The 10 Hottest Artists In Nigeria #TheList2018: #10 – Mayorkun
#TheList is back for the 6th consecutive year!
Back in 2013, notjustOk.com kickstarted a “Top 10” trend which was eventually nicknamed “The List” by artists, fans, OAPs and Nigerian music listeners in general. The different lists compiled by the notjustOk Team – particularly the “Most Gifted Rappers” list – caused a stir across the industry and it was certainly an exciting period for artists and fans alike. For that reason, we decided to make it a yearly thing.
The Year 2018 is only days away from wrapping up, and in the last 12-15 months, we’ve witnessed the growth of several superstars with hit songs, tours, endorsements and more.
The 10 Hottest Artists in Nigeria 2018 list takes into account the hottest names in Nigerian music from the tail-end of 2017 till date. For the rest of today and tomorrow, we’ll systematically reveal all 10 names on #TheList2018.
Be sure to continue refreshing the NJO homepage to see who’s next.
The winner of the highly-coveted "Next Rated" award at The Headies 2018, Mayorkun's light continues to shine bright.
Mayorkun ended 2017 with the hit song "Che Che", and kickstarted the first quarter of 2018 with the Davido collaboration, "BOBO", which inevitably became a hit.
The self acclaimed “Mayor of Lagos” played his part on mega features like ‘Mind' (by DMW), ‘Odo Remix' (by KiDi), and finally released his debut album "The Mayor of Lagos" which has largely been given the thumbs up by critics and fans.
On the tour scene, The Mayor of Lagos expanded his reach by touring the UK, America, performing at the wireless festival, while also selling out his 2 concerts in Ibadan & Abuja, leading up to the 2nd annual "TMOL" concert in Lagos earlier this month; another sold-out event.
While Mayorkun has slightly slid down from his #8 rank on #TheList2017 to #10 on #TheList2018, it's clear the kid is no flash in the pan.
Looking forward to an even bigger 2019 for the DMW star!