"I always knew that they would take over, but never this soon. Nigerians are giving their best in the music industry and this is ten of Nigeria's Hottest Musicians today."
He’s got everything that should aid a smooth transition to the top. A fine singer who’s got Africa dancing to his music, Wizkid has, since his arrival on the Nigerian music scene, given African music a whole new meaning and twist. With several awards and nominations from both local and international schemes to his credit, the “Don’t dull”, “Tease me”, “Pakurumo”and “Holla at your boy” singer is the “kid” to watch.
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Wizkid's Fan Page
One of Africa's most well-known artists, Asa makes singing look effortless. Her global hit song “Jailer” is a testament to the depth of talent she wields.
Constantly making a case for Nigerian musicians, Asa combines absolute skill, and a flawless command of her act, to produce hits one after another. The 30-year-old World Music singer, born in Paris and raised in Lagos, is inspired by the sounds of Marvin Gaye, Fela Kuti, Bob Marley, Sunny Ade and Ebenezer Obey.
The 2011 Best Female Act at the French Music Awards is without doubt, one of the finest singers the world of music has ever produced. Her 2010 effort “Beautiful Imperfection” was a big success that followed the now-famed 2007 debut, which also saw her at her utmost best fusing pop, R&B, funk, soul and reggae, an end product that wowed the world.
Asa's Fan Page
Asa's Fan Page
Recognitions from MTV, BET, and other international mediums have also helped boost his career, which has been on an upward trajectory since he entered the scene. He holds the unofficial title of “African Rapper No.1”, the same title as one of his all-time hit songs.
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A signee to Kanye West’s GOOD Music label, D'Banj is in many aspects, an idol and a gift to the Nigerian music industry.
He is winner of several music awards including Best African Act at the MTV Europe Music Awards 2007, Artist of the Year at the 2009 MTV Africa Music Awards, and 2011 BET Awards for Best International Act; Africa.
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She’s been hailed as the smooth voice behind the chart toppers. Waje has a unique voice of her own – one that has kept her going for years.
A fine material who became a nationwide sensation after featuring on M.I’s”One Naira”, Waje is one to watch. She featured on the remake of P-Square’s most recent hit “Omoge Mi” as well as their “Do Me” track, off the Game Over album released in 2007. She is a recipient of multiple nominations for music awards.
Post “Oleku” he has become the artist want to feature in their songs in the hopes of creating a hit that goes platinum.
Recent successes include topping the charts with songs like Ara, which is a favourite of many across the continent, “Good morning”, and the most recent single “Go hard”.
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In 2009, she released her much anticipated “Wonderwoman” album, which included the now-popular “Ma Fi Mi Shere” song.
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Her debut album Victim of Truth, which was released in the United Kingdom in 2007, was well received. Daughter of a Nigerian father and a German mother, Nneka Egbuna was born in Warri, Oil City in the Delta region of Nigeria. She’s earned praise from a wide range of industry people including Lenny Kravitz and Lauryn Hill.
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An artiste of incredible flair, Davido falls under the league of extraordinary young Nigerian musicians the world should look out for.
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Almost immediately, her “Kele Kele Love” single became a hit, recording enormous success across Nigeria and parts of Africa.
An amazing songwriter, Savage has also written songs for the likes of Babyface, Kat Deluna, Fantasia Barrino, Monica and Mya. In 2009, she signed as a singer/songwriter with SONY/ATV a deal that did a lot of good to her credibility as a fine material.
She is currently signed to Mavin Records, owned by Nigerian producer Don Jazzy.
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Story by Obed Boafo, Howzit Msn Africa