No doubt, most Artistes in NIgeria are making waves in and outside the country, and their names are ringing the bell in the ears of many around the entertainment world globally.
The year 2019 was not a bad one for most of them as they made headlines for different reasons, either controversial or groundbreaking.
Among the most controversial artistes in Nigeria in the year is Afeez Fashola popularly known as Naira Marley, he was in and out of court over alleged internet fraud.
Artistes In Nigeria
Ultimate Gist crew monitored Naira Marley’s social media handle, where he posted the picture.
Naira Marley: His name is Afeez Fashola, he is was born in Agege, Lagos State, At the age of 11, he moved to Peckham, South London, England.
He studied at Porlock Hall before attending Walworth School, where he obtained his General Certificate of Secondary Education.
Naira Marley graduated with a distinction in business from Peckham Academy. He also studied business law at Crossways College. He is known as the president of his controversial fan base, “Marlians”.
Davido: David Adedeji Adeleke, popularly known as Davido, is an American-born Nigerian singer, songwriter, and record producer.
He was born in Atlanta, US, and raised in Lagos; he made his music debut as a member of the music group KB International. He studied business administration at Oakwood University before dropping out to make beats and record vocal references.
Davido released his second studio album A Good Time in November 2019.
Burna Boy: Damini Ebunoluwa Ogulu, popularly known as Burna Boy, is a Nigerian singer and songwriter.
He rose to prominence in 2012 after releasing “Like to Party”, the lead single from his debut studio album L.I.F.E (2013).
In 2019, he won Best International Act at the 2019 BET Awards and was announced as Apple Music’s Up, Next artist.
His fourth studio album African Giant was released in July 2019; it won Album of the Year at the 2019 All Africa Music Awards and was nominated for Best World Music Album at the 62nd Annual Grammy Awards.
kiss Daniel: Another artiste that was searched for on google in the year 2019 is Oluwatobiloba Daniel Anidugbe, better known as Kizz Daniel.
He is a Nigerian singer and songwriter. He is best known for his singles “Woju” and “Yeba”.
Teni: Teniola Apata, better known as Teni, is a Nigerian singer, songwriter, and entertainer.
Teni is the younger sister of Nigerian singer Niniola. She attended Apata Memorial High School and has a degree in business administration from American InterContinental University.
Zlatan Ibile: Omoniyi Temidayo Raphael known professionally as Zlatan Ibile, is a Nigerian singer, songwriter and dancer.
Towards the end of 2018, Zlatan released a single titled “Zanku”, with a new dance routine of the same name.
On 3 November 2019, he released his debut studio album Zanku, an acronym for Zlatan Abeg No Kill Us.
In early 2019, he released “Glory” before being featured on Burna Boy’s “Killin Dem”, a track from the latter’s fourth studio album African Giant. Shortly afterward, he was featured on Ceeza Milli’s “Flenjo” and Naira Marley’s “Am I a Yahoo Boy”. On 26 July 2019, Zlatan announced he signed an endorsement deal with Coca-Cola.
Chris Brown: Christopher Maurice Brown is an American singer, songwriter, rapper, dancer, actor, and record producer. Born in Tappahannock, Virginia,
Brown has sold over 100 million records worldwide, making him one of the world’s best-selling music artists. Throughout his career, Brown has won several awards, including a Grammy Award, 15 BET Awards, four Billboard Music Awards, and six Soul Train Music Awards.
Olamide: Olamide Adedeji, known professionally as Olamide (but popularly called Olamide Baddo or BaddoSneh), is a Nigerian hip hop recording artist.
On 17 July 2013, Olamide became the first Nigerian to sign an endorsement deal with Cîroc.
Wizkid: Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun known professionally as Wizkid is a Nigerian singer and songwriter.
Wizkid signed a record deal with Empire Mates Entertainment (E.M.E) in 2009. He rose to prominence after releasing “Holla at Your Boy,” the lead single from his debut studio album Superstar (2011).
In February 2014, Wizkid became the first-ever Nigerian musician to have over 1 million followers on Twitter.
Mercy Chinwo: Mercy Chinwo is a Nigerian gospel musician, singer, and songwriter.
Winner of the Nigerian Idol Season 2 in 2012, She has been signed to Eezee Conceptz record label since 2017.
She started her musical career by lending her vocals to musical projects by gospel music artistes such as Sammie Okposo, Joe Praize, Buchi, Chris Morgan, and Preye.