5 Nigerian Artists Who Ruled The First Half Of 2019



Nigerian artists are no doubt taking afro pop to another level. With the likes of artists like Kizz Daniel , Burna Boy and Naira Marley the first half of this year (January to February) has been one that we are not gonna be forgetting in a hurry.

In this report, as the titles states, we will be listing the 5 Nigerian artists who ruled the first half of 2019 with their song(s). Let get stated already.

Honorable Mentions: Mayorkun, Wizkid, Victor AD, Olamide, Zlatan, Timaya.

Kizz Daniel5 Nigerian Artists Who Ruled The First Half Of 2019

Talented afro pop singer – Kizz Daniel started up the year with his viral song ‘Fvck You’ which brought along many controversies amongst Nigerians like “Who Is Kizz referring to in this song?” The song had many including Nigerian music stars like Tiwa Savage, Lil Kesh, Dremo, Simi and there likes to make there own respective cover. The song’s message, although cryptic, has given rise to the #fvckyouchallenge which became all the rage in Nigeria and also ranked #3 on HNHH Top 100 Charts.



From been known as the Mavin Record newly signed artist to a  top Nigeria artist, Rema got all that it takes to keep us going through this year and behold. The 18-year old music prodigy is the most valuable wonder-kid in the African music scenery since Nasty C’s iconic price city mixtape – special gratitude to the Mavin Brothers image marketing strategy. Although there are growing narratives of strong similarities to Wizkid from his personae all the way down to to the littlest things including similar sounds progression on two tracks off his EP: Dumebi (Wizkid – Manya) & Corny (Wizkid – Fever).

Burna Boy

No one hears Burna Boy’s “Dangote” and is like, “You might want to turn that shit off” The traditional rhythm jam which passed along massages connected to one of Nigeria and it continent’s weakness with the youths. Nothing sells in Nigerian pop as much as talk of money when one has as much money as Aliko Dangote. The afro pop singer ends up the summer with his BET Award for Best International Act where he had to beat Mr Eazi, Dave, AKA, Dosseh, Giggs, Aya Makamura to sustain the title.

Naira Marley5 Nigerian Artists Who Ruled The First Half Of 2019

The embattled singer have really ruled first half of 2019 with his trending song “Am I A Yahoo Boy” where he featured Zlatan. The singer who was recently freed from after a N2 million bail where he was charged after investigation to be involved in internet scam. Despite his arrest the singer don’t seems to be backing off his form has he releases more songs like Soapy which most fear will get him into trouble with the law again.


Fireboy DML

Fireboy’s harmless melodic song “Jealous” has got us in-tuned with the radio and tv screen at the moment. The album from Olamide’s group YBNL Mafia might not have caught on like the rapper’s first few albums, but ‘Jealous’ from the album has become a fan favourite. For many, the song was first heard in the video for Olamide’s ‘Woske’. That snippet was enough to send many looking for the song. When they found it, young act Fireboy got his first hit.

Meanwhile, if we are missing an artist(s) you think is supposed to be in this list, leave a comment below with the artist name and if possible why you think he should be included. Unauthorized cutting, copying or lifting is illegal. Please credit AntoGist as source if you must.

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Anthony Obinwugo (Neuro Tony) is the CEO at Anto Gist. The young Pen-man is known for his skill in writing exclusive entertainment updates that wants you asking for more.

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  1. frank

    July 12, 2019 at 9:00 pm

    Nice one

  2. Itz meenu

    July 11, 2019 at 9:14 pm

    I like it

  3. Anonymous

    July 10, 2019 at 3:42 pm

    You are missing Demmie Vee

  4. Raymond

    July 10, 2019 at 1:06 pm

    If kizz daniel isn’t in this list then it is not complete

    • Shola

      July 10, 2019 at 1:17 pm

      True talk

  5. ode

    July 9, 2019 at 7:13 pm

    Nice one with the list

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