The 10 Hottest Artists in Nigeria #TheList2017 takes into account the hottest names in Nigerian music from the tail-end of 2016 till date. All week, we’ve been systematically revealing all 10 names on #TheList2017.
…and the hottest artist in Nigeria for the year 2017 is…
IF success FALL on you Like Dat, no man can quench your FiA!
Davido is the hottest artist in Nigeria for the year 2017!
After a relatively under par year which saw him crash to #10 on #TheList2016 from a strong #3 on #TheList2015, the Sony Music star skyrockets all the way to #1 on #TheList2017 for all the right reasons.
As a musician, your number one priority is the music. This year, Davido has done his talking with back-to-back hits, and Africa has heard him loud and clear. “IF” and “Fall” are 2 of the 5 biggest songs of the year, “FiA” is arguably the hottest song right now, and “Like Dat” is every cool kid’s favorite song at the moment.
Davido’s #30BillionWorldTour spanned 60 cities across Africa, Europe and North America; the first of its kind for a Nigerian artist, and majority of the shows were sold out, setting new records for attendance in several cities (50,000 came out to watch him in Sierra Leone).
In terms of awards, Davido has cleaned out in a major way. He won the Best African Act and Best Worldwide Act awards at MTV EMA 2017, Best African Act at MOBO 2017, Artist of the Year and Song of the Year at Afrimma 2017, Afropop Male Act of the Year and Hottest Single of the Year @ NEA 2017, Musician of the Year at The Future Awards 2017, and the list goes on and on.
Simply put, Davido has dominated the African music scene this year, in a way I’m not quite sure we’ve seen before. He’s #1. Yes, there’s strong competition from “you know who” and maybe 1 or 2 others, but you just gotta put your hands up and agree that Davido is the hottest musician in Nigeria right now.
With this latest achievement, Davido becomes the first artist to be crowned #1 on two different occasions since NotJustOk.com started its annual #TheList series, after sitting on the #1 spot on #TheList2014.
2017 is the year of the Son of Mercy. Let’s see what 2018 has in store!
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