6 Best Secular Artistes in Nigeria and Their Biographies
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6 Best Secular Artistes in Nigeria and Their Biographies (2024)

Best Secular Artistes in Nigeria and Their Biographies – In this post, I will be discussing with you the best 6 secular artists in Nigeria and their biographies.

Who and who are the best six, in your own opinion? I know that might be a little bit hard for you to figure out. Why worry yourself trying to find out who is the best six when this post has already done the assignment for you?

So if you are a lover and a fan of secular music, then you don’t need to miss this update.

6 Best Secular Artistes in Nigeria and Their Biographies

These are the six that make it in our list of best six:

  1. Burner Boy
  2. Davido
  3. Wizkid
  4. Olamide
  5. P-Square
  6. Flavour

Burna Boy

6 Best Secular Artistes in Nigeria and Their Biographies

  • Age: 32 years old
  • State of Origin: Rivers State
  • Networth: 17 million Dollars 
  • Record label: Spaceship records
  • Number of albums: 7
  • Most famous song: Like To Play 
  • Active since: 2011 to present

Damini Ebunoluwa Ogulu is a Nigerian popular secular artist, also known by his famous name,  Burna Boy. 

He came to stardom in the Nigerian secular music industry in 2012, with hit hit song Like to Play, in his debut album L.I.F.E and since then he has been in the business, growing every day.

Burna Boy as he is known with his stage name, is a songwriter, singer and music producer. Before he got a recording label for himself, he was signed to a recording label known as Aristokrat.

He has won the popular Grammy award back-to-back and also won the B.E.T award, all in 2020.


  • Age: 30 years 
  • State of Origin: Osun State
  • Networth: 40 Million Dollar
  • Record label: David Music Worldwide 
  • Number of albums: 6
  • Most famous song: Dami Duro
  • Active since: 2010

Popularly known as Davido, David Adedeji Adeleke, is a top and renowned Nigerian secular musician, who is also serves as the son of the richest Nigerian Politician.

He is one of the best Nigerian singers, songwriters and producers. His song Dami Duro, which was produced in 2011, was a hit that brought him to stardom, others songs such as “Fall”, “If “, and “Assurance” are other songs that have kept him on the list of the best artists in Nigeria.

Davido has featured international musicians including but not limited to artists such as Meek Mill, Tinashe, and Nicki Minaj, and a host of others, to mention but a few.

His Instagram and Twitter accounts were alleged to be the most followed by any African artist, in December 2022.

He has won the BET and MTV awards and has received sponsorship from MTN, PUMA, and Guinness Nigeria as brand ambassadors.


  • Age: 33 years old
  • State of Origin: Lagos State
  • Networth: 30 million Dollars
  • Record label: Star Boy, RCA
  • Number of albums: 4
  • Most famous song: Hola at your boy
  • Active since: 2021 to present

Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun is another big guy in the Nigerian secular music industry. He is popularly known as Wizkid in the industry.

He first became popular, when he was featured in a “Checklist” by Normani and Calvin Harris, and featured in Beyoncé’s single “Brown Skin Girl,”.

In 2020, his fourth studio album, Made in Lagos, hit number one on Billboard’s World Album Chart, and this has brought him so much fame in the industry.

His song ESSENCE made him the first Nigerian singer to a song appear on the Billboard Hot 100. He earned over 3.4 billion views from that song on Spotify.

He has also won a Grammy Award for Best Music Video, for the aforementioned songs.


  • Age: 34 years old
  • State of Origin: Lagos State
  • Networth:12 million Dollar
  • Record label: YBNL Nation, Empire
  • Number of album:9
  • Most famous song: Omo to Shan
  • Active since: 2010 to present

Olamide Adedeji is another top secular musician who is popularly known as just Olamide.

 He is a songwriter and singer who has stood out of the crowd following his hit debut album, Rapsodi, meanwhile, his fourth studio album, Baddest Guy Ever Liveth (BGEL), is what brought him to the view of a wider audience

He has also been nominated severally for Grammy awards and has won many local and national awards. He is the owner of the Record label: YBNL Nation, Empire, where he has produced upcoming Nigerian artists like Asake, Fireboy DML, Jayboi, and others,

Mr. Flavour

  • Age: 39 years old
  • State of Origin: Anambra State 
  • Networth: 9.8 million Dollar
  • Record label: 2Nit Entertainment, 2Nite Music Group
  • Number of albums: 7
  • Most famous song: Nwa Baby
  • Active since: 2005 till present

Chinedu Izuchukwu Okoli is the real name of this top Nigerian secular artist but is popularly known as Mr Flavour.

He started singing when he was barely 19 years old from his church choir, and later joined a concert, but he started performing in 2005.

He made his way to fame through his popular single titled Nwa Baby, in his second studio album titled UPLIFTED. 

In the same vein, his second album, which consist of songs like OYI, and ADAMMA, gave him global recognition. He has awards to his credit, and many endorsement deals from many companies in Nigeria such as Glo.



  • Age: Both Peter and Paul are 41 years old
  • State of Origin; Anambra State
  • Worth 11 and 16 million Dollars respectively
  • Record label: Square records
  • Number of albums: 6
  • Most famous song: Senorita
  • Active since: 2023-2017, 2021; present

Popularly known as P-Square, is a name used to refer to Peter and Paul Okoye, the duo are in the list of the best secular musicians that Nigeria has ever produced. They are songwriters, singers, dancers, and producers.

They started singing while they were in High school, but their break came from their debut single Senorita, from their debut album Last Nite. they sang together till 2017 when they split and went their separate ways, because of some misunderstanding between the duo.

2017, was a new chapter for them both, as they started a fresh singing career life where Peter, goes with the stage name Mr, P, and Paul goes with Rudeboy.

The both of them have won several awards in the course of their music career as P-Square before they separated.


That is where I call it a day for this post on the 6 Best Secular Artists in Nigeria and Their Biographies. The list is endless, and I do hope that you were able to learn from today’s post.

Amos Nya
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