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PHOTOS: MSN Lists The 10 Hottest Young Nigerian Musicians To Watch



#1 Wizkid

Call him the small boy wonder, Wizkid is undoubtedly one of Africa’s most promising acts for the future.

He’s got everything that should aid a smooth transition to the top.

A fine singer who’s got Africa dancing to his music, Wizkid has, since his arrival on the Nigerian Music Scenegiven African music a whole new meaning and twist.

With several awards and nominations from both local and international schemes to his credit, the Don’t Dull, Tease Me, Pakurumo and Holla at your boy singer is the kid to watch.

#2 Asa

One of Africa’s most well-known artists, Asa makes singing look effortless. Her global hit song Jailer is a testament to the depth of talent she wields.

Constantly making a case for Nigerian musicians, Asa combines absolute skill, and a flawless command of her act, to produce hits one after another.

The 30 Year Old World Music singer, born in Paris and raised in Lagos, is inspired by the Sounds of Marvin Gaye, Fela Kuti, Bob Marley, Sunny Ade and Ebenezer Obey.

The 2011 Best Female Act at the French Music Awards is without doubt, one of the finest singers the world of music has ever produced.

Her 2010 effort Beautiful Imperfection was a big success that followed the now-famed 2007 debut, which also saw her at her utmost best fusing pop, R&B, funk, soul and reggae, an end product that wowed the world.

#3 M.I Abaga

He is without doubt, the Greatest Nigerian Rapper Alive.

He commands an enormous respect not just among his many Nigerian fans but even within industry circles.

M.I’s delivery skill and unique punch lines over the years have endeared him to an almost cult-like following.

Recognitions from MTV, BET, and other international mediums have also helped boost his career, which has been on an upward trajectory since he entered the scene.

He holds the unofficial title of African Rapper No.1, the same title as one of his all-time hit songs.

#4 D’Banj

D’Banj is one of Nigeria’s Best Music Heads.

He has a global following that can’t stop dancing to his hits including the very latest Oliver Twist.

He’s been reviewed and featured on almost every important medium, and he is without doubt, the hottest Nigerian act at the moment.

A signee to Kanye West’s GOOD Music labelD’Banj is in many aspects, an idol and a gift to the Nigerian Music Industry.

He is winner of several music awards including Best African Act at the MTV Europe Music Awards 2007Artist of the Yearat the 2009 MTV Africa Music Awards, and 2011 BET Awards for Best International Act; Africa.

#5 Waje

She’s been hailed as the smooth voice behind the chart toppers.

Waje has a unique voice of her own – one that has kept her going for years.

A fine material who became a nationwide sensation after featuring on M.I’s One NairaWaje is one to watch.

She featured on the remake of P-Square’s most recent hit Omoge Mi as well as their Do Me track, off the Game Over album released in 2007.

She is a recipient of multiple nominations for music awards.

#6 Brymo

26 Year Old Brymo is considered one of Nigeria’s Finest Male Singers.

He rose to fame when he featured on the then popular Oleku song by fellow Chocolate City label mate Ice Prince.

Post Oleku – he has become the artist want to feature in their songs in the hopes of creating a hit that goes platinum.

Recent successes include topping the charts with songs like Ara, which is a favourite of many across the continent, Good Morning, and the most recent single Go Hard.

#7 Omawumi

Omawumi, 30, is a past Idols West Africa finalist, whose debut single In The Music, became an instant hit in 2008.

In The Music, a Kwaito-driven song laced with subtle traces of Pidgin Englishsaw her top the charts for months.

In 2009, she released her much anticipated Wonder Woman album, which included the now-popular Ma Fi Mi Shere song.

#8 Nneka

Her musical career took off in 2005. Since then, she’s been more than impressive creating songs for a global audience.

Nneka is an amazing singer who has been compared to the likes of Nina Simone, Erykah Badu and the legendary Bob Marley.

Her debut album Victim of Truth, which was released in the United Kingdom in 2007, was well received.

Daughter of a Nigerian father and a German mother, Nneka Egbuna was born in Warri, Oil City in the Delta region of Nigeria.

She’s earned praise from a wide range of industry people including Lenny Kravitz and Lauryn Hill.

#9 Davido

His Dami Duro single is said to be One of Nigeria’s Top Hits Ever Made.

This could be true considering how well the song has been received.

And he continues to live that dream, as a young, super talented musician who is gradually becoming a force to be reckoned with in the Nigerian Music Industry.

An artiste of incredible flair, Davido falls under the League of Extraordinary Young Nigerian Musicians the world shouldlook out for.

#10 Tiwa Savage

Grammy Award Nominee, and once background singer for George Michael, she’s your typical singer of substance.

After years of vocal-backing for other top musicians such as Mary J. Blige, Chaka Khan, Blu Cantrell, Emma Bunton fromThe Spice Girls, Kelly Clarkson, Andreas Bocelli, and Ms Dynamite among others, Tiwa Savage finally made an entry onto the Nigerian Music Scene in 2010.

Almost immediately, her Kele Kele Love single became a hit, recording enormous success across Nigeria and parts of Africa.

An amazing songwriter, Savage has also written songs for the likes of Babyface, Kat Deluna, Fantasia Barrino, Monicaand Mya.

In 2009, she signed as a singer/songwriter with SONY/ATV a deal that did a lot of good to her credibility as a fine material.

She is currently signed to Mavin Records, owned by Nigerian producer Don Jazzy.

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  1. Hay white

    October 5, 2012 at 11:21 pm

    Am artises i need a promoter,please

  2. puffyj

    October 6, 2012 at 8:16 am

    Nigerian artiste are Coming up.I like d list

  3. abdul

    October 6, 2012 at 8:36 am

    To Be Honnest With Y’all This List Is Not Correct, Where On Earth Is 2face, Ice Prince, Naeto C And Other Great Artistes. I Think The List U’ve Got Here Is The List Of People U Think Should Be The Top Ten But Not Neccesarily People That Deserve To Be The Top Ten, M.I, D’banj, Wizkid, Davido, Asa, Brymo And Tiwa Savage I Agree But Others I Don’t. Not Because They Are Not Good Cos Obviously They Are Good, But Because Their Are Other People That Are Supposed To Be There Not Dem!!! Please Bring Out The Real List Cos Dis One Na Joke.. Shikena

  4. lekan

    October 6, 2012 at 3:09 pm

    “10 Hottest Young Nigerian Musicians To Watch” D TOPIC MADE ME READ IT, HOPIN 2 DSCORVER NEW NAMES IN MUSIC WORLD…

  5. PGKing

    October 6, 2012 at 3:34 pm

    LOOKING To Promote Themselves In Lagos,Nigeria BB pin:21BB8342 or Call 08063258075. SERIOUS INQUIRIES ONLY!

  6. Ayeni femi

    October 6, 2012 at 4:46 pm

    Who is d idiot dat wrote dis article?d no 1 should b 2face, so hw cum he is nt in d list?…

  7. Fatima

    October 9, 2012 at 6:23 am

    Yes o, tuface should be on the list. Heard from the grapevine that you got to agree to the gay act for your music to be promoted or brought to the limelight, pls this should be investigated, we want to know the truth.

  8. Dr. Wale

    October 26, 2012 at 10:43 am

    Fuck d hand dat put this shit 2geda…u lacked foresight…where will u place d likes of 2face, psquare and others…from all indications,u are just too sentimental, biased.

  9. Nedz

    December 21, 2012 at 4:26 pm

    Hey guys, nobody is doubting 2baba’s credibility. He’s the greatest in all aspect. To me, what I just read is a list of “YOUNG” 9ja artistes that ar hot.. 2baba na old man na lol…..but M.I didn’t do anything in2012, so doesant deserve 2 be there. Tink d guys missing are Flavour, Ice prince, don’t knw p square’s age bt I tink dey deserv a nod, Eva,and also naeto C

  10. Marcel

    February 9, 2013 at 5:22 am

    Men u need go back and relist it wit the top

  11. emmax

    February 18, 2013 at 11:43 am

    Just becos Olamide rep the street u decided omit his name from the list

  12. Neduzze

    February 22, 2013 at 5:36 pm

    Please take note of the title before you make a comment. Thanks for everything. I love the list although I don’t know Nneka.

  13. Vkidz

    February 23, 2013 at 12:44 am

    Wt da hell.fukin list..wie z YBNL general (olami)

  14. G'IYAZ chocboy

    March 31, 2013 at 6:51 pm

    This list ain’t right meeen!
    Where da f*** z Olamide!
    GT da guitarman and my guy Youngsixxx!!!
    Without dem diz list z shITT!!! Copy dat!==>

  15. G'IYAZ chocboy

    April 3, 2013 at 12:24 pm

    “Wow” MSN must be jokin’ if my qurl{sweetest rock voice} CLAY ain’t in da list! CLAY should have topped!!!

  16. t boy

    September 2, 2013 at 4:23 pm

    2 me o d list is owk,bcos wiz is d hottest artiste bt don’t knw of MI,Nnenka,Davido.

  17. Benedict Mathew

    September 7, 2014 at 3:59 pm

    shoo.who be de maga when do this list but i support wizkid and davido but where is p~squre make una thorway da list.

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‘You Are A Disgrace’ – Actress Adesua Etomi Knocks Lauretta Onochie Over Her Tweet



In a few months time, you will hear the cry of a Baby” – Maduagwu tells Adesua Etomi

Adesua Etomi

Popular Nigerian actress, Adesua Etomi-Wellington has lashed out at presidential aide, Lauretta Onochie over her recent tweet.

The Personal assistant to the President on social media had taken to Twitter on Monday to encouraged people to wear face masks to protect themselves against COVID-19.

Onochie also accompanied the tweet with a photo of some shirtless little children wearing face masks made of cardboards.

Wear one

These have made efforts with masking where those of us who are more vulnerable & susceptible to COVID-19 are still swearing that it’s a scam.
God bless their efforts”, she tweeted.

Reacting to this, Adesua expressed her displeasure over the photo and she tackled the presidential aide.

The actress wrote;

“You are a disgrace. Both home & abroad. You should be ashamed that these children have to do this with cardboards. Instead of talking about how to tackle poverty so they can be protected adequately against the virus, you’re spewing this nonsense.

“This picture made me so angry and brought tears to my eyes. They are so small , so vulnerable and so unprotected. Arghhhhhh. THIS COUNTRY”

See the tweets below:

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Singer 9ice Shares New Family Video; Hints At Reconciliation With His Wife



9ice and his wife

9ice and his wife

If a new post by singer, 9ice is anything to go by, it simply means his efforts to save his third marriage is working.

The singer, who was recently embroiled in a cheating scandal, took to his Instagram stories to share a video showing the moment he and his daughter were seen having fun.

The video was also accompanied by a caption which reads; “thank you” indicating that he is grateful.

Fans are still unsure if the couple are back on, or it is just a facade.

However, from all indications, it seems the singer’s wife, Sunkanmi may have decided to give him another chance to save their marriage.

Information Nigeria recalls that days ago a video showing the singer being affectation with a lady surfaced on social media.

The singer left his fans in shock when he shared a video in which he publicly apologized to his wife for being unfaithful and he also asked his fans to beg his wife for him.

Read Also: Please Forgive Your Husband – Actress, Bimpe Akintunde Begs 9ice’s Wife

Watch the video below:


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‘Being Divorced Is Nothing To Shame Anyone For’ – Toke Makinwa Blasts Reno Omokri



Toke Makinwa Exciteda As She Clocks 36

Toke Makinwa

Nigerian media personality, Toke Makinwa has clamped down on former presidential aide, Reno Omokri following his remark about ‘divorced women.’

The former presidential aide had shared a tweet where he urged the media to project ‘natural beauties’ like the late Nigerian first lady, Mayram Babangida as role models for youths, instead of bombarding them with photos of ‘bleached and divorced women with surgical enhanced bodies.’

Irked by the tweet, Makinwa, who is a divorcee, rebuked Omokri and she labeled him as an ‘embarrassment.’

In her words;

“Wow, at your age? Your wife and kids must be cringing for you, such an embarrassment. “Divorced” is nothing to shame anyone for, life happens. People like you are the reasons why a lot of people stay in unhealthy situations and lose their dignity and In some cases their lives.

“You can celebrate a version of beauty without putting another down, you don’t have to meddle in women’s business too. If you have a daughter I hope she gets the courage to never deal with a man as uncouth as you, stop with the misogyny.

“I don’t care about shots intended my way, what I do care about is the group of women you singlehandedly insulted with your “Divorcee” comment, to divorce is not a crime, every divorced person has survived something and sometimes getting a divorce is the only option they have 

“Enough with the divorce shaming of Anyone, I don’t see a divorced man being shamed for living his life after his failed marriage, people like that clown are probably in unhealthy marriages too. God forbid I marry a man who tweets that kind of garbage, sighhh.

“Everyone has a divorced person that they know, it can happen to anyone, that we divorced and alive should be encouraged, people are dying each day living in unhealthy situations and while I’m not advocating for divorce, if leaving is what you need to do, do it in peace.

“You cannot survive a bad marriage, survive a mental breakdown and then now have to deal with judgement from people who have not walked a mile in your shoes, it should not be encouraged. Someone’s journey does not have to be your cup of tea, that’s ok but you must respect it.

“Dragging my divorced slay queen naked ass back to my holiday and waking up to the most beautiful view. In my bed and outside my room. Love and light xx” Toke tweeted

Read Also: “Please show us your new man” – Fan reacts as Toke Makinwa causes some stir on social media after flaunting her body online

See her tweets below:

Omokri’s tweet

Omokri’s tweet

Makinwa’s tweet

Makinwa’s tweet

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