TOP 10 Nigeria Young/Upcoming Artist 2022

In no doubt, Nigeria is the giant of Africa in various aspects following the qualities they have dished out to the growth of the African buoyancy.


In various vocations, in the African success status, Nigerian artists have been the dominant source that has aid to the African buoyancy so far. They have proven the reason why Nigeria is the future of African buoyancy.


Referring to the music field, it’s not distinct as multiple artists who erupted from the Nigerian root did aid almost 90% of the African music buoyancy so far.

They are the pinnacles, the face and the essential power of the African music buoyancy following how the Nigerian artists pushed for the success of African music buoyancy from the start till date.

Ranging from the efforts the fathers of the Nigerian music firm dished to the growth of the African music firm, Africans has been favoured and this has also made it look easy. Multiple young stars could be able to strive and push for their aspiration amidst how the ancient fathers opened doors for the growth of the African music firm_ They had laid a good foundation.


All these years, the consistency of the Nigerian dormancy in the buoyancy of the African music firm has even spanked great adventures as young stars lead the race which also instils that this Nigerian dormancy in the buoyancy of the African music firm is not fading anytime soon. So far we have recorded Nigerian youngsters who are buzzing in the African music firm. They are so far the future of Nigeria and the African music firm as a whole.

In this article, we would discuss these stars having explored their qualities. If you aspire to know these stars, check out them below.

Nigerian young music stars who are making waves in the African music firm.

  1. Ayra Starr

The new Mavin record label signee owned by the Nigerian music producer, Don Jazzy is in no doubt one of the futures of Nigeria and the African music firm as a whole_ She is here to stay.

The 19 years old Cotonou-born star who is poorly known as Oyinkansola Sarah Aderibigbe was born in the year 2001. Following the urge she had in establishing her musical talent, while still in school, she dished out multiple cover songs when she was just 17. From the epic qualities she dished out on her cover songs, she caught the attention of the Nigerian Record label mogul, Don Jazzy, who signed her to the Mavin Record Label.

She found that opportunity as a medium to prove to the world that she has got some extraordinary musical qualities and released her debut EP which became the second most-streamed Nigerian female project during the first quarter of the year. The EP also surpassed other albums and reached number one on Apple Music in 5 countries. She stroked the world by shock after her EP accumulated over 11 million streams across Spotify, YouTube & Audiomack. Her single “Away” peaked at number 4 on Nigeria’s TurnTable Top 50 chart. Her songs were also peaked by OkayAfrica in the list of her 9 Best Nigerian Songs of January 2021.

This also astonished thousands because the new Mavin record signee is new to the game and also a teenager_ none emerged to her peak as she did. There’s no doubt about her qualities.

  1. Omah lay

The popular ‘Lo lo’ crooner who has on several circumstances proven his worth is no doubt one of the Nigerian Youngstar who has provided optimism to the African music firm.

Stanley Omah Didia who is famously known by his stage name Omah Lay was born in the year 1997. During his secondary school days, he was known for his passion for music as he strived consistently to appear in many talent shows. However, his musical qualities were not known by many as he wanted. This got him depressed and he pushed on to become a music producer and a songwriter. He did achieve that and produced multiple iconic sounds which other top artists engulfed the glory. He was then thrust to strive for his musical career as a singer.

His greatness began when he released his debut single “You” in 2020 which fetched him fame. Everyone knew his potential and he was energised. He released more hit songs which staked him as the next rated artiste of the year in the 14th headies awards.

  1. Cheque

The Nigerian young rapper who is representing the hip-hop Afrobeat genre is also regarded as one of the futures of the Nigerian music firm following his extraordinary music qualities.

The 26 years old star who was born on the year 23 March 1995, stroke the limelight with his single ‘Zoom Zoom’ after he was signed to the record Label Penthouze owned by the Nigerian Rapper, Phyno where he also proved his worth and dished out multiple hit songs.

Cheque has been the reason most Nigerian music lovers could stand out to profess boldly:

“Yes, the Afrobeat hip hop genre is here to stay”

The Nigerian music firm is lucky to have him.

2. Fireboy DML

Adedamola Adefolahan, who is known professionally as Fireboy DML is also one of the Nigerian youngsters who has provided optimism to the future of the African music firm following the rate of his musical qualities.

As a teenager, Fireboy DML was a passionate chorister in his church. This however inspired him to push for his musical career after he developed some passion for it. He dreamt of the top and released iconic songs before the Nigerian Rapper, Olamide saw him and issued him an opportunity to prove his worth by signing him.

He took this opportunity to his grind and dished multiple hit songs which gifted him a whopping amount of 6 dies awards in one night. There’s no doubt about his qualities.

3. Joeboy

Alongside Fire Boy DML the Nigerian singer and songwriter who is known poorly as Joseph Akinwale Akinfenwa have played a big part in the growth of the Nigerian music firm despite that they are new to the game. He is no doubt one of the futures of the African music firm that is currently buzzing with his musical talent.

As a teenager, Joeboy strived to be noticed and applied for the Nigerian singer and songwriter, Mr Eazi’s record label “Empawa Africa” who discovered his talent and offered him opportunities which he took in grim with some consistent efforts.

He did dish out multiple hit songs which earned him fame and he emerged as one of the Nigerian top stars in the musical field. He is no doubt the king.

The African music firm has been favoured following the multiple music stars who erupted from Nigeria as they push its image with higher energy. Having known these stars, it’s time you strive and establish your talent so as to join these stars in restoring the pride of Africa once more.

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