Most beautiful female musicians in Nigeria
The Nigerian music industry is fortunate to have amazing female artists that excel at what they do and have fulfilled all of the prerequisites for becoming a good musician. Nigerians have produced some wonderful female composers, musicians, and singers who, with their magnificent voices and distinctive styles of self-expression, have lasted the test of time and changed the course of history.
The music industry is full of attractive guys and attractive women. But who may be dubbed Nigeria’s most beautiful female musician? Is it feasible to single out one lady as the most attractive? No, it cannot be done.
The top 10 most beautiful female musicians in Nigeria are listed below.
1. Tiwa savage
Tiwatope Savage Balogun, often known as Tiwa Savage or mommy Jam Jam, is a Nigerian singer, composer, and actor. She was born on 5 February 1980 in Isale Eko and moved to London when she was 11 years old to attend secondary school. She began singing background vocals for American performers such as George Michael and Mary J. Blige.
The excellent singer earned a degree in Business Administration from the University of Kent in England.
Her debut studio album, Once Upon a Time, was released on July 3, 2013. Seven singles accompanied it: “Kele Kele Love,” “Love Me (3x),” “Without My Heart,” “Ife Wa Gbona,” “Folarin,” “Olorun Mi,” and “Eminado.”
At the 2014 Nigeria Entertainment Awards, the album was nominated for Best Album of the Year, as well as Best R&B/Pop Album at The Headies.
She signed with Mavin Records in 2012 and was featured on the label’s compilation album Solar Plexus (2012).
Her musical style, professionalism, and relevant lyrics have earned her followers and praises all around the world. While she is often regarded as Nigeria’s top female performer, her musical talent and tenacity have earned her a place among Africa’s best artists.
Temilade Openiyi, better known as Tems, was born on July 11, 1995, in Lagos, Nigeria, to a Nigerian mother and a British father.
Dowen College in Lekki was her alma mater. She eventually relocated to Johannesburg to get a degree in Economics at a South African institution.
Tems’ musical career began at an early age, when her piano teacher taught her how to play. She liked Destiny Child’s ‘Solider’ with Lil Wayne. Her favourite musician was Beyoncé, and she aspired to be a music icon.
Tems’ biography skyrocketed when she entered the market in 2018 with “Mr. Rebel,” a song that stole the hearts of many Nigerians. She is known for her alternative music style and alto textured voice.Her fans have adopted the moniker ‘Rebel gang’ since then.
Tems and Omah Lay were arrested in December by Uganda police officers for violating Covid-19 standards.
She rose to prominence after being featured in Wizkid’s Essence. Her song was nominated for a Grammy Award. She has also appeared alongside Drake on Future’s 2022 single Wait For You. The record debuted at the top of the Billboard Hot 100, making her the first African artist to do so and the second Nigerian to do so.
Ayra Starr originally known as Oyinkansola Sarah Aderibigbe born on 14th June 2002, is a Nigerian singer, composer, and fashion model.
Since Ayra Starr was 10 years old, Ayra Starr has wanted to pursue a career in music, but her father advised her to finish school first.
She began her career as a fashion model at the age of 16 with a well-known modelling agency named Quove Model Management.
Ayra Starr began covering songs by well-known musicians such as 2baba, Davido, Wizkid, and others after deciding to commit more time and effort to establishing her music career.
Starr also made an appearance in Eri Ife’s music video for “Dear Future Wife.” Don Jazzy recognised her after she shared her song “Damage” to her Instagram profile.
Ayra Starr signed with Mavin Records in 2020 and began recording in the Mavin Studios in Lagos, Nigeria. Mavin Records, her record label, issued her self-titled debut extended play on January 22, 2021.
She became the youngest African female artist to receive more than 100 million views on a single YouTube video with her song “Rush.”
Simisola Ogunleye Kosoko, better known as Simi, is a Nigerian singer and composer. She is a multi-award winner and one of the most brilliant vocalists of her generation; her songs are broadcast on local and worldwide radio stations.
Covenant University’s Mass Communication graduate received a taste of success in 2014, when her single “Tiff” garnered her two nominations at The Headies. Although she did not win in either category, she made a strong impression as one of the industry’s emerging fine voices.
Simi didn’t sit back following her debut in 2015. This time, in 2016, she released her second studio album, which included the smash single “Jamb Question,” which was later remixed by Falz. Simi was named by NotJustOk as one of the performers to watch in 2016.
Simi is not only a successful afro-pop artist, but she also has multi-million dollar endorsement deals with Opera Mini and Etisalat.
5. Yemi alade
Yemi Eberechi Alade, better known as Yemi Alade, was born in Abia State on March 13, 1989.
Yemi began her schooling at Saviour British Primary School before moving on to Victory Grammar School in Lagos. She also holds a Geography degree from the University of Lagos.
Yemi Alade rose to prominence after winning the Peak Talent Show in 2009. Following that, she released three songs from the King of Queens album: “Johnny”, “Mama Africa” was released in March 2016. It reached number one in Germany, Malaysia, and France. She then released “Black Magic” in 2017 and “Woman Of Steel” in 2019.
Yemi Alade has received several award nominations.
Alade won the MTV Africa Music Awards for Best Female in both 2015 and 2016. She was the first female artist to get the prize twice. In 2015, Alade was nominated for the Artiste of the Year award.
Niniola Apata, professionally known as Niniola, was born on December 15, 1986 in Lagos, Nigeria.
Niniola finished primary school at Apata Memorial School, a military boarding school founded by her father, Simon Apata, in the state of Ekiti.
She earned a Bachelor’s degree in education after completing a four-year programme at the University of Lagos.
Niniola has had a passion for music since she was in high school. She performs for free in front of her students, who act as her audience. Her talent was recognised when she was chosen to head the school’s cultural musical ensemble in competitions against other schools and states.
Niniola continued to pursue music after graduating, and in 2013 she competed in the sixth season of MTN Project Fame. Despite her terrible performance, she finished third overall.
Ibadi, her debut single produced by Sarz and released in March 2014, swiftly soared to the top of the charts in Nigeria and throughout Africa. She maintained her success. Gbowode was one of them.
Soke was a hit single, followed by Start Over, Shaba, J’ete, Jigi-Jigi, Maradona, and Sicker.
Teniola Apata, also known as Teni the Entertainer, is a Nigerian-American singer, songwriter, and entertainer who was born on December 23, 1992.
She attended Apata Memorial High School before transferring to American InterContinental University, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration.
Teni began her music career and was signed by Magic Finger Records, which is owned by Shizzi, a top producer in 2016. She was then signed to Dr Dolor Entertainment Records in 2017, where she collaborated with some of the label’s musicians before becoming a play-up.
Teni began by INSTAGRAM freestyling her songs. Her popular tune Fargin catapulted her to fame, as the song was welcomed and enjoyed by a wide range of music fans.
Teni has created a song for the DMW founder and has released a plethora of wonderful, awesome, and numerous tracks.
Her smash single “Case,” produced by Jaysynths and released on October 19, 2018, catapulted her to international popularity.
The song was named Best Pop Single at the 2019 Headies.
8. Seyi shay
Deborah Oluwaseyi is a Nigerian actress. Seyi Shay (born December 21, 1985) is Joshua’s most well-known stage name.
She is a Nigerian singer, composer, and actress who was born in England.
When Seyi Shay was two years old, she travelled to Nigeria with her mother. She attended Command High School in Maryland, Lagos before going to London to complete her undergraduate degree.
She holds degrees in business administration from the University of East London and music from a small college in the United Kingdom.
Seyi Shay began her musical career when she was six years old. Her late mother, as well as her siblings, who were all musicians and members of numerous musical bands, inspired and supported her.
Seyi Shay formed the girl band Boadicea in the United Kingdom in 2006 after signing a record deal with No Apology.
As a star vocalist, Seyi Shay has collaborated with a number of musicians. Wizkid included her in a lot of tracks.
She recorded a tune called “Irawo” in 2012, which became a smash and received a lot of exposure in Nigeria.
Hadiza Blell, popularly known as Di’ja, is a talented Nigerian singer and songwriter who was born on August 14, 1989.
In 2009, she was one of the performers signed to the prominent Nigerian record label, Mavin Records.
She dedicated herself to her education from a young age, earning degrees in Biology and Psychology.
Dija is a stunningly gorgeous, creative, and talented woman. She is a visual artist, designer, philanthropist, and humanitarian in addition to being a vocalist.
Di’ja began her career after graduating from high school, and her love of music has some ties to her family, as she mentioned that her mother affected her route through numerous CD collections surrounding her during her upbringing.
She subsequently released her first single, Rock Steady, in 2009, which earned her a nomination for best R&B record at the Canadian Radio Music Awards that same year.
After several years, she was ultimately signed to Mavin Records by Don Jazzy, and her first single, Yaro, was released in February of 2014. She has also received various honours over her career.
Waje, full name Aituaje Aina Vivian Ebele Iruobe, is a Nigerian singer, philanthropist, and vocalist.
Waje is widely regarded as the greatest Nigerian vocalist of all time. She has worked in a variety of musical genres, including R&B, Pop, Soul, Rock, Blues, and hip-hop soul.
Waje completed her secondary education at the Word of Faith Group of Schools after finishing elementary school. Unfortunately, she became pregnant around this time, which nearly cut short her study until the late Archbishop Benson Idahosa intervened and placed her on a scholarship.
She is one of Nigeria’s most accomplished vocalists, and her music has travelled far beyond the country’s borders.