14 ‘New School’ Nigerian Artists You Should Be Listening To

We all know the likes of Dr. Sid, Banky W and D’banj.

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They’ve been in the game for so long, and have so far been very consistent.

But there’s a new school of Nigerian artists you should get to know. A lot of the ones on this list are the not so popular ones, making good music and somehow are still trying to get their music out to a larger audience.

Here are our picks for Nigerian musicians you should listen to:

1. Kaline

Kaline Akinkugbe is a classically trained pianist, singer, songwriter, and aspiring film composer.



2. Falana

Falana is a Nigerian-Canadian singer-songwriter, musician, and composer popular for her afro-soul and jazz influence.



3. Ric Hassani

With great songs like ‘Dance Baby’ and ‘Gentleman’, the Rivers state musician is most definitely one you should know.

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Image: Jaguda


4. Poe

Ladi Poe is one of the most articulate rappers that you should start listening to if you don’t really. Dope guy!



5. Temi DollFace

Temitope Phil-Ebosie is one Nigerian musician whose style we admire. And to add to that, her music is a fresh relief from the normal Nigerian music you hear.

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6. Funbi

Motivated by the rejection of a girl he fancied as a high school kid, the choir boy, Funbi began penning down emotional poems which later earned him the nickname Shakespeare. Now, he’s making heavy hits!

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Image: YouTube


7. Johnny Drille

Project Fame alumnus hasn’t been sleeping really. The singer and producer keeps melting our hearts with his songs and covers to popular songs. Best guy!

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Image: Twitter


8. Isaac Geralds

Isaac Geralds was born in Delta state and first came to light as a contestant on Project Fame. Since then, he has consistently wowed us with his vocals at high profile events.



9. Mosa

Mosadoluwa Adegboye a.k.a Mosa may not be a popular face  among music lovers in Nigeria, but his name and soulful voice will definitely strike a chord with those who love to listen to RnB music. Now, Mosa combines producing with making amazing music.

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Image: Music Nation


10. Bemyoda

One of middle belt Nigeria’s best kept secrets, he makes good music by infusing simple melodies and emotive lyrics.

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Image: Vents Magazine


11. Nonso Amadi

Nonso Amadi is a producer, artiste and a sound engineer popular for his Alone EP.

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Image: Lucid Lemons


12. Tay

Tay is a London/Abuja-based singer who many have labelled as the future of Nigerian music. His songs are a melodramatic mix of alternative RNB and psychedelic hip-hop.

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Image: Party Jollof


13. Lindsey Abudei

Lindsey Abudei is a neo-soul singer who started out as a professional singer about four years ago and has collaborated with MI and Jesse Jagz.

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Image: 360Nobs


14. Ese Peters

Ese Peters is a Nigerian singer and songwriter popularly known for his Omote single, and he sure has amazing music apart from that.

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