It is no doubt that the Nigerian Music industry is made up of several talented young artistes who are always at the best of what they do, not minding the competition therein.
However, in other to bring to you the very best out from the best, a poll was conducted by T.I.N Magazine, who used Nigerians votes and other criteria of judging to bring to you the Top 10 Musicians in Nigeria Year 2015.
NOTE: The criteria used in this rating are as follow:
=>The total number of hit songs artists released from November 2014 to November 2015, please be aware we consider a hit song as a song with much downloads, with some quite popularity in the country, YouTube video views and more..
=> We also used artists performance when it comes to huge events they performed at, shows, concerts, album release, and international tours, their award nominations and wins.
Patrick Nnaemeka Okorie, better known by his stage name Patoranking, is an ebonyi state-born reggae-dancehall singer. 2015 marked a successful year for him as 2 of his singles; “Daniella Whine” and “My Woman, My Everything” were chart toppers on the MTV base Official Naija Top 10 Chart. “Daniella Whine” debuted at number 4 in May and went on top the chart as number 1 in June. So far in the year, he has featured several songs, attended international shows and more. However, T.I.N Magazine rates him no. 10 in Nigeria this year.
9] YEMI ALADE
Yemi Eberechi Alade is an Abia state-born singer though her father James Alade is of Yoruba origin. Yemi by many media platforms have been rated to be the best female musician of the year. Signed to Effyzzie Music Group, Yemi released her album and increased her brand locally and internationally. She won several awards and is known to be one of the most controversial artists in Nigeria this year.
He is the co-owner of Made Men Music Group, a record label home to artists such as Emma Nyra, Tekno, Selebobo and Baci. Iyanya dropped an album this year which came along a few hit songs. His biggest song of the year is GIFT featuring Don Jazzy. Iyanya did quite some impressive collaboration this year too. He was featured in many hit songs this year.
7] REEKADO BANKS
The mavin artist was well voted in the poll. Reekado showed Nigerians his brain is full of music this year after making and releasing multiple hit singles. His biggest songs this year include; Katapot, Sugar Baby and more. Reekado performed at many huge events this year, the star singer is also among the artsists nominated for Next Rated at the headies 2015. He was featured in a couple hit songs of the year too. The young star showed quite some talent this year and has been appreciated by fans.
6] KOREDE BELLO
Another member of the Mavin crew. Korede bello is obviously one of the most loved musicians in Nigeria right now. Korede through his banging and crazy hit single GODWIN became one of the most controversial artists in Nigeria this year. GODWIN topped many music countdowns across Nigeria for weeks, not to mention his recent release single ‘Somebody Great’, featuring ASA. Korede went on many international show bookings this year and also trended so well in the social media.
5] LIL KESH
The YBNL star is surely loved by many music lovers in Nigeria. Lil Kesh wowed a lot of music lovers this year with at least 3 big hit singles. Even though Lil Kesh is a new comer in the industry he still managed to be among the most featured artists in Nigeria this year. He also featured in several hit collabos. Report has it Kesh got many show bookings this year.
4] KISS DANIEL
It is quite an amazing thing how an industry new comer would make the no.4 in Nigeria. The young star really showed Nigerians he is not just a cute singer but a dope one as well. Kiss Daniel’s WOJU song is one of the most bought songs on iTunes and mtn musicplus this year. It is also revealed that the song is one of the most subscribed for caller tunes this year. Kiss made other hit songs; Laye, Molue, Good Time and a few collabos, getting best of positive reviews on his songs this year. In the poll conducted, he was the no.5 most voted artist. He was lead by Lil Kesh but judging by the criteria we used in judging this thing T.I.N Magazine decided to put Kiss ahead of Kesh. Kiss is sure a man to watch out for Next year.
The starboy just won’t relent. He has remained relevant since he came into the industry. The star singer rocked the music industry this year with some hit singles, His song Ojuelegba is one of the most digitally downloaded songs in Nigeria this year. The superstar musician didn’t stop at that, he released many more hits after that – with his music videos garnering massive views on YouTube. Wizkid was concluded the no.3 best musician in Nigeria 2015.
The HKN boss was voted by many to be the second best artist in Nigeria year 2015. The star singer did really well this year both locally and internationally. Starting with hit singles like; Owo Ni Koko, The Sound, Fans Mi, Dodo, and more, Davido pushed his brand a lot harder this year. He is the second most followed musician on social media at the moment. His music video for “Fans Mi” set a record on YouTube as the fastest Nigerian video to hit 1million on YouTube.
Finally, we arrive at no.1 well, it is Badoo himself, and the most consistent rapper in Nigeria of all time. Many have agreed he’s changed from rapping to singing but the new album he released this November said otherwise. Olamide made many hit singles just this year alone. Olamide set a record with headies awards this year after getting 8 nominations, it hasn’t happened before.
Olamide made a song “BOBO” which is one of the most popular in the country this year with its stylish dance steps which by now is still trending across the country. He is one of the most featured artist this year, He went on tours, released an album this year which is now his 5th studio album making him the first and only artist in Nigeria with 5 albums in 5 years. His concert comes up in December.