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Top 10 Foreign Musicians You Probably Didn't Know Were Nigerians [Updated]

Top 10 Foreign Musicians You Probably Didn't Know Were Nigerians [Updated]
American-Nigerian s£nsat!onal singer known for his 'ankara'style of fashion "Jidenna", is most likely the only foreign musician you probably didn't know was Nigerian other than the 'More Than Enough' R&B singer Annahstasia.

Nigeria being a hub of several talented people across all works of life has many popular musicians breaking grounds both locally and internationally. While many become big within the country, many others shine across Europe even in the United States if America.

Here's is list of Top 10 Foreign Musicians You Probably Didn't Know Where Nigerians




Olubowale Victor Akintimehin (born September 21, 1984), better known by his stage name Wale is an American rapper. He first rose to prominence in 2006, when his song "Dig Dug (Shake It)" became popular in his hometown. his debut album Attention Deficit was released in 2009 with the singles "Chillin", "Pretty Girls", and "World Tour.

Wale has released a total of 6 albums including the recent Wow... That's Crazy album released this year.




Jidenna Theodore Mobisson, better known mononymously as Jidenna, is an American rapper, singer, songwriter and record producer from Imo State, Nigeria.

The Stanford graduate signed to Janelle Monáe's Wondaland label and debuted with "Classic Man," where he delivered boastful, foul-mou




Hakeem Seriki popularly Chamillionaire, is an American rapper and record producer from Houston, Texas. He began his career independently with local releases in 2002. He has 2 collaborative albums with Paul Wall and 6 other projects.

Chamillionaire joined Los Angeles-based venture capital firm Upfront Ventures in early 2015 and has been focusing on his entrepreneurial career over his musical career since




British musician, singer, and songwriter, Henry Olusegun Adeola Samuel, known professionally as Seal, is Nigerian by roots.

The 56 years old singer has sold over 20 million records worldwide, with his first international hit song, "Crazy", released in 1991; his most celebrated song, "Kiss from a Rose", was released in 1994.




Lil'O is an American rapper born in Lagos, Nigeria but raised in Southwest Houston, Texas. At 42, he has 5 studio albums and several mixtapes. His debut album 'Blood Money' was released in 1999.




Another Foreign musician with Nigerian roots is American rapper, songwriter, entrepreneur and investor Nasir bin Olu Dara Jones popularly known as Nas. Nas has released eight consecutive platinum and multi-platinum albums and has sold over 30 million records worldwide.




American actor, singer, and model Olurotimi Akinosho known professionally as Rotimi is one if the few names you probably didn't know where Nigerians. Rotimi who’s known for his role on Starz series ‘Power’ starring as Andre Coleman.

Before acting took off, Rotimi was always a singer, and now the artist wants to get back to his roots. To find his way back to music, Rotimi a couple of projects including the recent "The Beauty of Becoming EP".




Helen Folasade Adu known professionally as Sade Adu or simply Sade is a 60years old British Nigerian singer and songwriter born in Ibadan, Nigeria.

She is an actress known as the lead singer of her eponymous band. With six studio albums to her name,Sade was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in 2002 for services to music, and stated her award was "a great gesture to me and all black women in England". She was promoted to Commander of the same Order (CBE) in the 2017 Birthday Honours, also for services to music.




Wavy the creator officially known as Jennifer Ejoke is professional photographer, fashion designer and recording artist.

Wavy launched her music career in 2017. She kickstarts her career with the release of her debut single 'H.I.G.H' (Her In Greater Heights). The single paved rooms for an invitation to open for Skepta and his Boy Better Know crew at the Homecoming Africa concert in Lagos, performing alongside the likes of J Hus, Wizkid and Davido.




Oluwatosin Ayoyinka Olumide "Tosin Abasi", is a Nigerian American musician, best known as the founder and lead guitarist of the instrumental progressive metal band Animals as Leaders. He has recorded and released four studio albums.

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