Top 5 Nigerian Artists of the decade: Tiwa, Don Jazzy, others make the top list

The Nigeria entertainment industry is constantly experiencing rapid growth and development every blessed day, with top artists that have been able to sustain the test of time, let’s have a look at the top 5 artists of the decade.

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Tiwa Savage

First on the list is Tiwatope Savage, born on the 5th of February 1980. She is a Nigerian singer, composer, and actress who is most known for her work in the music industry. The artist was born in Isale Eko, but moved to London when she was 11 years old to pursue her secondary education. It was five years later that she began her professional music career, providing backing vocals for musicians like as George Michael and Mary J. Blige. She signed a publishing deal with Sony/ATV Music Publishing in 2009 after appearing on the UK edition of The X Factor and graduating from Berklee College of Music. Savage is currently signed to the label. After returning to Nigeria and signing with Mavin Records in 2012, Savage was inspired by the expansion of Nigeria’s music industry. She had an appearance on the label’s 2012 compilation album Solar Plexus, which featured a number of her songs.


Don Jazzy

Michael Collins Ajereh: born November 26, 1982. Micheal collins is better known by his stage name Don Jazzy, is a Nigerian record producer, audio engineer, record executive. He is also a singer, a songwriter, an entrepreneur, and a philanthropist. He is based in Lagos, Nigeria. Mavin Records was founded by him, and he is the company’s CEO. Together with Dbanj, Don Jazzy co-owned the now-defunct Mo’ Hits Records record label.




Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun: (also stylized as WizKid), (born 16 July 1990), Ayodeji is also known as Wizzy, Big Wiz, Machala, or Starboy. He is a Nigerian musician and songwriter who is best known for his hit song “Starboy.” Since the age of eleven, he has managed to release a cooperation record with the Glorious Five, a church group that he and two of his church pals established in their spare time. In 2009, Wizkid got a record deal with Empire Mates Entertainment (E.M.E. ), which later became known as E.M.E. Records.

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David Adedeji Adeleke: Davido, who was born on November 21, 1992, is a Nigerian-American singer, songwriter, and record producer who is most recognised for his work in the music industry.


Olamide Gbenga Adedeji: born 15 March 1989, popularly known as Olamide Baddo, BaddoSneh, or simply Baddo, is a Nigerian hip hop recording artist who is best known for his work with the group BaddoSneh. Yoruba and English are the languages he records in. Coded Tunes released his debut studio album Rapsodi in 2011, which was his first studio album after signing with the label. YBNL, his second studio album, was released under the banner of his record label, YBNL Nation. The singles “First of All,” “Voice of the Street,” “Stupid Love,” and “Ilefo Illuminati” helped to promote the album, which was released in September. On November 7, 2013, he released his third studio album, Baddest Guy Ever Liveth, which was his first since 2008. The singles from the album include the songs “Durosoke” and “Yemi My Lover.” When Olamide signed an endorsement deal with Cîroc on July 17, 2013, he made history as the first Nigerian to do so.

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