ASA- The Undisputed mother of soul music. We’ve been through this and once more, we are still proud to say that ASA is an epitome of a successful career. She has the flavor to make a good music sweet in your ears. Having lived in Nigeria at a Tender age, she moved to France where she found her much awaited destiny. Asa is the only Nigerian Foreign musician signed to “SONY MUSIC FRANCE” and she is appreciated so much in a faraway land, so much for a talent that we don’t appreciate here.

NNEKA: Coming up straight from the land of her mothers, one would rather much say that this woman of beauty and talent is so much underrated in her musical genre. Needless say much, Nneka is one of the best products to come out of the Nigerian music scene. In 2010, Nneka’s song was featured as an official Theme song for the “FIFA 10’ game making her the first and only Nigerian to have her song featured by FIFA. Over the years, NNeka has produced music that the Nigerian contemporary people find had to comprehend. Destiny would always take its course.

ADE BANTU: Let’s duff our hats and bow our heads to the man behind “Afropolitan Vibes”, The Ade Bantu himself. Ade Bantu is a Nigerian Foreign musician that most people know and he actually got more popularity among the mainstream when he was called as a judge for the “MTN Projectfame” reality Show. Recently, He was called by the President of Germany to entertain them at a national event. The sky is always the starting point when Ade Bantu is around. With his Band and Team, Ade Bantu keeps taking us on musical journeys as he drives his “Afropolitan vibes” into every blood.

JIDENNA: Born in Nigeria to a very Igbo High class chief, the Nigerian Classic man moved to the U.S at a very tender age where he remained and found his Career. Jidenna graduated from Stanford University and he is the youngest of four siblings. As a classic man, his Cane and Beard came from his Father’s Fashion sense which has gained him popularity and fans so quick in his career. Jidenna has lived in Wisconsin, Boston, San Francisco, Bay Area, Los Angeles, Brooklyn, Atlanta and Nigeria. He is one young talent that cannot be tamed! He is a Classic Man!

AYO: Born as Joy Olasunmbo Ogunmakin, she is a Nigerian-German Based singer/songwriter and Actress. She uses the Yoruba Tranlation of her first name Ayo – which means joy. Creative enough! In 2009, she was named PATRON of UNICEF to promote the right to education for all children in the world. Her debut album, Joyful, which was released in 2006, reached double Platinum in France, Platinum in Germany and Poland, Gold status in Switzerland, Italy and Greece. AYO is a true talent born of Nigerian Origin.

TINIE TEMPAH: Tinie’s real names are Patrick Chukwuemeka Okogwu and he is an English rapper born of Nigerian decent. He released his first mixtape in 2005; his first album, “Dis Covery, debuted at number one in the UK in October 2010 and was preceded by two British number –ones singles. In February 2011, he won a Brit Award for Best British Breakthrough Act. Tinie Tempah was born in London and he hails from Ibusa, a Village in Delta State, Nigeria.

WALE: Wale’s Parents are of the Yoruba Ethnic group of Nigeria and they went to the United States from Austria in 1979. Wale started gaining attention when his song “Did Dug” became popular in his hometown. He became locally recognized and he quickly rose to stardom in subsequent times. Wale has helped push many Nigerian Artiste over the years with International collaborations as he is mostly seen as an International figure amongst his native people. Wale his currently signed to Rick Ross’ record Label, MayBach Music and there is always something in stock for Wale. We love WALE.

SKEPTA: He is probably the newest foreign musician of Nigerian descent to make it to the world stage. Skepta’s work ethic has allowed him to craft a very organic and original sound that makes his very unique. He is often found in the Hip Hop and Grime genre; His hit wonder, “Shutdown” brought him the fame that he required but he never backs down on what a real artiste should be, Skepta keeps gearing for more greatness. Skepta is a UK Rapper also born of Nigerian descent and he recently collaborated with Nigerian artist, Wizkid to do a remix of his Hit song, “Ojuelegba”. Skepta has his own Record label called “Boy Better Know” and he manages it with his Rapper brother, Joseph Adenuga, also known as “JME”. The world stage is set for Skepta.

SADE ADU: Believe it or Not, she still balls at this very age. One of the most beautiful talents to come out of Nigeria, Sade developed interests as a teen in siging and Fashion designing, speaks so much for her Fashion sense. Sade Adu is a Grammy Award winner for Best New Artist in 1986. She has released countless records that have been placed as multi-platinum albums such as Promise, Stronger than pride and Love Deluxe. Sade Adu is a one true Nigerian!!!

TAIO CRUZ: He is a British singer and songwriter, record producer, pccasional rapper and a made entrepreneur. In 2008, he released his debut album, “Departure” which he wrote and produced himself. It achieved initial success in h UK and it later earned him a MOBO AWARD NOMINATON. Cruz his of different race as he was Born to a Nigerian father and Brazilian Mother. Taio Cruz entered into limelight through his hit single “Dynamite” which topped the charts at the world stage level in almost every country. His craft is based on RnB and he is one of the best musical talents to come out of Nigeria.

Other notable foreign musicians of Nigerian descent include:
Seriki Hakeem – “Chamellonaire”

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