Top 7 queens of the Nigerian music industry
THEY are women with substance, with something to offer their generation in terms of music. Closing the gulf that existed between the male and female artistes in the industry, they proved pundits wrong that what their male folks could do, they could equally do, if not even better.
Here are these females who have survived the gap between time and space, passed the test of time behind the microphone, who have worked against all odds and have written their names in gold…
OUTWARDLY, she is a determined woman. Inside her is equally a bigger spirit of survival. Added to her quality is that strong sonorus voice which makes her irresistable.
Born on September 1st 1981, in Akure, she was brought into limelight on the platform of MTN/Zain's Advance Warning Competition where she ranked top 3.
Then she featured as the amazing voice behind P-Square's video Do Me. After that, she made a follow up with her single Kolo and lastly So Inspired where she featured sexy Muna.
She's won the Hip Hop World award and is still striving to become a stronger force to be reckoned with in the industry.
She also ranks among one of the best when it comes to rap music. Kel began her music as far back as 2002 after engaging in it as a passtime. Her singles Wa Wa Alright, was a song where she appeared so strong and confident, speaking her mind to music lovers. The song broke into the hearts of music enthusiats, making her as strong as wild wind.
Later, she was signed on to Clarence Peter's Capital Hill records but she's since parted ways with the label.
The Satelite born and bread rapper is currently working on her new album. The album is said to feature collaborations with Artistes and Producers including Tha Suspect , Dr.Frabs, TY Mix, Bigfoot, Knighthouse and J. Martins
She's known for the excellent fussion of English and pidgin in her songs. This has clearly stood her out among contemporaries in addition to her strong vocals.
For her, her music career started when se enlisted as a contestant in the 2007 West African Idol. She came out as the semi finalsit and followed soon with an outstanding single, In The Music.
Other top list singles of hers include Love Nwantinti, Today Na Today, Niger Delta, Thank God and of recently, If You Ask Me.
Aside singing, she's been seen picking up roles on movies including Funke Akindele's Return of Jennifer.
She's also involved in humanitarian activities in support of female like Project Alert, Pink Pearl Foundation and Notes2Notes .
She came from the blues, all the way from the U.S and blewour minds away. Kele Kele Love is one song both old and young can't forget in a rush.
Tiwa is also signed on as a Songwriter with Sony/ATV, and has worked with big names such as Mary J. Blige, Fantasia Barrino and Babyface.
She contested on the UK's X-factor, and was among the 24 finalists. She's also released another singles Love Me Love Me which is presently rocking the airwaves.
Nicknamed the hip hop princess because of her versatility in both rap and singing, Mocheddah ranks among one of Nigeria's best female acts.
Born Modupre Oreoluwa Oyeyemi, she's a graduate of Creative Arts from the University of Lagos.
Her debut album, Franchise Celebrity which swallows songs like Ko Ma Roll, If You Want Me and thirteen other tracks was the bump. Other singles are See Me, 24/7 etc.
She was also the 2nd place winner on the Hennessy Artistry 2009 competition, where she competed alongside the likes of Bez and Cobhams Asuquo, Ice Prince and Jesse Jagz, Jimmy Flames and Dr Frabz.
She was also one of the headline Artistes on the Girl Power 2009 Tour, alongside Ashionye, Nikki Laoye and Sasha, amongst others.
She is passionate about Nigeria and is involved in causes that promote Youth Empowerment and the abolishment of Child Labour.
She ranks among those artistes with the best costumes and creativity when it comes to her videos.
Born Susan Oluwabimpe Harvey, she made her debut in 2007 with Ko Mole. Then she followed soothe with Spin Me.
She's a graduate of Business Management of the University of Sunderland. According to her, her advenrure into music was an accident. However, she's had no regret for getting involved in music.
She began with the Trybesmen, back in her days as an Undergraduate of the University of Lagos.
Since then, she ranks as one of Nigeria's foremost female rappers.
Her debut, First Lady received a huge welcome, pushing her into the list of rappers to be reckoned with.
She was the first Nigerian female artiste to win an MTV MAMA Award for Best Female in 2010. she Sasha also received a KORA Award Nomination as the Most Promising Female Act in Africa.
won the “Best female artist ” award at the women in entertainment awards held in England (February 09) for her first single titled “Adara” ,and was nominated in two categories ( Best female video and Best cinematography) by the prestigious Nigerian Soundcity Video Music Awards for her second single “Only One” which was held on the first of August 2009.