All-Time Top Five (5) Nigerian Musicians – Ranking TRENDING

All-Time Top Five (5) Nigerian Musicians – Ranking

Nigeria, over the years, has been a fertile ground for the emergence of exceptional music artists who have gifted the nation with an abundance of captivating tunes across various genres. Among these talents are individuals who have transcended local boundaries, becoming global stars and ambassadors of Nigerian music to audiences across continents. Their immense contributions have not only earned them widespread acclaim but also garnered numerous prestigious awards, both locally and internationally.

Below, we present a compilation of the most outstanding Nigerian musicians of all time, a list that celebrates the enduring impact and influence of these musical luminaries:


Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun, WizKid, is a Nigerian singer and songwriter. He is one of the greatest and most influential Afrobeat musicians of all time. WizKid was born in 1990 in Surulere, Lagos, His music career started very early and rose prominently in Nigeria and beyond after releasing numerous award-winning hits and albums. His songs broke records after record. WizKid is also popular for having collaboration with popular stars such as Drake and Beyonce, among others.

WizKid’s achievements in music have been rewarded with lots of local and international awards including Grammy’s, BET, MOBO and so on.


Fela Anikulapo Kuti (1938 – 1997), also known as Abami Eda was a Nigerian artist, composer and vocal political activist.

Fela is popularly credited as the pioneer of the Afrobeat. His worldwide-known “call-and-response” style, with powerful lyrical message spread as wild fire in the 1970s, 80s and 90s.

Fela released over 45 albums during his career. Apart from his music, Fela was popular for his outspoken campaigns against the government, giving him a controversial tag. Many Nigerians, including musicians, still consider Fela Kuti as the greatest music artist in Africca.


Damini Ebunoluwa Ogulu, Burna Boy, is a Nigerian music artist and songwriter. He was born in 1991 in Port-Harcourt, Nigeria.

Burna Boy is arguably the most successful Nigerian musician of the past half decade. He has 6 studio albums to his credits, among which are multi-award winning “African Giant” and “Twice as Tall”.

Burna Boy’s unique voice and delivery has created lots of hits and lots of local and international award. He is a recipient of multiple Headies, MOBO, MTV Africa, BET, MTV Europe, Brit awards. Above all Burna Boy is a multipl nominee for the Grammys, and a proud winner of the Grammys Best Global Music Album for his “Twice as Tall” album in 2021.

Burna Boy has definitely left a mark on African music, and there are no signs of him slowing down soon.


David Adedeji Adeleke, Davido, was born in 1992 in Atlanta, USA. Davido grew up in Lagos, Nigeria and achieved huge success in the Nigerian music industry.

Davido’s first hit “Dami Duro” brought him to a wider limelight in 2012. Since then, he has released tons of hits to the joy of millions of his fans. Some of his hits include “Give”, “Skelewu”, “Aye”, “Fall”, “If”, among many others.

Davido is a recipient of local and international awards including multiple Headies, MOBO, MTV Africa, BET awards, among others.

Apart from his music talents, Davido is known to have given opportunity to many music stars under his record label, Davido Music Worldwide.

His influence on music spreads across Nigeria, Africa and the globe.


Paul and Peter Okoye, populary known as P-Square, are twin brothers from Anambra State in Nigeria.

The music duo released 6 studio albums including “Last Nite”, “Get Squared”, “Game Over”, among others. P-Square also has a number of international hit singles with international music artists, such as Akon, Rick Ross, T.I.

The duo disbanded in 2017 to the distraught of their fans, but reconciled in 2021.

P-Square is a proud recipient of multiple awards, including multiple Headies awards, BET awards, MTV music awards etc.


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