This is the definitive list of “The 10 Hottest Artists in Nigeria 2016!”
All week, we’ve been counting down the hottest acts in Nigerian music at the moment; those with the hottest songs, endorsements, tours, record deals, mega moves on the local and international scene, the award winners, and in general, the people we’ve listened and danced to for the past 12 months..
Taking all the factors mentioned above into consideration, here’s #TheList2016 as compiled by the notjustOk Team!
5. Kiss Daniel
8. Mr Eazi
1. Tiwa Savage
Tiwa narrowly misses out on #TheList2016. The Mavin Records first lady got a healthy #4 placement back in 2014, and quite frankly has had a decent year, particularly with the R.E.D album, her Roc Nation deal and her US Tour.
"No Kissing Baby" by Patoranking is one of the biggest songs of 2016, with its download numbers currently approaching 1 MILLION on MyNotjustok. Another artist who has a right to feel aggrieved for missing out on #TheList2016.
If the Egberi Papa 1 isn't on the list, he's always somewhere around it. Such has been his consistency in recent years. Timaya is Nigeria's flagbearer in the Caribbean Islands.
4. Yemi Alade
Whoosh! How is Yemi Alade not on #TheList2016?! Yeah, I know. A big miss, no doubt. The MTV MAMA Award winner is now more or less a continental champion.
5. Lil Kesh
Lil Kesh had a spectacular year in 2015, but hasn't exactly been the talk of the town since he gained independence from YBNL to set up his own imprint, YAGI Records. Hopefully, things pick up for the young and talented lad in 2017.