We all know the likes of Dr. Sid, Banky W and D’banj.
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:
Kaline Akinkugbe is a classically trained pianist, singer, songwriter, and aspiring film composer.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
One of middle belt Nigeria’s best kept secrets, he makes good music by infusing simple melodies and emotive lyrics.
11. Nonso Amadi
Nonso Amadi is a producer, artiste and a sound engineer popular for his Alone EP.
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.
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.
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.