The highly-talented Nigerian artistes have continued to impact the world with their art in recent times.
From churning out memorable projects, clinching international awards, collaborating with influential global artistes, and performing on world stages, these artistes have gripped the world with their talent.
As more music lovers continue to experience the ‘Nigerian’ sound, here are 11 artistes who have graced global stages.
‘Calm Down’ crooner Rema had many celebrating when he performed at the just-concluded Ballon d’Or ceremony in Paris. This won’t be Rema’s first time performing on a global stage, as in February 2023, he performed at the NBA All-Star Game and the 2023 Rolling Loud music festival in the Netherlands.
Born David Adeleke, popular Nigerian artiste Davido performed at the 2022 FIFA World Cup finals. In 2023, the singer performed at the BET Awards and the Professional Footballers’ Association Awards, where he made history as the first African act to perform at the award show.
In May 2023, Tiwa Savage made music history when she performed at the Coronation of the King of England, King Charles III. The ceremony saw over 18 million online streams and an estimated 20000 attendees.
Fondly called the ‘African Giant,’ Damini Ogulu, aka Burna Boy,has performed on multiple world stages, including the 2023 UEFA Champions League Final, the 2023 NBA All-Star Game, the 20233 Billboard Music Awards, the 2023 Coachella festival, and 2023 Glastonbury festival.
Ayodeji Balogun, aka Wizkid, wowed the crowd when he performed at the 2022 World Tennis League, Gamers8, 2023’s Rolling Loud, and Glastonbury Festivals.
Grammy-award-winning artiste Temilade Openiyi akaTems graced the 2023 NBA All-Star Game’s stage and performed at the 2022 Glastonbury Festival.
The 2022 BET Awards saw former YBNL act Fireboy perform his smash hit records ‘Playboy and Peru.’
In 2022, Chukwuka Chukwuma Ekweani, aka CKay, wowed fans at the 2022 Coachella music festival, performing his hit single ‘Love Nwantiti’ to the delight of many.
In 2020, Afrobeat artiste Seun Kuti performed at the Coachella music festival. This will be Seun’s second time performing at the event. In 2012, the singer and his band, the Egypt 80, also performed at the music festival.
Omah Lay and Oxlade
The duo performed at the 2023 World Streetball Championship in Paris. While Oxlade serenaded the audience with his smash-hit record ‘Ku Lo Sa,’ Omah Lay performed ‘Soso’ to fans at the event.