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2020 was an amazing year especially in the music industry because a lot happened for both upcoming artistes and star musicians. Ranging from shows, events, music fests, debuts and major collaborations. Many upcoming artistes have now sprung up in the Nigerian music industry in 2020 with several hit songs backing them. Some of these upcoming artistes like “Omah lay”, “Tems” and other artistes have mind blowing songs, massive airplay, outstanding positions on music charts and engaging music performance in events.

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Lawal Raheem is a talented Yoruba artiste who is popularly known as Lyta. He was formerly signed to YBNL record label before he had some controversies and left the label. He kick-started his career in the music industry with an amazing hit song titled, “Time”. The song became his debut official single under the former label, which had featured Olamide – YBNL Nation boss.

He still went ahead without relenting to release other hit singles like “Kpakujemu”, “Self-Made”, “Ire” (Adekunle Gold Cover), and a whole lot of others before he exited the label. Lyta returns to making music after the YBNL divorce with his new single “Monalisa”. The single also had made a remix with the DMW boss Davido and had the music video done.


Good girl LA is a very talented and creative female music artiste and after the release of her hit track titled “Bless me”, she is tipped to be the next Tiwa Savage at her prime.

Euphemia Runyi Ekumah is her real name but she is popularly known by her stage name Good girl LA. She is a popular Nigerian Afro-fusion singer and artiste. She is a native of Cross River State and was born on the 20th of February. Ladern was her initial stage name. She contested on Glo Naija Sings after she auditioned with her group and she also took active part in the popular Nigerian Idol contest. Her 2019 single “Bless me” and “Faraway” have massively gained airplay in Nigeria.

Good girl LA is a rare musical talent with a very unique sound, with lyrical prowess and she has amazing vocals that is very much complimented with her gorgeous looks.


Mohdeep is a Nigerian singer and songwriter who was born in Lagos but is a native of Akure in Ondo State. At 12 years old, Mohdeep was already an enterprising child, he had a burning desire for music. He is one of the upcoming artistes in Nigeria 2020.

His tracks are “Letter to 2020” (2019), “Hello” (2020), “Pakurumo” (2020), “Tonight” (2020), “Water” (TBA). All his tracks are produced by his brother, Spiff Teflon Don. Mohdeep gains his fans from releasing his music on Audiomack and Instagram (@mohdeep_2deep). Mohdeep has made recognizable wave in Nigeria’s music industry which puts him on the list of the upcoming artistes in Nigeria 2020.


Terri is a 26-year-old talented starboy artiste who stepped into the limelight after his amazing melodious verse on Wizkid’s monster single titled “Soco”. Terri is an upcoming artiste who is related to a well accomplished star, Nigerian singer, Tekno. Terri got signed by Wizkid after he made a viral video of his recordings which he tagged the superstar singer and posted on Instagram. He also released a groovy single titled “On Me”, a follow up to “Shuu”. His singles have enjoyed relative mainstream success, as he is constantly touted as the next big thing by Wizkid.


Another rookie with amazing vibes, Oniyinde Azeez, a fast-rising talented Nigerian vocalist and songwriter, popularly known as Zinoleesky, who has a unique Power to make listeners fall for his records and him in a few seconds in particular. With his distinctive voice and freestyles on Instagram with his counterpart Lil Frosh, Zinoleesky became a social media phenomenon and that brought them organic growth.

Zinoleesky had relentlessly and effectively convinced countless listeners with amazing tracks and collaborations to become his fans in 2019. The “Who Knows” crooner, said before he was signed to Marlian records by controversial artiste,


Temilade Openiyi (born 11 June, 1995), known as Tems, is a Nigerian alt-R&B singer, songwriter and record producer. She is part of the new music wave in Nigeria, the alt. She further gained more African recognition after she was arrested in Uganda alongside Omah Lay.

Her singles “Try Me” and “Damages” are very popular with millions of streams. She got nominated for the Headies next rated artiste of 2020 and she is definitely one of the best female upcoming artistes in Nigeria for year 2020.


Joeboy is gradually becoming a popular Nigerian music artiste. He is a talented singer and songwriter, behind viral hit single “Baby”, which its video has amassed over 5 million views on YouTube and he is also currently signed to Mr. Eazi’s emPawa Africa record label. Joeboy is an undergraduate of the Human resources department in the University of Lagos. After the release of another hit single titled “Beginning”, “Baby” released in 2019 was another hot hit single from him He also has an EP to his record.

Hence, it’s safe to say that Joeboy is a force to reckon with in the music industry, he made it to the top 10 upcoming artistes in Nigeria in 2020. Joeboy also got nominated in the next rated category of Headies awards in 2019.


Ahmed Abiola Akinbiyi (Bella Shmurda) is a singer and songwriter in Nigeria. Bella Shmurda is popularly called Fine Boy Bella by his fans, with over 60 million streams from all his releases, he is on a remarkable upward trajectory. Bella Shmurda is a budding independent Nigerian artiste who with Vision 2020, came to prominence earlier in (2019). He is referred to in his home town, Lagos, in Nigeria, as the new voice of the streets. He definitely deserves to be on the list of the upcoming artistes in Nigeria 2021 to watch out for.   


Stanley Omah Didia popularly known as Omah Lay is a young man from Port Harcourt Rivers State who has announced his entries into the Nigerian music industry in 2019 with singles like “Brother” and “Do Not Disturb”. At the beginning of the year 2020, Omah Lay was not popular but he had his breakthrough during the pandemic using digital platforms to stretch his 2020 singles like “You” and “Bad Influence”. His songs got over 10 million streams and he is on his way to becoming one of the biggest upcoming African acts. His “Get Layd” EP which was released on 22nd March 2020 had singles like “Damn”, “Lolo” and “Ye Ye Ye”.


If you love Nigerian hip-hop music with passion, then you’d be familiar with the popular song titled “Jealous” by Fireboy DML, a new artiste under the management of YBNL record label. Fireboy DML whose birth name is Adedamola Adefolahan is a very talented artiste who has been releasing hit songs back-to-back, keeping his fans and admirers very much entertained.

He is an indigene of Ogun State and has an amazing taste of Afro music with a unique blend of country music sound. His genre of music is unique and sounds like blues. Looks like he is a perfect replacement for the star musician Adekunle Gold in YBNL records. Fireboy DML won 5 awards to himself at the 14th edition of the Headies (2020). You should check out his songs because they are so good that Wizkid brought him out to perform in the starboy fest.

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If you’re having a bad day just remember that Bobby Shmurda was out of prison today after serving six 6 years without snitching. So, no matter what you’re facing, you are going to get through it!!!!!!!

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