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Young Melodies: The Top 10 Youngest Nigerian Musicians Making Waves in 2024

Nigeria has always been a major force in the music business, giving birth to a wide range of gifted musicians who have captured the attention of listeners throughout the world. A new generation of musicians is coming up in 2024, bringing with them new ideas, inventive sounds, and young enthusiasm. 

The top ten young Nigerian musicians who are creating waves and making a lasting impression on the music landscape in 2024 are examined in this article.

1. Rema (Age: 21)

Rema, who is only 21 years old, has already made a name for himself with his distinctive fusion of trap and Afrobeat elements. Rema, who is well-known for songs like “Dumebi” and “Iron Man,” has won praise from all around the world for her dynamic style and passionate voice.

2. Omah Lay (Age: 24)

At the age of 24, Omah Lay has climbed quickly through the ranks because of his unique blend of R&B and Afro-fusion. His successful songs “Godly” and “Bad Influence” demonstrate his skill as a lyricist and his capacity to connect with a wide range of listeners.

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3. Fireboy DML (Age: 26)

The 26-year-old Fireboy DML has made a name for himself with his reflective lyrics and soulful vocals. Well-known for singles like “Jealous” and “Vibration,” he keeps pushing the frontiers of alternative and Afrobeat music.

4. Joeboy (Age: 24)

Pop star Joeboy, 24, is causing waves with his catchy tunes. Hits like “Don’t Call Me Back” and “Baby” have cemented his status as one of the leading young musicians influencing Nigerian music.

5. Tems (Age: 26)

Tems, who is 26 years old, is leaving a lasting impression with her powerful performances and deep vocals. Her ability and adaptability are demonstrated by her solo songs like “Mr Rebel” and collaborations with well-known musicians.

6. Buju (Age: 23)

At 23, Buju is gaining attention for his style of Afro-fusion. His solo songs like “Lenu” and collaborations with well-known musicians have made him a rising celebrity in the Nigerian music industry.

7. CKay (Age: 27)

The 27-year-old CKay is a versatile performer well-known for his abilities in singing and music creation. His popular song “Love Nwantiti” made him a household name, and his innovative style has kept him at the top of the market.

8. Oxlade (Age: 25)

At the age of 25, Oxlade has won people over with his poignant words and deep voice. Songs such as “Away” and partnerships with prominent figures in the business demonstrate his potential as one of Nigeria’s most promising emerging artists.

9. Zinoleesky (Age: 24)

Zinoleesky, 24, has risen quickly to prominence in the Afrobeat and Amapiano genres. Hits like “Kilofeshe” and “Ma Pariwo” have cemented his place as one of Nigerian music’s younger trailblazers.

10. Bella Shmurda (Age: 23)

Even at the young age of 23, Bella Shmurda has established herself as a household name in the “street-hop” scene by fusing modern beats with native sounds. His breakthrough hit “Cash App” and other releases have been very well received.

The brilliance and inventiveness of Nigeria’s younger artists are driving a dramatic shift in the country’s music landscape. These ten performers, who are all under 30, are gaining popularity not just in Nigeria but also internationally. 

Nigerian music appears to have a bright future full of the contagious enthusiasm of these up-and-coming tunes, as they persist in redefining genres, experimenting with sounds, and pushing the limits of creativity.