Nigeria boasts one of the world’s largest music industries, thanks to its talented musicians who never stop producing engaging tunes. They portray a bright picture of the country internationally as one of Africa’s best.
It is impossible to overestimate the work that Nigerian musicians put into creating blazing hot singles and club pop songs that keep fans thrilled on a daily basis. The Nigerian music industry continues to grow and is firmly established as a global force to be reckoned with.
Musicians in Nigeria have become an exquisite circle worthy of praise, with innumerable worldwide collaborations and spectacular performances to talk about. In light of all of this, the gender disparity that exists in the music industry continues to be a problem.
The Nigerian music industry is unlike any other in Africa; it is humming with a large number of musicians who have crossed African boundaries as well as fresh and promising acts. Although lots of Nigerian artists have gone international, NaijaTastic.com has compiled a list of top female Nigerian artists with international recognition.
Savage, who was already a great success when her debut album Once Upon a Time was released in 2013, continued to release hits throughout the next decade and increased her global reach by performing at foreign festivals and venues.
The 2013 international breakthrough single “Johnny,” which was included on her debut album, King of Queens, in 2014, was the result of a partnership with the Effyzzie Music Group. The album featured a variety of collaborations between famous producers and guest performers like Phyno and Chidinma, and was a combination of reggae, R&B, rap, and Afro-pop.
Shekere by Yemi Alade has over 9 million views on YouTube alone. She also recorded a song called “Oh My Gosh,” which included Rick Ross, an international rapper.
Shay’s first record deal was with No Apology Records, which is owned by George Martin. In 2006, the girl band Boadicea was formed.
In July 2015, Seyi signed an international record deal with Universal Island Records UK, which would release her music worldwide. Her musical abilities and knowledge lead her to work with some of the world’s most well-known performers, including Justin Timberlake.
Waje has also shared the stage with international acts such as Wyclef Jean and Kerry Hilson. Waje has had considerable success in a variety of musical genres. Her professional career began when she joined the east coast-based Dome record label.
She has earned a lot of international music acclaim outside of Nigeria, and her song was featured on Drake’s playlist. She has a long list of accolades under her belt, including a nomination for Viewer’s Choice Best International Act at the 2018 BET Awards. The singer and performer has been incredible, as she continues to release party jams for fans and listeners while keeping the entertainment scene alive.
While most Nigerians are familiar with male musicians like Don Jazzy, Olamide, Dbanj, and others, the importance of female Nigerian powerhouses in the industry should not be ignored.