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2Face Idibia Biography, Age, Children, House, Baby Mama, Awards

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Even if the name Innocent Ujah Idibia sounds unfamiliar to some, definitely not the name 2face Idibia, because it has become a household name not just in Nigeria but in the whole of the African continent.

He is one of the most decorated and successful hip pop artists not just in Nigeria but in Africa having consistently been ranked as one of the best African musicians of all-time.

Biography (Age)

This multiple award-winning Nigerian singer, songwriter and record producer was born in Jos, Plateau State, Nigeria, 18 September 1975.

He attended Mount Saint Gabriel’s Secondary School Makurdi, Benue State before moving over to Enugu State where he did his preliminary National Diploma course in business administration and management at the Institute of Management & Technology, Enugu (IMT).

Career

While in IMT, 2Face was the man around town performing at virtually every show and party in school and even in other schools within the Enugu Metropolis. He also made extra cash from composing and singing jingles at the GB Fan Club at the Enugu State Broadcasting Services (ESBS). He finally dropped out of school to pursue his music career.

From Enugu, he headed to Lagos where together with Blackface (Ahmedu Augustine Obiabo) and  Faze (Chibuzor Oji), the Plantashun Boiz band was formed. The trio released two successful albums: Body and Soul (2000) and Sold Out (2003) before they separated in 2004 and each member of the group went solo.

In the same year (2004), 2Face his debut solo album Face 2 Face which established him as a viable solo artist. His second album, Grass 2 Grace came two years later in 2006. His African Queen song set him on an international platform. Today, the name 2Face is reckoned with internationally.

Awards

2face Idibia has won several awards for music and entertainment.

Some of his awards include BET Award for Best International Act: Africa in 2011, MTV Europe Music Award, World Music Award, The Headies Awards (Hip-hop award), Channel O Music Video Awards, MOBO award, one KORA award, and numerous additional nominations.

Below is a comprehensive List of his awards

2Face Idibia Biography, Age, Children, House, Baby Mama, Awards
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Here is a list of 2Face Idibia Awards

  • Best Male Vocalist 2002 Affinity Awards
  • Best Video 2004 A.M.E.N Awards
  • Best Male Vocalist 2004 A.M.E.N Awards
  • Song of the Year 2004 A.M.E.N Awards
  • Outstanding Contribution to the Entertainment Industry 2004 Award for Excellence
  • Music of the Year 2004 Excellence Recognition Awards
  • Best New Act Male 2004 A.M.E.N Awards
  • Song of the year for “African Queen” 2004 Nigeria Entertainment Awards New York
  • Best Album of the year 2004 Nigeria Entertainment Awards New York
  • Best Hip-Hop and R&B Artiste 2004 Nigeria Entertainment Awards New York
  • Musician of the Year 2004 City People Awards for Excellence
  • Best Male Video 2005 Channel O Music Video Awards
  • Best African Act 2005 Channel O Music Video Awards
  • Best African Act 2005 Kora Awards
  • The Outstanding Musician of the Year 2005 Black Heritage Awards for Excellence
  • Best Musical Artiste 2005 Afro Nollywood Award
  • African Song of The Year (Non-Ghanaian) 2005 Ghana Music Awards
  • Best Male Video 2005 Channel O Music Video Awards
  • Special Recognition Award 2005 Hip Hop World Awards
  • Best African Act 2005 Kora Awards
  • Best Song of The Year 2005 G.C.E International Awards
  • Best African Video of the year 2005 Channel O Music Video Award
  • Best African Act 2005 MTV Europe Music Awards
  • Nominated Best African Act 2005 MOBO
  • Africa Break Through Artist of the Year 2006 Nigeria Entertainment Awards New York
  • Musician of The Year 2006 The Future Awards
  • Best African Act 2007 MOBO Awards
  • Song of the Decade 2007 Nigerian Music Awards
  • Best Album of the Year 2007 Nigeria Entertainment Awards New York
  • Best selling Nigerian Artist 2008 World Music Awards, Monaco, Spain
  • Best R’n’B / Pop album 2008 Hip-Hop World Awards
  • Best African Act 2008 Australian African Awards
  • Artist of the Year 2009
  • Best R&B MTV Africa Music Awards 2009
  • MTV Africa Music Awards Best Male 2009
  • MTV Africa Music Awards Best Video for “Enter the Place” 2009 MTV Africa Music Awards
  • Best Western 2010 SoundCity Awards
  • Best Western 2010 SoundCity Awards
  • Best Male MTV Africa Music Awards 2010
  • Artist of the Year MTV Africa Music Awards 2010
  • Most Gifted West African Video 2010 Channel O Music Video Awards
  • Best Pop Video for “Implication” 2010 SoundCity Awards
  • Best International Act: Africa BET Awards of 2011
  • New Champions For An Enduring Culture 2011 16th edition of the Annual THISDAY Awards presented by former U.S. President Bill Clinton and Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger
  • Album of the year 2011 Hip-Hop World Awards – “The Headies”
  • Most Gifted African West Video for “Only Me” 2011 Channel O Music VideoAwards
  • Most Gifted Video of the Year for “Only Me” 2011 Channel O Music Video Awards
  • Artist of the year 2011 Hip-Hop World Awards – “The Headies”
  • Best R’n’B / Pop album 2011 Hip-Hop World Awards – “The Headies”
  • Best R&B Single – Let Somebody Love You (2Face Idibia) – “The Headies 2014”
  • Album of the year – Ascension – “Ben TV Awards 2014”
  • Best International Collaboration – Rainbow ft. T-Pain – “Ben TV Awards 2014”

Net Worth

2 Baba has an estimated net worth of $22 million. He earned his money from his music, shows, endorsements, and other business ventures. He reportedly owns and runs Hypertek, an entertainment company and record label and owns Lounge in Ikeja and Festac.

2Face Idibia’s Baby Mamas, Children

The African queen crooner has seven children from three different women; Pero Adeniyi, Sunbo Ajaba and Annie Idibia (Nee Macaulay). He eventually married Annie with whom he has two daughters in 2012.

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His children are Isabel, Nino, Zion, Justin, Rose, Innocent and Olivia.

Also See: Top 5 Musicians From Eastern Nigeria

House

The music Icon owns a five-bedroom duplex at Richmond Gate Estate. He also reportedly owns another luxury Haven Home on the Banana Island. The two building are estimated to be worth over worth N400 Million.

The luxurious five bedroom duplex is said to have a gym, mini studio, two sitting rooms, terrace, among other personalised components.

Tuface also has already properties in Festac, Ikeja and Lagos Island.  According to Estate valuers, the music star might be targeting a property empire worth over N2 billion in five years.

Peter Okoye Married, Wife, Traditional Wedding Photos, Children

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Peter Okoye

Peter Okoye used to be one half of the favourite Nigerian duo known as PSquare. His brother Paul Okoye was the second half of that duo and for years, the two delivered to their fans hit after hit. Together they attained a fame, unlike anything that any group before them had ever enjoyed in a long time. Earlier on, with their singing and dancing, a lot of people compared them to the late great Micheal Jackson.

The twin brothers were born on the 18th of November 1981. Their parents moved to Jos in Plateau state, Nigeria and raised their family there and so the dream of PSquare actually began in St. Murumba Secondary School, a small Catholic school in Jos, where Peter Okoye and his brother Paul joined the school music and drama club. They started simply enough by mimicking songs by MC Hammer, Bobby Brown and Michael Jackson.

Peter Okoye would late on be part of an a cappella quartet called “MMMPP” (M Clef a.k.a. Itemoh, Michael, Melvin, Peter and Paul). The group soon became a household name in Jos as they drew major inspiration from Micheal Jackson. It was until the group was disbanded because the members all had to go to different universities that PSquare was really born although the brothers initially tried out different names; “Double P”, “P&P”, and “Da Pees.” Peter Okoye and his brother prior to becoming PSquare actually returned to music school to develop their skills on the keyboard, drums, bass and rhythm guitar in 1999.

Peter Okoye Married, Wife, Traditional Wedding

Peter Okoye and Titilola Loretta Omotayo dated for seven years before finally getting engaged and getting married. Lola Omotayo is a marketing representative and their wedding in 2013 was certainly one for the books of celebrity weddings in Nigeria.

On Sunday the 17th of November 2013, the traditional wedding ceremony between Peter Okoye of Psquare and Lola Omotayo took place at the Ark Event Centre, Lekki, Lagos. The wedding was star-studded with all the movers and shakers in Nigerian entertainment industry in attendance. Unfortunately, the billionaire business mogul and Chairman, Globacom Telecoms, Mike Adenuga who was meant to be the chairman of Peter Okoye and Lola Omotayo’s traditional marriage was surprisingly absent but was represented by the COO of the company, Mohamed Jameel.

It was also a bit disappointing to see that the elder brother of Peter and Paul Okoye (P-Square), Jude Okoye was not spotted anywhere around the wedding venue. Reason being that he was still in Ghana after their Saturday show but some of the important guests in attendance include: Africa’s richest man, Aliko Dangote, Emmanuel Adebayor, Folorunsho Alakija, DJ Zeez, Rotimi Amaechi, Karen Igho, Rukky Sanda, Tee-A, Kanu Nwankwo, Flavour, Bracket, Artquake, Genevieve Nnaji, Victor Osuagwu, Klint the Drunk, Dr Sid, KCEE, Ejike Asiegbu, Don Jazzy, Tiwa Savage, T-Billz, Lambogini, Kate Henshaw, Kanayo O. Kanayo, Mike Ezeruonye, Naeto C, Phyno, DJ Jimmy Jatt, Skuki, Olisa Adibua, Osita Iheme, Chinedu Ikedieze, Lynxxx, Joke Jaiyesimi, Susan Peters, Funke Akindele, Timaya, Banky W, Sunny Irabor, Steel, Ali Baba, J Martins, Manni, Sheyman, May D, M.I., Ice Prince, Toke Makinwa, Uti Nwachukwu, Toyin Lawani, Munachi Abii, Eva Alordiah just to name a few.

Peter Okoye and Lola Omotayo’s wedding: Photo Album

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Peter Okoye Children

Peter Okoye and Lola Omotayo-Okoye got married in 2013 in the extravagant ceremony that we have talked about in detail above. They currently have two children; Cameron Okoye, and Aliona Okoye. Peter Okoye seems immensely proud of his children as he continually shares photos of them and talks about them on his social media pages.

Peter Okoye Awards and Achievements

Almost all award nominations and wins for Peter Okoye are shared with his brother as PSquare was such a close-knit unit for a long time. Together, the brothers have achieved a lot both within and outside of Africa. They won Channel O Music Video Awards for almost five years straight in various categories. They have also won at the Headies, Nigeria Music Awards, MTV Africa Music Awards, KORA Awards and Lil Perry Productions. Their nominations have included the BET Awards, MOBO Awards, Ghana Music Awards, MTV Europe Music Awards, and the Soul Train Music Awards. Peter Okoye is obviously one very talented half of a group that has influenced Nigerian music greatly.

Top 10 Classic Nigerian Hip Hop Songs

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Though Nigerian hip hop music started small, today it has gone far and wide. Nigerian hip hop songs are not only enjoyed in Nigeria but are also enjoyed by several Nigerians and non-Nigerians alike in the diaspora. A lot of people have this conception that it is being played even more in foreign countries than it is played in Nigeria. If you go to clubs in Europe and America, you get to hear Nigerian hip-hop songs being played and enjoyed by both Nigerians and foreigners all the time. Most of these artists have also won awards both in the international and local levels. All these are as a result of hard work and dedication on the part of these artists as well as heavy investments we’ve seen in Nigerian music industry lately.

In this article, we’ve decided to bring you the top 10 Nigerian hip-hop songs that are currently making waves. While our editors have taken their time to compile this list, we also believe lists like this can be subjective and you might not agree with everything we’ve posted here. Please, feel free to add your recommendation in the comments section below, also feel free to share this post with your friends.

Top 10 Nigerian Hip-Hop Songs

10. Vector – King Kong Remix ft. Phyno, Reminisce, Classiq, Uzi

Unarguably, Vector is one of the best rappers in Nigeria. King Kong which he released alongside other big rappers like Phyno, Reminisce, Classiq, and Uzi in 2015, is definitely a great one most especially among rap disciples in the country.

9. Reminisce ft. Olamide Phyno – Local Rapper

This hip-hop song is almost different from all others because of how much the rappers tried to make it local and still very entertaining. It was released in 2015 on Reminisce’s album, Babahafusa. The song won The Headies Award for Best Collabo.

8. Olamide – Who U Epp ft. Wande Coal, Phyno

Who u Epp became a slang in Nigeria thanks to this classic street rap that featured Wande Coal and Phyno. The song was released in 2016 on Olamide’s The Glory album. Apart from enjoying massive airplay, the song was nominated for a number of awards and it ended helping him to win the Headies Award for Best Street-Hop Artist for 2016.

7. ICE PRINCE – I SWEAR ft FRENCH MONTANA

This was released in 2013 on the  Fire of Zamani album of Ice Prince. Even though it is not one of Ice’s most popular songs, it is still one of the classic Nigerian Hip Hop songs.

6. MI Abaga – Bullion Van ft. Runtown, Phyno and Stormrex

After staying away for some time, MI Abaga returned with The Chairman album in 2014. It was that album that came with this song that made it as one of the biggest that year, and it still sustains years later. During the 2015 Headies Awards, the album won the Best Rap Album.

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5. Falz – Bahd Baddo Baddest ft. Davido and Olamide

Having Falz, Davido, and Olamide, it isn’t out of place for one to expect what will pass as one of the most classic Nigerian hip-hop songs. The song is a part of Falz’s 27 album which was released in 2017. The song has become a sort of national anthem among hip-hop fans in Nigeria.

4. Falz – Karishika ft. Phyno, Chigurl

This is one of the strongest Classic Nigerian Hip-Hop Songs. It was released in 2015 as the 4th song on Falz Stories That Touch album. The song won the Best Afro Hip-Hop Video at the 9th Nigeria Music Video Awards.

3. Falz – Soft Work

It is now official that Falz has been one of the most significant rappers in Nigeria, even though he hasn’t been there for a long time. Soft Work has come with the same great flavours of the man’s songs. It is also part of his Stories That Touch album that was released in 2015.The album won awards including 2016 City People Entertainment Awards for Album of the Year.

2. WizKid ft Drake – Come Closer

WizKid has done a good number of works with international acts like Akon and Rihanna. With Drake, however, he has done a lot more, including this song that was released as a part of the Nigerian star’s Sounds from the Other Side album.

1. Phyno – Link Up ft MI and Burna Boy

Released towards the end of 2016, this song was a massive hit through to 2017. The song came as a part of Phyno’s The Playmaker Album which was nominated for Nigeria Entertainment Award for Best Album of the Year.

30 Most Popular Nigerian Music Videos on Youtube

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Nigeria has been ranked second in Africa as the country with the most YouTube viewers. The tremendous growth in the number of online video viewers is a clear indication of how YouTube has immensely grown to be more profound in the country and, at the same time, become the best platform to promote Nigerian music videos online.

Consequently, Nigerian artists can now enjoy having more than a million views for their music videos on YouTube just like some of the world’s most renowned artists.

Nigerian music videos are generally known for having a perfect combination of rhythm, tempo and beat which are often infused with the greatest melody, irrespective of their genres.

Truth is, Nigerian artists are among the world’s most important people. For centuries, they’ve been excelling beyond the world’s imagination, giving out their best on stage and on the mic.

Most of their songs carry different elements that send across messages of love, peace, unity, good values and whatnot. Although most Nigerian artists go for love songs, others have carved names for themselves as ambassadors of African values and heritage.

To crown it all, most singers in the Western Africa country are famed for the superiority they bring to other African countries and the rest of the continent and beyond. To mention but a few, the likes of Wizkid, Davido, D’Banj, Don Jazzy and much more have made us all proud in the past with their classic concerts outside Nigeria. Interestingly, they keep impressing and excelling with each passing year.

Recently, it was reported that American music powerhouse Jay-Z suddenly took interest in Nigeria’s music industry. This is not only exciting but also a clear indication that our ‘boys and girls’ are really giving out what the people want to hear and how they want it.

Nigeria is the giant of Africa. When it comes to music, the story is the same in movies too. Our artists keep making us proud, flying the iconic green and white flag higher than anything else. Their songs have taken over the streets of YouTube and there’s no sign they are moving down – both in quality and quantity.

Check Out: Top 10 Wizkid Songs – Most Viewed on YouTube

LET’S LOOK AT THE 10 MOST POPULAR NIGERIAN MUSIC VIDEO ON YOUTUBE

Contemporary Most Watched Nigerian Music Videos 

10. Davido – If (2017)

Views: 22.6 million

9.  PSquare – Bank Alert (2016)

Views: 23.2 Million

8. WizKid – Come Closer ft. Drake (2017)

Views: 24 Million

7. Patoranking ft. Sarkodie – No Kissing Baby (2016)

Views: 24 million

6. Flavour – Sexy Rosey ft. P-Square (2015)

Views: 25 Million

5. Tecno – Duro (2016)

Views: 27 Million

4. Korede Bello – Do Like That (2016)

Views: 35 Million

3. Runtown – Mad Over You (2016)

Views: 36.5 million

2. Tecno – Pana (2016)

Views: 38 Million

1.  PSquare – Collabo ft. Don Jazzy (2015)

Views: 43 Million

See Also: 10 Best Nigerian Wedding Songs Of All Time 

CLASSIC MOST WATCHED NIGERIAN MUSIC VIDEOS

20. Flavour – Ada Ada (2013)

Views: 20 million

19. J Martins feat. Dj Arafat – Touchin Body (2013)

Views: 22 million

18. Davido – Skelewu (2013)

Views: 22 Million

17. MC Galaxy ft. Davido – Nek-Unek (2013)

Views: 21 Million

16. Kcee Feat. Wizkid – Pull Over (2013)

Views: 23 Million

15. Patoranking ft. Tiwa Savage – Girlie ‘O’ Remix (2014)

Views: 23 million

14. Davido – Gobe (2013)

Views: 23 Million

13. Mavins (Don Jazzy, Reekado Banks, Di’ja, Korede Bello) – Adaobi (2014)

Views: 25 Million

12. MAVINS – DOROBUCCI ft Don Jazzy, Tiwa Savage, Dr SID, D’Prince, Reekado Banks, Korede Bello, Di’Ja (2014)

Views: 25 Million

11. P-Square ft. Rick Ross – Beautiful Onyinye (2012)

Views: 28 Million

10. Flavour – Nwa Baby (Ashawo Remix) (2011)

Views: 25 Million

9. P-Square Ft. Akon, May D – Chop My Money (2012)

Views: 32 million

8. P-Square – Taste The Money (2014)

Views: 32 Million

7. P Square – Alingo (2013)

Views: 32 Million

6. Davido – Aye (2014)

Views: 40 million

5. D’Banj – Oliver Twist (2012)

Views: 42.3 Million

Released on 11th May 2012 from the UK, Oliver Twist is currently one of the most successful Nigerian music videos on YouTube. which also makes it the most popular music video in Africa.

Besides that, on May 26th, it was debuted at position 9 in the UK’s singles chart. This was actually the first D’Banj’s single to ever appear on the chart.

4. Timaya ft. Sean Paul – ‘Bum Bum Remix (2014)

Views: 46.5 Million

3. PSquare – Shekini (2014)

Views: 51 million

2. Yemi Alade – Johnny (2014)

Views: 70 million

1. P-square – Personally (2013)

Views: 75 Million

As a tribute to Michael Jackson, this single is currently the most successful music video from P-square. It got over 9 million views after its first four months of release.

Michael Jackson’s brother, Jermaine Jackson’s also commended this video and acclaimed P-square for being sensational and excellent performers when singing and dancing to this song.

Top 10 Famous Nigerian Musicians

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In this article, we will answer this question – who is the most popular musician in Nigeria? Without a doubt, Nigeria has some of the most talented and accomplished musicians on the African continent. In recent years, Nigerian music and Nigerian musicians have captured the attention of the world following the rise of a new generation of musicians, singers and performers who have displayed their talent with much aplomb at the global stage.

It is hard to come up with a definitive ranking of the musical talent in Nigeria, so the following list of famous Nigerian musicians is not in any particular order. You should also note that the list comprises of musicians who have Nigerian heritage irrespective of whether they are based in Nigeria or not.

Famous Nigerian Musicians

1. D’Banj

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Popularly known as ‘The Kokomaster’, D’Banj is one of the most popular Nigerian musicians and also among the richest musicians on the continent. He rose to the limelight in 2005 when he released the hit single “Tongolo” working alongside Don Jazzy. Tongolo was soon followed by other chart topping tracks in subsequent years. To many fans and pundits, the pinnacle of D’Banj’s career came in 2012 when he released the song “Oliver Twist” featuring Kanye West.

2. TuFace Idibia

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TuFace Idibia took to the world stage with a storm with the release of his hit single, “African Queen” in 2006. To date, TuFace remains one of the most decorated hip-hop artists on the African continent. Among his most notable international awards are; 1 MTV Europe Music Award, 1 World Music Award, 1 BET award and 4 Channel O Music Video Awards for his compositions and performances.

He started singing seriously when he enrolled at the Institute of Management and Technology in Enugu State and subsequently dropped his studies to pursue a music career. The speed with which he rose up to the top of the Nigerian music industry soon vindicated his decision to quit his studies.

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3. Nneka Egbuna

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Based in Germany, Nneka Lucia Egbuna is one of the most well known female Nigerian musicians in the world. Born to a Nigerian father and a German mother, she emigrated to Germany at age 18 and soon established herself as a redoubtable musical talent. Her songs, recorded in both English and Igbo, have earned her worldwide acclaim.

4. P-Square

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The twin brothers Peter and Paul Okoye are considered by many people to be the most popular musical act to come from Nigeria. They started performing while studying in an obscure high school in Jos, a State in Northern Nigeria. Today they are household names not only in Nigeria but in many other countries all over Africa and the world.

5. Asa

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Bukola Elemide, popularly known as Asa (pronounced “Asha”) is a French-Nigerian songstress based in Paris. Though she was born in the French capital to Nigerian parents, she began her musical career back home in Africa, drawing inspiration from such indigenous musicians as Angelique Kidjo and Femi Kuti. Her stage name Asa means hawk in Yoruba and true to it, she has soared high in the Nigerian music scene.

6. Sade Adu

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Born Helen Folasade Adu to a Nigerian Father and British mother, Sade Adu is an accomplished singer-songwriter, composer and record producer. She achieved stardom in the 1980’s as a lead vocalist for the Grammy and Brit award-winning musical group, Sade. In 2012, Sade Adu was ranked 30th in VHI’s list of 100 Greatest Women in Music. In 2002, Sade was honoured with an OBE by the British Crown for her services to music.

7. Wale

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Winner of two Grammy awards, Olubowale Victor Akintimehin, better known by his stage name Wale (pronounced Wah-Lay) is one of the Nigerian musical revelations of the current decade. Based in America, he is well known for his hit single “Pretty Girls”. Wale has performed alongside the likes of Lady Gaga, Pharrell, Rick Ross and Wiz Khalifa.

8. Seal

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Many people know Henry Olusegun Olumide “Seal” Adeola Samuel for his headline-grabbing relationship with supermodel Heidi Klum. However, Seal is an accomplished Nigerian musician as well and he has four Grammy awards to show for it. He has a number of hit singles which have topped the music charts around the world. His greatest hit is undoubtedly “Kiss from a Rose” which was the Batman Forever theme song.

9. Chamillionaire

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Though born in Washington DC, Chamillionaire’s parents are both of Nigerian extraction and his real name is Hakeem Seriki. The controversial rapper has won several Grammy awards. His family moved to a rough neighbourhood in Houston, Texas when Hakeem was still a young boy. It was there that he began his career in music. His first Album, “The Sound of Revenge” rose to number 10 on the US Billboard chart.

10. Tinie Tempah

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If you mentioned the name Chukwuemeka Patrick Okogwu among your friends, you are most likely to receive blank stares. Yet that is the real name of the UK-based Rapper, Tinie Tempah. He is one of the hottest rappers in the UK and in 2010, two of his singles “Written in the Stars” and “Pass Out” climbed to the number one spot in the UK’s Singles Chart. Tinie Tempah was born to Nigerian parents from Delta state though he has lived his entire life in London.