The Evolution of Nigerian Entertainment: From Davido to Wizkid

Nigerian music in the last five years has evolved rapidly, with new styles of music and new artists coming to the fore.


’s recent performance at the BET Awards in Los Angeles cemented his position as one of the most famous Nigerian musicians in the world, and ’s dominance of Nigerian music charts shows no sign of stopping soon. It’s been quite a journey to get to this point, and these are some of the key milestones along the way.


Early days of Nigerians in entertainment

Davido, born David Adedeji Adeleke, is a Nigerian singer, songwriter, and record producer. His 2011 single Dami Duro was a major hit in Nigeria. He has since released several other successful singles, including Fall and If. In 2017, he won the BET Award for Best International Act. Wizkid, born Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun, is a Nigerian singer and songwriter. He began his musical career as a member of the now defunct hip hop group named the Glorious Five. His breakthrough came with the release of his debut album Superstar in 2011. The album’s lead single Holla at Your Boy was a major hit in Nigeria.

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Major players emerge (Davido, , )

When it comes to the entertainment industry in Nigeria, there are a few names that always come to mind. Of course, there are the pioneers who laid the foundation for what the industry is today. Then there are the current superstars who are making waves both at home and abroad. But there is also a new generation of entertainers who are taking things to the next level. Here is a look at the evolution of Nigerian entertainment from Davido to Wizkid.

Current day (Wizkid, , )

The Nigerian entertainment industry has come a long way since the days of Davido. These days, the industry is full of talented artists who are constantly pushing the boundaries and setting new standards. Wizkid, Yemi Alade, and Tiwa Savage are just a few of the many artists who are making waves in the industry.

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