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Top 10 Hottest Nigerian Artistes in 2020



Top 10 Hottest Nigerian Artistes in 2020 (So Far)It is only right to evaluate the successes of these artistes in 2020 once in a while. Every day, top Nigerian artistes brag about being the hottest. Hence we decided to do a deep research to bring about the list of the top 10 hottest Nigerian artistes in 2020.

The coronavirus pandemic has got the music industry set on hold. No shows, no concerts or even hangouts. The only way these artistes make money is via streams except for those who got their endorsement deals renewed or bagged new deals during this lockdown.

Afrobeat is gradually becoming a genre of music on the global market even having its own charts on Spotify, audiomack and other streaming platforms. Here are the lists of the hottest Nigerian artistes in 2020 who has recorded more streams and have a substantial audience amidst the lockdown.

10. Naira Marley

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Marlian music boss, Naira Marley couldn’t have missed this list. Naira Marley could shut down the biggest stadiums in the world provided it is in Lagos. This Nigerian artiste has a cultic fan base. His fans don’t just like his music; they are indebted to his personality.

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9.Tiwa Savage

tiwa savageRCA records singer takes the number 10 spot. Tiwa Savage has struggled to regain the buzz he got earlier in her career following break up with her talent manager/husband and departure from the Mavin records umbrella. Nevertheless, she still retains her spot as one of the most sought after Nigerian artiste in 2020. She premiered her beautiful album tagged “Celia” in 2020.

8. Rema


Rema is not just the Messiah of Don Jazzy’s record label, he is also Nigeria’s biggest youngster. Getting President Barrack Obama, Drake, Rihanna, and other prominent American artistes to vibe to his song only shows how hot he is. Rema is definitely one of the hottest Nigerian artistes in 2020.

7. Mayorkun


DMW recording artist, Mayorkun is a popular Nigerian singer, songwriter, and music performer. Adewale Mayowa Emmanuel popularly known as Mayorkun is one of the hottest Nigerian musicians in 2020. His singles Geng”, “Of Lagos” and recent collaboration with Jamopyper in “If No Be You” earned him a spot on this list.

6. Omah Lay

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Omah Lay is inarguably one the hottest Nigerian artiste in 2020. He came out just when no one expected him. His singles You” and “Bad Influenec” off his “Get Layd” debut EP got him a whole lot of fans withing the country and beyond. Omah Lay is just another artist whose fame came like a flash of light.

5. Fireboy DML


YBNL’s Fireboy DML is an afrobeat artiste with so much to brag about after launching his musical career merely two years ago. His debut album ‘Laughter, Tears, and Goosebumps’ retains its spot on afrobeat album charts across all digital platforms. It bears the record as the most streamed afrobeat album on audiomack after Burna boy’s ‘African Giant’ with over 60 million streams. Fireboy DML indeed has the fire of any typical afrobeat star.

4. Olamide


Though many people believe he is grounded by language, Olamide still has a whole lot brands and a huge fan base to boast of. Which Lagos concert will fail to have less than 40,000 fans if Olamide is billed to perform? Olamide is more like the quiet dude whose legacies go before his name. Olamide dished out a classic album “Carpe Diem” in 2020.

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3. Davido


DMW boss, Davido could probably be the number artiste on this list. Many will argue he has done so much for himself so far this year. Davido is one of the biggest artistes in Africa and also the most followed African celebrity on social media.

2. Wizkid


Wizkid has been a household name for a long time. He has a cordial relationship with so many artistes and another cultic fanbase. The Wizkid FC on twitter could get him trending for not reason. His fans basically do his promotions for him. Wizkid is not the only sort after by fans, he is also adored by his colleagues. Almost every artiste in the continent wouldn’t mind having a collaboration with Wizkid. He even bagged an endorsement deal with Tecno Mobile amidst the coronavirus lockdown. On October 29, 2020, Wizkid dished out his highly anticipated album “Made in Lagos”. The album is currently racking up numbers across all streaming platforms as the Nigerian singer pushes to achieve more with ith sophomore major deal album.

1. Burna boy

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Despite falling out with Nigerians on twitter several times, Burna boy is one of the hottest artistes in the country. He is mostly applauded for bagging a grammy award nomination for best world album. His ‘African Giant’ album remains one of the most decorated musical project from Nigeria. His 2020 album Twice As Tall” album sits on the throne as one of the biggest body of works released this year by any African act.

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  1. Emmanuel

    June 11, 2021 at 06:43

    Comment:REMA is who have be number 6.REMA is greater then omah lay

  2. Giddy

    January 16, 2021 at 21:45

    Comment: Where is zlatan is he not among the list

  3. Fidelis odinaka

    December 31, 2020 at 17:37

    Nice list the list is quite alright

  4. Anonymous

    December 31, 2020 at 17:37

    Nice list the list is quite alright

  5. Matador

    December 26, 2020 at 14:27

    Where is Zlatan dis is a rubbish list.

  6. Anonymous

    December 26, 2020 at 14:24

    Where is Zlatan this is a rubbish list.

  7. Ugoorh

    December 24, 2020 at 16:33

    I think tems should be among the hottest, she’s ma damsel baby…follow me on ig, twitter @ugoorh

  8. Anonymous

    December 24, 2020 at 11:53

    The writer called Tiwa savage “he”?

  9. qlazziczeezic

    December 17, 2020 at 03:39

    Comment: where kizz Daniel

  10. Anonymous

    November 10, 2020 at 14:26

    Guy why is wizkid before davido
    Eeeee no make any sense na
    Where’s teni and kiss Daniel???

  11. JosephJayjay

    November 5, 2020 at 19:21

    My love for Wizkid and omah lay keep it on guys, Wizkid should be no 1 and omah lay no 2 two ????

  12. Mjj

    November 3, 2020 at 23:33

    I think it’s good, you do it perfectly, but am also coming up as a legend it’s is me Mjj

  13. Mjj

    November 3, 2020 at 23:30

    I love that table, coz you put davido as number 2, but I think davido most be on top wizkid. but it’s is good coz am also coming to cover them all it’s is me Mjj upcoming artist?

  14. Alex

    October 31, 2020 at 20:06

    Where is omah lay na

  15. Ibrahim

    October 28, 2020 at 23:28

    Wizkid starboy holla at you

  16. Ibrahim

    October 28, 2020 at 23:22

    Wizkid on top

  17. Ice - king

    October 15, 2020 at 22:52

    What of tecno He is the one to led na remove that number 1 and put Tecno oh oh

  18. Esther

    October 14, 2020 at 10:35

    Davido should be no 1 oooo!

  19. Joshua

    September 30, 2020 at 12:21

    What of tekno

  20. Anonymous

    September 29, 2020 at 09:44

    Rema forever messiah of Mavin ?????

  21. Anonymous

    September 25, 2020 at 22:26

    Who arrange this shii Wizkid no.1 and olamide no 4 improper fraction ?

  22. JosephJayjay

    September 25, 2020 at 14:39

    Remove rema and put omah lay

  23. Joseph

    September 25, 2020 at 14:09


  24. Anonymous

    September 25, 2020 at 13:21

    Wizkidddddddddddddd ?

  25. Anonymous

    September 25, 2020 at 13:20

    Go and remove him from no 1 na


    September 25, 2020 at 12:21

    Please add Laycon

  27. Anonymous

    September 25, 2020 at 11:59

    This list is rubbish where is kizz daniel

  28. Anonymous

    September 25, 2020 at 11:53

    Abeg where is Mayorkun……….Jamo pyper awon lamba of the year

  29. Jay boy

    September 15, 2020 at 18:43

    Oga dis list is rubbish
    Hw will wizkid be number 1

  30. Anonymous

    September 2, 2020 at 16:43

    who made this list where is zlatan?

  31. jenniluois@gmai.comYomiflex

    August 23, 2020 at 16:17

    Comment:KIZZ DANIEL a.k.a KING OF LOVE (K.O.L) is supposed to be on the list of top 10 artists in 2020 as no.4

  32. Chinwe

    August 9, 2020 at 10:59

    Comment:so jaming

  33. Anonymous

    May 31, 2020 at 22:13

    Mr eazi

  34. Segun

    May 13, 2020 at 08:37

    allows be wet you bro

  35. Isha

    May 7, 2020 at 22:23

    Comment:wow trending tho

  36. Aúgūstîñhó

    April 30, 2020 at 18:19


  37. energy naira

    April 27, 2020 at 09:23

    Thy all the baddest musician…..any time any day

  38. AJ

    April 25, 2020 at 23:57

    My tenimakanaki is not der ni she is meant to be no 1

  39. Røck Nãtiøn

    April 25, 2020 at 23:16

    Star boy number one

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