Nigerian musicians play a significant role in shaping the culture and values of the country. While some may argue that the Nigerian music industry has been plagued by negative influences, several musicians have emerged as positive role models in the society.
These musicians use their platform to promote positive values, such as love, unity, hard work, and excellence and have contributed to the development of the music industry in Nigeria.
Glamsquad compiles a list of 15 Nigerian musicians who are good role models in the society
Innocent Ujah Idibia, better known as 2Baba, is a Nigerian music icon who has used his music to promote peace, love, and unity in Nigeria. He has been actively involved in various charity works and social causes, including his support for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and his campaign against fake news.
Cobhams is a Nigerian singer, songwriter, and music producer who is known for his inspirational music and his advocacy for the rights of people with disabilities. He has been involved in various projects aimed at empowering and uplifting them.
Olubankole Wellington, better known as Banky W, is a singer, actor, and politician who has used his platform to promote hard work, excellence, and leadership. He has been actively involved in youth development and entrepreneurship, as well as in promoting good governance in the country.
Simisola Ogunleye Kosoko, simply known as Simi, is a beautiful songstress actively involved in advocacy for women’s rights, including her support for the “HeForShe” campaign.
Dare Art Alade, better known as Darey has been actively involved in various charity works, including his support for the Vision of the Child Foundation, which provides healthcare and education to underprivileged children in Nigeria. He is the son of the legendary African Jazz Musician and entertainer Modupe Afolabi Jemi-Alade known as Art Alade.
Folarin Falana, better known as Falz, is a rapper, actor, and lawyer who is known for his socially conscious music and his advocacy for justice and equality including his support for the “EndSARS” protests against police brutality which happened in October 2020.
Tiwatope Savage, better known as Tiwa Savage, is a singer and part-time actress who is involved in advocacy for women’s rights and empowerment, including her support for the “WeAreTired” campaign against gender-based violence in Nigeria. In 2021, Tiwa Save was involved in a s*x scandal that threatened her career. However, addressing the issues during an interview, the mother of one noted that she was with the person she dated but the video got out. She had earlier announced that someone was blackmailing her with the tape.
Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun, better known as Wizkid is known for his contributions to the development of the Nigerian music industry. He has also been actively involved in various charity works, including his support for the “Made in Lagos” project, which aims to provide education and healthcare to underprivileged children in Nigeria.
Yemi Eberechi Alade, also known as Mama Africa is known for her empowering music, promoting the African culture. She also lends her support to the “Africa for Her” campaign, which aims to empower women and girls in Africa.
Praise Ugbede Adejo, simply known as Praiz has been actively involved in various charity works, including his support for the Nigerian Red Cross Society and his campaign against drug abuse. He came to limelight after he finished second runner-up in the maiden season of Project Fame West Africa in 2013.
Omawumi Megbele advocates for women’s rights and empowerment through her support for the “Women of West Africa” campaign, which aims to empower women in West Africa.
Johnny Drille – John Ighodaro, better known as Johnny Drille has been actively involved in various charity works, including his support for the “ChildLife Foundation,” which provides healthcare to underprivileged children in Nigeria. His single ‘How are you my friend’ earned him more respect in the industry.
Chidinma Ekile involved in various charity works, including her support for the “Project Help A Child” initiative, which aims to provide education and healthcare to underprivileged children in Nigeria. The 31-year-old rose to stardom after winning the third season of Project Fame West Africa.
Damini Ogulu, better known as Burna Boy. He has won several awards including Grammys for his socially conscious music and his advocacy for justice and equality in Africa. In 2021, Burna Boy launched the “The Reach Initiative,” which is aimed at providing educational opportunities for underprivileged children in Nigeria. The initiative is set to provide scholarships, vocational training, and other resources to help disadvantaged children in the country.
Niniola Apata, known for her energetic and uplifting music has been actively involved in various charity works, including her support for the “Adopt a Child’s Education” initiative, which provides education to underprivileged children in Nigeria.
David Adeleke is a role model to emulate having made significant contributions to the society.
One of the notable charitable works Davido has been involved in is his support for education. In 2016, he founded the David Adeleke Foundation, which aims to support education for underprivileged children in Nigeria. Through the foundation, he has provided scholarships to students in various schools and also donated textbooks and other educational materials to schools.
Davido has also been involved in supporting healthcare initiatives in Nigeria. In 2017, he donated the proceeds from one of his concerts to provide medical supplies and equipment for a children’s hospital in Lagos, In 2021 in celebration of his 29th birthday, he donated N250 million to orphanages across the country.