In view of last week’s Internation Women’s Day held on March 9. We have gathered some of Nigeria’s female musicians who have engaged Nigeria and the world with their style of music.
In a ‘man’s world’ of music, a world saturated by male artistes winning awards and clearing out streams on most music platforms. These female artists have carved a niche for themselves by producing good melodies that have stood the test of time.
In no particular order, we list out five Nigerian female musicians based on their performance in past years and in contemporary times.
- Tiwa Savage
Tiwa Savage is an award-winning singer, songwriter, performer and actress. She is a multi-talented music artist that has toured the different genres of music – pop, RnB, Afropop, reggae and so many others. Her wealth of key musical exposure is seen as she has worked with Grammy-winning artists such as Fantasia, Akon, Snoop Dogg and so much.
2. Yemi Alade
Yemi Alade is Afropop singer and songwriter. She has toured the world with her genre of music. Her hit single, “Johnny” has hit 100 million views on YouTube. She was the first African female artist to hit that record. She also begun 2018 on a bright mode as she released hit songs like: ‘Oh My Gosh’ and ‘How I feel’.
Simi is a songwriter, singer, and sound engineer. She rocked 2018 with her album, ‘Simisola’ as she won multiple awards in the various award shows; winning the Best RnB single category, Best Recording of the Year and Album of the Year at the 2018 edition of Headies Awards. Her jolly personality makes her more appealing to her audience.
Asa is one of the world best female artists. Bukola Elemide, popularly known as name Aṣa is a Nigerian-French singer, songwriter, and recording artist. She has been given opportunities to share the stage with artists such as Nubian, Tony Allen, Doctor L and so many more. Her unique range of music has gained the Nigerian French musician much more respect.
5. Teni Entertainer
This year has been a great year for the ‘Askamaya’ crooner who hit the airwaves with vibing songs and comic videos. The best new artist winner is one to reckon with as her personality is easily relatable. Her vial video, ‘Uyo Meyo’ also gained her more recognition.