10 Top Performing Musicians in Nigeria 2023
31 July 2023
Tiwa Savage/The Guardian Nigeria]
Writtn by Pharis Kinyua
Nigerian music is having a moment right now. With Afrobeats taking over the global charts, Nigerian artists are more popular than ever before. Here are some of the top performing musicians in Nigeria in 2023 who you can download their MP3 music from on Mdundo.com.
Burna Boy is arguably the biggest name in Nigerian music right now. He has won numerous awards, including a Grammy for Best World Music Album in 2022. His music is a fusion of Afrobeats, dancehall, and reggae, and he is known for his energetic live performances.
Tems is another Nigerian artist who is making waves on the global stage. She rose to prominence after being featured on Wizkid's 2020 single "Essence", which peaked at number 9 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart following the release of the remix version with Justin Bieber. Tems's music is a blend of Afrobeats, R&B, and soul, and she is known for her soulful vocals.
Rema is one of the most exciting new artists to come out of Nigeria in recent years. He has been praised for his unique blend of Afrobeats, hip-hop, and dancehall, and his songs have been streamed millions of times on Spotify and Apple Music
Wizkid is one of the most successful Nigerian artists of all time. He has won numerous awards, including two Grammy nominations. His music is a blend of Afrobeats, reggae, and dancehall, and he is known for his catchy melodies and infectious energy.
Davido is another Nigerian superstar who has achieved global success in 2023 especially with his ‘Timeless’ album release. He has won numerous awards, including a BET Award and a MOBO Award. His music is a blend of Afrobeats, Amapiano hip-hop, and pop, and he is known for his charismatic stage presence.
Ayra Starr is one of the most promising new artists to come out of Nigeria in recent years. She has been praised for her soulful vocals and her ability to blend Afrobeats with other genres, such as R&B and pop. She is also positioning herself as the queen of collabos in Naija music industry.
Fireboy DML is another new artist who is making waves in the Nigerian music scene. He has been praised for his unique blend of Afrobeats, R&B, and hip-hop, and his songs have been streamed significantly on Mdundo.com.
His star shines bright and is promising with the release of his sophomore album ‘Work of Art’ which he released in 2023. It is a follow up to his debut discography ‘Mr Money With The Vibes’ released in 2022. His international audience is also growing exponentially.
Olamide has collaborated with some of the biggest names in Nigerian music industry this year. One of them is Asake (New Religion) and CKay (Trumpet) which are mega songs in the music market today.
Call her the queen of big time hits collaboration. She reinvents her sound in 2023 with a taste of Amapiano fused with Afrobeats. Her mellow voice gets better and more charming that you want to listen to each song she does.