The Nigeria music industry is saturated by talented artist, both old and young. While other artist are struggling to breakout, 2019 has been a wonderful year for some of this talented artist.
Let us take a look at top 5 young fast rising Nigerian musicians
Divine Ikubor, known professionally as Rema, is a Nigerian singer and rapper signed to Mavin Record.He is a fast rising Nigerian hip hop rapper, Afro beats singer, songwriter, stage performer, recording artist and a model. Rema grew up singing and rapping while in secondary school. On 19 October 2019, Rema won Next Rated and was nominated for Viewer’s Choice at the 13th edition of The Headies. Rema released his hit single “Dumebi” which was a banger in Nigeria
Lawal Raheem also known as Lyta is a Nigerian fast rising artist. He is signed to YBNL and managed by the music boss Olamide. Despite his official introduction of Lyta as a signee of YBNL in 2018, Olamide says the young singer has no contract signed. He publicly exited YBNL under controversial circumstances, After dishing out the first version of his single titled “Monalisa”, Davido tweeted that he would jump on the remix of the song. Not only that, he also surprised Lyta with by sponsoring the video. Lyta started singing at the young age of 13. He came to limelight with his hit song titled Time featuring Olamide. This native of Kwara state has songs with other top artist.
Akinfewa-Donus Joseph popularly known as “Joeboy” is a Nigerian Musician. He does any genre of music(Afro-pop/trap/R&B). Joeboy is the first beneficiary for the @mreazi empawaafrica programme. He started music at a young of 16 and had his first record at age 17. He was dropping cover to trending songs around this time and his cover to Ed Sheeran “Shape of You” brought him to Limelight.
Crayon is an exceptional songwriter and recording artist signed Crayon to an imprint of Mavin Records; Blowtime Entertainment, owned by producer, Baby Fresh. He’s called Crayon because his work is so colorful: it channels Fela, Drake, Justin Bieber, Bryson Tiller, Wizkid and Davido in a way that feels completely current and fresh. He made his first appearance in Mavin’s All in order, featuring Don Jazzy, Korede Bello, DNA, and Rema.
Adedamola Adefolahan who is widely known as Fireboy DML or simply “Fireboy” is a Nigerian born Afro-pop singer and songwriter who hails from Ogun State, South-Western Nigeria. Damola started singing at a very tender age in churches and schools. In 2018, Damola A.K.A Fireboy DML was signed into YBNL by Olamide who is also the Chief Executive Officer of the record label. His song “Jealous” was a global hit in Nigerian Afro-pop music.