The 10 Hottest Artists In Nigeria #TheList2017: #9 – Niniola
#TheList Season is back for the 5th 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 2017 is virtually over, 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 2017 list takes into account the hottest names in Nigerian music from the tail-end of 2016 till date. For the rest of the week, we’ll systematically reveal all 10 names on #TheList2017.
Be sure to continue refreshing your NJO homepage to see who’s next.
At the start of 2015, NotJustOk.com featured a carefully-selected list of "15 artists to watch in 2015". Most of those names have gone on to establish themselves in the Nigerian/African music industry, with Niniola being one of the stand-out stars.
2017 marked Niniola's mainstream emergence as one of the hottest artists (not just among the ladies) in Nigeria, culminating in the release of her debut album "This Is Me". "Maradona" is a mega hit, and "Sicker" is quickly following suit.
We fully expect Niniola's continuous rise to be reflected in the 2017/2018 Awards season, as it's deservedly done on #TheList2017. Congrats, Nini!