With the towering relevance gained by the emergence of Wizkid, Davido, Burna Boy amidst other stars on the big stage, the music industry has birthed many upcoming Nigerian singers desiring to appear on the glittering screen.
These yearnings from talents who are determined to outshine, surpass, and break records set by the current breeds of stars will in no time withness the coming to the limelight of these celebrity talents that would keep the industry relevant and on the lips of many across Africa.
However, EKO HOT BLOG reports that these lists of talents booking their space to replace the big names in the Nigerian music scene are mostly female – after all, what a man can do, a woman can do, even, better.
Below is a list of Upcoming Nigerian Singers honing their skills to surpass Wizkid, Davido and Others
1. Oyinkansola Sarah Aderibigbe
Well-known as Ayra Starr, is a Nigerian singer currently making waves on social media with her song titled ‘Bloody Samaritan’.
Ayra Starr was signed into Mavin records just 48 hours after she was declared openly, alongside an eponymous 5-track body of work. It peaked at #1 ahead of heavyweights such as Wizkid, Davido, Olamide, etc.
“Away” is now the #1 song in Nigeria, has been making waves on YouTube, and has been marked as one of the 20 most played songs in Nigeria.
Ayra is undoubtedly one of the promising stars with the potential to surpass Wizkid and Davido.
Finally, if Wizkid decides to bow out of music tomorrow, which among these artists do you think can replace him?
2. Omah Stanley Didia
Well-known as Omah Lay is one of the fastest-growing music artists with a huge fans base. The 24 years old lad breaks out in 2021 when he released his debut single “Godly”.
To date, he is among the most celebrated artist in the industry and has what it takes to become the next Davido or Wizkid.
3. Ugochi Onuoha
Popularly known as Guchi is a multi-talented Nigerian singer and songwriter, currently signed under the record label of PG Records ent. The November-born singer gained global attention after releasing a single titled ‘Addicted’ in 2019.
The official video has already garnered more than 400,000 views on YouTube. She featured popular comic artist, Broda Shaggi.
4. Temilade Openiyi
Famously known as Tems is a singer, songwriter, and producer who broke through in 2018 with her single “Mr. Rebel.”
The song was a hit and earned her two nominations at the Nigerian awards show, “The Headies”.
Tems got nominated for Best Vocal Performance and Best Alternative Song.
In 2020, she joined fellow Nigerian artist Davido on the Afro beats remix of Khalid’s “Know Your Worth.” That same year, Tems released her debut EP, For “Broken Ears”.
Although Tems has been on the scene for a while now, she is one of the big names doing big things in the industry.
5. Terry Daniel Akewe
Famously known as Starboy, Terri joined the music industry a few years ago, and he has started making his marks in the industry.
Terri got signed in by Wizkid and his groovy single titled “On Me And Shuu” was a hit.
Although Wizkid calls him the next big thing, Terry is tipped to take over from his boss.
6. Kosisochukwu Gospel Peters
A 17-year-old girl with the stage name Salle is set to be Nigeria’s next music star.
She is a talented singer and songwriter.
Salle came to the limelight after a video of her singing with a hawking tray went viral online.
The video, which has generated over 500,000 views on Instagram, brought the hawker girl to the interest of music producers and executives in the world.
In my opinion, Salle is a rare talent that I think can surpass the likes of Simi and her male counterparts Wizkid in the industry.
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