Top 30 Best Nigeria Musicians in 2023 (Updated List)

Top 30 Best Nigeria Musicians
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Last updated on January 4th, 2023 at 07:25 am

Yemi Alade 


Yemi Alade was born in the year 1981 precisely March 15th. 


She is popularly known by her stage name Yemi Alade while her real name is Yemi Eberechi Alade. 


Alade’s rise to fame began after the release of her hit single Johnny. 


Johnny is the breakthrough music that shot her career above the roof. 


No doubt Yemi Alade is constantly compared with Tiwa Savage on who is the best. 


and sometime in 2019, an argument broke out on Instagram on the topic of who was the. best between Yemi Alade and Tiwa Savage. 


She finally put the debate to rest when she said she and. Tiwa was cool and both of them were doing great. 


Yemi Alade’s most recent work includes Bubble It featuring  Jamaican singer SPICE OFFICIAl. 


The video of Bubble It currently has more than 5 million views on YouTube. 


Yemi Alade is the mama of Africa as she is popularly called and she currently has more than 2 studio albums. 


Here are some of her albums…. 


  • Woman of Steel 2019


  • Black Magic 


  • Mama Africa 


Here are some details you may have missed… 


  • Real Name: Yemi Eberechi Alade 


  • Stage Name: Yemi Alade 


  • Date of Birth: 1989 March 13


  • Occupation: Music


  • Nationality: Nigeria 




Tekno was born in the year 1992 precisely in the month of December 17th.


Augustine miles Kelechukwu is his real name and his stage name is Tekno. 


Tekno’s rise to fame came with the release of his hit single Duro. 


Duro quickly caught the attention of Nigerians and was widely streamed across the country. 


As a matter of fact, Alhaji Tekno’s worth grew substantially whilst he signed a deal with UMG. 


but in 2018 after the release of another hit single Jogodo, he went for a forced break. 


This was due to having a damaged vocal cord which almost threatened his career. 


Since bouncing back from this surgery Tekno has released several hit songs like Beh Beh. 


He also released better hope for Africa which is by far the best song he released in 2019. 


Today Tekno is one of the only top artists in Nigeria without a studio album but with more than 3 number one hit songs. 


His videos on YouTube have garnered more than 100 million views combined. 


Here is the real name of Slim Daddy in bullet points…. 


  • Real Name: Augustine Miles Kelechukwu


  • Stage Name: Tekno Miles 


  • Date of Birth: 1991 December 17th


  • Occupation: Music


  • Nationality: Nigeria 




Nice was born on the 17th of January 1980 into a Polygamous home in Oyo state. 


Nice is a Nigerian musician, and singer-songwriter of the genre of Afro hip hop. 


Though absent for years due to some of the upcoming artists who are looking to steal the. show from the mouth of the Millenials. 


However, his recent track Gbasgbos have been streaming hot since it aired in 2019 precisely December. 


You know him by his stage name 9ice but what is his real name? 


The real name of 9ice is Alexander Abolore Adegbola. 


and his rise to fame came after his second studio album Gong Aso which was released in 2008 hit. 


Nice has released a total of 9 studio albums in his career. 


In 2008 he won the MTV Africa music award for best hip hop artist of the year. 


When it comes to achievements, you could say he doesn’t measure to the likes of Wizkid. 


but by far he is one of the original and most talented the artist on this list. 


Here is some of the studio albums of this artist. 


  • Certificate 2007


  • Gong Aso 2008 


  • G. O. A. T 2018 


and here is a neat summary for only you…


  • Real Name: Alexander Abolore Adegbola


  • Stage Name: 9ice


  • Date of Birth: 1980 January 17th


  • Occupation: Music


  • Nationality: Nigeria




Oh M.I the microphone magician won’t leave my head any moment soon. 


As a matter of fact, I do not think the top 30 list of best Nigeria musicians will be complete without him. 


M.I is a Nigerian Afro hip hop musician, singer-songwriter, and entrepreneur. 


M.I is one of the millions in the world known as the Millenials. 


Just in case you don’t anything about who a Millenial is, I suggest you read this article on the topic. 


M.I was born in the year 1981 precisely October 4th. 


He is the founder of Chocolate city a record label with which his fortune continues to rise. 


Among some of the artists he signed is Ice Prince. 


Despite being quiet for a long time now, M.I was recently involved in a beef that almost broke the Internet. 


That will definitely be blowing it out of proportion but you can read about it here. 


M.I Abaga is his stage name but his birth name is Jude Abaga. 


The 38 years old started his career as a stand-up comedian before gradually switching his craft. 


Today M.I no doubt stands as one of the top best Nigeria musicians as well as one of the most famous Nigerian musicians of his time. 


Here is some of the album he has recorded in his amazing career… 


  • M.I 2: The Movie 2010


  • The Chairman 2014


  • Talk About It 2008


I have done this shot summary for you… 


Here it is.. 


  • Real Name: Jude Abaga


  • Stage Name: M.I


  • Date of Birth: 1981 October 4th


  • Occupation: Music and entrepreneur


  • Nationality: Nigeria




I decided to include Teni on this list because shockingly for a new act she. has been super duper amazing if you ask me. 


and to be Frank I think Joeboy and Fireboy are all good artists but none got the fire Teni is got. 


She was born on the 12th of December 1992 in Lagos State. 


Teni currently has just an EP which she released in 2019.


Teni case and Uyo Meyo racked up lots of awards at the Headies 2018 and 2019 respectively. 


Here is the EP… 


  • Billionaire 2019


Selected hit singles include her hit track Case, Billionaire, Uyo Meyo, and Power Rangers. 


and here is a nice summary below… 


  • Real Name: Teniola Apata


  • Stage Name: Teni 


  • Date of Birth: 1992 December 12th


  • Occupation: Music


  • Nationality: Nigeria


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