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Meet 10 Upcoming Nigerian Singers Tipped To Take Over The Music Industry

The Nigerian music industry is perhaps one of the fastest-growing enterprises in the country.

The industry has witnessed a series of stars since the emergence of the year 2000.

With an array of talents emerging in the past years, who are currently dominating the scene.

The likes of 2Face, P-Square, Wizkid, Burna Boy, Davido, Teni and a host of others have all made tremendous impacts in the industry.

However, these 10 new breeds of singers have a string of hits and are tipped to dominate the industry in the next 10 years to come.


 1. Joeboy

Joseph Akinfenwa, famously known as Joeboy, was discovered by Mr Eazi in 2017 and is presently signed to his “Empawa Africa” record label.

His most popular single, ‘Beginning’ was released in August 2019 and the music video garnered over 23 million views on YouTube. From the time it was released, it became a must-play track at every wedding party in Nigeria for a long time.

He has one EP in his records and he has featured popular stars from the likes of Mayorkun, Mr Eazi, Oxlade, DJ Neptune, and Ghanaian DJ, GuiltyBeatz.


 2. Omah Lay

The River State-born talented artist, Stanley Omah, famously known as Omah Lay, has also won the hearts of many people at home and abroad with his love themes songs.

Omah Lay is known for his popular singles like ‘You’, ‘Lolo’, ‘Damn’, ‘Bad influence’ and a lot more, Omah Lay is currently signed to the Dvpiper Music record label. 

The majority of his songs incorporate the tune of Wizkid’s songs and the deepness of Burna Boy's.

His debut of 5 tracks released in 2020 earned millions of streams on all streaming platforms.

His biggest hit, ‘Lo lo’ has garnered nearly 4million views on YouTube.


3. Fireboy

Adedamola Adefolahan, famously known as Fireboy DML, is a YBNL artiste, known for his love songs and his ability to intrigue his fans with his powerful lyrics. He is one of the music stars currently making waves in the industry.

With over 10 hits and one hot album, ‘Laughter, Tears and Goosebumps’, to his credit within two years of breaking out in the music scene, he is indeed a force to reckon with it.


4. Rema

Divine Ikubor, famously known as Rema, is a singer and rapper signed to Jonzing World, a sidekick of Don Jazzy’s Mavin Records. 

The 20-year-old hail from Benin City got signed in 2019 and released his debut self-titled EP in the same year.

Rema won Next Rated and was nominated for Viewer’s Choice at the 13th edition of The Headies in 2019. He has over 20 singles and four EPs to his credit between 2019 and 2020.

Although Rema is unarguably talented, his partnership with Don Jazzy and Mavins Record has made a huge impact on his career.

His latest hit track, ‘Woman’, and 'Bounce' recently released, has garnered over 2.9 million views on YouTube.


5. Ayra Starr

Oyinkansola Sarah Aderibigbe, well-known as Ayra Starr, is a Nigerian singer currently making waves so social media with her song titled 'Bloody Samaritan'.

 Ayra Starr was signed into Mavin records just 48 hours after she was declared openly, alongside an eponymous 5-track body of work. It peaked at #1 ahead of heavyweights such as Wizkid, Davido, Olamide, etc.

“Away” is now the #1 song in Nigeria, has been making waves on YouTube, and has been marked as one of the 20 most played songs in Nigeria.


6. Zinoleesky

Oniyide Azeez, also known as Zinoleesky, is a Nigerian singer and songwriter who is presently signed to Marlian Records owned by well-known rapper Naira Marely after releasing his hit single “Mapariwo”.

Zinoleesky is recognized for his versatility and always delivers excellently to different beats.


7. Olakira

Adelusola Ebenezer Adefemi, famously known as Olakira, is one of the talented afro-pop singers and songwriters.

Following the huge success of his two earlier singles, “Aya Mi”, Wakanda Jollof crooner, Olakira released both the audio and visuals of ‘In My Maserati’ and it was a tremendous hit.

The track, which was provoked by his love for the luxury vehicle brand, ‘Maserati’, has become a party anthem in Nigeria.


8. Laycon

The ex BBNaija housemate, Olamilekan Agbeleshe famously known as Laycon, is a Nigerian singer, rapper and songwriter. 

Laycon is currently one of the fastest-growing ex BBNaija housemates in the music industry.

He has released two EPs, ‘Who is Laycon?’ and ‘Young Black and Gifted’ since 2018. His hit track 'Fall for me' is making waves on YouTube.

He has also featured popular artists like Chinko Ekun and Reminisce Shafau in his songs.

His participation in the 2020 edition BBNaija reality show has given him much prominence in his music career.


9. Oxlade

Ikuforiji Olaitan, famously known as Oxlade, is another promising artist that has been making waves since the beginning of his inception. 

Discovered by rapper Blaqbonez.

Oxlade collaborated with Blaqbonez on ‘Mamiwota’, a track from his 2018 album, ‘Bad Boy Blaq’. The enormous reception that the song got strengthened Oxlade to focus more on music.

Some of the outstanding songs that earned him prestige and an edge over some of his contemporaries are ‘Away’, ‘Hold on, ‘Oxygene’, ‘Plenty Lovin’, ‘Sugar and many others.


10. T- Classic

Tolulope Ajayi, also known by his stage name T-Classic, is a Nigerian recording artist, songwriter, and singer. He is exceptionally known for his hit single, titled ‘Nobody Fine Pass You’.

He is also recognized for his other songs like ‘Think about it, and ‘Where you Dey’ and others. 

T- Classic won the City People Award for the popular song of the year ‘Nobody Fine Pass You’ in 2019 and was also nominated for the most promising Act of the year.


Finally, apart from the aforementioned, there are a plethora of others that are also making waves at the moment.

These young and talented artists who are dominating the music scene are all in their early twenties and thirties and are tipped to take over the Nigerian music industry from the current breeds of stars in the next 10 years.

Content created and supplied by: Joleric (via Opera News )

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