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Top 10 best and most influential musicians in Nigeria


According to the ranking by T.I.N Magazine, musicians were listed based on the level of influence each artist has in the music industry and Nigeria.

We didn’t judge these artists based on the fame or money they have, but their influence and also based on their performance within the last 12months.

10. M.I Abaga

As the CEO of the largest record label in Nigeria ‘Chocolate City” he’s been featured on this list.

M.I a popular rapper and business man. The record label which he currently heads recently launched a talent hunt show called “ChocolateCity Unsigned” so as to give chance for upcoming acts to become established by sponsoring the winner’s career with 10million naira.

9. Yemi Alade

The singer who came into the industry not long ago has actually made a lot for herself in a short period of time. At the moment Yemi Alade is among the most famous Nigerian artiste across Africa.

She remixes her songs in several African languages. The singer eralir this year dropped an album called “MAMA AFRICA” she revealed she is going to give 10% of the album sales to charity.

8. P-Square

Even though the very popular duo have not been too active in the music industry for sometime now, their impact still shows how much they exist in the music industry.

7. Phyno

The popular rapper is sure one of the biggest musicians in Nigeria right now. Phyno just like Olamide has shown he’s not just a rapper but a singer also.

Phyno in a short period of time in the music industry has got some huge achievements.

Phyno now the represents the Igbo phase of the Nigeria music industry with release of several hit songs in his native dialect “Igbo language”.

Phyno also created “PHYNOFEST” last year which took place in Onitsha a concert which was quite a successful one. He is also one of the pioneers of artistry clothing lines in the music industry.

6. 2Baba

Tuface Idibia a sure legend respected by many in the music industry is definitely one of the most influential musicians in Nigeria this year.

Starting from his foundations to musical influences locally and and internationally within the past 12months has got him to be ranked 6th on this list.

Not to mention he recently launched a free trip to Kenya contest for his Nigerian fans.

5. D’banj

D’banj has made quite a lot of impact in the music scene and as far as we can tell he is still keeping up that impression.

From promoting the KokoBussiness campaign earlier this year to promoting the cmpaign, and promoting the BOI youth empowerment and entrepreneurship campaign the singer still remains as influential as ever.

4. Don Jazzy

The ace producer and singer is very well a legend in the Nigeria music industry. His achievements would be too much to mention here.

Well, within the past 12months the singer and producer have made a lot of impact in people’s live and even in the music industry.

3. Wizkid

The singer has taken Nigerian music beyond the shores of Africa after getting a remix collaboration with superstar Drake.

The song was named the 12th biggest song of 2015 by Fader magazine. Ever since, he’s been getting several intentional recognition, earlier this year he was featured by Vogue magazine a popular American magazine.

The singer got featured by Drake in his recently released album “VIEWS” an album which has gone platinum. Wizkid got featured in one the album’s lead single “One Dance”.

2. Davido

Davido has been an influential personality since starting his music career, he is known to be a great charity supporter and he helps people quite a lot via social media.
Earlier this year like always Davido gave scholarship to a homeless kid he saw on social media.

1. Olamide

The popular musician has made quite some great impressions within the last 12 months.

They are all trending as if they will still be the best in 2017.

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