A strong and loyal fan base is one of the factors needed to survive and to stay at the Top in the Nigerian music industry.
Fans are needed in order to keep you trending, to show appreciation and love towards you and your music. An artist with a weak fanbase will surely suffer low streams.
Wizkid tops the list as the artist with the biggest and Most loyal fan base in Nigeria. His fans are not limited to Nigeria only. He has fans all around the world. They are called Wizkid FC.
They are ready to retweet, trend and share anything concerning Wizkid. He has over 1.64 Million Subscribers on YouTube.
Remember when he said the song "Abule" by Patoranking was a hit jam. They song literally gained millions of streams in no time. All due to the fact that Wizkid recommend it to his fans. That is to show his influence on his fans.
Also known as "OBO". His fans are called the "30 Billion Gang".
Davido has been the closest artist to Wizkid in topping the list. Although he is currently the most Followed Nigerian on Instagram, he is second on the list. His fans spread all around the world especially in Atlanta where he was born. He presently is a proud owner of 2.46 Million Subscribers on Video Platform, YouTube.
His fans are ready to stream his his music anytime and anyday. They are ready to attend his show and they are available to give attention to any other artist associated with him e.g B red, Dremo, Mayorkun etc.
But when he gets in trouble, they back out. For example remember when the video where Davido was seen with an American Model. His fans reacted angry to this and condemned the artist for cheating on his wife.
3. Burna Boi
Burna Boi comes through as the third in the list. His fan base has grown rapidly recently. He is well known in Nigeria, Africa and every other places around the World. He presently has 1.74 Million Subscribers on YouTube￼.
His relationship with Jamaican rapper, Stefflon Don and his Nomination at the Grammy Awards, boosted his Popularity. He is known as the "African Gaint".
5. Naira Marley
His fans are called "Marlians" and they are the most loyal fans ever in the history of Nigeria. His fans spread from the Young to the old. They all love their president. They are everywhere, ready and waiting for him. They are ready to stream his songs and attend his shows. They draw tattoo of him on their body and they are always available and present anywhere he shows up.
He is well known for the type of message his music carries. His has die hard fans in London where he grew up and also in African Countries like Cameroon, Ghana etc.
Wizkid has also publicly announced that he is a Marlian.
Also known as "Badoo", he is a very popular Musician in Nigeria. His fans are mainly Nigerians and few are scattered around the world. The YBNL boss has over 7.4 million followers on Instagram and 746k Subscribers on YouTube.
He is known mainly on the street for his hit songs. No artist has recorded more hits on the street than Badoo himself.
He is also known as the "King of the streets".
The loyalty of his fans is not very strong. The love for him has reduced drastically since the arrival of artists like Naira Marley and Zlatan. They have resorted to other street artists but one thing about them is that they all come back to him when he releases a song they all like.
6. Tiwa Savage
She is the number one female Musician in Nigeria with more hit songs than any other female counterpart. She is Nigeria's best. She has a robust Fanbase who are ready to support her anythime anyday but they are not so loyal. Their love for her still remain intact even since the arrival of artists like Simi, Yemi Alase, Niniola, Teni etc.
She currently has one of the largest Fanbase in Africa.
They are ready to criticize her if she does something they worth it.
7. Yemi Alade
She is Known as the 'Mama Africa'. She has one of the biggest Fan base in Africa. She currently has 1.68 Million subscribers on YouTube (Tiwa Savage is as far as 810k subscribers).
She delivers in Swahili and French which are the other languages spoken in the other African countries. She has used her lingua franca to draw in listeners and this has worked.
Her fans are loyal and ready to defend her at any Cost.
Meet the Nigerian Legend. He has built a fan base over the decade before the arrival of artists like Davido, Wizkid and Olamide. They call him "The Legend".
His fans are among one of the largest and most loyal.
But mind what you say in public because they are ready to swing in anytime.
His fans are known as "Zlatanovas". They are also one of the most loyal fans.
Literally, anyone who is a fan of Naira Marley is also a fan of Zlatan.
They all love him due to his regular dose of hit songs. He is loved for his unique style and dance steps. He has a record label known as "Zanku Records".
Remember I said earlier that Davido's fans are ready to give attention to any artist associated with him, here is one of them.
Signed under Davido's record, Mayorkun is a very talented singer who has built a very strong Fanbase both locally and internationally. His association and regular collaboration with his boss, Davido has boostedhis career to an unimaginable level.
Apart from that, his hit songs has gained him recognition in the street as The "Mayor of Lagos". His fans love their Mayor dearly so be careful of what you say or else they could pounce on you.
Meet the Igbo representative. He has a robust Fanbase mainly from the southern part of Nigeria. He raps in Igbo language and this makes the Igbo community ready to support him anytime anyday.
They are ready to stream his music, invite him to shows, attend his show.
What do you think about the list?. Was it compiled accurately or is someone missing from the list?.
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