Top 5 underrated Nigeria artists
Nigeria having most of the greatest artists in Africa in the likes of Davido, Burna boy, Wizkid, Tems, Tiwa Savage, Rema, Yemi alade and so on who have gotten international recognition for their talents and vibes. There are also some artist in the same Nigeria with similar talents or even more talent in them but are yet to be recognized internationally. Some are recognized internationally it not as it is supposed to, while some are also overrated there by causing fans to recognize them but are actually doing nothing significant in the music industry.
Here are Top 5 most underrated artist in Nigeria;
Ladipo Eso popularly known as Ladipoe or Poe is a Nigerian musician. 28 February 2017, Ladipoe signed a record deal with Mavin Records. He rose to prominence with the song “Feel Alright” where he got featured by SDC “Show Dem Camp”. He also released a new single “Jaiye” in March 2019 before dropping the hit song, “Know You” featuring Nigerian Joromi singer, Simi. He is also a member of the Nigerian supergroup Collectiv3.
Birth name – Ladipo Eso
Born – April 29th
Origin- Ilesa, Osun State, Nigeria
Genres – Afro pop, Afrobeats
Occupation(s) – Singer, song writer, rapper, pianist
Instruments – Vocals, Piano
Years active – 2014–present
Labels – Mavin Records
Website – www.ladipoe.com
Emeka Akumefule (born 29 January 1996), known professionally as Blaqbonez, is a Nigerian rapper signed to 100 Crowns, which is an imprint of Chocolate City. Blaqbonez is a famous Nigerian rapper known for blending Yoruba and English in his rap. .In 2019, he was profiled by The New York Times as one of the new guards of Nigerian music. He is widely known for his controversial self-proclaimed status as the “Best Rapper in Africa” (abbreviated as “BRIA”), which became the most talked about topic in the Nigerian hip hop space between July and September 2019. After carving out one of rap’s most loyal fan bases, Blaqbonez unleashed his debut album “Sex Over Love” to a public that was more than ready to receive it. His unorthodox approach and humorous personality, resonated with the younger generation, and earned him co-signs from the likes of Wizkid and Burna Boy. He is one of the top 5 underrated Nigeria artists.
Birth name – Emeka Akumefule
Also known as Mr. Boombastic, Emeka The Stallion
Born – 29 January 1996 (age 26)
State – Imo, Nigeria
Genres – Hip hop, Afro-fusion
Occupation(s) -Rapper songwriter
Instruments – Vocals
Years active – 2012 – present
Labels -Chocolate City
Website – blaqbonez.com
Oluwatobiloba Daniel Anidugbe, better known by his stage name Kizz Daniel, is a Nigerian singer and songwriter. He is best known for his singles “Woju” and “Yeba”. He went by the stage name Kiss Daniel prior to changing it in May 2018. He signed a record deal with G-Worldwide Entertainment in 2013, but left the label following a publicized contract dispute and court case. He founded the Fly Boy Inc record label in November 2017.
Although having lots of hit including the current trending song BUGA ft tekno. He is still not recognized internationally as he deserves. So making him one of the top 5 underrated Nigeria artists.
Birth name – Oluwatobiloba Daniel Anidugbe
Also known as Vado
Born ,- Ogun State, Nigeria
Genres – AfrobeatsPopR&B
Occupation(s) ,- Singer, Songwriter, Entertainer
Years active – 2014–present
Labels – Boy Incempire – G-Worldwide (former).
Runtown was born on 19 August 1989 in Enugu but grew up partly in Abuja and Lagos, where he finished his primary education. After the death of his father, he moved to Abuja with his mother, who was working in the Ministry of Health.
In 2014 he released “Gallardo”, a song which features vocals from Davido and was released as the first single off his debut studio album Ghetto University. Gallardo went on to win “Best Collaboration of the Year” at the 2014 edition of the Nigeria Entertainment Awards. On 23 November 2015, Runtown released his debut studio album titled Ghetto University via MTN Music Plus through Eric Many Entertainment. The album generated over ₦35million on the music portal thus earning him a spot in the list of “Top 5 Most Streamed Artist”.
On 4 November 2016, Runtown released the ballad “Mad Over You”, which charted at number 38 on the Billboard Twitter Top Tracks chart. Joey Akan from Pulse Nigeria described the song as a “self-produced track that draws inspiration from the Ghanaian Alkayida sound”. told The Fader magazine that the song was inspired by African beauty. I know you are probably Wondering why runtown is one of the top 5 underrated Nigeria artists, yes but it’s quite true. He still have not gotten the necessary international recognition he deserves.
Birth name – Douglas Jack Agu
Born – 19 August 1989 (age 32)
Origin – Enugu State, Nigeria
Genres – R&B, Afro-fusion, hip hop, reggae
Occupation(s) – Singer, songwriter, producer
Instruments – Vocals
Years active – 2010–present
Labels – Soundgod Music Group.
Names: Oniyide Azeez
Also Known As: Zinoleesky
Record Label: Marlian Music Records.
Genre: Afro pop
Zinoleesky Biography and Net Worth:
Born on 21 November, 1995. Oniyide Azeez a.k.a Zinoleesky was born and raised in Lagos state, but his origin is Ogun state Nigeria. He was signed to Marlian Music in January 2020.