CN LIST: Top 10 Hottest Nigerian Artists In 2023 (Who Is Your Own Hottest?)


In 2023, Nigerian music witnessed a seismic shift, reaching unparalleled heights with Afrobeats reigning supreme.

The year saw established superstars and rising talents crafting chart-topping hits, selling out venues, and making waves globally.  Let’s dive into the top 10 hottest Nigerian artists who defined the music landscape of 2023.

001. Davido

In his 11th year in the mainstream, Davido dropped his fourth studio album, “Timeless” breaking streaming records and earning three Grammy nominations.

His hits “Feel and “Unavailable” garnered international acclaim, solidifying his global presence.

2. Shallipopi

The breakout star of 2023, Shallipopi, blended Amapiano, Edo cultural elements, and street-wise lyrics in his debut EP, “Planet Pluto” and the album “Pluto Presido” securing a spot atop the charts.


ODUDMODUBLVCK’s unique fusion of indigenous elements with Hip Hop propelled him to Afrobeats MVP status in 2023.

earning him international recognition and collaborations with Arsenal FC.

4. Asake

From “Mr. Money With The Vibe” to a walking “Work of Art” Asake continued his dominance in 2023 with his sophomore album.

Boasting hits like “Lonely At the Top” and the Grammy-nominated “Amapiano” with Olamide.

5. Rema

Rema’s hit single “Calm Down” achieved global success, peaking at No. 3 on the Billboard Hot 100.

His RAVAGE EP and a sold-out show at the O2 Arena showcased his undeniable talent.

6. Seyi Vibez

Since his 2022 breakout with “Chance” Seyi Vibez continued to impress with two albums and a mixtape in 2023, earning international attention and selling out the Indigo O2 Hall.

7. Omah Lay

Omah Lay extended his 2022 success with the deluxe version of “Boy Alone dominating charts with hits like “Soso” and “Reason,” securing his continued reign.

8. Burna Boy

A global force, Burna Boy’s seventh album, “I Told Them” and the hit single “City Boys” earned Grammy nominations, while he achieved historic feats, selling out stadiums in the UK and the US.

9. Ayra Starr

Ayra Starr’s “Rush” made her the first Nigerian female lead artist on the UK Singles Chart, solidifying her place as a rising star contributing to Afrobeats’ international acclaim.

10. BNXN

Afrobeats chorus master BNXN’s debut album, “Sincerely, BNXN,” and notable features showcased his genre-fusing appeal, earning him a successful North American tour.

Special Mention: Mohbad

Ilerioluwa Oladimeji “Mohbad” Aloba, a unique talent, sadly passed away at 27 in September 2023.

His music, marked by a blend of Fuji and Hip-hop, left an indelible mark, offering solace and joy to listeners.

In his short but impactful career, Mohbad’s brilliance and relatability set him apart.

Honorary Mentions:

・ Crayon
・ Tiwa Savage
・ Kizz Daniel
・ Adekunle Gold
・ Young Jonn
・ Ruger

These artists collectively shaped the sonic landscape of 2023, leaving an indelible mark on the vibrant Nigerian music scene.

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