Top 10 Nigerian Artists That Will Take Over The Industry In 2020

Top 10 Nigerian Artists That Will Take Over The Industry In 2020

Check out for the full list of the top 10 Nigerian artists that will take over the industry in 2020. Some of these dudes might leave your mouth wide open in surprise. 


As usual, the music industry has been a very amazing experience for us 2019, likewise 2018 and older years back.

Every year we welcome new styles, new genres, new fans, new artists and new jams. Judging from the current atmosphere in the Nigerian music industry, we always know what to be expected the following year.

Well, 2019 has finally ended while 2020 took the batton stick. Then the music industry will be worn with another garment.

There is a saying that: “The Present Will Decide The Future“. We’ve sighted different new artists joining the fame part of the music industry in 2019 with tremendous vibes. They showed us how fully prepared they were to snatch the throne from the current music industry rulers.

FELVICSTORIES has finally come up with surest predictions of what 2020 is going to be like. In this article, you will find the list of the top 10 upcoming artists that will Take Over the industry in 2020.


Top 10 Nigerian Upcoming Artistes To Watch In 2020

1. Rema

Top 10 Nigerian Artists That Will Take Over The Industry In 2020

Rema whose real name is Divine Ikubor is a Fantastic singer presently signed to Marvin Record Label by Don Jazzy. He was born and brought up in Benin, Edo State, Nigeria in 2001[eighteen years old].

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No doubt, Rema is one of the most cherished artists in Nigeria currently. The young and a smart dude was able to earn a lot of attention in no time with a very different style that’s hasn’t been recognized in Nigeria before.

He successfully earned massive love from the crowd with a couple of tracks including free-styles which was later released as an album. His singles include:

  1. Dumebi (2019)
  2. Iron Man (2019)
  3. Why (2019)
  4. Corny (2019)
  5. Rich And Young (2019)
  6. American Love (2019)
  7. Spiderman (2019)
  8. Trap Out The Submarine (2019)
  9. Boulevard (2019)
  10. Lady (2019)
  11. This Fame (2019)
  12. Rewind (2019)
  13. Spaceship Jocelyn (2019)

To everyone’s amusement, Rema who was just signed a few months ago has broken records some top artists haven’t neared in their entire life. On the 24th of June, he became the first Nigerian artist to debut 5 TOP songs on Apple Music, also sets record on TRAP charts.

On the 23rd of August, the former president of the United States Of America [USA], Barrack Obama shared online the 44 songs he and his wife, Michelle, were bopping to enjoy the summer and Rema’s song, Iron Man was number 42.

On 19 October 2019, Rema won Next Rated and was nominated for Viewer’s Choice at the 13th edition of The Headies. On 12 January 2020, he received the Souncity MVP for the best new artist.

2. Fireboy DML

Top 10 Nigerian Artists That Will Take Over The Industry In 2020
Fireboy DML

FIreboy whose real name is Adedamola Adefolahan is an Afro-pop singer currently signed to YBNL Record Label. He has a very charming and attractive voice.

He is currently one of the Nigerian artists whose song is most anticipated and streamed on music platforms. The fantastic singer has banged countless playlist with several jams namely: King, Jealous, I Will Be Fine, Star, Ajoke, What If I Say, Give Me Love, Don’t Say So, G-Strings.

On the All Africa Music Award [AFRIMA] 2019 Nominees List which was released recently, FIreboy DML was sighted on the category of African Best Newcomers.

FIreboy is getting massive attention from music lovers and artists. There is no doubt that next year is going to be an exciting and reigning season for him.

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3. Joeboy

Top 10 Nigerian Artists That Will Take Over The Industry In 2020

Joseph Akinfenwa Donus preferably called Joeboy is no doubt one of the upcoming artists standing so close to the music industry’s throne. He has a lovely voice as well as a perfect vibe. He is currently signed to Mr. Eazi‘s label, Banku Records.

His first track under the record label: “Beginning” in 2019 remains one of the unforgettable songs in Nigeria. He gained countless views and positive commendations with the track. Afterward, he has broken boundaries with lots of hot jams like “Baby“, “Don’t Call Me Back (feat. Mayorkun)” and lots more…

4. Zinoleesky

Top 10 Nigerian Artists That Will Take Over The Industry In 2020

And here comes the most newly welcomed but rapidly growing singer in the music industry. If you are seldom active in the music category on social media, it’s very obvious you will know this so-called Zinoleesky guy.

Zinoleesky whose real name is Oniyide Azeez is a Nigerian young singer with impressive vibes. He has this unique power of making listeners fall for his records and him particularly in few seconds.

His fame increased after getting an Instagram repost of his cover to Fvck You by the song’s original singer Kizz Daniel who also promised him a remix.

Zinoleesky is a hard-working artist. Relentlessly, he kept dropping singles alongside different artists in 2019. He has successfully convinced countless listeners to become a fan with impressive tracks like OLE, WHO KNOWS [ft. LIL FROSH], MONEY [ft. ZLATAN IBILE] and many more.

He is presently signed to Naira Marley‘s record label, Marlians Music.

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5. Lyta

Top 10 Nigerian Artists That Will Take Over The Industry In 2020

Lawal Raheem preferably referred to as Lyta is another fast-rising, young and talented singer currently receiving people’s smiling face of ‘welcome to Nigerian music industry’. He gained his fame after being signed to the YBNL record label in 2018 along with Limerick.

He is really talented in cooking fans’ favorite with a decent voice of his. He was able to gather massive amounts of fans and attention with just two tracks in 2018: Time and Self Made.

After a quiet conflict Lyta faced in YBNL which revealed that he wasn’t given a contract by the label, he left and was picked-up by Doro Musix Record Label. Then he dropped another lovely single tagged “Monalisa“. Amusingly, the unexpected jam, “Monalisa” impressed the DMW boss, Davido to the extent that he requested Lyta for a remix and a video.

Lyta is mostly recognized to be a very lucky dude till now. After his collaboration with Davido, his fan base became a bombshell.

6. Lil Frosh

Top 10 Nigerian Artists That Will Take Over The Industry In 2020
Lil Frosh

Lil Frosh is a fast-rising rapper who also built himself by focusing and teaming-up with his close friend Zinoleesky. He started his music career’s mission by uploading freestyle videos on Instagram then successfully earned a lot of attention.

Lil Frosh is a fast Yoruba Rapper with clear and smooth flows. He does nothing than coming up with well-cooked punchlines. His fame rose after he had a collaboration with Nigerian street sensation, Small Doctor on a track tagged “Firi Yahoo“. Presently, he is signed to Davido Music Worldwide (DMW)

7. Mohbad

Top 10 Nigerian Artists That Will Take Over The Industry In 2020

As we all know, the street is slowly taking over the industry and here comes one of the dudes causing that. Mohbad is another upcoming street sensational rapper. His birth name is Ilerioluwa Oladimeji Aloba. Also, he is often referred to as “Baba Imole“.

Mohbad is one uncommon rapper who sounds so much like Zlatan Ibile. He is also signed under Naira Marley’s record label, Marlians Music.

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This dude has shown what he is capable of doing to us severely in 2019. He is one kind of ambitious young star with a no-giving up stake. He is also used to sharing freestyles often on Instagram. It’s just a matter of time, you will also realize that he deserves to be on the list of the Top 10 Nigerian artists that will take over the music industry in 2020.

8. Picazo Rhap

Top 10 Nigerian Artists That Will Take Over The Industry In 2020
Picazo Rahp

Picazo Raph whose birth name is Omogbolahan Sodiq Ilabode is a young Yoruba ingenious rapper with a unique style and vibes of cooking his rhymes. It’s very clear and obvious that this dude has the real gift of rapping. His lyrics are always spiced-up with hilarious and unexpected random rhymes.

Picazo started his musical journey by uploading different freestyle videos on Instagram then had many cherishers as a result. In 2018, he won an Instagram rap contest hosted by Dek-Niyor records CEO, Chinko Ekun on his track titled “Waloda“.

Picazo fame commenced when YBNL Records, Olamide CEO signed him to the label in 2018. But currently, he doesn’t belong to the record label anymore. Shortly after by Lyta’s exit from YBNL, he was also farewelled and signed immediately by SeniorBoiz records.

Picazo is no doubt one of the best and most talented upcoming rappers we have in Nigeria presently. Obviously, we can say if he maintains his current fire, he will surely obtain the stardom throne in the music industry so soon.

9. T-Classic

Top 10 Nigerian Artists That Will Take Over The Industry In 2020
T Classic

T-Classic whose real name is Tolulope  Ajayi is a unique singer and afro-pop artist with a unique voice. His voice was one of his qualities that helped him in getting many listeners’ attention. He sounds so much like the Flyboi Inc Boss, Kizz Daniel.

Apart from T-Classic‘s vocal, he is literally talented enough that he was able to build a strong fan base before getting signed to Mix Naija Entertainment record label.

T-Classic is mostly heard in singing about love and feelings. He enjoyed a pleasant atmosphere in the 2018/19 music industry with jams like; Isabella, Fall In Love [ft. Mayorkun], Nobody Fine Pass You, The Source, I Want You, Logbayipe, Yes Or No and more.

Observing T-Classic ways of churning-out impressive vibes, we can say he is probably one of the Nigerian music industry’s future.

10. Martinsfeelz

Top 10 Nigerian Artists That Will Take Over The Industry In 2020

Olawale Ayodeji Martins preferably called Martinsfeelz is another Nigerian brilliant artiste who is steadily gaining massive fans in 2019. He is currently signed to the SOP record label.

However, martinsfeelz is popularly recognized to be a singer, but he was a rapper initially. Meanwhile, a lot of people thought changing his genre would make him lost numerous attention. But to everyone’s astonishment, he was found to be a guru in the singing category.

Martinsfeelz only had few followers and supporters until he became a singer. It’s a very obvious way to recognize a real talent after all.

Listening to martinsfeelz’s tracks is enough to make your day. Most of his singles are structured with motivating and inspiring lyrics. Some of his regular hit-songs include; JUICE, SHOW ME, NECESSARY, WHY, MO EAZY, SECURE THE BAG [ft. FALZ], JU DICE and many more.


We have been enjoying a good time in the music industry in 2019. And I hope this year will also bear a flabbergasting atmosphere for every music lovers.

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