Nigerian music popular artists who made a name in the industry in 2021

“A Year of Booming Success: Exploring the Biggest Names in Nigerian Music from 2021”

Nigerian music popular artists who made a name in the industry in 2021

Nigeria’s music industry experienced significant success last year with artists such as WizKid, Burna Boy, and Davido leading the way. These musicians topped the charts, sold out concerts, and amassed millions of streams on platforms like Spotify. WizKid’s hit song “Essence” featuring Tems was named one of the best songs of 2021 by Rolling Stone. Burna Boy had successful songs like “Kilometre” and “Question.” Davido’s album “A Better Time” and collaborations were chart-toppers, while Olamide’s unique rap and Afro-pop style stood out. Fireboy DML, Buju, Tiwa Savage, Rema, and Tems also had notable achievements in the Nigerian music scene.

Nigeria’s music industry is experiencing a significant boom, with top artists and musicians dominating the charts. In this blog post, we will delve into the biggest names in Nigerian music from last year. These artists had successful years, with their albums topping the charts and sold-out concerts, leaving fans eagerly anticipating their new music.

Here is a list of the biggest names in Nigerian music from last year, based on data provided by Spotify for the most-streamed Nigerian artists on the platform:

1. WizKid: WizKid is one of Nigeria’s most renowned musicians, consistently topping the charts and performing at sold-out concerts. He had another highly successful year in 2021, with his music streaming on platforms like Spotify and Apple Music. His biggest hit of the year was “Essence,” featuring Tems, which Rolling Stone magazine listed as the No. 1 song in their 50 Best Songs of 2021.

2. Burna Boy: Burna Boy is one of Africa’s biggest artists, known for his brilliant songs and trademark sound. In 2021, he had a fantastic year with hits like “Kilometre” and “Question,” which topped Spotify playlists and garnered millions of streams on Spotify, Apple Music, and YouTube.

3. Davido: Davido, an award-winning Afropop artist, has inspired many with his music and has successfully taken the African sound to different parts of the world. He had another great year in 2021, topping charts across continents with his hit songs “A Better Time” and collaborations.

4. Olamide: Olamide’s music defies categorization, blending rap with Afro-pop. As a solo artist and part of groups, he has been a prominent figure in the rap scene. He had a successful year in 2021, with his music streaming globally. His biggest hit was “Infinity” in collaboration with Omah Lay, and he also gained attention with the hit track “Zazoo Zehh” featuring Portable and Pocolee.

5. Fireboy DML: Fireboy DML is one of Nigeria’s top rappers, making a significant impact in the music industry with his unique style of hip hop. He had a great year in 2021, building on his previous success. His biggest hit was “Peru,” which topped charts across Africa, Europe, and the Americas.

6. Buju: Buju is one of Nigeria’s most popular singers, with his music streaming worldwide. He had a great year in 2021, winning awards for his music, which spans genres from Afropop to RnB. His biggest hit was “Never Stopped,” receiving millions of streams on platforms like Spotify, Apple Music, and YouTube.

7. Tiwa Savage: Tiwa Savage is one of Nigeria’s most successful singers, with her music topping charts for years. She even performed at Wembley Stadium. She had another successful year in 2021, with a string of hit songs that dominated charts throughout Africa, Europe, and America. Her biggest hit was “Somebody’s Son,” a collaboration with Brandy.

8. Rema: Rema is one of Nigeria’s most promising musicians, gaining an international following. He had a great year in 2021, building on his previous success. His biggest hit of the year was “Soundgasm,” which topped charts on various platforms.

9. Tems: Tems is another promising Nigerian musician with a growing international following. She had a great year in 2021, inspiring fans worldwide with her music. She achieved two top 40 entries on the Billboard Hot 100 with collaborations with Drake, including “Fountains.”

These artists have undoubtedly made a significant impact on the Nigerian music industry and will continue to thrive in the coming years.

“A Year of Booming Success: Exploring the Biggest Names in Nigerian Music from 2021”

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