In this article, we will be showing you some top Best Secular Artistes in Nigeria. Everyone sings but not everyone that sings has a successful music career.
Every year, the number of new albums and singles released into the music market tells us the difference that we want to know.
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Some musicians will never have their music get to the spotlight while others just have to say a word at the studio and they are already hitting millions. The difference is the name that some musicians have built over time.
Ever since the Federal Government gave the regulations that local Television and Radio stations should mostly play local songs (ie. Songs composed and sang by Nigerian artiste), a lot of our musicians have become stars almost overnight.
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Best Secular Artistes in Nigeria
The Best Secular Artistes in Nigeria includes:
1. David Adedeji Adeleke
He is popularly known and addressed by fans as Davido. Though he is a Nigerian, he was born in Atlanta Georgia on the 21st of November 1992.
He is one of the youngest but one of the big guns in the Nigerian music industry as he not only majors in singing but has built a career around the music industry by singing and producing other people’s albums as a producer.
Unlike most artists, Davido writes most of the songs he sings as such giving his tracks meaningful lyrics as well. Currently, this superstar stays in the city of Lagos.
2. Paul and Peter Okoye is one of the Best Secular Artistes in Nigeria
Talk of huge success in the Nigerian music industry and you’ll be looking at the twin brothers called P-Square. Apart from singing, they are also known for their dance skills which granted them the award of best dancers of the year and several other numerous awards.
Though at a point they separated which left the name P-Square only in the memories of fans and well-wishers. Their music career has still been awesome as they have been hitting the stage with amazing hits. Through their commitment, their name featured in the Forbes top ten richest musicians in 2019.
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3. Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun
From the inception of his musical career, he chose the name Wizkid which literally means a person who is unusually intelligent, clever, or successful especially at an early age.
Just like his career name implies, Wizkid has become a brand that worth over 20 million dollars. He went into the music industry quite early at about 11 years and has consistently shown beyond all doubt that diligence is the key to success. He is not just a homeboy but an international brand that everyone wants to beckon with.
4. Innocent Ujah Idibia
This is the grandfather of Afro-pop music in Nigeria. When you talk of zeal and commitment, 2Baba or 2Face as often called is the name that bears that signature.
He is a native of Shomolu, Lagos state Nigeria. He does not just sing, he is a record producer, an entrepreneur, and a songwriter.
Speaking of success, the song which really brought him to the spotlight after breaking out of the Plantashun Boiz group where he sang alongside Back Face and Face was African Queen.
The song was a bomb as it did not just bring him to the spotlight but earned him series of awards like MTV Award, Channel O Music Video Award, BET Award, MOBO Award and best musician of the year, etc.
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5. Tiwatope Savage-Balogun
She later named herself to be addressed as Tiwa Savage on stage. She was birthed on the 5th of February 1980; she is and has remained the best female singer in Nigeria.
Apart from being a musician, she is also an actress but pitches her tent more in the music industry. As of the time of this post, Tiwa Savage has currently signed to Don Jazzy’s record label “Mavins records”. She is a winner of numerous awards within and outside the country.
6. Augustine Miles Kelechi
Originating from Ebonyi state, he is popularly addressed as Tekno, and his fellow producers and signed up artists call him Alhaji Tekno.
Teckno was born on the 17th day of December 1992. He is popularly and widely known and his music and production are widely anticipated by the music world.
A party without Teckno’s beats is mostly not enjoyed because his tracks set the dancehall on the fire of fun because he combines his skills as a singer, dancer, and instrumentalist while producing his tracks which makes his songs almost too good.
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