Top 10 Hottest Artists in Nigeria 2024

Written by Robin Okwanma

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.

2024’s Top 10 Hottest Artist in Nigeria

Here are the hottest Nigerian artists in 2024

  1. Rema
  2. Omah Lay
  3. Asake
  4. Flavour
  5. Odumudublvck
  6. Fireboy
  7. Burna Boy
  8. Sheyi Vibes
  9. Wizkid
  10. Davido



Rema’s journey to stardom began with the release of his self-titled EP “Rema” in 2019, which included the hit track “Dumebi.” The song quickly gained popularity for its catchy melody and vibrant energy, propelling Rema into the spotlight. Following the success of “Dumebi,” Rema continued to release a string of successful singles and EPs, showcasing his versatility and unique sound that blends Afrobeats, trap, and pop. His distinctive style and youthful appeal have made him one of Nigeria’s most promising young artists, with a growing international fanbase. Rema’s rise to fame is a testament to his talent and the growing global influence of Afrobeats music.

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.


Asake, whose real name is Ahmed Ololade, is a rising Nigerian singer and songwriter making waves in the Afrobeat and street pop scene. He first gained significant attention with his hit single “Mr. Money,” which became an anthem for hustlers and those aspiring to financial success. Asake’s music is characterized by its infectious beats, catchy lyrics, and a blend of Yoruba and Pidgin, making it relatable and appealing to a broad audience.

With subsequent hits like “Lady” and collaborations with other artists, Asake has continued to build his reputation as a versatile and dynamic artist. His ability to fuse traditional Afrobeat rhythms with contemporary sounds has set him apart in the competitive Nigerian music industry. Asake’s energetic performances and relatable storytelling have solidified his status as one of the exciting new talents to watch out for in the Afrobeat scene.


Flavour, also known as Flavour N’abania, has been a prominent figure in the Nigerian music industry for over a decade. He first gained major attention with his hit song “Nwa Baby (Ashawo Remix)” in 2005, which became an instant hit across Africa. Known for his unique blend of highlife, Afrobeat, and traditional Igbo music, Flavour has consistently released chart-topping albums and singles, solidifying his status as one of Nigeria’s most beloved artists.

His music often celebrates African culture, love, and social issues, resonating with a wide audience. Flavour’s collaborations with other African artists and his electrifying performances have further cemented his place in the hearts of music lovers. With a rich discography and a strong presence in the African music scene, Flavour continues to be a significant influence in the industry.



Odumodublvck, also known as Blvckboi, is a rising star in the Nigerian music scene, known for his unique blend of rap, Afrobeat, and street-style music. He gained prominence with his hit track “Declan Rice,” which showcased his distinctive flow and lyrical prowess. Odumodublvck’s music often reflects his experiences and the realities of life in Nigeria, resonating with a young audience looking for authenticity and relatability in their music.

With a growing fanbase and a fresh approach to the Nigerian rap scene, Odumodublvck is quickly establishing himself as a force to be reckoned with. His ability to merge traditional African sounds with contemporary rap and hip-hop elements has set him apart from his peers, making him an artist to watch in the coming years.


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.

Burna Boy

Burna Boy

Burna Boy, born Damini Ebunoluwa Ogulu, has emerged as one of the leading figures in the global music scene, especially in the Afrobeat genre. He gained international acclaim with his 2018 album “Outside,” which featured the hit track “Ye,” solidifying his status as a global superstar. Burna Boy’s music is characterized by its fusion of Afrobeat, reggae, dancehall, and pop, coupled with socially conscious lyrics and a distinctively African sound.

His 2019 album “African Giant” further propelled him into the global spotlight, earning him a Grammy nomination for Best World Music Album. Burna Boy continued his success with the 2020 release of “Twice as Tall,” which won him the Grammy Award for Best Global Music Album. Known for his energetic performances and outspoken personality, Burna Boy has become an influential figure in music, advocating for social justice and celebrating African culture and heritage.

Sheyi Vibes


Seyi Vibez, whose real name is Balogun Afolabi Oluwaloseyi, is a fast-rising Nigerian singer and songwriter known for his unique blend of Afrobeat, highlife, and street pop. He gained attention with his soulful track “God Sent,” which showcased his melodious voice and heartfelt lyrics. Seyi Vibez’s music often explores themes of love, life, and hustle, resonating with a wide audience looking for inspiration and relatability.

With a growing discography that includes hits like “Okay,” “Better Days,” and “Pay Day,” Seyi Vibez has established himself as one of the promising talents in the Nigerian music industry. His ability to connect with listeners through his emotive storytelling and catchy melodies has earned him a dedicated fanbase and a reputation as an artist to watch in the evolving Afrobeats scene.


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  song titled High.


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Robin Okwanma

Hi, I'm Robin Okwanma. Software Engineer || Django, Python || React, React Native || Blogger. Technical Writer.