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Most Awarded Nigerian Male Musicians By 2019

Davido is one of the most popular male musicians in Nigeria

Nigeria is a big force in the African music industry. It is also making a mark on world music with Nigerian musicians making chart-topping collabos with international artists. These have gone ahead to win various awards on the continent and on in other parts of the world. This article is going to show you the Nigerian male musicians with the highest number of awards so far. Read on to see whether your favorite musician makes it on this list.

2baba

2baba

Coming at number one, this talented and versatile musician is well recognized in the Nigerian music industry. Born in Jos, Plateau State, Nigeria, Innocent Ujah Idibia stage name 2baba is a record producer, songwriter, singer, and entrepreneur. He is among the most decorated Afro-Pop musicians on the continent with 56 awards and various nominations. 2baba has won awards including
  • MOBO award
  • KORA award
  • 3 Soundcity Awards
  • 2 A.M.E.N Awards
  • BET award
  • World Music Award
  • 5 Headies Awards
  • MTV Europe Music Award
  • 4 MTV Africa Music Awards
  • 5 Channel O Music Video Awards
  • 5 Nigeria Entertainment Awards


Wizkid

Wizkid

Trailing 2baba with 51 awards is Wizkid ranked 6th on Forbes list of top 10 richest African musicians in 2018. Wizkid is the first Afrobeats artist to appear in the 2018 Guinness World Records after his contribution to “One Dance” with Drake. Wizkid has more than 177 nominations and won awards including:
  • BET Award
  • Grammy Award
  • 7 Headies Awards
  • 2 MOBO Awards
  • The Future Awards
  • 2 Ghana Music Awards
  • 2 Dynamix All Youths Awards
  • 4 Style TV Music Video Awards
  • 6 Nigeria Entertainment Awards
  • 2 Channel O Music Video Awards
  • 2 City People Entertainment Awards
  • 2 African Music Magazine Awards

He has 4 MTV Europe Music Awards and the World Music Awards nominations. You can download latest Naija songs including the latest from Wizkid free from an entertainment website.


Davido

Davido

Real name David Adeleke, Davido is one of the most popular male musicians in Nigeria. Arguably the biggest Afrobeats artist, he has so far bagged 46 awards and about 150 nominations. Davido is a popular artist even outside of Nigeria and he has won awards including:
  • BET Award
  • KORA Award
  • 4 BillBoards Awards
  • MOBO Award
  • Soul Train Awards
  • Ghana Music Award
  • 8 The Headies Awards
  • 5 MTV Europe Awards
  • 2 Dynamix All Youth Awards
  • Nigeria Music Video Award
  • 2 MTV Africa Music Awards
  • Channel O Music Video Award
  • 2 African Muzik Magazine Awards
  • 7 Nigeria Entertainment Awards
  • 7 City People Entertainment Awards


Dbanj

Dbanj

A popular recording artist who also plays the harmonica, D’banj has contributed greatly to the music industry in Nigeria and the African continent. He was born and raised in Zaria and he gained prominence after his album “No Long Thing (2005)” debut album. This album included the song “Tongolo” that won him the 2006 Channel O Music Video Award as the best newcomer. By 2015, he won a Kora Award for the most promising male artist.

D’banj’ s song Oliver Twist is among the top all-time Afrobeat songs in Nigeria and Africa. With 29 awards to his name, D’banj has more than 87 award nominations. Some of his awards include:

  • BET Award
  • KORA Award
  • MOBO Award
  • World Music Award
  • 2 Ghana Music Award
  • 4 Headies Awards
  • 4 MTV Africa Music Awards
  • 2 MTV Europe Music Awards
  • Nigerian Music Video Award
  • Soundcity Music Video Award
  • 3 Nigerian Entertainment Awards
  • 6 Channel O Music Video Award


Olamide

Olamide

Popularly known as Olamide Baddo, this hip hop artist is a blessing to the music industry in Nigeria since his breakout. At the 2012 Headies Awards, Olamide got nominated for Hip World Revelation of the Year for the best rap single. Although he missed, he got his first award at the 2013 Nigeria Entertainment Awards by winning 4 awards.

By 2015, Olamide got 10 awards from the 12 nominations from different award shows. He has so far won 22 awards with more than 32 nominations including:

  • Channel O Music Video Award
  • 2 Nigerian Music Video Awards
  • 7 Nigerian Entertainment Awards


P-Square

P-Square

This list would not have been complete without the dynamic duo of twin brothers Paul and Peter Okoye. With their Square Records, these have produced and released various albums. By December 2011, P-Square signed a record deal with Konvict Muzik owned by Akon. This was followed by a May 2012 distribution deal with Universal Music South Africa.

The duo had won about 17 awards and nominated 18 ties in various award shows. Some of the awards P-Square won include:

  • Kora Award
  • 5 Headies Awards
  • 2 Nigeria Music Awards
  • 4 MTV Africa Music Awards
  • 5 Channel O Music Video Awards


Conclusion

From our list, you can obviously tell that Nigerian musicians are making a mark on the whole music scene. These musicians have won various local awards and internationally recognized awards like MTV and BET.


About Ashly William:

Ashly William is a freelance writer, with years of experience, creating content for varied online portals. Her content is published on many national and international publications. She love to write about business services and education.

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