Afrobeats is fast becoming a global wave and here are eight Nigerian artists at the forefront of the movement.
Top 8 best Afro Beat singers in Nigeria 2019
Don’t let anyone tell you otherwise, the Afro beats movement is up, running and totally piloted by Nigerian artists.
Here is a list of Afro Beat singers in Nigeria 2019 who has taken Afro beat international.
With barely six months on the music scene, Rema broke several records with the country. Rema dropped three projects in less than 12 months and appeared on ex President Barrack Obama’s Summer Playlist 2019. Rema is definitely one of the top best Afro Beat singers in Nigeria 2019 .
7. Yemi Alade
Yemi Alade is the woman of numbers. With over 100 million views on a single video on YouTube (The first african woman with such a number) to recording a remix of her hit single “Oh My Gosh” with Rickross. Recently, she crossed another milestone appearing on Beyonce’s The Lion King: The Gift album.
After co-writing Beyonce’s “Don’t Jealous Me” and producing “Won’t Be Late” by Swae Lee featuring Drake, Tekno sold Afro beat to the world. The afro beat singer needs no introduction either as a performing artist or a record producer. Tekno is one of the top best Afro Beat singers in Nigeria 2019 who has taken afro beat international.
5. Tiwa Savage
The former Mavin Records act Tiwa Savage is one of the few Afro beat singers in Nigeria 2019 taking afro beat to the world. Aside her epic performance on Key to the Kingdom by Beyonce, She has had headlined a concert at The O2’s Indigo venue back in 2018. On September 5, 2019, Savage released “49-99”, a song that serves as her first single with Motown Records. “49 sitting, 99 standing” references the line from Fela Kuti’s 1978 hit “Shuffering and Shmiling”.
4. Mr Eazi
Very few people actually acknowledge the contributions of the Banku Music boss to the art form, but he is one who perhaps has made the most intentional moves yet. Mr Eazi emerged with the singles, ‘Skin Tight’ and ‘Holl Up’ in 2016, Eazi followed the success of the songs with his debut EP, Life is Eazi Vol 1 the following year. He also performed on two songs on the The Lion King: The Gift album by Beyonce. Mr Eazi has effortlessly taken afro beat international as one of the top best Afro Beat singers in Nigeria 2019.
3. Burna Boy
Burna Boy is special. He is the only African to single-handedly write and and perform a song on Beyonce’s The Lion King: The Gift Album. His unique of style of writing and his rare voice texture earned him the BET Awards Best International Act 2019. He featured on DJ Snakes “No Option” in 2019 making him the first Nigeria to ever work with the Grammy nominated French star.
With a global hit featuring Chris Brown and an appearance in Chris Brown’s Indigo Album extended, Davido could be one of the most successful Nigerian artistes in 2019. The DMW boss has previously caught the attention of Cristiano Ronaldo (who followed him on Instagram) with his single “Fall”. On June 24, 2018, Davido became the first African-based artist to have received his award on the BET Awards main stage. Davido is in no doubt one of the top best Afro Beat singers in Nigeria 2019.
From the moment ‘Ojuelegba’ was released, nothing stayed the same again for this Wizkid. As the song shut down major platforms back at home, Drake gifted it with a verse alongside Skepta, which catapulted its status on the international scene. As If that wasn’t enough, “Soco” by Starboy and “Bad Energy” by Skepta came to further reinstall the singer as the most recognized afro beat act in Nigeria. Wizkid’s verse on “Brown Skin Girl” by Beyonce crowned him the King of Afro beat.
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