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.
RCA 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 sort after Nigerian artiste in 2020.
9. Mr Eazi
Empawa Africa and Banku music boss, Mr Eazi is mostly known as a digital artiste. His earnings from streaming platforms could surpass almost that of everyone on this list. Mr Eazi has always made more money from his streams than from shows or endorsement deals. He still remains on top of his game as most fans will fall back to digital streaming platforms to ease boredom this lockdown period.
8. 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.
7. Yemi Alade
Yemi Alade is inarguably the hottest Nigerian artiste of all time. She makes the less noise on social media but has the best numbers. Yemi Alade’s ‘Shekere’ featuring Grammy award winning artist, ‘Angelique Kidjo’ is one of the songs keeping everyone indoors during this lockdown. The song currently has over 7 million views on youtube.
Rema is not just the Messiah of Don Jazzy’s record label, he is also the 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.
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 goes before his name.
4. Naira Marley
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.
3. Burna boy
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.
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.
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 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.
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