Nigerian Musicians With the Most Awards (2022)

In no particular order of appearance, these are the Nigerian Musicians with the Most Awards.

Nigerian Musicians with the Most Awards.

1. Wizkid

Awards Won: 50
Nominations: 126

top 10 nigerian musicians with the most awards

Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun known professionally as Wizkid, is the most awarded musician in Nigeria.

Awards Won by Wizkid

The singer’s contribution to the international music industry have earned him several achievements, including a Grammy Awards thanks to his featured work in Beyoncé’s The Lion King: The Gift soundtrack with “Brown Skin Girl”. He is the most awarded African artist at the BET Awards (4), Soul Train Awards (3), Billboard Awards (3), iHeartRadio Music Awards (2) and MOBO Awards (4). He is also a recipient of an ASCAP plaque for Drake’s “One Dance”.

2. Burna Boy

Award: 23
Nominations: 47

 musicians with the most awards in Nigeria

Damini Ebunoluwa Ogulu known professionally as Burna Boy, is a singer, songwriter, and record producer. He rose to stardom in 2012 after releasing “Like to Party”, the lead single from his debut studio album, L.I.F.E (2013).

Awards Won by Burna Boy

In 2019, he won Best International Act at the 2019 BET Awards. His fourth studio album, African Giant, was released in July 2019 and won Album of the Year at the 2019 All Africa Music Awards and was nominated for a Best World Music Album at the 62nd Annual Grammy Awards. He was awarded the African Artist of the year at the 2020 VGMA’s. Burna Boy released his fifth studio album, Twice as Tall, in August 2020, which was nominated for the same category at the 63rd Annual Grammy Awards, making him the first Nigerian artist with back-to-back nominations at the Grammys. In 2021, Twice as Tall won the Best World Music Album at the 63rd Annual Grammy Awards.

3. Dbanj

Awards: 29
Nominations: 87

Awards won by dbanj

D’banj, is a recording artist and harmonica player widely known for his contributions to the African Music Industry. Born and raised in Zaria, D’banj came to prominence following the release of his debut album No Long Thing (2005).

Awards Won by Dbanj

Dbanj won the Best Newcomer award at the 2006 Channel O Music Video Awards for “Tongolo”, a song off his aforementioned album. Some of his other awards include hut are not limited to Best African Act at the MTV Europe Music Awards 2007, Artist of the Year at the MTV Africa Music Awards 2009, Best International Act: Africa at the 2011 BET Awards, and Best-selling African Artist at the 2014 World Music Awards, Evolution award at the 2015 MTV Africa Music awards.

4. Davido

Awards Won: 22
Nomination: 55

Awards won by Davido

Davido is a recording artist who came to prominence following the release of his debut studio album “Omo Baba Olowo” in 2011.

Awards Won by Davido

He is the recipient of a BET Award, a Kora Award, a Channel O Music Video Award, a Ghana Music Award, a Nigeria Music Video Award, 2 MTV Africa Music Awards, 2 African Muzik Magazine Awards, 5 The Headies Awards, 7 Nigeria Entertainment Awards and 2 Dynamix All Youth Awards 4 BillBoards Awards.

5. P’square

Awards: 34
Nominations: 40+

top 10 nigerian musicians with the most awards

The P-Square duo are a Nigerian R&B duo of identical twin brothers Peter Okoye and Paul Okoye who first came into limelight in 2003 the same year they released their debut album last nite.

Awards Won by Psquare

The duo P-Square are the recipient of 5 Headies, 7 Nigerian Music Awards (NMA), 5 Channel O Music Video Awards, 4 MTV Africa Music Awards, 1 KORA Awards, 3 BET Awards, 6 Ghana Music Awards and many more.

6. Tuface (2baba)

top 10 nigerian musicians with the most awards

Tuface is one of the most versatile and talented musician in the Nigerian music industry. He was once Nigeria’s most awarded artiste.

Awards Won by 2baba

2Baba has received one MTV Europe Music Award, one World Music Award, five Headies Awards (Hip-hop award), four Channel O Music Video Awards and one BET award for his musical work, four MTV Africa Music Awards, one MOBO award, one KORA award, 3 Afrima Awards, and numerous additional nominations.

This is a dynamic list and may never be able to satisfy particular standards for completeness.

Uzonna Anele
Uzonna Anele
Anele is a web developer and a Pan-Africanist who believes bad leadership is the only thing keeping Africa from taking its rightful place in the modern world.


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