Top 10 Hottest Artists in Nigeria 2021

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Robin Okwanma
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The year 2021 is over and there were tons of beautiful music released by our favorite artists in Nigeria. Different fan bases would have different opinions on which artist brought the heat in 2021. We would be compiling a list of the top 10 hottest artists in Nigeria 2021. This will not be about how big they are, it doesn’t matter if they’re upcoming or already made. It’s the quality of music released in the year 2021 that matters.

This list is based on quality music released in 2021 only and how popular it became. As a Nigerian would put it in pidgin, Na which person song blow pass.

2021’s Top 10 Hottest Artist in Nigeria (by CYBER NG)


ckay love nwantinti

Ckay’s hit song Love Nwantiti was actually released sometime in 2019. He featured Joeboy and Kuami Eugene in the first drop. The remix or North Africa release was dropped last quarter of 2021. It featured ElGrande Toto  and the song made it to  number 1 on emerging artist charts on Billboard. Ever since the drop, CKay has been on fire and his song has been on everyone’s lips.

Omah Lay

Omah lay undestand

Omah Lay won “Next Rated” at Hedies Award 2020. He is young and never seems to let his fans down. Omah Lay dropped his amazing single “Understand” which put him on the spotlight and this song made waves all over the country. This song earns him second spot on our list.

Ayra Star

Ayra Star Bloody Samaritan

Ayra Star definitely deserves a spot on our list. One of the most outstanding things about her is the fact that no one knew about her until she dropped her hit single “Bloody Samaritan“. Ayra Star was born in the year 2002 which makes her about 19 years at the time of this post. Bloody Samaritan definitely brought the heat and put her on them man, we anticipate much more from her. We have a good feeling, she would not disappoint her fans.


Joe Boy always brings entertaining music to his fans. One of the hottest song he released in 2021 is Alcohol. This song never died down after it’s release and is considered one of the most popular songs of the year. This earns him a spot on our list.


Buju Outside

Buju has been popular for many awesome features he has been a part of.  He released his hit single Outside early 2021. It really brought him to the spotlight as Nigerians love this song and it went viral. Buju has an amazing voice and the fans love him. We anticipate more hit singles from Buju early 2022.


Fire Boy is an artist that is slowly moving his way up the ranks with his good music. Everyone with an interest in music must know his hit single “Peru” which has a certain vibe to it.  Peru went viral and is loved by almost anyone who listens to it.

Reekado Banks

Reekado Banks Ozumba Mbadiwe

Reekado Banks does not really need an introduction. He has many hit songs all the way from the Dorobucci era. Recently he dropped a song you just cant look away once you hear it titled “Ozumba Mbadiwe“. This song is already a fan favorite and has earned him a spot on our list.


Zlatan Aleyi

Zlatan has always released the kind of songs that makes every Nigerian hustler proud. His songs bring a certain hype and vibe to the room. Late 2021 he dropped another hit Aleyi which easily went viral because of how good it was.


Wizkid MIL

Wizkid is among the top all time musicians in Nigeria and no list would be complete without him. He released his made in Lagos album 2021 and as usual, it was nothing but fire. One of our favorite pics on the songs he’s released this year is Essence ft Tems.


Davido essence

Just like Wizkid, no list is complete without Davido who is also among the best artists in Nigeria. He has had many features in International song but our pick for this list is his feature with Adekunle Gold on the song titled High.


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