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The Afrobeat genre in the last few years has soared to the dimension every other genre could dream of attaining.

This also gave rise to incredible stars in Nigeria who have been bossing their spots in this category for quite a long time now.

However, amid heated competition, we have been able to point out a few geniuses who have been dominant among other Afrobeat sensations in Nigeria.

After a conformed selection and exploration, we have been able to marshall out the top 5 current Afrobeat Gems in Nigeria.


Referred to as the ‘Biggest Bird’, Wizkid’s legacy and reputation have earned him the top spot in the Afrobeat Genre so far and he is yet to plummet for a single reason.

Ayo Balogun Ibrahim who is popularly known by his stage name, Wizkid was born in Ojuwelegba Lagos where he grew up and attained his education.

Among his flocks, he has always dreamt of being a singer to the extent that he formed a music group with his friends who were able to release an album.

Reaching his climax, Wizkid had to dump school after he was discovered by EME boss, Banky W, who signed him to his record label.

The teenager being a genuine asset utilized his opportunity and released a vast number of hit songs that reshaped him.

After his contract with Banky W expired, the Afrobeat Gem exited EME and founded his Record Label, Star Boy Entertainment which reformed to become a success.

To date, Wizkid has breached miles to emerge as the Afrobeat singer with the highest number of major music plaques won to his name.

He has attained his spot as one of the current Afrobeat Gaint who has served as a vital inspirational icon that has aided the current status of the Afrobeat genre.

Burna Boy

Catching up with the big two and inflicting a marshall up to the current ‘Big Three’ theory, Burna Boy has earned his spot in the second phase of this category.

Damini Ogulu who is popularly known as Burna Boy also kickstarted his musical career in his teens. Being inspired by Fela and Afrobeat prisoners, he worked incredibly hard and infused his qualities.

As of the time he pushed so hard, he was signed to Atlantic Records where he released his breakthrough album ‘L.I.F.E’ containing his breakthrough single ‘Like To Party’.

He maintained the prominence, he attained with this record and further gained a massive fan base who cheered him to glory.

This transpired after he released his highly adored album ‘African Gaint’ which earned him a Grammy nomination. Losing the nominations to his fellow nominees, he was pumped to release ‘Twice As Tall’ which earned him his first Grammy plaque.

To date, Burna Boy has embraced the Afrobeat Gaint status as his name implies following the view of his global statistics, Reputation, and Legacy.


Surpassing the dimension most incredible stars crave to attain, Davido has deservedly earned his spot in the third phase of this category.

Unlike Wizkid, David Adeleke was a vibrant prominent emergetic teen born to a multi-billionaire man who developed an incredible passion for music.

While undergoing his educational quest, Davido found his way into producing music and swerved his interest dumping school without his father’s consent.

After exploring singing and giving it a try, Davido released ‘Back When’ featuring Nateo C and astonishingly gained prominence.

From this phase, had embraced consistency and released incredible hit songs that reformed him to become the most heated Afrobeat singer in Nigeria.

His style became unmatched and earned him a rigid fan base that pushed him to the top.

He has since then maintained his legacy which has so far earned him a spot in this category.


Divine Ikubor who is better referred to as Rema, in no doubt, earned his spot in the fourth phase of this category.

Since his debut, he has proven how vital his influence and talent have helped reshape the beauty of Afrobeat in less than three years tally.

He is also referred to as the ‘Prince of Afrobeat’ digesting his role as the pioneer of the Afrobeat new generation. However, before this phase, it has been a brink.

Rema who was born in 2000 in a penury-aligned family of a widow kick-started his musical career in his teens and without hesitation, was discovered by the Nigerian music mogul, Don Jazzy who offered him a life-changing opportunity.

As most people anticipated, Rema utilized the opportunity and released his self-titled debut EP which attained him an instant fan base that soared and exposed him to greatness.

He embraced it and utilized it even globally after his hit song ‘Calm Down’ featuring the American sensation, Selena Gomez earned him enormous major plaques, streaming numbers, and records.

Rema is adored incredibly in the Afrobeat genre because was quick to brace up with the Big Three for almost achieving all their masterpiece in a tally of three years.


Nigerian songwriter and singer, Tems has emerged to be the only feminine who has deservedly secured her spot in this category.

Releasing her first EP and deploying her unique genre to the satisfaction of an enormous number of Afrobeat Enthusiasts, Tems gained a rigid fan base that introduced her to the limelight.

This was infused by the Nigerian multiple award-winning sensations, Wizkid who collaborated with her on the song ‘Esscence’ and sparked her global recognition.

‘Essence’ serving as one of the hit tracks of Wizkid’s most-ever charted album, ‘Made In Lagos; attained global prominence for the Nigerian youngster after going viral and gaining massive streaming numbers.

It bagged incredible major music plaques paving the way for international collaboration that attained her a new feat.

This transpired in the grand of Future and Drake who featured her on their hit song ‘Wait For U’. She served as a backup singer in the hit song and still played a vital role in earning Future his first Grammy Award plaque after triumphing in the category of ‘Best Melodic Rap Performance’.

Since her debut, the heavily endowed Nigerian singer has proven her worth to attain a spot in the top current Afrobeat gains so far.

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