So I was thinking, why don’t we shift today’s Nigerian Celebrity Stories to the music section of the industry and focus our gaze on some Famous Nigerian Male Singers?
There are many famous Nigerian male singers in the country today but some are way higher than others on that chart.
So do not be offended if the list fails to contain the names of your favorite Nigerian Male Singers.
What that simply means is that they are not as famous as the names listed here even though they are also famous. As we already know not all celebrities are EQUAL!
I think at the moment it is quite easy to actually make a powerful list of famous Nigerian Male singers because they are actually the reigning kings at the moment and for some of them they have stayed so relevant from day one that fame has become synonymous with them.
They are male singers alive today that are famous. People would see them and shout their lungs out.
But those male singers has seen many years between them and any new songs from their brand.
We shall be ignoring those celebrities.
Famous Nigerian Male Singers like Lagbaja, Mr Raw and Ruggedman fall into that category of male singers to be ignored.
Yes! They are relevant!
Yes! A new song can just catapult them to the top again.
But until then it is a No! No!
But today we will be talking about them based on how popular their craft has made them.
Famous Nigerian Male Singers with songs making waves in recent months and even at the moment.
That is the criteria for narrowing the list to a precise account of what we are set to achieve with this particular post.
17 Famous Nigerian Male Singers
1. 2face Idibia
Now this is a brother that many fellow entertainers consider an ancestor in the music industry.
He started as a member of a boys group. A group that is so hard to forget, for that group was the first to really give us music, setting the standards for many to come.
That group was known as Plantashun Boiz .
The group was made up of 2face Idibia ,Faze and Blackface.
The group broke up in 2004 and he has been able to maintain a very successful solo career since then.
Becoming the biggest name there is in the industry.
2Baba has received one MTV Europe Music Award, one World Music Award , five Headies Awards (Hip-hop award), four Channel O Music Video Awards and one BET award for his musical work, four MTV Africa Music Awards, one MOBO award, one KORA award, and numerous additional nominations.
He is still relevant up till date. Still releasing hit songs after hit songs. He is very much the definition of a famous Nigerian Male singer.
Right now he is blazing through TV and Radio stations With “Amaka“.
Flavour is a very old name that has done and is doing basically all that is required to stay famous and relevant in the industry.
He is probably in the top 3 of celebrities with the biggest numbers of baby mama’s.
But like his love for women his sense of music is hitting all the right keys and we are loving him for that .
Chinedu Okoli also known as Flavour N’abania began his musical career as a drummer for a local church in his hometown of Enugu State.
Davido is like one of the young and rich faces of the Nigerian Music industry. Himself and Wizkid are kind of toed to the same page of popularity.
Even if he was not a musician he would still manage to be famous. Because no money does it like him when it comes to sharing raw cash through his social media pages.
Just some weeks back we saw him giving out a million naira each to some of followers.
David Adedeji Adeleke recently,
On November 30,2017 won the best African act at the MOBO Awards and also became the first African act to perform live at the awards.
On June 24, 2018, Davido became the first African-based artist to have received his award on the BET Awards main stage. His award was presented by Hollywood actor
Omari Hardwick and actress Tika Sumpter .
He rose to prominence in 2010 with the release of the song “Holla at Your Boy ” from his debut studio album, Superstar (2011).
He was ranked 5th on Forbes and Channel O ‘s 2013 list of the Top 10 Richest/Bankable African Artists. In February 2014, Wizkid became the first ever Nigerian musician to have over 1 million followers on Twitter.
Moreover, he became the first Afrobeats artist to appear in the 2018
Guinness World Records for his contribution to Drake’s hit song “One Dance “.
They call him Starboy and there is no exaggeration to that. He is truly a boy whose star is shinning bright and currently is the first among all the famous Nigerian Male singers to be mention here with the highest foreign collaboration and affiliation.
Patoranking came to our notice through Timaya. Patoranking became a protégé of Dem Mama Records after collaborating with Timaya on his song “Alubarika“.
He , is a Nigerian reggae -dancehall singer and songwriter.
Patoranking started his musical career doing underground collaborations with artists such as XProject, Konga, Slam and Reggie Rockstone .
Today he is one of the biggest names there is in the Industry.
6. Kiss Daniel
He is a prefect description of what it means to be a Big Bang musically. Kiss Daniel is a singer with a melodious feel that gets the both sexes in a state of mind that only lovers should be finding themselves.
His songs will make you feel things.
He likes to think himself as “Fly boy”.
But who wouldn’t when your songs are basically all likable and your good looks is another reason why any girl might just make a sexual compromise look like normal.
7. Duncan Mighty
Duncan Mighty is a success story that says talent will always take you far even when all hope is lost.
He used to be very popular and then suddenly stopped making songs and went into the shadows.
And then his collaboration with wizkid brought him out from his musical slumber and now he is currently the hottest male singer in Nigeria, with many dying to have him on their songs.
Currently he has been featured by artists such as Tiwa Savage, Davido, Bracket and many others.
His fame has never been this brighter.
He is new on the scene and is already dropping hits after hits and Nigerians are loving him for that.
He is the newbie on this list of famous Nigerian Male singers but the amount of popularity he is already enjoying is massive.
I think he is the money magnet for Davido’s recording label. Just like Wizkid was for Banky label.
9. Banky W
This dude is one of Nigeria’s RnB favorites. He has been singing love songs from the start of his career, up to this very moment.
And he is definitely not changing any time soon.
Not when he is still married to this fairy tale beauty by the name Adesua Etomi.
He is now in to acting and he is killing that as well.
If you are in doubt then do yourself a Big favor and go watch the movie The Wedding Party.
He wrote the first theme song of Etisalat Nigeria titled “0809ja for life”.
10. Mr. P
When P-square broke up many thought that was the end to the kind of music that was their brand.
But they were all wrong.
The group broke into two important musical pieces and Mr.P was what became the other half.
He carried the dancing with him as he was more of the dancer in the group and so far so good.
His songs are of the hook and his dancing moves are just as good as his as his lyrics.
11. Rude Boy
Rude Boy is the other part of what P-square became after their break up. He took with him the singing that made P-square one of the favourite groups in Nigeria and Africa at large.
The man can sing with so much emotion. In fact listening to h58s songs is like listening P-square doing their thing.
Like many would Say “he was the fire behind P-square “.
Individually the brothers have done well for Nigerian Music. And are still magic to their game.
And that is a massive achievement.
He is definitely one of the top 3 names when famous Nigerian Male singers are to be counted .
He is never tired when it comes to the dropping of new hits.
He is the king of the Dance hall.
There is no year that passes bye without Timaya dropping one or two hits.
Hits created to keep his relevance in fine shape as well as help him maintain his famous status doing what he loves doing the most.
This one, hates staying the same for too long. Every now then we get to see him change his names.
Some months back it was Sound Boy but these days he goes by the name Papi Chulo.
Tekno is very talented and there is son much to be achieved. He is young and already famous beyond normal and it seems he has only just started .
At the age of 8, Tekno Miles was enrolled in a music school where he learnt and mastered the rudiments of playing the piano and guitar.
And today that talent has changed this life for the better .
He currently has a song out there making waves and it’s titled “Choko“.
14. Burna Boy
Burna Boy is every street kids favourite. He made me a believer when he released his hit song “smoke some weed” featuring Onos some years back.
Those were my university days.
Fast forward to the present.
He is still on top of his game with hot singles after hit singles paving his constant rise to the mountain top.
I believe like many people out there that Burna Boy is one of the highly underrated musician under the Nigerian clime.
But whether hyped as deserved or not, his place among the most famous Nigerian Male singers is as solid as the smell of a burning marijuana.
He is currently enjoying our plaudits with his new visuals “Ye“.
15. Adekunle Gold
Adekunle music is different from the rest. Not because he sings fluent Yoruba but basically because of his style.
He falls into that category of singers whose styles are somewhat ancient and so comes with a fresh feel. A difference that is almost peculiar to him
He is a story teller and like the narrative of the talking drum his songs are stories of emotions and his place in it.
He is a Nigerian High Life singer that truly knows his craft and expresses his art in a way that is beautiful.
He is truly an artiste.
Some weeks back we saw Harrysong fall into the abyss of depression. We saw him talk of death as if it’s a vacation spot he just can’t wait to visit.
Such social media rant is sure to get anyone both attention and fame even if it is for the wrong reasons.
But that aside . Harrysong is that famous Nigerian Male singer from Delta State that is also consistent with good songs.
And that is enough to help him stay famous, for as long as he keeps releasing hits.
He is also very muscular with the right height for modelling if he so chooses.
Since he came into the industry he has stayed relevant and like flood, his fame metre is reading off the charts.
This cat here is indeed famous.
In 2015 Becoming a powerhouse stage presence, he headlined the Machel Monday Concert in Trinidad and Tobago alongside the likes of Pitbull and Lil Jon and performed at Crop Over Carnival in Barbados, St. Lucia’s Mercury Beach Festival, and in front of a sold-out crowd of 4,000 at Amazura Concert Hall in Queens, NY.
Mad Over You helped him make history as RunTown became the “first Nigerian Artist to top charts in 20 countries simultaneously” as the track amassed 72 million YouTube views and 7 million Spotify streams .
I know there are other Famous Nigerian Male Singers that should have made it onto this list.
Names like Olamide and Falz. But those fall guys fall more into the rap category of famous Nigerian Male singers.
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