In the Nigerian music industry, female singers are starting to become great competitors against their male colleagues. Nigerian female musicians are starting to beat the male musicians in not just making money, but breaking musical records and getting more hit songs as well.
It is now common among music lovers to ask themselves this question- “Who is the best female artist in Nigeria?”
It’s not surprising though. People like to know who the best is, and music is no exception. Well to answer your question, it’s would be unfair to say there is a Nigerian female musician that is the best of all. Because, every year, we see female stars amaze us with good vibes and music.
However, one thing that is common is that, there are particular stars that rule every year. This 2021, there have been Nigerian female singers that have wowed us with their performances and it’s safe to say that so far so good, these ones are the best female artists in Nigeria this 2021.
Below is Sharp Media‘s top five(5) list of 2021 best female artists in Nigeria. The list starts from the bottom. Don’t skip any part of this. Enjoy!
Twenty eight year old Teniola Apata, professionally known as Teni Makanaki or Teni the entertainer, is no doubt one of the biggest Nigerian female singers in 2021. The singer and songwriter has really been at her peak since 2017, and she doesn’t seem to be loosing form at all.
If you know much about Nigerian music, then there’s no need telling yoy that Singer Teni have got some records of her own. She’s is definitely a wonder woman in the music industry.
Earlier this year, Teni Makanaki released her debute album titled “Wondaland” and this immediately added her to the list of 2021 best female artists in Nigeria.
Her album has been a hit on different foreign and local music streaming platform, and all Nigerians are proud that she(Teni) is not just African, but a Nigerian female singer!
4. Tiwa Savage
Fourty one year old Tiwatope Savage, popularly known as Tiwa Savage, is a figure that needs no introduction.
Tiwa Savage is a Nigerian female singer that has been serving Nigerians with juicy songs for almost a decade now.
Over 50% of Tiwa’s songs are hits all over the world, and she definitely deserves to be among any list that has to do with best female artists in Nigeria.
She deserves such recognition for all that she has done for the Naija music industry.
3. Yemi Alade
Being a lady with so many awards, it should be not surprising to anyone that Yemi Eberechi Alade is also on the list of best female artists in Nigeria for 2021.
Yemi Alade who once won the MTV African Music Award for Best female in 2015 and 2016 consecutively, has always been at the top of her game.
The thirty two year old “Johnny” crooner has released a good number of songs this year, and they all turned out to be hits across different countries. Yemi Alade is number four on our list of best female artists in Nigeria this year.
2. Ayra Starr
Even though she was only just discovered this year(2021), Ayra Starr has really made a great impact in the Nigerian music industry. We have Don Jazzy to thank for that!
Oyinkansola Sarah Aderibigbe a.k.a Ayra Starr is a musical super star that got signed by Don Jazzy in 2020. And since the beginning of 2021, the world has been vibing to some of her great songs(such as Away, Bloody Samaritan, and others in her debute E.P). Ayra Starr’s career has only just began, but yet she’s already so famous. She’s one female Nigerian musician that we all should be proud of. And if other Nigerian female artists can be like her, then Naija is definitely going to be among the bests in the entertainment aspect
If you don’t know who Tems is, then you obviously know nothing about Nigerian music. The word “Tems,” has been the name on the lips of a lot Nigerian music lovers. This Nigerian female singer has really outdone herself for the past few months now.
It’s safe to say anywhere that Temilade Opeyemi, a.k.a Tems, is the among 2021 best female artists in Nigeria. Her song with Wizkid titled Essence is said to have made its way into Barack Obama’s favorite music of 2020 playlist. Apart from that, she had been recognized by singers like Justin Beiber, Drake, and Rihanna.
Tems has really been at her peak, and hopefully we’ll get to see more from this great Nigerian female artist before the year runs out!
Is there any female Nigerian singer that you think should be on this list? If there is, then drop a comment below.