As never before, the Nigerian music industry in 2021 witnessed the rising of a bunch of gifted acts whose relentless efforts secured their recognition.
It is safe to say that 2021 was a very remarkable year in the Nigerian music scene as it saw the emergence of new talent and the rise to global recognition of existing artistes like Burna Boy, Wizkid and Davido among others.
The OG’s have made their mark and are still thriving but our focus right now in on the new voices that got our attention in 2021 and have shown no sign of slowing down in 2022.
As Nigerian No 1 Online Music Platform, we have access to the numbers. We have the top music experts to analyze everything to help deliver the best artistes who fit in this list.
Top 10 Artistes To Watch Out For In 2022
Ugochi Onuoha Aka Guchi is a singer/song writer who gave us a well known hit song ADDICTED in 2019 which has now gotten over 400k views on YouTube.
Guchi has a song BENZEMA that has also gone crazily viral on Tiktok and other social media bagging over 20million Views on YouTube, she has also featured one of Nigeria’s best street artiste ZLATAN on a song titled Scatter My Head.
Guchi also performed at the just concluded Eko Fest in Sierra Leone 🇸🇱 where she had massive love and turn out by her Sierra Leone fans singing her lyric word for word, it was actually quite shocking to even her self.
Guchi is definitely one talented artiste I can put my money and bank on coke 2022 because she’s obviously talented and has the streaming numbers going strong for her.
One thing that steadily occurs with Mavin acts is that their sophomore year is always badder than their debut year. Make your findings.
So with an iota of doubt in my mind – I know Ruger’s 2022 will be one hell of an amazing year filled with awards and chart breaking Jams.
We haven’t even fill Ruger’s prime yet and we’re mesmerized with songs like “Dior” “Ruger” “Bounce” and many more.
Just sit back and watch out for more Ruger’s greatness 2022.
Tell me You don’t know who is “Jaywillz” in the music industry yet and I will tell you how you’ve been missing out badly on good music.
Jaywillz – the maestro vocalist that blessed Olamide’s “UY Scuti” album with a track he featured in titled “Jailer” – A track that single handedly top chart from the whole album.
The radar was on Jaywillz for his feature on Jailer, and he didn’t disappoint with an amazing follow up EP tagged “Love On The Word” from which the chart breaking song “Medicine” emerged.
No doubt Jaywillz is my Rookie of the year!
2022 – Watch out for this Vocalist Beast!
Adindu Victor, often known as AV, is a young gifted singer and composer who hails from the ‘Adindu’s,’ a music and entertainment-loving family.
His father, a musician and guitarist, instilled in him a love for music at a young age.
His first track, ‘BIG THUG BOYS,’ was a smash hit in Africa, reaching number one on all streaming platforms in less than three weeks.
He’s such a talent to look out for.
Magixx, whose real name is Adelabu Alexander Adewunmi is fresh off from the popular West African label, Mavin Records. He was officially signed on the 23rd September 2021.
The reason Magixx has such a good appeal is cause he has a song for everyone.
Late this year, He released a mouth-watering five-track EP, which contains the red hot song “Love Don’t Cost A Dime.
The Extended play highlights the vocal finesse, sonic versatility and swoon-worthy” swagger of the 23-year-old.
Pls don’t sleep on Magixx in 2022.
Savage is a newcomer but a force to reckon with in the Afro Beats Music industry. He has set the tone for high expectations when it comes to his music career. Savage, has released his first highly anticipated Debut Album titled Utopia.
Rising against all odds without a backbone or a notable musical influence, savage has proved he is here to stay.
In the short space of time Savage has been on the rise, we have seen the immaculate work he has for us in store. He has proven that he can be put on any genre of music and he can deliver.
Stamping his name on the history book of Nigerian music industry with his chart topping singles, Savage will rule this scene in 2022.
In the summer of 2020, Victony eased his way into Afropop with an elegant and vibrant debut EP titled ‘Saturn’. It marked a pivotal point in his transformation from rapper to singer, showcasing a precocious ear for melodies, musical choices.
In his follow-up year, he’s greatly consolidated on his pop star potential, in part due to a sizzling star turn on Mayorkun’s “Holy Father.” Victony is primed to become at the peak of his powers, yet his full story is still completely untold.
Delay is not denial they say – In Victony‘s case, he proved the saying is just so perfect after he bounced back from a ghastly accident which almost claimed his life earlier this year.
In his follow-up year, he’s greatly consolidated on his pop star potential, in part due to a sizzling star turn on Mayorkun’s “Holy Father.” Victony is primed to become at the peak of his powers, and he will surely blow our minds more in 2022
The Nigerian Pop-star, GodsFavour Chidozie professionally known as Fave SZN is a fast-rising Nigerian singer and songwriter.
She is one of the young talented creatives who realized the power of social media and made their way to the spotlight through it.
This trendy tune titled “Baby Riddim“, This song is climbing charts, and currently one of the most played right now. Furthermore, Fave is currently working on her first studio project. She made it to Olamide’s 2021 album – UY Scuti’ got featured on the tracks; ‘Pon Pom’ and ‘WANT‘.
In light of her fast turn of events, she has been diverted from other Nigerian female singers but has been named among the New Generational artists like Tems, GoodGirl LA, Ayra Starr, Liya amongst others due to her sound.
2. Ayra Starr
Oyinkansola Sarah Aderibigbe known professionally as Ayra Starr came into the Music Industry mid-2021 under Don Jazzy’s Mavin Records.
Without any iota of doubt, Ayra Starr had given us songs worthy of becoming one of the artiste to watch out for in 2022.
Self-proclaimed ‘Celestial being‘ went from being relatively unknown to instant fame with the release of her debut single “Away” and her self-titled project ‘Ayra Starr’ in 2021
She came in with a single and she’s all over the place, her style of music was accepted and with that 2022 will be a year we should all watch out for her.
After appearing on Ladipoe’s Feeling in early 2021, Daniel Benson, better known as Buju, became an instant fan favorite.
With a succession of features, he earned greater recognition, and a significant break came when afrobeat sensation Wizkid featured him in Mood, a song off his Made In Lagos Deluxe album.
Buju had been in the music industry for a while and was previously signed to Burna Boy’s Spaceship Entertainment before turning solo in 2021 after a breakthrough.
He went ahead and released his first album, Sorry I’m Late, this year. Buju is a 2022 performer to keep an eye on.
Thanks to everyone for reading through, Congratulations to those that made the list and best of luck to those hustling hard to be hear, We hop next year 2022 will be your year of upliftment and fulfilment!