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OPINION. These 5 Nigerian Artists Can't Really Sing But By Virtue of Hardwork They Became Superstars

The Nigerian music industry has grown to become one of the biggest and best in the whole of Africa. The industry has grown to the extent that it now competes with that of the western world. Is no longer a big deal for Nigerian artists to feature world-class artists unlike before. There is a whole lot of marketers, promoters who have the money and are willing to invest in talents. There are more opportunities available now for an artist to excel in his craft unlike before. 

These record labels are looking for great and talented artists to sign. In regards to this, so many Nigerian youths are beginning to venture into music even those that don't know how to sing. There are so many artists in the industry today who can't sing buy by grace, hard work, and perseverance they have been able to make quite a name and fortune for themselves. Let's take a look at some of those artists who in my opinion I feel are not good singers but have made name and fortune through hard work and grace.


Born Raoul John Njenga Njeng but known popularly as skales is a Nigerian singer, songwriter and rapper. He is one of those artists who became famous under the platform of EME music. He was signed alongside wizkid. Skales is not consistent in his craft and as such not too good but his hard work and grace have placed him on an enviable level as one of the popular artists in Nigeria today. Skales have worked with a good number of notable Nigerian artists and he has a couple of hit songs to his credit. 

Naira Marley.

Known for his many controversies in the music industry, Naira Marley has been able to make a name for himself in the music industry. With his dirty lyrics, he has been able to conquer the heart of so many Nigerian youths. He is the president of the controversial fan base ''Marlians'' a movement he started when he rose to fame. Naira Marley is not a great and talented singer but one who has built his career through controversies. The things he says in his songs, his beat, and packaging have been able to make him a superstar. 

Lil Kesh

Keshinro Ololade, known professionally as Lil Kesh, is a Nigerian singer, rapper, and songwriter. He rose to fame after releasing the hit single "Shoki". Lil Kesh was born and raised in Bariga, a suburb of Lagos State. His music career began in 2012 when he rapped among his colleagues in Bariga. Lil Kesh is not a consistent artist. Ever since he left Olamide's YBNL records his career has been shaking and dwindling. You will agree with me that Lil Kesh is not a natural-born singer. He struggles to make hit songs and since the music industry is fast evolving he finds it difficult to evolve too. His recent work, ecstasy is not getting the necessary attention it's supposed to get. 


Born Damilola Afolabi but known popularly as L.A.X is a Nigerian singer and songwriter. L.A.X has achieved quite a lot in the music industry through hard work and perseverance. He is one of those not too talented singers but he has been able to create a name for himself in the music industry. He rose to fame after the release of his song, Caro alongside Wizkid. His current album, Zaza vibes is not a great masterpiece but so far the album is doing great on some online streaming platforms. 


Davido as we all know is one of the best and most influential Nigerian singers. I know a lot of persons will be shocked at why I had to include him on that list. The truth is, I've analyzed Davido so many times and I've come to the conclusion that he is a product of hard work, money, and determination. He is not a born singer but one who loves music and has made fortune out of it through consistency and hard work. He uses his money to get what he wants no matter the circumstances. Grace and hard work have been able to place him on the level even much more talented singers won't dream to be. 

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