Nigeria is no doubt a nation full of entertainment vibes. The rapid growth of entertainment industry in the country is indeed an explosive one.
Nigerian celebrities in the world of entertainment cannot be likened to a child’s play.
In this article, we are going to highlight 10 most popular Nigerian celebrities in 2021.
The impact of the below listed Nigerian celebrities is glaring.
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Wizkid, arguably one of Africa’s biggest music stars, is Pulse’s most popular celebrity of the year. Singer Ojuelegba won “Best Music Video” at the 63rd Grammy Awards for his role in Beyoncé’s “Brown Skin Girl.” Their single ‘Essence’, starring Tems, and remixed with Justin Bieber, was undeniably one of the best songs in the world, peaking at No. 10 on the Billboard Hot 100. Unsurprisingly, the song was nominated for ‘Best Musical performance’ for next year’s Grammy Awards. His album “Made In Lagos: Deluxe Edition” was also nominated for “Best Album in World Music”. In December, the music star impressed fans at a sold-out show at London’s O2 Arena. The three-day event was attended by several international celebrities on stage and
2021 spectators was undeniably spectacular for Burna Boy! The African giant ate heavily at the 2021 Grammys, finally winning the long-awaited “World’s Best Music Album” award for Twice As Tall. His victory was celebrated around the world, seen as a demonstration of the growth of the Nigerian music industry. O2 Arena in London
Davido remains one of the most talked about and popular celebrities in this part of the world. In 2021, the music star hit the headlines for a variety of reasons, as usual. In March, his relationship with his now ex-fiancee Chioma Rowland fell apart, some celebrity gossip having been one of the most talked about in the country all year. Away from the relationship drama, the music star caused a social media frenzy in November when he shared his bank account number on Twitter asking close friends to send him money on his 29th birthday and later received more than 200 million naira, which he diverted to orphanage homes.
In the hotel industry, Obinna Iyeigbu, known as Obi Cubana, was already a familiar face. However, on social media he began to gather many fans due to his extravagant lifestyle. While many people were still trying to figure out who the manager was, he started what has been described as “the event of the year.”
Every year, Nigeria’s most popular reality show, Big Brother Naija, spawns a new group of celebrities. One celebrity who certainly got everyone talking in his sixth season was Whitemoney. From the moment he took the stage for the premiere of the show, he was on the lips of everyone who watched him. Even those who weren’t on the reality show knew who Whitemoney was.
Liquorose gained about 1 million followers on Instagram before entering Big Brother Naija’s house. The professional dancer’s performance at the show was well received as her fans doubled in size. Not only did she become one of the most talked about reality show stars of all time, but her fan base also grew so much that negative comments about the Edo-born dancer were not recommended.
Macaroni supported her. if not only in his dexterity as a creator of exceptional sketches, but also in the considerable effort he put into the #EndSARS event in 2020. He has become the unofficial voice of many young Nigerians. When the Lagos State government announced earlier this year its intention to reopen the Lekki toll booth, it joined several Nigerians in leading a protest. He was arrested and beaten during the demonstration.
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New to this list, Tems would likely describe 2021 as one of his best years. The music star has already had an incredible career that many still describe as an overnight sensation. Her outstanding performance on Wizkid’s single “Essence” earned her much praise and helped boost her career and popularity
Tiwa Savage had a very rewarding career in 2021. She released her EP ‘Water and Garri’ in August. The main discussion topic for this EP was the collaboration. starring American music star Brandy on ‘Somebody’s Son single.
Also, Tiwa Savage sex tape saga also popularize the singer.
Until the start of Big Brother Naija’s season six, little or nothing was known about Maria. The former cabin crew member became a celebrity while staying at Big Brother’s house. Maybe it was her stunning looks, her accent, or her mischievous acts at home, indeed, there was something that made Maria the talk of the town.