Ten popular Nigerian songwriters
Gone are the days when Nigerian music lacked lyrical content apart from ‘Yansh,’ ‘big waist,’ among others; over the years, there has been a tremendous growth in the industry that has seen an improvement in the kind of music being dished out in the entertainment industry.
In the Nigerian industry today, the reality that not all popular artists can compose songs or have time time to do so is becoming a reality.
One artist who doesn’t write his songs that would easily pop up on the minds of Nigerians is DMW boss David Adeleke Davido.
Davido employs songwriters to help with many of his songs, and he acknowledges them; despite not writing his songs, the DMW boss is doing well for himself and is among the top three artists from Nigeria.
This article is focused on the top ten popular Nigerian songwriters, continue reading to see more.
Ayo Balogun Wizkid is known for his many songs that speak about women and whining their waist, but his albums like Soundman and Made In Lagos have proven his songwriting skills. His music Essense ft Tems is one of the most listened to in Nigeria and outside the country.
2. Burna Boy
Oluwa Burna’s songwriting skills have been proven as he has a Grammy Award to his name already.
His album Twice As Tall is proved that Burna Boy knows how to write good songs, and he is not stopping anytime soon. Burna Boy’s recent song with Polo G titled Want It All is another proof.
The YBNL boss no longer needs an introduction as he has been writing his songs right from the days of Eni Duro, which brought him to the limelight. Olamide is so good with songwriting that he drops an album every year.
The mother of one is one of the most talented singers and songwriters in Nigeria. Simi didn’t hit fame properly until her song with Falz titled Soldier.
Simi, since then, has given us some lyrically blessed content like Duduke; her recently released song Woman is one you should listen to.
5. Adekunle Gold
Like his wife, it appears the same blood flows in Adekunle Gold, who is a body of talent. Adekunle Gold not only write his songs but also writes for other artists.
He is one of the underrated music talent in Nigeria, but Brymo’s songwriting prowess is second to none. His albums Yellow, Oso, The Son Of A Kapenta are proof he is good.
It would be wrong not to include the Mayor of Lagos on this list. The DMW act knows how to write songs that flow, his song like Betty Butter, Eleko, Geng is proof. He also writes songs for Davido.
This is another talented songwriter from DMW on our list. His songs like Islova, Lagbaja are proof. Peruzzi also writes for other artists.
9. Tiwa Savage
Former Mavin Queen is one of Nigeria's finest songwriters who no longer needs an introduction as her craft speaks for her. Tiwa Savage’s recently released Somebody’s Son ft Brandy track is enough to prove she is good.
10. Yemi Alade
Mama Africa is another female songwriter on our list who has remained consistent in the industry. Yemi Alade’s hits like Johnny, Shekere shows she is a good songwriter.
Apart from the 10, there are other numerous popular Nigerian songwriters.