Hey peeps, i am back with a comprehensive list of the dates of birth and short biographies of the most popular Nigerian celebrities be it R&B, Hip-hop, Pop, reggae and dancehall. Trust me, this could be of a great help for reference purposes, either now or in the nearest future. They are in alphabetical order either starting with their first or last name..
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Salawa Abeni– Waka singer – Salawa Abeni (born May 5, 1961)
Eedris Abdulkareem – Eedris Turayo Abdulkareem Ajenifuja, is a Nigerian hip hop and revolutionary artist born 1974
Sunny Ade – jùjú singer 22 September 1946 (age 69) Oshogbo, Oyo State, Nigeria
Sade Adu – Helen Folasade Adu, OBE(Yoruba: Fọláṣadé Adú; born 16 January 1959)
Afro Candy – pop singer (born 12 July 1971), commonly known by herstage name Afro Candy (also spelled Afrocandy), is a Nigerian film actress, director, producer, singer-songwriter, model and pornographic actress. She is the founder and CEO of Invisible Twins Productions LLC
Tope Alabi- Born 27 October 1970 in Ogun Alabi was formerly a member of the Jesters International comedy group. She later worked with other popular travelling and stage theater groups in both Ibadan and Lagos. She made films in the Yoruba film genre of Nigeria. Alabi later metamorphosed into gospel music after she became a born-again Christian
Yemi Alade – R&B and pop singer Yemi Eberechi Alade (born 13 March 1989), simply known as Yemi Alade, is a Nigerian afropop She came into the limelight after winning the Peak Talent Show in 2009, and is best known for her hit single “Johnny
Tony Allen: Tony Oladipo Allen(born 1940 in Lagos, Nigeria) is a Nigerian drummer, composer and songwriter who currently lives and works in Paris
Adekunle Gold– singer-songwriter popularly known by his stage name Adekunle Gold, is a Nigerian singer, songwriter and graphic designer He is the son of Nigeria’s popular Yoruba actor Jide Kosoko
Eva Alordiah – rapper and singer Elohor Eva Alordiah (born 13 August 1989),better known as Eva Alordiah or simply Eva, is a Nigerian rapper, entertainer, make-up artist, fashion designer and entrepreneur.
Aṣa– R&B, country and pop singer-songwriter Born September 17 1982 Born Bukola Elemide, Aṣa was born in Paris, France to her Nigerian Her family returned to live in Nigeria when she was two. Aṣa grew up in in a small town near Lagos, in the south-western part of Nigeria. Twenty years later, Aṣa returned to Paris where her life as an artist took off.
Yinka Ayefele – gospel singer born in 1968 Ayefele was born in Ondo State, southwestern Nigeria but hails from Ipoti, a city in Ekiti State southwestern Nigeria
Adewale Ayuba popularly known as Ayuba, Mr. Johnson and the Bonsue-fuji maestro was born May 6, 1966 in Ikenne Remo,Ogun State Nigeria
Ayinde Bakare : He was born in Lagos, began performing around 1935, and first recorded on the HMV label in 1937.
Banky W– pop and R&B singer-songwriter Olubankole Wellington (born 27 March 1981 Wellington was born in the United States to Nigerian parents, but the family moved back to Lagos Nigeria when he was five years old where he began singing in his church choir at the age of 8
Adé Bantu: Adegoke Odukoya, better known as Adé Bantu (born 13 July 1971 in Wembley, London), is a Nigerian-German musician, producer and activist
Korede Bello – hip-hop, pop and R&B singer/instrumentalist Korede Bello (born 29 February 1996) is a Nigerian singer and songwriter currently signed to Mavin Records. He is best known for his hit single “Godwin”, a semi-gospel and pop song which topped many music charts in Nigeria
Brymo: Olawale Ashimi(born 9 May 1986), who performs under the stage name Brymo is an ambassador for lagos chamber of commerce
Burna Boy – reggae-dancehall musician Burna Boy was born on 2 July 1991 to Mr. and Mrs. Ogulu. He grew up in Ahoada, Rivers State, and later relocated to Lagos State. He attended Montessori International School, and later attended Corona, Agbara for his secondary school in Lagos
Chidinma – pop singer Chidinma Ekile (born 2 May 1991), popularly known by her stage nameChidinma, is a Nigerian singer-songwriter, recording artist and stage performer. In 2010, she rose to stardom after winning the third season of MTN Project Fame West Africa
D’banj– pop singer Oladapo Daniel Oyebanjo (popularly known as D’banj, born 9 June 1981) is a Nigerian singer-songwriter, harmonica player, and businessman.
D’PRINCE– Afro-pop singer D’Prince was born to Collins Enebeli, a Business man and a musical production manager and the founder of the record label Sagitarious Productions and Patience Enebeli an international Business tycoon and he is the younger brother of music mogul and CEO of Mavin Records, Don Jazzy.
Da Grin – rapper Oladapo Olaitan Olaonipekun, also known as Dagrin (21 October 1987 – 22 April 2010), was an award winning Nigerian rapper from Ogun, Nigeria
IK. Dairo: Isaiah Kehinde Dairo(1930) MBE 1930–1996 was a notable Nigerian Jùjú musician.
Stella Damasus– R&B and soul singer Stella Damasus born April 24, 1978 is a Nigerian actress and singer. She was nominated for Best Actress in a Leading Role at the Africa Movie Academy Awards in 2009
Davido – pop singer David Adedeji Adeleke (born November 21, 1992), better known by hisstage name Davido, is an American-born Nigerian recording artist, performer and record producer
Yinka Davies – jazz singer Yinka Davies (born July 16, 1970) is a Nigerian vocalist, dancer, lyricist and judge of reality show, Nigerian Idol. Yinka has been in the Nigerian entertainment industry for 28 years.
Oliver De Coque : Chief Dr. Oliver Sunday Akanite, Popularly referred to as Oliver De Coque(April 14, 1947 – June 21, 2008) was a Nigerian highlife musician and guitarist, he recorded more than 73 albums to his credit making him the most popular Hilife king of Africa
Safin De Coque– rapper and hip hop artist Safin De Coque is the Son of the Nigerian Highlife Legend Late Chief Oliver De Coque, born oct 26 1982.
Di’Ja: Currently signed to Mavin records, has lived in Nigeria, Sierra Leone, theUnited Statesand Canada. Her mother is fromNorthern Nigeria and her father is from Sierra Leone. Credible sources confirmed Dija is in her early 30s that is between 30 and 35yrs old.
Tonto Dikeh – pop singer Tonto Charity Dikeh-Churchil, also known as Tonto Dike (born 9 June 1985), is a Nigerian actress and singer from Rivers State and is of the Ikwerre tribe.
Don Jazzy – recording artist and record producer Michael Collins Ajereh (born 26 November 1982), better known as Don Jazzy, is a Nigerian multi award-winning record producer, singer-songwriter, musician, former CEO of Mo’ Hits Records and current CEO of Mavin Records. Born in Umuahia in Abia state, Alongside his friend and partner they created the Mohits record label.
Alban : Alban Uzoma Nwapa(born 26 August 1957), known by his stage name Dr. Alban, is a Nigerian-born Swedish musician and producer with his own record label dr-records.[
Dr SID – pop singer Sidney Onoriode Esiri (born 1 May 1980 in Ikeja, Lagos state, Nigeria), known commonly as, Dr SID is a Nigerian singer-songwriter and dentist, who is a descent of Delta state raised in Lagos.
Duncan Mighty– reggae singer Duncan Wene Mighty Okechukwu (born 28 October 1983), simply known as Duncan Mighty, is a Nigerian musician, singer, and music producer from Obio-Akpor, Rivers State.
Frank Edwards – gospel singer Frank Ugochukwu Edwards (born July 22, 1990), simply known as Frank Edwards, is a Nigerian contemporary Christian singer-songwriter and recording artist from Enugu, Enugu State.He is the founder and owner of record label Rocktown Records
Omotola Jalade Ekeinde – R&B and pop singer Omotola Jalade Ekeinde (oh – m oh – t oh – l ah, born Omotola Jalade; 7 February 1978) is a Nigerian actress, singer, philanthropist and former model of an Ondo descent from Lagos, Nigeria. Since her Nollywood film debut in 1995, the leading actress has appeared in 300 films, selling millions of video copies. After receiving numerous high-profile awards, launching a music career, and amassing an enviable fan base, the press has revered the Screen Nation ‘Best Actress’ as The “African Magic“. She is the first African celebrity to receive over 1 million likes on her Facebook page.
eLDee – Lanre Dabiri, (born May 23, 1977) better known by his stage name Eldee, stylized as eLDee, is a Nigerian rapper, record producer and architect.
Falz The Bad Guy – Folarin Falana son of popular Lagos based Lawyer Femi Falana was born October 27, 1990 in Lagos, Nigeria, better known by his stage name Falz the bad guy is a Nigerian rapper.
Flavour N’abania – highlife and hip hop singer Chinedu Okoli (born 23 November 1983) He began his musical career as a drummer for a local church in his hometown of Enugu State. Flavour is popularly known across Africa and the world for his hit song “Nwa Baby (Ashawo Remix)”. He is currently signed to 2nite Entertainment
Harrysong — singer and songwriter Harrison Tare Okiri (born March 30, 1981), better known by his stage nameHarrysong, is a Nigerian singer, songwriter and instrumentalist who rose to fame after his tribute song to Nelson Mandela won the “Most Downloaded Callertune Award” at The Headies 2013.
Ice Prince – The Chocolate City rapper Panshak Zamani (born 23 October 1986), better known by his stage name Ice Prince, is a Nigerian hip hop recording artist and actor too, surprised??
Haruna Ishola Haruna Ishola Bello(1919–1983) was a Nigerian musician, and one of the most popular artistes in the apala
Iyanya- pop singer Iyanya Onoyom Mbuk (born 31 October 1986), known by his mononymIyanya, is a Nigerian recording artist and performer. He is best known for winning the 2008 MTN Project Fame West Africa as well as for his song “Kukere
Jesse Jagz– rapper Jesse Garba Abaga (born 10 August 1984), popularly known as Jesse Jagz, is a Nigerian rapper, singer, producer and songwriter. In April 2015, he re-signed with Chocolate City after leaving the label in May 2012 to establish his own imprint known as Jagz Nation
JJC and 419 Squad : JJC(short for Johnny Just Come; Nigerian slang for a recent arrival, especially naïve newcomers – see example of JJC usage at the forum of Nigerian Village Square) is the stage name for Abdul Rasheed Bello, aNigerian rapper and record producer. He was born on 4 April 1977 in Kano,Nigeria, but has been based in London since 1991
Tamara Jones- R&B singer-songwriter Tamara Eteimo (born 24 July 1987), also known by her stage name Tamara Jones, is a Nigerian R&B singer-songwriter and actress. She won the 7th edition of the Next Movie Star reality show
Kcee Kingsley Chinweike Okonkwo(born 18, April 1979), better known as Kcee(sometimes stylised as KCee), is a Nigerian singer and songwriter. He was formally in the Hip Hop duo group called Kc Presh’s
Fela Kuti- afrobeat, jazz singer-songwriter and instrumentalist Fela Kuti (born Olufela Olusegun Oludotun Ransome-Kuti; 15 October 1938 – 2 August 1997), also known as Fela Anikulapo Kuti or simply Fela, was a Nigerian multi-instrumentalist, musician, composer, pioneer of the Afrobeat music genre, human rights activist, and political maverick
Femi Kuti- afrobeat, jazz singer-songwriter and instrumentalist Olufela Olufemi Anikulapo Kuti (born 16 June 1962), popularly known as Femi Kuti, is a Nigerian musician, born in London and raised in Lagos. He is the eldest son of afrobeat pioneer Fela Kuti
Seun Kuti- afrobeat, Jazz singer-songwriter and instrumentalist Oluseun Anikulapo Kuti (born 11 January 1983), commonly known as Seun Kuti, is a Nigerian musician, and the youngest son of legendary afrobeatpioneer Fela Kuti. Seun leads his father’s former band Egypt 80
Lagbaja Lagbaja(born Bisade Ologunde in Lagos) is a multi-award winning NigerianAfrobeat musician, singer and songwriter. He was born in 1960 in Lagos state.
Rex Lawson Rex Jim Lawson(1935 – 1971), known as Cardinal Rex, was a singer, trumpeter and bandleader from Kalabari, Nigeria. He became one of the best-known highlife musicians of the 1960s in Africa when Cardinal and his band dominated Nigeria’s highlife scene.
Lil Kesh Keshinro Ololade(born March 14, 1995), popularly known by his stage nameLil Kesh, is a Nigerian singer, rapper and songwriter. He rose to fame after his chart-topping song titled “Shoki” rose to critical acclaim from music critics
I– rapper Jude Abaga (born 4 October 1981) better known by stage name ‘M.I’ or ‘M.I Abaga’, is a Nigerian hip hop recording artist and the current CEO of theChocolate City Music.
May7ven Yemisi May Odegbami(born 7 May 1984), known professionally as May7ven, is a Nigerian-born singer, songwriter, dancer, producer, actress, model and entrepreneur. May7ven was born in Ibadan, Nigeria
Mo’Cheddah- hip hop singer Modupe-Oreoluwa Oyeyemi Ola (born October 16, 1990), known by her stage name Mo’Cheddah (sometimes stylized as Mocheeda or Mocheddah), is a Nigerian rapper and singer
Mode 9– rapper Babatunde Olusegun Adewale (born June 14, 1975), popularly known by his stage name Modenine, is a Nigerian rapper.
Cynthia Morgan – pop, hip hop and dancehall singer Cynthia Ikponmwenosa Morgan (born 23 September 1991), popularly known by her stage name Cynthia Morgan, is a Nigerian born songwriter andsinger. Her music is a fusion of pop, hip hop, dancehall and rapper
Muma Gee– pop singer-songwriter Gift Iyumame Eke (née Uwame; born 18 November 1978), professionally known as Muma Gee
Muna– rapper Munachi Abii (born Munachi Gail Teresa Abii Nwankwo, 5 November 1980) is a Nigerian rap / hip-hop artist, songwriter, pageant winner, television presenter and model who performs under the name Muna
Genevieve Nnaji– pop singer Genevieve Nnaji (born 3 May 1979) is a Nigerian actress and singer. She won the Africa Movie Academy Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role in 2005. In 2011, she was honoured as a Member of theOrder of the Federal Republic by the Nigerian government for her contribution to Nollywood
Nneka – hip hop and soul singer Nneka Lucia Egbuna (born 24 December 1980) is a Nigerian hip hop/soulsinger, songwriter and actress. She sings in both Igbo and English.
Nosa – gospel artist Nosa Omoregie, professionally known as Nosa, is a Nigerian recording artist, singer, songwriter and performer. He is currently signed to Chocolate City born 26 february 1981
Ebenezer Obey- Born 3 April 1942 as Ebenezer Remilekun Aremu Olasupo Obey-Fabiyi in Idogo, Nigeria), nicknamed the “Chief Commander“, is aNigerian jùjú musician
Obiwon – R&B and gospel singer Obiora Nwokolobia-Agu (born 9 June 1977), better known by his stage name Obiwon, is a Nigerian singer, musician, and evangelist.
Monica Ogah – pop singer-songwriter Monica Ene Ogah (born August 7, 1990), commonly known as Monica Ogah, is a Nigerian singer, the 2011 winner of the fourth edition of MTN Project Fame West Africa.
Sonny Okosun(January 1, 1947 in Enugu, Nigeria – May 24, 2008 in Washington DC) was a musician from Nigeria, from the old Bendel State, now Edo State in southern Nigeria. He was from the Esan ethnic group. He named his band Ozziddi after a renowned Ijaw river god
Victor Olaiya – composer Victor Abimbola Olaiya (born 31 December 1930), also known as Dr Victor Olaiya, is a Nigerian trumpeter who plays in the highlife.
Olamide – rapper and hip hop artist Olamide Adedeji (born 15 March 1989), popularly known by his stage nameOlamide but popularly called Olamide Baddo, is a Nigerian hip hop recording artist from Bariga, Lagos State
Omawumi – soul singer Omawumi Megbele (born 13 April 1982), known by her stage nameOmawumi, is a Nigerian singer-songwriter and actress of Itsekiri ethnicity She is a brand ambassador for Globacom, com, and Malta Guinness.
Onyeka Onwenu – pop singer Onyeka Onwenu (born 17 May 1952) is a Nigerian singer, songwriter, actress, journalist, politician, and X Factor series judge. She is the youngest daughter of the Nigerian educationist and politician D.K Onwenu.
Orezi– reggae singer Esegine Allen (born 28 March 1986), better known by his stage name Orezi, is a Nigerian musician from Delta State. He rose to prominence with his song “Rihanna” in 2013
Osita Osadebe Chief Stephen Osita Osadebe(March, 1936 — May 11, 2007), often referred to as just Osadebe, was an Igbo Nigerian highlife musician from Atani. His career spanned over 40 years, and he is one of the best known Igbo highlife His most popular hit was the 1984 “Osondi Owendi” (Igbo:One man’s meat is another man’s poison.), establishing him as a leader in the highlife genre being the most popular record ever in Nigeria
Orlando Owoh: born as February 14, 1932 – November 4, 2008) was a highlife musician and band leader. Owoh was born Stephen Oladipupo Owomoyela in Osogbo, Nigeria.
P-Squareare a Nigerian R&B duo composed of identical twin brothers Peter Okoye and Paul Okoye were 18 November 1981 (age 34) Jos, Nigeria
Patience Ozokwor – highlife singer Patience Ozokwor (born March 25, 1958) is a Nigerian actress who won theBest Supporting Actress award at the 10th Africa Movie Academy Awards.
Patoranking– reggae and dancehall singer Patrick Nnaemeka Okorie (born 27 May 1990), better known by his stage name Patoranking, is a Nigerian reggae-dancehall singer and songwriter
Shina Peters – juju singer Sir Shina Peters (born 30 May 1958) is a Nigerian Jùjú Born Oluwashina Akanbi Peters in Ogun State, he began his career while playing the guitar with General Prince Adekunle, later forming his own group with Juju Maestro Segun Adewale
Phyno– rapper and record producer Azubuike Chibuzo Nelson (born 9 October 1986), better known by his stage name Phyno, is a Nigerian Igbo rap and hip hop recording artiste
Praiz – R&B singer and songwriter Praise Ugbede Adejo (born 8 March 1984), better known by his stage namePraiz is a Nigerian R&B songwriter, producer and singer.
Runtown– songwriter and hip hop artist Ayoleyi Hanniel Solomon (born 6 December 1993), better known by hisstage name Reekado Banks, is a Nigerian recording artist, rapper and songwriter, signed to Mavin Records.
Reekado Banks– hip hop artist Douglas Jack Agu (born 19 August 1989), better known by his stage nameRuntown, is a Nigerian singer, songwriter and producer with a diverse musical style mix of hip-hop, R&B, reggae and rap
Sasha P– rapper and singer Sasha P (born Anthonia Yetunde Alabi on 21 May 1983), also known as theFirst Lady of Nigerian Hip Hop, is a Nigerian female rapper, musician, businesswoman, lawyer and motivational speaker.
Tiwa Savage – R&B and pop singer-songwriter Tiwatope Savage-Balogun (born 5 February 1980), better known by her stage name Tiwa Savage, is a Nigerian singer-songwriter, recording artist, performer and actress
Seyi Shay– pop singer and songwriter Deborah Oluwaseyi Joshua (born 21 December 1985), professionally known by her stage name Seyi Shay (pronounced Shay-yee Shay), is a Nigerian based English singer-songwriter, recording artist, performer, and record producer
Skales – rapper and singer Raoul John Njeng-Njeng (born 1 April 1991), who performs under themononym Skales, is a Nigerian rapper, singer-songwriter and performer.
Sound Sultan: (born Olanrewaju Fasasi on November 27, 1976 is a Nigerian rapper, singer-songwriter, actor, comedian and recording artist.
Timaya– reggae singer Enetimi Alfred Odon (born 29 November 1977), better known by his stage name Timaya, is a Nigerian singer and songwriter. He is the founder of South South hip hop group Dem Mama Soldiers
Sean Tizzle – Afropop singer Morihanfen Oluwaseun Oluwabamidele (born 15 December 1989), better known as Sean Tizzle, is a Nigerian singer and songwriter. He was formally signed to Sound Sultan’s record label Naija Ninjas.
Sir Victor Uwaifo: (born 1 March 1941) is a Nigerian musician, writer, sculptor, and musical instrument inventor. He also served as commissioner for arts and culture in Edo State under the government of Lucky Igbinedion.
SolidStar is a Nigerian Hip hop, R&B, dancehall, afro-pop singer, Born Joshua Iniyezo on 8 November 1988, Solidstar hails from the Isoko …
Waconzy – pop singer Obinna Kelvin Anyanwu (born August 10, 1983 in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria), better known by stage name Waconzy, is a singer, songwriter, record producer and philanthropist with family roots in Umuahia, Abia State. He is the founder of Dv8 Media and the Waconzy foundation.
Wande Coal: Popularly known as Black diamond was in born 18 October 1985, as Oluwatobi Wande Ojosipe in Lagos Island, Lagos state, Nigeria, to Chief Ibukun Olufunto and Mrs Omolara Oluwayemisi Ojosipe. He was a member of the Mavan Crew before breaking out and going solo. He floated a new record label called Black Diamond Entertainment.
Weird MC – rapper Weird MC (born Adesola Adesimbo Idowu on 1 January 1970) is a Nigerianrapper, songwriter, and producer
Wizkid – pop singer Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun (born 16 July 1990), better known by his stage name Wizkid (sometimes stylised as WizKid), is a Nigerian recording artist, songwriter and performer.
YCEE – rapper Oludemilade Martin Alejo (born January 29, 1993) popularly known by hisstage name YCEE is a rapper and songwriter
Yung6ix– rapper Onome Onokohwomo (born 8 July 1989), better known by his stage nameYung6ix, is a Nigerian rapper and hip hop recording artist.
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