5 Artists That Popularized The Nigerian Sound Worldwide

The Nigerian afro-beats sounds are gaining more exposure by the day, and consequently has been attracting the attention of the biggest musicians around the world.

A lot of Nigerians have been instrumental to this increased exposure for Nigerian sounds. We take a look at five of them.

2. Baba

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One of the legends in the Nigerian music industry who has taken the Nigerian sound to elevated height. His hit, ”African queen” made huge splashes outside the shores of the country.

2face has featured a number of international acts like T-pain and R-Kelly. 2face has won several international awards such as MTV Europe Music Award, BET Award, MOBO Award, Channel O Music Video Awards, and more.

2. D’Banj

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D’Banj has always been a leading act when it comes to Afrobeats and he has managed to penetrate into the international scene. His song, ”Oliver Twist” was a global hit, breaking into music charts around the world.

He has featured the likes Snoop dogg and Big Sean in his music. His international awards including BET Award for the Best International act (Africa), Channel O Music video Awards, Kora Award, MOBO Award, MTV Africa Music Awards, MTV Europe Music Awards, and more.

3. Wizkid

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Nigeria’s most marketable artist right now. Nigeria owes Wizkid the increased exposure Afro-beats sounds are getting around the world right now.

The starboy has continued to leave his imprint in the global scene and recognition has come in the form of international awards which include MOBO Awards, Channel O Music Video Award, BET Award, and others.

Of recent his work on Beyonce’s latest album for the Lion King Soundtrack has attracted immense praise.

4. Davido

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The DMW boss is regarded as one of the most successful African artists ever and has received prestigious awards; Kora award, BET award, MTV Africa Music Awards, Channel O Music Video Award. He has collaborated with a lot of big African and American artistes including Meek mill and Young Thug.


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