In 2021, the Nigerian music business saw the rise of a group of talented acts whose tireless work guaranteed their fame like never before.
It is reasonable to say that 2021 was a watershed moment in the Nigerian music industry, with the development of new talent and the global recognition of established artists like as Burna Boy, Wizkid, and Davido, to name a few.
The pioneers have left their imprint and are still going strong, but we’re focusing our attention right now on the emerging voices who caught our attention in 2021 and show no signs of slowing down in 2022.
In 2022, here are the Top 10 Artistes To Watch Out For In 2022;
Onuoha Ugochi Aka Guchi is a singer/songwriter who, in 2019, released the smash song ADDICTED, which has over 400k views on YouTube.
Guchi has a song called BENZEMA that has gone insanely viral on Tiktok and other social media, with over 20 million views on YouTube. She has also collaborated with ZLATAN, one of Nigeria’s best street artists, on a song called Scatter My Head.
Guchi also played in Sierra Leone’s Eko Fest, which just ended.
It was shocking to even her that she had so much love and support from her Sierra Leone admirers, who were repeating her lyric word for word.
So, without a shadow of a doubt, I know Ruger’s 2022 will be a spectacular year packed with honors and chart-topping jams.
We haven’t yet reached Ruger’s prime, and we’re already enthralled with songs like “Dior,” “Ruger,” “Bounce,” and a slew of others.
Just sit back and wait for more excellence from Ruger in 2022.
Jaywillz Is the master vocalist that graced Olamide’s “UY Scuti” album with a track called “Jailer,” which single-handedly topped the charts from the entire album.
Jaywillz was on everyone’s radar after his appearance on Jailer, and he didn’t disappoint with a fantastic follow-up EP titled “Love On The Word,” which included the chart-topping single “Medicine.”
Jaywillz is without a doubt my Rookie of the Year!
Watch out for this Vocalist Beast in 2022!
Adindu Victor, often known as AV, is a talented young singer and songwriter from the ‘Adindu’s,’ a family who enjoys music and entertainment.
Across less than three weeks, his debut single, ‘BIG THUG BOYS,’ became a blockbuster hit in Africa, reaching number one on all streaming platforms.
He’s a fantastic talent to keep an eye on.
Magixx, whose full name is Adelabu Alexander Adewunmi, just left Mavin Records, a prominent West African label. On September 23, 2021, he was officially signed.
Magixx’s appeal stems from the fact that he has a song for everyone.
He released a mouth-watering five-track EP late this year, which includes the red-hot tune “Love Don’t Cost A Dime.”
Savage is a newcomer in the Afro Beats Music industry, but he is a force to be reckoned with. When it comes to his music career, he has set the bar quite high. Savage’s highly awaited debut album, Utopia, has been released.
Savage has proven he is here to stay despite the fact that he lacks a backbone or a noteworthy musical influence.
We’ve seen the amazing work Savage has in store for us in the short period he’s been on the rise. He’s demonstrated that he can handle any kind of music and deliver.
With his chart-topping singles, Savage has etched his name in the annals of Nigerian music. In 2022, he will reign supreme.
Victony made his Afropop breakthrough with a beautiful and energetic debut EP titled ‘Saturn’ in the summer of 2020. It was a watershed moment in his transition from rapper to vocalist, revealing an early ear for melodies and musical choices.
He’s tremendously solidified his pop star potential in his follow-up year, thanks in part to a blazing star turn on Mayorkun’s “Holy Father.” Victony is on the verge of reaching the pinnacle of his powers, but his full story has yet to be revealed.
He’s tremendously solidified his pop star potential in his follow-up year, thanks in part to a blazing star turn on Mayorkun’s “Holy Father.” Victony is on the verge of reaching the pinnacle of his talents, and he will undoubtedly continue to dazzle us in 2022.
GodsFavour Chidozie, better known by his stage name Fave SZN, is a fast-rising Nigerian singer and composer.
This popular song, titled “Baby Riddim,” is climbing the charts and is currently one of the most popular. Fave is also working on her first studio project at the moment. UY Scuti’ was included on the tracks ‘Pon Pom’ and ‘WANT’ from Olamide’s 2021 album.
Oyinkansola Sarah Aderibigbe, better known as Ayra Starr, debuted in the music industry in mid-2021 as part of Don Jazzy’s Mavin Records.
Without a question, Ayra Starr has given us songs that make her one of the artists to look out for in 2022.
With the publication of her debut single “Away” and her self-titled project “Ayra Starr” in 2021, the self-proclaimed “Celestial being” catapulted from relative obscurity to rapid popularity.
She debuted with a song and is now all over the place; her musical style has been approved, and 2022 will be a year to watch for her.
Daniel Benson, popularly known as Buju, became an instant fan favorite after debuting on Ladipoe’s Feeling in early 2021.
He gained more popularity as a result of a series of guest appearances, and a major break came when afrobeat sensation Wizkid featured him in Mood, a song off his Made In Lagos Deluxe album.
Buju had previously been signed to Burna Boy’s Spaceship Entertainment before going solo in 2021 after a breakthrough.
Sorry I’m Late was his first album, which he released this year. Buju is a performer to watch in 2022.