Nigeria has 36 states, and each state has contributed to the growth and development of the country in one way or the other. While some contribute material resources, others contribute awesome human resources, which include individuals who have distinguished themselves in their respective fields and are using their skills and talents to promote the well-being of Nigeria as a whole. Needless to say, these individuals include artistes — musicians, actors, etc.
Nigerian Musicians & Their States of Origin
In this post, you will learn about popular Nigerian musicians and their states of origin.
Born Innocent Ujah Idibia, 2Baba, as he is popularly called, is a Nigerian songwriter and record producer. He was born on September 18, 1975, in Jos, Plateau state and he hails from Benue State.
9ice was born Alexander Abolore Adegbola. He is also called Adigun Alapomeji in reference to his record label, Alapomeji records. 9ice was born on the 17th of January 1980 and he hails from Ogbomosho in Oyo state although he grew up in the Bariga district in Lagos.
Adekunle Kosoko also known as Adekunle Gold was born in Lagos state. He is a Nigerian singer, songwriter and graphic designer. The musician came into the limelight in 2014 with the hit track “Sade” which quickly became a street anthem that year.
Aramide Sarumoh is a female Nigerian singer and songwriter. She hails from Ibadan, Nigeria.
Born Bukola Elemide on the 17th of September, 1982 in Paris France, Asa is a Nigerian French singer, songwriter and recording artist. She returned to Nigeria when she was two years old where she grew up in a small town near Lagos
Olubankole Wellington is a Nigerian singer, songwriter and actor. He was born on the 27th of March 1981 in the United States. His father is from Badagry while his mother hails from Calabar, Cross River state.
Brymo was born Olawale Ashimi on the 9th of May 1986. He was born in Okokomaiko in Lagos State, Nigeria.
Burna Boy was born Damini Ogulu on the 2nd of July, 1991 as Damini Ogulu. He hails from Ahoada, Rivers state.
Chidinma Ekile was born May 2, 1991. She is a Nigerian singer, songwriter and stage performer. She shot into limelight after winning the third season of MTN Project Fame West Africa.
Oladapo Daniel Oyebanjo was born June 9, 1981. The entertainer hails from Shagamu in Ogun state. He is fondly called the Koko Master.
Charles Enebeli (Born 23 October 1989) is a Nigerian afro-pop singer who hails from Umuahia, Abia state, Nigeria.
Dare Art Alade is a Nigerian multi-platinum and award-winning musician and songwriter. He hails from Lagos state and he is a graduate of the University of Lagos.
David Adedeji Adeleke is a popular singer and record producer. He hails from Osun state although he was born in America. The musician became popular in 2011 when he released the hit single, ‘Dami duro.’
Hadiza Blell otherwise known by her stage name Di’ja is a Sierra Leonean Nigerian singer, visual artist and songwriter who is currently signed to Mavin records.
Michael Collins Ajerey is a Nigerian singer, songwriter and record producer. He is popularly known as Don Jazzy and he is the CEO of Mavins records.
Eldee was born in Kaduna in 1977 as Lanre Dabiri. He is a Nigerian rapper, record producer and architect. Eldee hails from Lagos state, Nigeria.
Elohor Eva Alordiah is a Nigerian rapper, entertainer, make-up artist, fashion designer and entrepreneur. She was born on the 13th of August, 1989 and she hails from Delta state.
Folarin Falana is a Nigerian rapper and singer. Falz, as he is popularly called, was born on the 27th of October 1990 and hails from Lagos.
Chibuzor Orji is a Nigerian musician who hails from Delta state, Nigeria. He was formerly a member of the defunct group, Plantashun boiz.
Chinedu Okoli was born on November 23, 1983. The musician hails from Orumba South LGA in Anambra state
Harrison Tare Okiri popularly called Harrysong was born on the 30th of March, 1981. He was born in Warri, Delta state to Ijaw parents.
He was born on the 26th of November 26, 1982 and hails from Umuahia, Abia state.
Ice Prince was born Panshak Zamani on the 23rd October, 1986. Ice Prince hails from Jos, Plateau state. He became popular when he released the hit single “Oleku” which featured Brymo.
His real name is Iyanya Onoyom Mbuk. He was born on the 31st of October 31, 1986 and hails from Calabar part of Nigeria. He shot into prominence when he released the hit track, “Kukere.”
Jesse Jagz is the younger brother of popular rapper, M.I. He hails from Jos in Plateau State.
Kingsley Chinweike Okonkwo is a Nigerian singer and songwriter who was born on April 18, 1979. He hails from Uli, Anambra state and currently signed to Five-star music record label.
Korede Bello hails from Lagos State. He is a Nigerian singer and songwriter. He became popular when he released the hit track, “God Win.”
Born in Bariga area of Lagos state, Keshinro Ololade is a popular Nigerian musician. His musical career came to life when he released the songs, Lyrically and Shoki.
Jude Abaga popularly called M.I was born on the 4th of October 1981. He is a Nigerian hip hop recording artist and record producer. He is the CEO of Chocolate City record label.
Olamide Adedeji popularly called Badoo is a Nigerian hip hop recording artist from Bariga, Lagos state.
Omawunmi Megbele is a singer/ songwriter. She hails from Warri in Delta state, Nigeria.
Esegine Allen known by the stage name, Orezi was born March 28, 1986, and hails from Delta state, Nigeria.
Patrick Nnaemeka Okorie popularly called Patoranking hails from Ebonyi state. He started his music career while doing underground music collaborations with the likes of Konga and Xproject.
Azubuike Chibuzor Nelson was born and raised in Enugu state although he is a native of Anambra state.
Praiz Ugbede Adejo hails from Kogi state, Nigeria. He was born on March 8, 1984. Praiz shot into the limelight when he released the song, ‘Rich and Famous’. Prior to this, he participated in MTN Project Fame West Africa where he finished second runners-up.
Reekado Banks was born and brought up in Lagos. He was born Ayoleyi Hanniel Solomon on the 6th of December, 1993.
Michael Ugochukwu Stephens popularly called Ruggedman hails from Ohafia, Abia state, Nigeria. He is one of foremost hip-hop rappers in the country.
Runtown was born Douglas Jack Agu on the 19th of August, 1989. He hails from Enugu state, Nigeria. He had his primary education in Lagos and proceeded to Enugu for his secondary education.
Sean Tizzle hails from Ilaje in Ondo state. His real names are Morihanfen Oluwaseun Oluwabamidele.
Deborah Oluwaseyi Joshua was born December 21, 1985. Her stage name is Seyi Shay and she was born and raised in London, England. Her father hails from Ife in Osun state while her mother is from Northern Nigeria.
Skales was born and raised in Kaduna. His stage name is the acronym for Seek Knowledge Acquire Entrepreneurial Skills. His real names are Raoul John Njeng-Njeng.
Sound Sultan was born Lanre Fasasi on the 27th of November 1976 in Jos, Plateau state. He is one of the pacesetters of modern hip-hop music in Nigeria
Augustine Miles Kelechi is popularly known as Tekno. He was born on the 17th of December, 1992. The singer and record producer hails from Ebonyi state.
Enetimi Alfred Odon is known by the stage name, ‘Timaya.’ He was born November 29, 1977, and hails from Odi, Bayelsa.
Timi Dakolo hails from Bayelsa state. He is known for songs like Iyawo mi, Medicine and Let it shine
Tiwa Savage was born Tiwatope Savage Balogun. She was born February 5, 1980, and hails from Isale Eko, Lagos Island.
TY Bello is a photographer and popular Nigerian singer and songwriter. She was born on the 14th of January and hails from Ogun State, Nigeria.
Waje was born in Akure in Ondo state. She was born Aituaje Iruobe. The singer hails from Edo state. The name, Waje is the acronym for Words aren’t just enough.
Oluwatobiloba Wande Ojosipe popularly called Wande Coal was born October 18, 1985 in Lagos Island, Lagos. The singer is currently signed to Blak Diamond Entertainment.
Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun popularly known as Wizkid was born July 16, 1990. He was born in Surulere where he grew up in an interfaith household with 12 female siblings.
Ycee was born Oludemilade Martin Alejo in Lagos state. He is a rapper and songwriter. He shot into limelight when he released the hit track, ‘Jagaban.’
Born on the 13th of March 1989, Yemi Eberechi Alade is a Nigerian afro-pop singer and she hails from Abia state, Nigeria.