Top 10 Hottest Nigerian Artists In 2017 (So Far)


A NEW LIST HAS BEEN COMPILED THIS DECEMBER 2017 – Top 10 Hottest Nigerian Artists In 2017

10 Hottest Nigerian Artists In 2017 (So Far)

2017 has been an interesting year to far, the year started very slow with not so massive tunes until towards the middle of year when we had massive spree of banger after banger from our favorite artistes.

A bit disappointed though, as we have not seen any Kiss-Daniel-like type of artiste springing up and dictating the sound in the industry. It’s been the well-known hit makers holding down this year so far. Few months to the end of the year and we will like to see surprises.

Only one surprising entry into the scene so far, though in an unsigned or rather unofficial way is – 13 year old Destiny Boy who has impressed with several covers to popular songs.

Let’s dive right into this dirty job, yes dirty job because many of our readers will either like or dislike our compilation, which is very understanding as everyone has their own opinion of who is hot and who isn’t.

COMPILED 22/09/2017

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10. Simi

Simi has had an exciting year already and she can comfortably fold her hands and watch the remaining part of the year go by . The X3M Music queen started the year on a very good note with the release of the infectious tune Smile For Me and later Joromi which ushered in her album “Simisola“which dropped 8th September 2017. (Amazing album – watch out for our review on

9. Yemi Alade


Mama Africa as she calls herself, is easily the most hard working female act in Africa. Yemi Alade constantly puts herself out there, extending her fan base more than any female Nigerian act has ever done and it’s paying off for her. The female Afro-pop act signed to Effyzzie Music Group might not be topping the charts in Nigeria but she is sure making waves in other African countries and certainly laughing to the banks

She dropped her 2017 EP – “Mama Afrique’ – Notable songs – Knack Am, Charliee, Marry Me, Get Through This ft Mi Casa.. etc

8. Ycee

Ycee is now a household name and you can’t mention the best new acts without mentioning his name. He has proven to be a force to reckon with in the industry. The song Juice featuring Maleek Berry landed him on the spotlight. He dropped his debut album this year titled “First Wave EP” which has some great songs such; Wavy; Link Up ft Reekado Banks, Bubbly ft Falz. etc.

7. Maleek Berry

Maleek Shoyebi aka Maleek Berry is a popular British-born Nigerian producer and recording artiste. Widely known for awesome music productions. He has worked with acts like Wizkid, Davido, Runtown. etc. In the past / currently he has/working with Wizkid on so many hit songs and he also produced couple of tracks on Wizkid‘s recent international album. “Sounds From The Other Side“. When it comes to production he is very talented and his sounds are very distinct which has kept him soaring higher.

Maleek Berry is finally getting the recognition he serves as an artiste, his style is unique and almost no one sounds like him in Nigeria at the moment. The singer dropped several chart topping songs this year, like; 4 Me, Kontrol, Been Calling, Bend It. etc.

6. Runtown

Runtown is one of the most sort-after artiste in 2017 for collaboration and shows across Nigeria and Africa., though when it comes to releasing songs, Runtown has been very conservative. Only one song has been dropped this year, Run For Life ,though we’re expect something new dropping this month (can’t wait). Until then, we’re still rocking his songs and collaborations.

5. Tekno

The countdown starts to hit up from here; Tekno as we all know has been on full rotation since 2016, dropping hit after hit. The young star has being selling out shows/events lately. So far this year he dished out, BE, Samantha,Yawa, GO among another hot collaborations and productions. You can’t have a party with hearing all 4 songs from Tekno (guaranteed)

4. Mr Eazi

The first part of this year, the Nigerian / Ghanaian ( …still deciding) singer Mr Eazi was on fire, with the release of his debut album “Accra To Lagos“. The album has many hit songs like Leg Over, Fight ft DJ Cuppy, Skin Tight ft Mr Tekno, Feelings, Tilapia and Life Is Eazi (feat. Olamide & Phyno).

He released and featured on several songs. He’s been on the international spotlight very frequently, several big interviews and of course a lot of sold out shows especially in the UK.

3. Olamide

Olamide is a confirmed hit maker who started up really slow beginning of this year. He dropped a good number of songs but they didn’t deliver the level of impact we’ve come to expect of YBNL boss. He also had some major intentional collaborations: like Fine Girl by Wale… etc. and of course countless* numbers of features locally. He somehow got back his grip and it’s been one banger to another, serving the best of street jams to his fans.

2. Davido

In 2016 Omo Baba Olowo was exploring the international audience / market, he featured international acts and shot expensive videos but however, had no major hits in Africa / Nigeria. By 2017, Davido realized he had to come back to basics, to produce that sound that has made him appealing to everyone and ever since he did that, he has been on the chart with every song he drops. Currently IF and FALL has remained on charts for months. The HKN boss is currently enjoying success, shutting down shows allover the world. without going into much details, he deserves the number 2 position

1. Wizkid

Wizkid needs no introduction nor justification for being on our No. 1. He has been nothing but a hard worker since the beginning of the year.  Wizkid went international since 2016 and still counting. He has featured top acts internationally and has also been featured. He has topped billboard charts, radio, blogs. etc. sold out shows around the world.

If anyone deserve to be on our number 1, it’s certainly starboy aka Daddy Yo !

COMPILED 22/09/2017

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  1. Comment:Runtown has shown great passion And dedication to his hard work And for me he is my crooner, 2017 madlove for him. thumbs up.

  2. it is good but olamide should be in no one as long as it is for nigeria and what of kiss daniel, phyno, timaya, skales, korede bello, falz, reminisce, 9ice, vector and others

  3. the list is good but olamide should be number one not wiskid. wiskid should be number two because wiskid is not here and others and here, wiskid is now international. if you want to put him there he should be number two, no offence is just the fact

  4. d list wack ojere….#Davido should be on no1 spot if you are talking about hottest artiste for 2017….#30billion world tour no b beans…. u just made it clear dat u are a wizkid fan! sentiments

  5. I am sure you made this list so it creates an argument. 1stly, this list can’t be complete without the only hardworking artist in Nigeria if not Africa at large. Tiwa Savage, it can’t have Yemi Alade, Ycee, Simi, Tekno and Mr Eazi without the only person who is disturbing Africa now. the most featured musician in Africa 2017. the only musician to take a martenity leave, comes back with one single” allover” and its topping charts all over Africa till Nov. the most socially responsible musician is Tiwa, this list is incomplete. There’s no way you can leave out the obvious. 1.Wizkid 2. Davido 3.Tiwa Savage 4. Maleekberry. 5.Olamide and you can shuffle the rest including Simi but Yemi is out of top 10 now.

  6. that wasn’t a great list at all kiss daniel isn’t among them infact he his should be the second if not the frist


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