14 Nigerian Artists That We Enjoyed Listening To In 2023

2023 served us bangers upon bangers, and these 14 Nigerian artists deserve a standing ovation, so let’s do some gbedu appreciation!

1. OdumoduBlvck:

Black sheep for life, black sheep forever, Izgaaju till we kpeme, Antiworld gangsters GE records, you get me? Odumodublvck”. Kicking off our list is the dynamic OdumoduBlvck, whose unique blend of Afrobeat caught our attention. With infectious beats and thought-provoking lyrics, OdumoduBlvck established himself as one of the best Nigerian rappers of all time.

2. Victony:

Victony’s music ruled 2023! From the bangers like “OHEMA” to the romantic vibes of “My Darling,” Victony’s music had us dancing like nobody was watching.

3. Rema:

Another Banger!” No stranger to the limelight, Rema continued to dominate the charts with his genre-defying music. The Mavin Records signee showcased his versatility, with smash hits like “Calm Down” and “DND”, Rema again showed us why he is the biggest next-gen supermusic star.

4. ShalliPopi:

They call me Shallipopi, Pluto Presido“. The Pluto president himself, ShalliPopi emerged as a breath of fresh air, crafting his music with a distinctive vibe that stood out in the Nigerian music industry. His ability to fuse traditional Nigerian sounds with contemporary beats has earned him a dedicated fanbase.

5. Asake:

“Ololade Mi Asake” Asake’s vocals and beats had us singing along with him in 2023. Tracks like “Sunshine” and “Basquiat” were more than just songs; they were works of art, transporting us to another world where only positive vibes existed.

6. Davido:

As one of Nigeria’s music giants, Davido delivered hits that resonated with the masses. Davido’s infectious energy and party-starting anthems like “Unavailable” and “Na Money” kept the dance floors packed all year long. This guy knows how to get a crowd moving, no matter what day of the week it is.

7. Burna Boy:

The African Giant himself! Burna Boy’s global domination continued in 2023 with tracks like “Big 7” and “City Boys” that transcended borders and languages. This guy is a true ambassador of Nigerian music, showing the world what we’re made of.

8. Wizkid:

Wizkid, the Starboy himself, didn’t disappoint. His tracks “IDK” and “Ebelebe” were the perfect blend of smooth melodies and infectious beats that kept us hitting the replay button.

9. Tiwa Savage:

Tiwa Savage’s powerful voice and soulful tunes had us screaming g out lyrics in the shower. She truly knows how to make every note count.

10. Adekunle Gold:

AG Baby! Adekunle Gold’s soulful melodies and relatable lyrics had us singing along at the top of our lungs. Tracks like “Party No Dey Stop” and “Wrong Person” were the perfect soundtrack for late-night drives.

11. Young John:

Young John, the Wicked Producer, brought his A-game, not just producing beats but also releasing bangers and masterpieces like “Sharpally” and “Aquafina”, that made our sing to his tunes. His name has become synonymous with club bangers.

12. Kizz Daniel:

Kizz Daniel’s smooth vocals and catchy hooks continued to dominate the music industry. As a consistent hitmaker, he maintained his status as one of Nigeria’s most beloved artists, delivering tracks like “Buga” and “RTID (Rich till I Die)” that resonated with fans of all ages.

13. Ayra Starr:


This fast-rising star is owning her space with her powerful vocals and unapologetic lyrics. Ayra Starr is truly the sabi girl of the Nigerian music industry, and we can’t wait to see what she does next.

14. Omah Lay:

Okay, okay, we couldn’t resist adding Omah Lay to the list! His smooth voice and heartfelt lyrics had us all feeling the feels in 2023.

So there you have it! 14 Nigerian artists who made our 2023 unforgettable. Remember, music isn’t just entertainment; it’s the soundtrack to our lives, the rhythm that keeps us moving, the voice that speaks to our souls. So increase the volume, and celebrate these amazing artists.

P.S. If we missed your fave artist, no vex! There’s just too much talent in Naija to fit on one list. Share your own top picks in the comments, and let’s keep the music conversation flowing!

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