Famous Nigerian Musicians

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Davido
(Singer-Songwriter)
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Birthdate: November 21, 1992
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Atlanta, Georgia, United States
American-born Nigerian artist David Adedeji Adeleke, better known as Davido, studied business before venturing into music. He soared to fame with his hit tracks Dami Duro and If. He owns a record label, too. His song Fall was the longest-charting Nigerian pop track in the history of Billboard.
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Fela Kuti
(Multi-Instrumentalist & the Creator of ‘Afro-beat’, a Genre that Fuses West African Music with American Funk & Jazz)
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Birthdate: October 15, 1938
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Abeokuta, Nigeria
Died: August 2, 1997
Political activist and Afrobeat inventor Fela Kuti initially performed with his band Koola Lobitos and later renamed it Nigeria '70. He was inspired by the Black Power movement, which also gradually transformed his musical style. He married 27 women in 1978, to mark the anniversary of the Kalakuta Republic attack.
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Keiynan Lonsdale
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Birthdate: December 19, 1991
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Australian actor, dancer and singer-songwriter Keiynan Lonsdale is best-known for playing Wally West/Kid Flash in The CW series The Flash and Legends of Tomorrow. Other on-screen portrayals of Lonsdale includes Oliver Lloyd in the series Dance Academy and Uriah Pedrad in film The Divergent Series: Insurgent. He has also released the studio-album Rainbow Boy and worked as an MTV VJ.  

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Burna Boy
(Singer)
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Birthdate: July 2, 1991
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria
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Wizkid
(Singer-songwriter)
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Birthdate: July 16, 1990
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Surulere, Lagos

Nigerian singer Wizkid soared to fame with chart-busting tracks such as Holla at Your Boy. A performer who has revolutionized the Afrobeats genre, Wizkid supported Nigeria’s End SARS protests against police brutality, on social media. In 2011, he was part of a paternity scandal but denied having fathered a child.

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Tiwa Savage
(Singer-songwriter)
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Birthdate: 1980
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Lagos Island, Lagos, Nigeria

Tiwa Savage is a Nigerian singer, actress, and songwriter. After having created an opportunity to establish herself in the United Kingdom, Savage returned to Nigeria and played an important role in elevating the Nigerian music industry. In 2018, she became the first woman to win the MTV Europe Music Award under the Best African Act category.

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Korede Bello
(Singer-Songwriter)
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Birthdate: February 29, 1996
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Lagos State

Nigerian singer Korede Bello was just 7 when he had started performing, using the pseudonym African Prince. His single Godwin later catapulted him to fame. Bello also boasts of a mass communication degree and has been associated with philanthropic activities such as cancer awareness programs.

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Dr. Alban
(Recording artist and producer with his own record label, Dr. Records)
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Birthdate: August 26, 1957
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Oguta, Nigeria
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Femi Kuti
(Musician)
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Birthdate: June 16, 1962
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: London
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William Onyeabor
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Birthdate: March 26, 1946
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Nigeria
Died: January 16, 2017
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Herbert Macaulay
(Politician who is considered the founder of Nigerian nationalism)
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Birthdate: November 14, 1864
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Lagos Colony, Nigeria
Died: May 7, 1946
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King Sunny Ade
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Birthdate: September 22, 1946
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Ondo City, Ondo State, Nigeria
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Cait O'Riordan
(She played bass guitar for the Irish punk/folk band the Pogues from 1983 to 1986)
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Birthdate: January 4, 1965
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Lagos, Nigeria
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Patrice Wilson
(Record producer, songwriter, and singer)
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Birthdate: June 19, 1983
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Nigeria
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Babatunde Olatunji
(Musician, Percussionist)
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Birthdate: April 7, 1927
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Ajido
Died: April 6, 2003
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Cait O'Riordan
(She played bass guitar for the Irish punk/folk band the Pogues from 1983 to 1986)
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Birthdate: January 4, 1965
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Lagos, Nigeria
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Bombino
(Singer)
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Birthdate: January 1, 1980
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Tidène, Niger
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Nathaniel Bassey
(Trumpeter, Pastor)
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Birthdate: August 27, 1978
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Lagos, Nigeria
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Nneka
(Songwriter, Singer, Actor)
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Birthdate: December 24, 1980
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Warri, Nigeria
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Ayo
(Singer-Songwriter)
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Birthdate: September 14, 1980
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Frechen, Germany
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Nicole Moudaber
(Disc jockey)
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Birthdate: January 19, 1977
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Lagos, Nigeria
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Hubert Ogunde
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Birthdate: July 10, 1916
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Ososa, Nigeria
Died: April 4, 1990
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Sonny Okosuns
(Musician)
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Birthdate: January 1, 1947
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Enugu, Nigeria
Died: May 24, 2008
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Ayo Jay
(Singer)
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Birthdate: August 9, 1989
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: London, England
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Adé Bantu
(Musician, Singer, Social Activist)
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Birthdate: July 14, 1971
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: London, England
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Eddy Wata
(Eurodance artist)
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Birthdate: March 3, 1976
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Kaduna, Nigeria
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Jerome Sydenham
(Known for establishing a pan-African electro direction within the house and techno genres)
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Birthdate: 1967 AD
Birthplace: Ibadan, Nigeria