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Top 10 Women In The Nigerian Music Industry

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Over the years, Nigerian female artists have taken the music industry by storm, not just within the shores of the country, but also making waves on the global stage. nigerian music industry

In this article, we’ll look at the top 10 female musical artist who have consistently given fans so much to enjoy.
10. Asa
A unique vocalist and legendary singer. Bukola Elemide known as ‘Asa’ released her debut Album in 2007.  Asa songs still continues to entertain us even in 2021. She recently announced a collaboration with Wizkid. Writing with all sincerity, her distinct singing style touches the soul. Aṣa was born in Paris to Nigerian parents who were working and studying cinematography in France.

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9. Waje
Nigerian Singer and songwriter Aituaje Aina Vivian Iruobe, known by stage name as Waje is another talented female artist on our list. In 2008, she featured in the P-Square hit track titled “Do Me” and started gaining popularity from there. She released her self-titled debut studio album in 2013. The beautiful artist was nominated for awards over 20 times within her career, including Black Canadian Awards 2014, Best Vocal performance, and World music awards.
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8. Omawunmi
Omawunmi Megbele known by her stage name as Omawumi, is a Nigerian singer-songwriter of Itsekiri. In 2007, she auditioned for the West African version of the TV talent show, franchise Idols where she was voted the first runner-up.  In 2009, she released her debut album titled ‘Wonder Woman’.
7. Niniola
Niniola Apata popularly known as Niniola is one of the most beautiful female musicians on this list. She was the 3rd Runner Up in the MTN Project Fame (Season 6). She wrote & performed the track “Find Your Way Back” off Beyonce’s Gift album which contains elements of her hit track, Maradona. She had scooped so many prestigious awards since the release of her debut album “Ibadi”.
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Oluwaseyi Odedere popularly known as Seyi Shay was born in London, England. Sexy and exciting to watch. She remains one of the ladies with good vocals in the music industry. In 2014, she released her debut track ‘Murda’ which brought her to the limelight. Seyi Shay has a net worth of about $2.1million.Seyi Shay
5. Teni
Teniola Apata popularly known as Teni is the popular Nigerian singer Niniola. The gifted singer began her music career in 2016 when she got signed to Magic Fingers Records owned by one of Nigeria’s most talented music producers and serial hitmaker, Shizzi. Teni came into the limelight in 2017 after releasing her hit single “Fargin” which topped many music charts in Nigeria. The talented musician has about 8 awards and 13 nominations including the Headies.Teni
4. Simi
Nigerian Afro-Pop singer/songwriter,  Simisola Kosoko, popularly known as Simi is another notable name on our list. The ‘Duduke’ crooner began her career in the music industry as a gospel singer, with the release of her debut studio album in 2008 titled Ogaju. A few years later, Simi switched over to singing secular songs and got her major breakthrough in the mainstream music industry in 2014 after she released Tiff under a record label, X3M Music which she was signed to in the same year.  Her major hit Duduke had over 30million views on YouTube. Simi is married to Adekunle gold who is also a well-known artist.Simi
3. Yemi Alade
Nigerian Afro-pop singer and songwriter, Yemi Alade is the first Nigerian female artist to hit 1.62M subscribers and 128 million views on YouTube on her biggest hit Johnny. She emerged in 2009 as the winner of the popular Peak Talent Show. In that same year, she released her debut single “Fimisile”. A deal with the Effyzzie Music Group yielded the 2013 international hit single “Johnny,” which was included on her debut album, King of Queens, in 2014. She is also one of the richest Nigerian artists.
2. Tems
singer Temilade Openiyi, better known by her stage name as Tems has worked hard to raise her profile since she came into the Nigerian music industry. The sexy artist keeps putting her colleagues on their toes especially with her global connections. In 2021, Tems was nominated for the BET awards among other international superstars. She has had collaborations with Wizkid, Davido, Drake. Justin Bieber, DJ Khalid amongst others. It was recently announced that the music sensation will be sharing the stage with alongside veteran rapper Lil Wayne in the United Kingdom. She is also the only Nigerian female artist to be nominated for the 2022 grammy awards. It is not just a coincidence that she makes our top two best female artist in Nigeria.
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Tiwa Savage
Nigerian music super star, Tiwatope Savage popularly known as Tiwa Savage is our number one female musician in Nigeria. With her astonishing talent, stage performance and global recognition, she definitely worth securing this position. Her debut studio album Once ‘Upon A Time’ was released on the 3rd of July 2013. She started 2010 for beyonce as her backup singer. She has spent over 11 years in the Industry. In 2017, she had over 56 million views on YouTube. In May 2019, she announced her record deal with Universal Music Group and exit from Mavin Records.
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