Top Female Nigerian Artists of 2021/2022 

Top Female Nigerian Artists of 2021/2022

The Nigerian music industry was active in 2021, especially for women, who demonstrated that they are capable of far more than men. 

It’s especially amazing that the women didn’t turn up to play in 2021. The divas of music reigned supreme, defining their own trends and determining how their stories were told. 

We’ve produced a list of female performers who have done a fantastic job of promoting Nigerian music around the world in 2021. 

The following is a list of the Top Female Nigerian Artists of 2021/2022.


Tems is a breakout star in 2021 and one of the first female musicians in the business. Despite her extensive career in the music industry, she rocketed to fame after the release of her smash track “Damages” and her duet with Wizkid on his global hit song “Essence.” Her song “Essence,” co-written with Wizkid, was her first Billboard Hot 100 hit, and she also performed on Drake’s “Certified Lover Boy” album. Her collaboration with Drake on the song “Fountains” earned her another Billboard Hot 100 spot. 

2.Ayra Starr

Ayra Starr’s deep vocals and genuine lyrics, which reflect her generation’s power and growing pains, have earned her critical recognition. NME has branded her “the adolescent driving her generation’s audio revolution,” and The Face and CLASH have identified her as one to watch. The fast-rising vocalist will make her Mavin Records debut in January 2021 with the single ‘AYRA STARR,’ which will be launched by music legend Don Jazzy. 

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3.Tiwa Savage

Tiwa Savage’s influence on the promotion of African music is undeniable. She continues to conquer the world with her incredible vocals and presentation, which combine strong words with beautiful music. Savage’s bravery in fusing Afrobeat, R&B, soul, and pop yielded a number of award nominations, including four Channel O Music Video Awards, five World Music Award nominations, two Headies nominations, MTV Africa Music, BET & MOBO Award nominations, and a host of others. 

4. Simi 

Simi has progressed from the sweet girl next door rave to an impressive and untouchable position as arguably Nigeria’s hottest female artiste in the music industry. 


Teni has demonstrated that you don’t have to reveal everything to be accepted and successful in an industry where women are expected to present themselves as sexual fantasies. Since her spectacular journey to fame, the singer hasn’t slowed down with her massive singles. 

6.Yemi Alade

Yemi Alade has continued to expand her wings across the globe, not just in Africa, despite her lack of renown in Nigeria. 

In 2021, she released the Queendoncome EP, worked on a song with Grammy Award winner Angelique Kidjo, went on a US tour, and was invited by Prince Williams to sing at the Earthshot Prize Awards in the United Kingdom. 

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Niniola is a renowned and well-known female artist in Africa. Niniola has received praise from Drake and Timbaland for hits like “Maradona” and “Boda Sodiq,” and none other than Beyoncé has looked to her for musical inspiration, using “Maradona” to compose “Find Your Way Back” for the Grammy-nominated The Lion King: The Gift project, earning Niniola a Grammy Nominee. 


After getting famous on social media during the first COVID lockdown in 2020 after publishing a freestyle of what would later become her third song, N.B.U (Nobody But You), with a rhythm provided by Jinmi Abduls, she became the trailblazer on everyone’s radar. With her unique narrative talent to compose music that emotionally resonates with her audience, she covers a primary yet varied theme of love, heartbreak, and its varieties. 

9.Adeyinka Alaseyori

Adeyinka Akinyemi, popularly known as Adeyinka Alaseyori, is a Nigerian Gospel Music preacher, composer, and singer with a voice that is similar to Tope Alabi’s. Her three albums to date are ‘Alaseyori mi,’ ‘Alaabo mi,’ and Arojinle. Her primary aim as a gospel singer is to bring God’s hand down through pure praise and deep refined worship. 

The gospel singer made the list thanks to her successful song “Oniduro mi” and a feud with Tope Alabi. As a result of the Oniduro Mi incident in 2021, her popularity skyrocketed, landing her a wave of gospel concerts and appearances. Later that year, Adeyinka Alaseyori released a new album, ‘Aye Ope Yo.’ 

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10. LIYA

The 30BG’s first female artist is Liya. The First Lady got off to a great start with MELO in late 2020. Melo, which means “how many” in Yoruba, is her first official single. Her vivacious nature is only surpassed by her wonderful voice, which all fans adore. 

She renewed her dream to break into the music industry with the release of her debut EP, “ALARI,” in 2021. Davido Music Worldwide’s newest signee, Alari (Yoruba for “stand out”), exhibits her versatility on her first EP by mixing a host of genre-bending artistic choices and powerful vocals to deliver critical messages.

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