You’ve stuck with us all the way from #10 to #2 on #TheList of “The 10 Hottest Artists in Nigeria 2015“. The countdown to #1 is finally almost over. Keep reading.
We’re fully into the final quarter of 2015, and in the last 12-15 months, we’ve witnessed the growth of several superstars with hit songs, tours, endorsements and more.
The 10 Hottest Artists in Nigeria 2015 list – compiled by the notjustOk Team – takes into account the hottest names in Nigerian music from the last quarter of 2014 till date. For the rest of the week, we’ll systematically reveal all 10 names on #TheList.
Be sure to continue refreshing your NJO homepage to see who’s next.
If this list was solely based on global penetration, Wizkid would be head and shoulders above every Nigerian (and African) artiste. The Starboy CEO has had a dream year in every sense of the word. From performing his unreleased collaboration with Chris Brown, “African Bad Girl” in Durban, South Africa, to having Drake and Skepta hop on Ojuelegba, Wizkid‘s star has shone the brightest across the Atlantic.
I’ve always believed that if a Nigerian artiste would break into the highly-elusive American market anytime soon, it’d have to be organic. Not forced. That’s exactly what we’ve seen so far with Wizkid and “Ojuelegba“. The likes of Alicia Keys and Swizz Beatz, Kylie Jenner, Justine Skye, Maxwell and countless others have put up Social Media posts jamming Ojuelegba, and that’s a big deal. A very big deal!
Back home, Wizkid signed a lucrative deal with telecomm giants, Globacom (one of the highest payouts in Nigerian music history). He also renewed his contract with Pepsi, and consolidated his Hennessy deal. When you factor in the countless shows and tours Wiz has been on all year, you’d be hard-pressed to find another artiste who’s made more money than him in 2015.
These reasons and more – including a highly successful sophomore album Ayo (Joy) – account for Wizkid‘s jump up #TheList from #5 in 2014 to #2, narrowly missing out on the Top Spot.
Ojuelegba (Remix) ft. Drake & Skepta
Wizkid x Chris Brown – African Bad Girl (Live Performance, Durban)
#AfricanBadGirl @wizkidayo Feat. @Chrisbrownofficial produced by @beatsbysarz #durban #xTour A video posted by Bizzle Osikoya✅ (@bizzleo1) on Apr 4, 2015 at 5:23pm PDT
Say You Love Me w/ LeriQ
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