Who are the best singers of all time? If you ask me, that’s a very tough question o. The below list includes many of the greatest vocalists ever, from all genres of music.
Whether it’s the incomparable, great Wizkid with his extraordinary pop and R&B tones or afro pop icons like 2face Idibia, D’banj or Tiwa Savage and/or Yemi Alade, this list spans decades of incredible Nigerian musicians.
What singers do you feel are the greatest of all time? What are some of the greatest voices in music? Vote for your favorites, vote down any you don’t like and feel free to rerank this list your way.
Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun (born 16 July 1990), known professionally as Wizkid (sometimes stylised as WizKid), is a Nigerian singer and songwriter. He started recording music at age 11 and managed to release a collaborative album with the Glorious Five, a group he and a couple of his church friends formed.
Tiwatope Savage-Balogun (born 5 February 1980), better known by her stage name Tiwa Savage, is a Nigerian singer, songwriter, performer and actress. She currently has a songwriting deal with Sony/ATV Music Publishing. Savage signed a recording contract with Mavin Records in 2012.
Innocent Ujah Idibia known by his stage name 2Baba, is a Nigerian singer, songwriter, record producer and entrepreneur. Prior to July 2014, he went by the stage name 2face Idibia. He is one of the most decorated and successful Afro pop artists in Africa, and is also one of the most bankable artists in Africa.
Oladapo Daniel Oyebanjo (born 9 June 1980), known by his stage name D'banj, is a Nigerian musician, singer-songwriter, entrepreneur and television personality. He has won several music awards, including the awards for Best African Act at the MTV Europe Music Awards 2007, Artist of the Year at the MTV Africa Music Awards 2009, Best International Act: Africa at the 2011 BET Awards, and Best-selling African Artist at the 2014 World Music Awards, Evolution award at the 2015 MTV Africa Music awards
Yemi Eberechi Alade, simply known as Yemi Alade, is a Nigerian Afropop singer and songwriter. She gained prominence after winning the Peak Talent Show in 2009, and is best known for her hit single "Johnny".
Aituaje Iruobe (born September 1), known as Waje is a Nigerian singer whose vocal range covers three octaves. She participated in the remake of P-Square's "Omoge Mi" and featured as the female voice in the duo's 2008 hit track “Do Me". She was also featured on Banky W's "Thief My Kele" and M.I's "One Naira".
Anidugbe Oluwatobiloba Daniel, known as Kiss Daniel, is a Nigerian recording artist, performer and entertainer best known for his chart-topping single "Woju". Formally signed to G-Worldwide Entertainment in 2013, he left the company in November 2017 to create his own record label, Fly Boy Inc.
Omawumi Megbele (born 13 April 1982), known by her stage name Omawumi, is a Nigerian singer-songwriter and actress of Itsekiri ethnicity She is a brand ambassador for Globacom, Konga.com, and Malta Guinness. She's also part of the campaign called "Rise with the Energy of Africa".
Chief Sunday Adeniyi Adegeye MFR, popularly known as King Sunny Adé, (born on the 22nd of September, 1946) is a Nigerian musician, singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and pioneer of the West African musical style jùjú. One of the first African pop musicians to gain interntational success, he has been classed as one of the most influential musicians of all time.