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The 2020 Billboard Music Awards were held at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Sunday, May 23, 2021, and here is the full list of award winners. The Weekend leads with 16 nominations and won seven awards, including Best Male Artist. The singer also won the top live broadcast award, for Hottest 100 Artist.
Drake, who holds the title of Billboard Music Award Winner of Most Billboard Music Awards of All Time, accepted the Hot Artist Award 100 best of the decade. He was introduced by a group of family and friends and took the stage with his 3-year-old son, Adonis Graham.

Find the full list of winners below:

 

ARTIST AWARDS

Top Artist
Drake
Juice WRLD
Pop Smoke
Taylor Swift
The Weeknd

Top New Artist
Gabby Barrett
Doja Cat
Jack Harlow
Pop Smoke **WINNER**
Rod Wave

Top Male Artist

Drake
Juice WRLD
Lil Baby
Pop Smoke
The Weeknd **WINNER**

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Top Female Artist
Billie Eilish
Ariana Grande
Dua Lipa
Megan Thee Stallion
Taylor Swift **WINNER**

Top Duo/Group
AC/DC
AJR
BTS **WINNER**
Dan + Shay
Maroon 5

Top Billboard 200 Artist
Drake
Juice WRLD
Pop Smoke
Post Malone
Taylor Swift **WINNER**

Top Hot 100 Artist
DaBaby
Drake
Dua Lipa
Pop Smoke
The Weeknd **WINNER**

Top Streaming Songs Artist
DaBaby
Drake **WINNER**
Lil Baby
Pop Smoke
The Weeknd

 

 

Top Song Sales Artist
Justin Bieber
BTS **WINNER**
Megan Thee Stallion
*Morgan Wallen
The Weeknd

Top Radio Songs Artist
Justin Bieber
Lewis Capaldi
Dua Lipa
Harry Styles
The Weeknd **WINNER**

Top Social Artist (Fan Voted)
BLACKPINK
BTS **WINNER**
Ariana Grande
SB19
Seventeen

Top R&B Artist
Jhené Aiko
Justin Bieber
Chris Brown
Doja Cat
The Weeknd **WINNER**

Top R&B Male Artist
Justin Bieber
Chris Brown
The Weeknd **WINNER**

Top R&B Female Artist
Jhené Aiko
Doja Cat **WINNER**
SZA

Top Rap Artist
DaBaby
Drake
Juice WRLD
Lil Baby
Pop Smoke **WINNER**

Top Rap Male Artist
Juice WRLD
Lil Baby
Pop Smoke **WINNER**

Top Rap Female Artist
Cardi B
Megan Thee Stallion **WINNER**
Saweetie

Top Country Artist
Gabby Barrett
Kane Brown
Luke Combs
Chris Stapleton
*Morgan Wallen **WINNER**

Top Country Male Artist
Luke Combs
Chris Stapleton
*Morgan Wallen **WINNER**

Top Country Female Artist
Gabby Barrett **WINNER**
Maren Morris
Carrie Underwood

Top Country Duo/Group
Dan + Shay
Florida Georgia Line **WINNER**
Maddie & Tae

Top Rock Artist
AC/DC
AJR
Five Finger Death Punch **WINNER**
Machine Gun Kelly
twenty one pilots

Top Latin Artist
Anuel AA
Bad Bunny **WINNER**
J Balvin
Maluma
Ozuna

Top Latin Male Artist
Bad Bunny **WINNER**
J Balvin
Ozuna

Top Latin Female Artist
Becky G
Karol G **WINNER**
Rosalía

Top Latin Duo/Group
Banda MS de Sergio Lizárraga
Eslabón Armado **WINNER**
Los Dos Carnales

Top Dance/Electronic Artist
The Chainsmokers
Kygo
Lady Gaga **WINNER**
Marshmello
Surf Mesa

Top Christian Artist
Casting Crowns
Elevation Worship **WINNER**
for KING & COUNTRY
Carrie Underwood
Zach Williams

Top Gospel Artist
Kirk Franklin
Koryn Hawthorne
Tasha Cobbs Leonard
Maverick City Music
Kanye West **WINNER**

 

ALBUM AWARDS

Top Billboard 200 Album
Juice WRLD, Legends Never Die
Lil Baby, My Turn
Pop Smoke, Shoot for the Stars, Aim for the Moon **WINNER**
Taylor Swift, folklore
The Weeknd, After Hours

Top R&B Album
Jhené Aiko, Chilombo
Chris Brown & Young Thug, Slime & B
Doja Cat, Hot Pink
Kehlani, It Was Good Until It Wasn’t
The Weeknd, After Hours **WINNER**

Top Rap Album
DaBaby, BLAME IT ON BABY
Juice WRLD, Legends Never Die
Lil Baby, My Turn
Lil Uzi Vert, Eternal Atake
Pop Smoke, Shoot for the Stars, Aim for the Moon **WINNER**

Top Country Album
Gabby Barrett, Goldmine
Sam Hunt, SOUTHSIDE
Chris Stapleton, Starting Over
Carrie Underwood, My Gift
*Morgan Wallen, Dangerous: The Double Album **WINNER**

Top Rock Album
AC/DC, Power Up
Miley Cyrus, Plastic Hearts
Glass Animals, Dreamland
Machine Gun Kelly, Tickets to My Downfall **WINNER**
Bruce Springsteen, Letter to You

Top Latin Album
Anuel AA, Emmanuel
Bad Bunny, El Último Tour Del Mundo
Bad Bunny, Las que no iban a salir
Bad Bunny, YHLQMDLG **WINNER**
J Balvin, Colores

Top Dance/Electronic Album
DJ Snake, Carte Blanche
Gryffin, Gravity
Kygo, Golden Hour
Lady Gaga, Chromatica **WINNER**
Kylie Minogue, Disco

Top Christian Album
Bethel Music, Peace
Elevation Worship, Grave Into Gardens
Carrie Underwood, My Gift **WINNER**
We The Kingdom, Holy Water
Zach Williams, Rescue Story

Top Gospel Album
Koryn Hawthorne, I AM
Tasha Cobbs Leonard, Royalty: Live at the Ryman
Maverick City Music, Maverick City Vol. 3 Part 1 **WINNER**
Maverick City Music, Maverick City Vol. 3 Part 2
Kierra Sheard, Kierra

SONG AWARDS

Top Hot 100 Song Presented by Rockstar
24kGoldn ft. iann dior “Mood”
Gabby Barrett ft. Charlie Puth “I Hope”
Chris Brown & Young Thug “Go Crazy”
DaBaby ft. Roddy Ricch “ROCKSTAR”
The Weeknd “Blinding Lights” ** WINNER**

Top Streaming Song
Cardi B ft. Megan Thee Stallion “WAP”
DaBaby ft. Roddy Ricch “ROCKSTAR” **WINNER**
Future ft. Drake “Life Is Good”
Jack Harlow ft. DaBaby, Tory Lanez, & Lil Wayne “WHATS POPPIN”
The Weeknd “Blinding Lights”

Top Selling Song
Gabby Barrett ft. Charlie Puth “I Hope”
BTS “Dynamite” **WINNER
Cardi B ft. Megan Thee Stallion “WAP”
Megan Thee Stallion “Savage”
The Weeknd “Blinding Lights”

Top Radio Song
Gabby Barrett ft. Charlie Puth “I Hope”
Chris Brown & Young Thug “Go Crazy”
Dua Lipa “Don’t Start Now”
Harry Styles “Adore You”
The Weeknd “Blinding Lights”

Top Collaboration (Fan Voted)
24kGoldn ft. iann dior “Mood”
Gabby Barrett ft. Charlie Puth “I Hope” **WINNER**
Chris Brown & Young Thug “Go Crazy”
DaBaby ft. Roddy Ricch “ROCKSTAR”
Jack Harlow ft. DaBaby, Tory Lanez, & Lil Wayne “WHATS POPPIN”

Top R&B Song
Jhené Aiko ft. H.E.R. “B.S.”
Justin Bieber ft. Quavo “Intentions”
Chris Brown & Young Thug “Go Crazy”
Doja Cat “Say So”
The Weeknd “Blinding Lights” **WINNER**

Top Rap Song
24kGoldn ft. iann dior “Mood”
Cardi B ft. Megan Thee Stallion “WAP”
DaBaby ft. Roddy Ricch “ROCKSTAR” **WINNER**
Jack Harlow ft. DaBaby, Tory Lanez, & Lil Wayne “WHATS POPPIN”
Megan Thee Stallion “Savage”

Top Country Song

Jason Aldean “Got What I Got”
Gabby Barrett “I Hope” **WINNER**
Lee Brice “One of Them Girls”
*Morgan Wallen “Chasin’ You”
*Morgan Wallen “More Than My Hometown”

Top Rock Song
AJR “Bang!” **WINNER**
All Time Low ft. blackbear “Monsters”
Glass Animals “Heat Waves”
Machine Gun Kelly ft. blackbear “my ex’s best friend”
twenty one pilots “Level of Concern”

Top Latin Song
Bad Bunny “Yo Perreo Sola”
Bad Bunny & Jhay Cortez “Dákiti” **WINNER**
Black Eyed Peas & J Balvin “RITMO (Bad Boys For Life)”
Maluma & The Weeknd “Hawái”
Ozuna x Karol G x Myke Towers “Caramelo”

Top Dance/Electronic Song
Lady Gaga “Stupid Love”
Lady Gaga & Ariana Grande “Rain on Me”
SAINt JHN “Roses (Imanbek Remix)” **WINNER**
Surf Mesa ft. Emilee “ily (i love you baby)”
Topic & A7S “Breaking Me”

Top Christian Song
Elevation Worship ft. Brandon Lake “Graves Into Gardens” **WINNER**
for KING & COUNTRY, Kirk Franklin & Tori Kelly “TOGETHER”
Kari Jobe, Cody Carnes, & Elevation Worship “The Blessing (Live)”
Tauren Wells ft. Jenn Johnson “Famous For (I Believe)”
Zach Williams & Dolly Parton “There Was Jesus”

Top Gospel Song
Koryn Hawthorne “Speak To Me”
Jonathan McReynolds & Mali Music “Movin’ On”
Marvin Sapp “Thank You For It All”
Tye Tribbett “We Gon’ Be Alright”
Kanye West ft. Travis Scott “Wash Us In The Blood” **WINNER**

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Why Social Media Must Be Regulated — Pres. Tinubu Says Amidst Sufferings

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Why Social Media Must Be Regulated — Pres. Tinubu Says Amidst Sufferings

President Bola Tinubu says social media has become a societal menace and must be regulated, Aso Naija Reports.

The president, who spoke through his Chief of Staff, Femi Gbajabiamila, at a recent event in Lagos stressed the importance of accurate information in policy formulation and national development.

Additionally, he berated the menace of the social media in the dissemination of fake and wrong information which has almost torn the country apart, stressing for the need to regularize the framework of news dissemination on social media to avoid mis-information in the country.

Subsequently, he emphasized the importance of data in policy formulation for the growth of the country, stating that no developing country can succeed without adequate and well-informed data.

Also, he said that his administration has an obligation to engage in evidence-based discussion and data-reliant decision-making, hence the need for accurate data that will be used for better policy formulation and execution.

“The social media has become a societal menace and must be regulated. As many people do not understand that once the send button is hit, there is a potential to reach millions of people around the world which is capable of causing a great danger not just in the society but even unintended consequences to the individuals that are receiving information which may include security of life.

As citizens become more interested in governance, it is the government’s obligation to ensure that engagement with citizens springs with shared agreement on what the truth is, what is real and what is not,” he said.

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Mohbad Tops Apple Music Chart After Dying, Overthrows Burna Boy

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 Mohbad Tops Apple Music Chart After Dying, Overthrows Burna Boy

 

Following the death of popular Nigerian singer, Mohbad, his song ‘Peace’ top at number one on Apple Music Top 100 chart, Aso Naija Reports.

It is no news again that Mohbad passed on some days ago and his cause of death remains unclear to date.

 

One of his singles, ‘Peace’ is currently sitting at number one on Apple Music’s Top 100, followed by ‘Ask About Me’ also by Mohbad, displacing Burna Boy‘s ‘City Boys’ at number 3.

‘Beast & Peace’ and ‘Feel Good’ singles also took the fourth and fifth positions respectively on the streaming platform, showing endless love from his fans and supporters.

Apple music chart – screenshot was taken about 5 mins ago on the platform.

READ HOW FANS REACTED AS MOHBAD’S SONG TOPS APPLE MUSIC CHART

godspower_omoveh said: “He wasn’t in any record label so please, His family should find out who control his bank account that is connected to these payment platforms. The boy is making huge money at d£ath. So that someone else won’t take it because the parents ain’t too educated on these things”

tkinzystar penned: “May we not only be celebrated in our death. Just look at this!!!! 😢😢😢💔💔💔🕊️🕊️🕊️”

shutter__bg7 wrote: “Not happy man, this never happened when my bro was alive.”

obaksolo opined: “Glory after Death. Make dem hand over him Catalog to his Wife abeg🙏😢💔”

ladyque_1 penned: “I hope the his son and wife benefit from the proceeds”

psiykehimself_ stated: “Real ones been listening before he died 🕊️”

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2023 Headies: Asake bags Next Rated Award, Album of the year (See full list)

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2023 Headies: Asake bags Next Rated Award, Album of the year (See full list)

Ace musicians, Asake, Odumodublvck, Rema and others emerges winners at the 16th Headies Award which took place in Atlanta Georgia, Aso Naija Reports.

The Headies Award has been helping African artistes massively since its founding in 2006.

This year’s edition which was tagged ‘Celebrating African Renaissance,’  brought artistes from the continent of Africa  together to celebrate music talent.

Check out full list of nominees and winners

1. Best Recording of The Year
Burna Boy – Alone
Victony, Tempoe – Soweto – WINNER
Omah Lay – I’m a mess
Oxlade – Ku Lo Sa
Davido, SSC – Stand Strong
Tems – No Woman, No Cry

2. Album Of The Year
Burna Boy – Love, Damini
Asake – Mr. Money With The Vibe — WINNER
Rema – Rave & Roses
Omah Lay – Boy Alone
Victony – Outlaw
Davido – Timeless

3. Song of The Year
Rema – Calm Down
Burna Boy – Last Last — WINNER
Oxlade – Ku Lo Sa
Kizz Daniel, Tekno – Buga
Pheelz, BNXN – Finesse
Asake, Burna Boy – Sungba Remix

4.Best Male Artiste
Asake
Rema – WINNER
Burna Boy
Ruger
Kizz Daniel
Omah Lay

5.Best Female Artiste
Tems
Simi
Tiwa Savage
Ayra Starr – WINNER

6.Next Rated
Spyro
Seyi Vibez
Young Jonn
Asake – WINNER
Victony

7.Songwriter of The Year
Simi – Loyal – WINNER
Omah Lay – I’m a mess
Tems – Lift me Up
Burna Boy – Alone
BNXN – In my mind
Wizard Chan – Earth Song

8.Producer of The Year
Magicsticks – Sungba Remix
Pheelz – Electricity
Andre Vibez, London – Calm Down
Tempoe – Soweto
Kel P – Kpe Paso
Rexxie – Abracadabra Remix – WINNER

9.Afrobeats Single of The Year
Burna Boy – Last Last
Ayra Starr – Rush
Kizz Daniel, Tekno – Buga
Pheelz, BNXN – Finesse
Spyro – Who’s Your Guy
Ruger – Asiwaju

10.Best RnB Single
Burna Boy, Ed Sheeran – For my mind – WINNER
Ckay – Mmadu
Dami Oniru – Just 4 U
Preye – Red Wine
Chike, Flavour – Hard to find
Simi, Fave – Loyal

11.Best Rap Single
Reminisce – Hustle
Ladipoe – Big Energy
Blaqbonez – Back in Uni
Psycho YP – Bando Diaries
OdumoduBlvck – Declan Rice (WINNER)
Jeriq, Phyno – My Bro

12.Best Alternative Song
Wizard Chan – Earth song (Winner)
Cruel Santino – Final champion
Basketmouth, The Cavemen – The Traveller
Boj, Moliy, Mellissa – In a loop
Flavour – Game Changer (Dike)
Obongjayar – Tinko Tinko— WINNER

13.Best Vocal Performance (Male)
Oxlade – Ku Lo Sa
Ric Hassani – My only baby
Magixx – Love Don’t Cost A Dime
Chike – Spell Remix
Praiz – Reckless
Wande Coal – Kpe Paso – Winner

14.Best Vocal Performance (Female)
Niniola – Memories
Simi – Loyal
Liya – Adua Remix
Waje – In Between – WINNER
Preye – Red wine
Dami Oniru – Just 4 U

15.Best Music Video
Blaqbonez, Perliks – Back in Uni
TG Omori – PBUY
Director Pink – Spell Remix
Director K – Common Person
TG Omori – Bandana
Director K – Calm Down – WINNER

16.Best Collaboration
Asake, Burna Boy – Sungba Remix
BNXN, Kizz Daniel, Seyi Vibez – Gwagwalada
Pheelz, BNXN – Finesse
Spyro, Tiwa Savage – Who’s Your Guy Remix – WINNER
Pheelz, Davido – Electricity
Wande Coal, Olamide – Kpe Paso

17.Best Street-Hop Artiste
Rexxie, Naira Marley, Skiibii – Abracadabra
Seyi Vibez – Chance (Na Ham) – WINNER
Asake – Joha
Poco Lee, HotKid – Otilo
Zlatan, Young Jonn – Astalavista
Mohbad – Peace

18.Headies Viewers’ Choice
Ruger – Asiwaju
Victony, Tempoe – Soweto – WINNER
Fireboy DML, Asake – Bandana
Ayra Starr – Rush
Asake – Terminator
Mavins – Overloading (Overdose)
Crayon – Ijo (Laba Laba)
Oxlade – Ku Lo Sa
Kizz Daniel, Tekno – Buga
Pheelz, Davido – Electricity

19.Best West African Artiste of The Year
Gyakie (Ghana)
Black Sherif (Ghana) – WINNER
The Therapist (Liberia)
Camidoh (Ghana)

20.Best East African artiste of the year
Zuchu (Tanzania)
Hewan Gebreworld (Ethiopia)
Diamond Platnumz (Tanzania) – WINNER
Eddy Kenzo (Uganda)
Rayvanny (Tanzania)

21.Best North African Artiste of The Year
Marwa Loud (Morocco)
Wegz (Egypt)
El Grande Toto (Morocco) – WINNER
Soolking (Algeria)

22.Best Southern African Artiste of The Year
AKA (South Africa)
Nasty C (South Africa)
Costa Titch (South Africa)
Uncle Waffles (Eswatini)
Focalistic (South Africa) – WINNER
DJ Tarico (Mozambique)

23.Best Central African Artiste of The Year
Fally Ipupa (DR Congo)
Gaz Mawete (DR Congo)
Matias Damiaso (Angola)
Emma’A (Gabon)
Libianca (Cameroon) – WINNER

24.African Artiste Of The Year
Burna Boy (Nigeria)
Marwa Loud (Morocco)
Black Sherif (Ghana)
Diamond Platnumz (Tanzania)
Rema (Nigeria)

25.Digital Artiste Of The Year
Burna Boy
Ayra Starr
Rema – –WINNER
Omah Lay
Kizz Daniel
Asake

26.International Artiste Of The Year
Drake
Future
Selena Gomez – WINNER
Don Toliver
Ed Sheeran

27.Lyricist On The Roll
Ladipoe – Clowns
Vector – Clowns
Payper Corleone – Fly Talk Only — WINNER
Alpha Ojini – Vigilante Bop
A-Q – Family First
Tec (SDC) – Live Life

28.Best Rap Album
Payper Corleone – Fly Talk Only
Show Dem Camp – Palmwine Music Vol. 3
Blaqbonez – Young Preacher – WINNER
Psycho YP – YPSZN3
Vector – TESLIM
Jeriq – Billion Dollar Dream

29.Best Alternative Album
Basketmouth – Horoscopes
BOJ – Gbagada Express – WINNER
Obongjayar – Some Nights I Dream of Doors
Cruel Santino – Subaru Boys: Final Heaven
Somadina – Heart of The Heavenly Undeniable
Native Sound System – Native World

30.Best RnB Album
Johnny Drille – Home
Chike – The Brother’s Keeper – WINNER
Praiz – Reckless
Waje – Waje 2.0
Dami Oniru – Matter of Time
Simi – To Be Honest

31.Special Recognition Award
Sound Sultan

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11 Nigerian Musicians That Are Making Waves Through Stream Of Songs On All Platforms

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11 Nigerian Musicians That Are Making Waves Through Stream Of Songs On All Platforms

 

 

Nigeria has been a center of curvature when it comes to Afrobeat  Songs and also with artists from manifold genres making waves both locally and internationally.

Speaking of the present, the slope of streaming platforms has permitted Nigerian artists to gain even faster audiences, both at home and abroad.

Unarguably, times have changed and Nigerian artists are increasingly becoming more prevalent with audiences.

Here are ten Nigerian singers that have the biggest streams on all musical platforms and this is based on provided reports and online assumptions rather than accurate numbers – most artists are still making waves and doing big things.

Also, the numbers are in no particular order – it is just plain and simple with the indications that all popular artists are garnering their crowds and numbers through their songs.

1. Wizkid – With over 3.3 billion streams on Spotify alone, Wizkid is certainly one of Nigeria’s biggest musical audiences. Known for his extraordinary blend of Afrobeat and pop songs, Wizkid has collaborated with artists such as Drake, Beyoncé, and Skepta.

Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun Wizkid began his music career at the age of 11 and has since become one of Nigeria’s most successful artists.

He has released several hit albums, including “Superstar” and “Made in Lagos,” and has won numerous awards, including BET Awards, MOBO Awards, and MTV Africa Music Awards.

 

2. Burna Boy – Burna Boy’s fusion of afro-beats, reggae, and dancehall songs has earned him a global following and over 2.6 billion streams on Spotify. He has won multiple awards, including a Grammy for Best Global Music Album in 2021. The vast artist is one of the best musicians who is as sharp as a tack.

Damini Ebunoluwa Ogulu, Burna Boy has been making music since he was a teenager. He has released several critically acclaimed albums, including “African Giant” and “Twice as Tall,” and has won multiple awards, including BET Awards, MTV Europe Music Awards, and the Grammy Award for Best Global Music Album.

 

3. Davido – Davido’s fine line of music tunes and sweet persona have made him one of the most popular artists in Nigeria and beyond. He has over 1.7 billion streams on Spotify, and his collaborations with international artists such as Chris Brown and Nicki Minaj have helped him reach even wider audiences.

David Adedeji Adeleke, Davido is the son of Nigerian billionaire Adedeji Adeleke. He began his music career in 2011 and has since become one of Nigeria’s most popular artists.

He has released several hit albums, including “Omo Baba Olowo” and “A Better Time,” and has won multiple awards, including BET Awards, MTV Africa Music Awards, and the MOBO Awards.

 

4. Tiwa Savage – Tiwa Savage’s sonorous voice and epic stage pizzazz have adorned her with tons of fans around the world. She has over 1.6 billion streams on Spotify and has collaborated with artists such as Beyoncé, Sam Smith, and Wizkid.

Tiwatope Savage, Tiwa Savage began her music career as a backup singer for artists such as George Michael and Mary J. Blige.

She has released several hit albums, including “Once Upon a Time” and “Celia,” and has won numerous awards, including MTV Africa Music Awards, MOBO Awards, and the City People Entertainment Award for Female Musician of the Year.

 

5. Mr. Eazi – Mr. Eazi’s unique blend of Afrobeat Songs and highlife has earned him over 1.2 billion streams on Spotify. He has collaborated with artists such as J Balvin, Major Lazer, and Nicki Minaj.

Oluwatosin Ajibade, Mr Eazi began his music career in 2012 and has since become one of Nigeria’s most successful artists. He has released several hit albums, including “Life Is Eazi, Vol. 1 – Accra to Lagos” and “Something Else,” and has won multiple awards, including the All Africa Music Awards and the Headies Award for Next Rated.

6. Yemi Alade – Her powerful vocals and energetic performances have made her one of Nigeria’s most popular female artists. She has over 2.5 billion streams on Spotify and has collaborated with artists such as Rick Ross and Angelique Kidjo.

Yemi Eberechi Alade, Yemi Alade began her music career in 2009 and has since become one of Nigeria’s most popular female artists.

She has released several hit albums, including “King of Queens” and “Woman of Steel,” and has won numerous awards, including MTV Africa Music Awards, the Headies Award for Best

 

7. Rema – Rema came into the limelight and took the scene of music in 2019 with his hit single “Dumebi” and has since become one of Nigeria’s most promising young talents. He has over 700 million streams of songs on Spotify and has collaborated with artists such as Becky G and Manny Norte.

Divine Ikubor, Rema is a rising Phoenix in the Nigerian music scene. He began his music career in 2018 and has since released several hit songs, including “Dumebi,” “Iron Man,” and “Lady.” He has won several awards, including the Headies Award for Next Rated and the Soundcity MVP Award for Best New Artist.

 

8. Olamide – Olamide’s unique blend of Yoruba hip-rap and Afrobeat has earned him a massive following in Nigeria and beyond. He has over 600 million streams on Spotify and has collaborated with artists such as Phyno, Wizkid, and Davido.

Olamide Adedeji is one of Nigeria’s most successful hip-hop artists. He has released several hit albums, including “Baddest Guy Ever Liveth” and “Carpe Diem,” and has won numerous awards, including the Headies Award for Artiste of the Year and the Nigeria Entertainment Award for Best Rap Act.

 

9 Patoranking – Patoranking’s reggae-infused afro beats have earned him a loyal fanbase and over 500 million streams on Spotify. He has collaborated with artists such as Tiwa Savage, Sarkodie, and Diamond Platnumz.

Patrick Nnaemeka Okorie is known for his unique blend of reggae and dancehall music. He has released several hit albums, including “God Over Everything” and “Three,” and has won multiple awards, including the Headies Award for Best Reggae/Dancehall Single and the All Africa Music Awards for Best African Dance or Choreography.

 

10 Kizz Daniel– As of now, Kizz Daniel has over 500 million streams on all platforms. Kizz Daniel, also known as Oluwatobiloba Daniel Anidugbe, is a Nigerian singer, songwriter, and performer.

He gained popularity with his hit singles like “Woju,” “Yeba,” and “Madu.” Kizz Daniel has released several albums, including “New Era” and “No Bad Songz,” which have received critical acclaim and commercial success.

His music blends various genres such as Afropop, R&B, and highlife, creating a unique sound that resonates with fans worldwide. With his smooth vocals and catchy melodies, Kizz Daniel continues to captivate audiences and solidify his place as one of Nigeria’s top artists.

11. Ayra Starr: Ayra Starr is a talented Nigerian singer and songwriter. She gained prominence with her debut self-titled EP, “Ayra Starr,” which was released in 2021.

The EP features tracks like “Away,” “Ija,” and “Ditr,” showcasing Ayra’s soulful voice and captivating lyrics. Her music blends elements of Afropop, R&B, and alternative sounds, creating a unique and refreshing style.

Ayra Starr has been praised for her vocal range, songwriting skills, and ability to connect with listeners on an emotional level. With her promising talent, Ayra Starr is an artist to watch out for in the Nigerian music scene.

As of now, Ayra Starr has garnered millions of streams on various platforms. Her music has been well-received by fans and has gained significant popularity.

 

Nigerian Music/Songs And Impact On The Economy

The rise of Nigerian music and its popularity worldwide has had a significant impact on the country’s economy and cultural identity. The music industry has become a major contributor to Nigeria’s GDP, and the success of Nigerian artists has helped to raise the country’s profile on the international stage.

Additionally, Nigerian music has played a significant role in shaping the country’s cultural identity and has helped to promote unity and national pride among Nigerians.

 

  •  Job Creation – The growth of the music industry has created job opportunities for many Nigerians, including musicians, producers, sound engineers, and other industry professionals.
  • Tourism – The success of Nigerian songs has helped to promote tourism in the country, as fans from around the world travel to Nigeria to attend concerts and music festivals.
  • Cultural Diplomacy – Nigerian music has helped to promote the country’s cultural heritage and has helped to build bridges between Nigeria and other countries around the world.
  • Social Change – Nigerian music has played a significant role in promoting social change and raising awareness about issues such as corruption, poverty, and social injustice.
  • Youth Empowerment – Many young Nigerians have been inspired by the success of Nigerian musicians and have been encouraged to pursue careers in music and other creative industries.
  • Global Recognition – Nigerian music has gained international recognition in recent years, with several Nigerian artists winning awards and performing at major music events around the world.
  • Cultural Fusion – Nigerian music has helped to promote cultural fusion, as artists from different parts of the country and different ethnic groups have come together to create new sounds and styles.
  • Entrepreneurship – The success of Nigerian music has inspired many young people to pursue entrepreneurship, with many starting their own record labels, music studios, and other music-related businesses.
  • Technology – The growth of the music industry has also helped to drive innovation in technology, with many Nigerian tech startups developing new platforms and tools to support the music industry.
  • Education – Nigerian music has also played a role in education, with many artists using their music to promote literacy, numeracy, and other educational initiatives.

Will music stop generating revenue?

It’s unlikely that music will stop generating revenue in the foreseeable future. While the music industry has faced challenges in recent years due to the rise of streaming services and illegal downloading, there are still many ways for artists and industry professionals to make money from music.

These include live performances, merchandise sales, licensing deals, and other revenue streams.

Additionally, the music industry is constantly evolving and adapting to new technologies and business models, which will likely help to ensure that music continues to generate revenue for many years to come.

Factors that additional that suggest music will continue to generate revenue:

  •  Streaming Services – While streaming services have disrupted the traditional music industry, they have also created new revenue streams for artists and industry professionals. As more people around the world gain access to high-speed internet, the demand for streaming services is likely to continue to grow.
  • Globalization – The rise of the global music industry has opened up new markets and revenue streams for artists and industry professionals. As more people around the world gain access to music, the demand for new sounds and styles is likely to continue to grow.
  • Brand Partnerships – Brands are increasingly looking to partner with musicians and other artists to promote their products and services. These partnerships can provide a significant source of revenue for artists and can help to raise their profile among fans.
  • Music Education – Music education is an important part of many school curriculums around the world. As more people are exposed to music through education and other initiatives, the demand for music is likely to continue to grow.
  • Innovation – The music industry is constantly evolving and adapting to new technologies and business models. As innovations emerge, they are likely to create new revenue streams and opportunities for artists and industry professionals.

             CONCLUSION

These 11 artists are just a few of the many talented singers that Nigeria has to offer. With the slope of streaming platforms and boosted multinational appeal in African music, it’s evident that Nigerian artists are bred to continue making stances both at home and abroad.

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Davido’s ‘Timeless’ Makes History As First African Album To Top US iTunes Chart

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Davido’s ‘Timeless’ Makes History As First African Album To Top US iTunes Chart

 

Afrobeats superstar, David Adeleke, aka Davido, has set an amazing African record on the US iTunes Albums Chart with his new album ‘Timeless’, aso Naija reports.

The album topped the charts, making history as the first African album to do so in the world’s largest music market.

A music charts, Chart data, confirmed this via its Twitter handle on Wednesday saying, “#davido’s ‘Timeless’ becomes the first African album in history to reach #1 on US iTunes.”

 

Davido’s new album, ‘Timeless,’ also set a new record for first-day streams on Audiomack. The album is also currently No. 1 on the Nigerian Top Albums Chart, the UK Top Albums Chart, and in 17 other countries on Apple Music.

 

David Adedeji Adeleke (born November 21, 1992), known professionally as Davido, is an American-born Nigerian singer, songwriter and record producer.  Born in Atlanta, US, and raised in Lagos, he made his music debut as a member of the music group KB International. Davido studied business administration at Oakwood University before dropping out to make beats and record vocal references. He rose to fame after releasing “Dami Duro“, the second single from his debut studio album Omo Baba Olowo (2012), from which six additional singles—”Back When”, “Ekuro”, “Overseas”, “All of You”, “Gbon Gbon”, and “Feel Alright”—were taken. In 2012, Davido won the Next Rated award at The Headies. Between 2013 and 2015, he released the hit singles “Gobe“, “One of a Kind”, “Skelewu“, “Aye“, “Tchelete (Goodlife)”, “Naughty”, “Owo Ni Koko”, “The Sound” and “The Money”. Wikipedia

 

 

 

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