Names such as Davido, Tiwa Savage, Wizkid, Burna Boy, Yemi Alade, Olamide etc have been prominent for over a decade in the Nigerian music industry.
These artistes have served us hits after hits over the years. While their prominence is still peaking, it is absolutely exciting to see rising talents begin to shake up the music space too.
In this blog post, we will be reviewing our top 10 stars to look out for in 2022.
Let’s get right to it!
Oyinkansola Sarah Aderibigbe, with the stage name: Arya Starr, is a Nigerian singer and songwriter.
She shook the country's sound waves for months with her lead single, Bloody Samaritan that went viral in the early months of 2022. The song topped as number on the Turntable Top 50 chart.
With subsequent song releases and collaborations, it is clear she is moving fast to the top and we are “vibing” with her all the way!
Ruger, whose real name is Michael Adebayo, gained popularity not only because of his voice but also because of his appearance. He wears an eye patch over his left eye…a very curious look.
He started his career by uploading his videos on social media for amusement but that has landed him in the spotlight.
Temilade Openiyi, popularly known as Tems, is standing tall in the crowd with her numerous achievements. Not only is she the first female Nigerian artist to bag the BET awards, but she is also featured in the soundtrack of the trailer for 'Wakanda Forever'.
She is raking up global recognition and we love to see it!
God’s Favour Chidozie, popularly known as Fave, also grew using social media to promote herself by uploading her freestyling videos on various platforms.
With her song “Baby Riddim”, a smash hit, she is making her mark.
Oniyide Azeez also known as Zinoleesky also started his musical career on social media with his friends, and is now making waves!
His recent releases have been ruling the charts and he is easily making his way up.
The Cavemen have gone from recording from their living room to gaining the admiration of music fans all over the world.
With Kingsley Okorie, the bassist, and Benjamin James, the drummer, they won the Best Alternative Album award at the 2020 Headies award.
Akinbiyi Abiola Ahmed, known as Bella Shmurda, became popular after his single titled ‘Vision 2020’ featuring Olamide was released and he has since then been getting attention both from other celebrities and fans.
His song that features other artistes, 'Cash App' was also a hit for months in 2020.
Candy Bleakz is fast etching her name in the Nigerian music industry. She has a few collaborations with other music icons and her voice coupled with her fashion sense sets her out as a unique person.
Lojay was one of the biggest sensations in 2021. He made his first appearance with Wizkid at the 02 arena and his 5th track (Monalisa ft. Sarz) on his LV N ATTN EP got the Notjustok stamp as the 5th best project in 2021.
Somadina Onuoha is an R&B singer and composer that has won the hearts of her fans with her sonorous voice and this has placed her on the radar of fans worldwide.
Indeed the Nigerian music industry is blessed with talents and we are here for it!