 

Scenes from Burnaboy 2022 album

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

 

He also lost the brits award but picked his first international award after his feature on Stormzy’s own it hit the Platinum landmark. 

 

Burnaboy also took the 2019 BET award held in California. 

 

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 Burnaboy is one of the best Nigeria musicians in 2022 no doubt. 

 

Although caused quite a stare on social media after he took a swipe at all the Nigeria. artists that went international. 

 

The likes of Idris didn’t take this funny who thinks the singer needs to apologize for making such a claim. 

 

You can read all about that fuzz here in your spare time. 

 

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 little disagreement, I am sure he holds a lot of respect for the man who made him. 

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

 

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

 

  • 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.

 

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. 

 

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. 

 

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 

 

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

 

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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