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Top 7 Nigerian Singers With A Unique Voice


Jan 29, 2024
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When it comes to music and entertainment, Nigeria comes first with its amazing bundle of talents and this makes fans enjoy playlist while playing Online Roulette Wheel and despite the long list of fast rising singers in the country, we can still identify some musicians with their voice.

Some of the Nigerian singers whose voice are actually unique include the likes of Tems, Omah Lay, Bella Smurda and so on. While some have been able to set records internationally with massive streaming on different digital platforms, some have also continued to release hits after hits. Below is the complete list of Nigerian singers with unique voices.


Tems whose real name is Temilade Openiyi, is a Nigerian singer and songwriter born on June 11, 1995 in Lagos. She is a versatile singer with music genres of alternative and RnB.

Tems was born to a British-Nigerian father and a Nigerian mother. Her family had moved to the United kingdom after her birth before the parents eventually separated when she was only 5 years old.

Tems started her career with the single “Mr Rebel” which is more like a freestyle and came through with her official single “Try Me” in August 2019. She released her debut EP, For Broken Ears, on September 25, 2020 and that gave rise to her hit single “Damages” which boast of over 2.7 million views on YouTube. She also has a collaboration with the starboy Wizkid on the single “Essence” in 2020. The song was later remixed with Justin Bieber adding his vocals.

She released her second EP, If Orange was a Place on September 15, 2021.

Tems won Most Played Alternative Song for “Damages” at the Net Honours in 2021 and has also got numerous nominations to show for her effort in the music industry.

Omah Lay

Stanley Omah Didia with the stage name as Omah Lay, is an afrobeat singer and songwriter born on May 19, 1998 in Port Harcourt, Nigeria.

He was a songwriter and music producer before he delved into singing professionally. He released the single “Do not disturb” in April 2019 and was followed up with another single “Hello brother”, in the following month.

He came through with his debut EP, Get Layd, on May 22, 2020. The EP comprises of hit songs such as You, Damn, Lo Lo, Bad Influence and Ye ye ye.

He later appeared on Olamide’s Carpe Diem album, while featuring on the track “Infinity” which enjoyed massive airplay both in and outside the country.

Omah Lay released the single “Understand” on July 8, 2021 and it went viral on the video sharing platform, Tik Tok.


Lyta whose real name is Opeyemi Babtunde Rahim, is a singer amd songwriter born in Ajegunle area of Lagos State, Nigeria.

He was signed to YBNL record label by Olamide and later left to join Naira Marley’s “Marlian” record label which has other artist like Zinoleesky and Fabian.

He has released numerous hit singles such as; Everybody, Worry, Ramadan, Hold Me Down, Are You Sure and so on.

Lyta got nominated for the Next Rated at the Headies Award (2019) and Most Promising Act of the Year at City People Music Award (2019).


Zinoleesky was born on November 21, 1995 in Lagos, Nigeria. He is a multi-talented and versatile singer with numerous hit songs.

He got signed to Marlian records by Naira Marley, which is already a home to other fast rising singers like Fabian, Lyta, Mohbad and so on.

He rose to fame with the release of his single “Ma Pariwo”. He has released other singles like; Who Knows, Caro, Kilifeshe and so on.

Zinoleesky released the single titled “Naira Marley” in 2021 and has been well received by music fans across the country.

Bella Shmurda

Ahmed Abiola Akinbiyi Lawal popularly known as Bella Shmurda, is singer and songwriter born on January 27, 1996 in Lagos State, Nigeria. He came to limelight for his hit single “Cash App” featuring Zlatan.

He released his EP “High Tension” on July 7, 2021. He has also released other songs such as; Vision 2020, Only You, Rush and Party Next Door.

He already boast of top notch collaboration with the likes of Davido, Rexxie, Olamide, Crayon and so on.

Bella Shmurda won  the Next rated at City People Entertainment Award (2020) and got nominated for Most Played Street Hip hop song at Net Honours (2021).


Daniel Benson with the stage name as Buju, is an afro fusion singer and songwriter born on May 19, 1997 in Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria. He rose to fame for his feature on Ladipoe’s single “Feeling”.

He came through with the remix of his single “Lenu” featuring Burna Boy. Ever since he came to limelight, he has released other songs such as; Outside, So Lovely, Wahala, Energy, Catch a Vibe and so on.

He got featured on Wizkid’s single “Mood” and has been on steady repeat on various TV and radio stations in the country.

Buju won the Revelation of the Year at City People Entertainment Awards (2020) and was also nominated for the Rookie of the Year at the Headies Awards (2019).

Barry Jhay

Oluwakayode Junior Balogun popularly known as Barry Jhay, is a Nigerian singer born on February 13, 1993 in Oyo State. He got signed to Cash Nation Entertainment Music label.

He rose to fame with his hit single “Aiye”. He has released other songs like; Ori, Normal level, Tomorrow,i Ayewada, Muje, Don Pablo, Melanin and so on.

Barry Jhay won the Rookie of the Year at the Headies award (2019).


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