Top 5 Most Influential Afrobeat Stars

Many great icons who transcended the Image of the Nigerian music firm have inspired many great stars in Nigeria.

This has been able to trail for a decade, following how stars take over from the footprints left by their Godfathers. It has kept the weight of the Nigerian music firm and Afrobeat heavy.

The 21st century is included following how the Nigerian music firm is blessed with top-notch influential music stars who have been assisting and inspiring the future of Afrobeat.

We shall discuss the status of these stars who have been lifting elbows since they found their ground in the Afrobeat genre.


The Nigerian award-winning songwriter and singer is undoubtedly Nigeria’s most influential Afrobeat star.

He had emerged as the number one humanitarian, philanthropist, and assistant in the Nigerian music firm.

Since he struck the limelight, he has established many stars at his peak. Even before Davido founded his record label Davido Music Worldwide (DMW), Davido had helped boost many superstars to the limelight.

Davido is the pinnacle behind Mayorkun, Liya, Dremo, Runtown, Peruzzi, and many other top stars. He helped acquire fame by collaborating with them.

He is also known for his Influence outside the forum of music.

Don Jazzy

Nigerian record producer, Brand Ambassador, audio engineer, record executive, singer, entrepreneur, Influencer, and Comedian is another gift to the Afrobeat world in Nigeria.

Since he founded his Record Label, Mavin Record Label, he has been able to promote a massive number of stars.

Don Jazzy is the first influential Nigerian Afrobeat artist to invest his trust in young stars who didn’t likely fail him. He proved that age is just a number and paved the way for many young stars.

Youngsters have gained inspiration and confidence following the likes of Korede Bello, Rema, and Ayra star, which has proven that age is just a number.


Olamide Gbenga Adedeji, known popularly by his stage name, Olamide, is also a big name in the Nigerian music firm that finds thrillers in influencing upcoming talents positively.

Olamide gained philanthropic qualities shortly after he founded his record label, YBNL.

The first stars to gain glory from his Influence emerged as the current Nigerian music beast Adekunle Gold and Lil Kesh. In his power, he infused their names and introduced them to the limelight before they went solo.

The current outstanding Nigerian singers, Fireboy DML, and Asake are the superstars he is pushing to reach their peak.


The Nigerian Grammy award-winning singer Wizkid, poorly known as Ayo Ibrahim, could be better at assisting upcoming artists. Still, his name is a significant influence on many. An enormous number of people have looked up to him.

Since he struck the limelight, his story and impact on the Nigerian music firm have influenced many upcoming artists.

From various interviews, we have been able to fish out stars who looked up to Wizkid during their thriving era.

This has best proven his impact, and he still needs to be done amidst the effect he has deployed on his signees, Terri and Maleek Berry, who are currently dominating the Nigerian music firm.

Burna Boy

The Nigerian self-acclaimed ‘African Giant,’ better known by his stage name, Burna Boy, is also a giant image of Influence in the Nigerian music firm.

Like Wizkid, the Grammy award-winning star Burna Boy could be better at helping young stars, but his name has inspired many young stars to venture into the Afrobeat genre.

However, he has promoted the likes of Buju, currently known as BNXN. The Nigerian singer, now a solo artist, was introduced to the limelight by Burna Boy.

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