Going to a Nigerian Concert or performance is often a gamble in terms of quality, organization, entertainment or if you’ll get your money’s worth. The art of performing embodied by the older generation like Fela Kuti, King Sunny Ade, Lagbaja is one that is lost on the younger generation of Nigerian artist. Often plagued with bad lip syncing, mic pointing, and just bad ‘jump’ dancing, it’s nice to have some reassurance as to which Nigerian artists are guaranteed to leave you feeling like you’ve got your money’s worth. Well here is your assurance, a list of Top Nigerian performers you have to see in your lifetime.
Time and time again Flavour has proven to be a stand out from his peers’ in terms of performing, equipped with lots of hit singles you are guaranteed to have a great time. Opt for one of his live shows if you have a choice.
Asa’s African woman magic is evident in all she does artistically, and her performances aren’t any different. She isn’t based in Nigeria which makes it quite difficult to catch one of her performance, but it’s worth it to keep track of her tour/concert schedule.
Speaking of International Nigerian acts, Jidenna is one with a stage presence like no other, one who prides himself as a performer who hopes you sweat before you leave. Although I wouldn’t classify his music as Nigerian or African, he still makes great music and is Nigerian with his fine ass.
Flourishing in his alternative sound, Adekunle Gold has consistently shown he’s not afraid of being different from his peers and we are thankful for it. With some even terming him as the best performing African act they’ve seen, with hard work, Adekunle Gold has earned his spot as one of the Top Nigerian entertainers you just have to see in a concert.
Say what you want about Yemi Alade’s music, she has a personality that bursts through on stage. She comes along with her afro inspired outfits and hair, of which she is not afraid to sweat out as she dances on stage while still giving us impeccable vocals and this is why she makes a great candidate for Top Nigerian performers list.
He might be having a hard time churning out the hit singles like in the past, but his live performances are always ‘fire’ entertainment, as he sends you down memory lane with his impressive catalog.
… and there you have it!