See The Full List Of Top Richest Musician Who Hails From Northern Nigeria & Their Full Biography
Gone are the days when the Northern part of Nigeria or Hausa speaking rappers/singers were relegated to the back seat when it comes to the Hip-Hop, RnB, Pop and Reggae genre of music, today the tables have turned. In recent times the Northern part of Nigeria popularly know as “Arewa” has proven to be a top player in the Nigerian music scene.
Day after day music acts are been “brewed” in the north with many of them who have proven their wits beyond reasonable doubts both within and outside the shores of Nigeria.
Jalabase.com in her Top 10 Hottest Artists From the Northern part of Nigeria presents to you a collection of the finest, most talented and well respected artists whose music has become an anthem both in the north and other parts of Nigeria.
Eey ”DatAbokiBoi” (Sani Ayyub Bawa): A dancer, singer and songwriter. Obviously the only singer on the list. This is an artiste with a captivating voice and lyrics that could melt any heart. Hails from Nasarawa State. Eey has had numerous collaborations with Nigeria’s top-notch music artistes. This artiste is just good beyond reasonable doubt. Hear him sing and be wowed!!!
13. Lyrical Dr. Smith (Simon Bulus):
Lyrical Dr. Smith (Simon Bulus): Born in Pankshin Local Government Area of Plateau State. Dr Smith is one rapper who’s lyrics are super dope and captivating. He has this witty and amazing flow that allows his fans to play along with his music. Just as his name implies ”Lyrical” has lyrics has made him a sort after artiste in the north and beyond.
12. B.O.C (Luka Bulus Madaki):
B.O.C (Luka Bulus Madaki): This rap god was born in the heart of Bauchi state. One of Nigeria’s most promising new artists, he is an entertainer with a story of sheer determination, diligence and undiluted talent. The rapper is an indisputable champion in his own right and has been an inspiration to many up coming rappers.
11. Dj. Abbas:
. Dj. Abbas: A prolific producer, singer and a rapper extraordinaire. This young and talented dude is blessed with an impeccable lyrical delivery that has made him soar really high. Abbas is one of the new wave of northern born musicians influenced and proudly carrying the Hausa lyrics and style in their music.
10. Kheenges (King Bawa):
Kheenges (King Bawa): Hails from Niger state and a graduate of Civil engineering from ABU Zaria, he however abandoned his certificate in his cupboard to chase his music career. It has evidently not been a disappointing chase for Kheenges, as he has remained on top of his game in recent times.
9. Morell (Musa Akilla):
Morell (Musa Akilla): Another lyrical viper from Borno state. Morell has registered himself to be an household name in Arewa’s music hemisphere. This music sensation is the perfect description of raw talent.
8. ClassiQ (Buba Barnabas Luka):
7. ClassiQ (Buba Barnabas Luka): Hails from Bauchi state. He kick-started his music career at the tender age of 16. Classiq has proven beyond reasonable doubt that he is an artiste to be reckoned with. Blessed with superb flows and articulative delivery, this young chap is today rubbing shoulders with prominent indigenous rappers such as Olamide and Phyno.
6. Jesse Jagz (Jesse Abaga):
Jesse Jagz (Jesse Abaga): Jesse Jagz one rapper that has stood out in the Nigerian music scene with his incredible infusion of ragga. The Taraba state born artiste is the kid brother to M.I. Abaga. Anyone who has love for hardcore rap would most difinately fall in love with Jesse Jagz’s songs.
5. Ice Prince (Panshak Zamani):
Ice Prince (Panshak Zamani): An Indigine of Plateau State and raised in Jos. Ice is arguably one of the most sucesfull music act ever produced in the north. He shot into limelight in 2009 through M.I also signed to chocolate city, his first hit single was ‘oleku’ ft Brymo which received massive airplay. Ice has had international collaborations with Wale, French Montana, Joel Otis, Sarkodie and AKA. Ice Prince won Best African Act at the 2013 BET awards.
4. M.I (Jude Abaga):
M.I (Jude Abaga):On our Number one spot is the Mr. Incredible himself the Nigerian rapper with the biggest fan base, with contestable lyrical prowess love, reception, the undisputed champion himself. An Indigene of Taraba state and raised in Jos. M.I has been the Nigerian music scene for a long while but got his big break in 2010 with the release his second album ”M.I.2”.
3. TERRY THA RAPMAN/T.R (Terry Madaki):
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TERRY THA RAPMAN/T.R (Terry Madaki): Twitter: @Iamlord_TR
An indigene of Nasarawa state but raised in Kaduna. Terry was one of the pioneers of hiphop in Naija. Came into limelight with ‘I am a Nigerian’ and went on to make ‘na beans’ which was a popular hiphop classic. His other popular tracks are ‘ojoro’ ft Terry G, and ‘sample’ ft Stereoman and Pherowshuz. Terry raps both in plain english and pidjin with ease and he kills any track he’s on no wonder he has worked with many Nigerian star artists on both his tracks and features. He was a co-founder of the Swatroot Crew with Solo Dee, Six Foot Plus, Mode 9, and Eldee. His last track ‘your best rapper is a lie’ is one where he took a little swipe at the naija music industry. Boys Are Not Smilling!!! ft Olamide
Full Name:JOEL AMADI
Stage Name: (Joe EL)
Place of Birth:SOKOTO STATE
Home Town: KADUNA STATE
Parents: MR/MRS DIDAM AMADI
Date of Birth: 23RD OF MARCH
Marital Status: SINGLE
Education: Attended Ramat nursery and primary school and Army day secondary school Bukavu Barracks, Kano state. Finally, graduating from the Kaduna state college of education in affiliation with the University of Jos where he acquired his diploma in accounting and auditing in 2005.
Languages: ENGLISH, IDOMA and HAUSA
Hobbies: DANCING, WATCHING MOVIES AND PLAYING FOOTBALL
Occupation: SINGER/PERFORMER/SONG WRITER
Awards:Most Laspotech celebrated Artiste of the year” 2012, Best new act in the Most finest girl in Nigerian beauty pageant 2013, endorsed artiste in the most finest girl in Nigeria beauty pageant 2013
Joe EL has several award nominations under his belt such as “Best RnB video at the Nigerian Music Video Awards (NMVA 2011)”. Due to a slew of ground breaking videos such as ‘’I No Mind’’ ‘’Bankololo’’ and ‘’Love song’’ all from his getting signed to Kennis Music International.
Joe EL is an energetic stage performer renowned for his look and use of flamboyant costumes on and off camera. Joe EL is an international icon with a wide fan base depicting as such. Immensely passionate about the welfare of children around the world. He appeared on star quest singing competition 2006 in Jos city of Plateau state which was his first TV appearance.
JOEL AMADI, best Known as (Joe El Everlasting A.K.A The Bakololo master) is a Nigerian singer, song writer and performer. This emerging talent has wooed many audiences around Nigeria with his ever blazing song style and charm on stage; from the star quest singing competition 2006 in Jos, to the annual kennis music Easter fiesta where he astonished the crowd with a free styling rap accapella.
Joel Amadi a Young sensational singer who hails from the northern part of Nigeria, born in sokoto state, grew up in Kano state with his family consisting of his father, mother and siblings, attended Ramat nursery and primary school then graduated into Army day secondary school Bukavu Barracks, Kano state. He gained admission into Kaduna state college of education in affiliation with university of Jos where he acquired his diploma in accounting and auditing in 2005.
In 2006 he discovered he had hunger and passion for singing so he participated at the star quest singing competition 2006 in Jos but didn’t make it to the finals. In the year 2009 Joel left Kano state to Lagos state in search of his dream which is to become one of the world’s greatest musicians. He got to Lagos only to find out that the music industry wasn’t as easy as everyone thought it was but with so much struggle, focus and determination, his music was finally heard by a few people including the C.E.O of Kennis music record label Mr. Kenny Ogungbe who offered him a record deal in the year 2010.
In this same year (2010) Joel got signed on to Kennis music and released his debut single titled “I NO MIND” which after enjoying massive airplay and acceptance by the people was nominated for “Best RnB video at the Nigerian Music Video Awards (NMVA 2011).
Joe EL has also dropped massive hits like; Love song, Happy and Bakololo which took him to another level of his career and gave him a chance to perform on big stages like the Glo Rock n Roll show in four different states in Nigeria, the annual kennis music Easter fiesta, and star quest grand finale.
Joe EL has received several awards like “The most Laspotech celebrated Artist of the year” 2012, Best new act in the most finest girl in Nigerian beauty pageant 2013 and an award for most endorsed artiste in the most finest girl in Nigeria beauty pageant 2013..etc
His major breakthrough was free styling, composing and singing the jingles in famous radio stations and shows. His award winning hit track “Bakololo” was used in the sound track of the most famous radio stations in Nigeria 2011-2012 as this made him even more recognized.and is back with another hit
1. 2face Idibia
2face who now prefers to be addressed with “2baba” is a Nigerian singer, songwriter, record producer and 9jagist. He also stands to be one of the most awarded and most bankable artists in Africa.
Biography & Family
2face was born on the 18th of September, 1975 in Jos, Nigeria although he is from Benue State. He attended Saint Gabriela’s Secondary School in Makurdi, Benue State and then went on to Institute of Management & Technology, Enugu (IMT).
2face has had quite a controversial personal life. With his near-death experiences, robbery attacks where he was shot at and with his very tumultuous romantic life involving different “baby mama”s.
He married his long time girlfriend Annie Macaulay in 2013 and together they have 2 daughters. He however has 5 other children from his other relationships.
Rise to Prominence
While at IMT he started performing at school events, shows and parties. He was so good that even other neighbouring universities invited him to perform at events they hosted.
He eventually dropped out of school to focus on his budding music career. He moved to Lagos and started collaborating with another artist- Blackface (Ahmedu Augustine Obiabo) whom he had earlier met at IMT. And then soon enough Faze (Chibuzor Oji) joined the group and they formed a music trio- Plantashun Boiz.
As a group they three of them became even more famous, they released two albums- Body and Soul and Sold Out. They group sadly broke up in 2004 but came back to record a third and final album titled Plan B in 2007.
After the band broke up, they all focused on their careers as solo artists. Of the trio 2face has had the most successful solo career so far. He released Grass 2 Grace his first album as a solo artist in 2006.
He is also the founder of Hypertek Digital- a record label which he founded in 2006 after leaving Kennis Music. His hit song African Queen gave him international recognition when it was used as the soundtrack for the movie Phat Girlz. He also released another album The Unstoppable. He also featured a single with R Kelly and Prince Lee titled Hands across the world.
Other albums he has released so far include Away & Beyond, The Ascension, The Unstoppable International Edition.
Tuface also served as a judge on the show The Voice Nigeria alongside other artists like Timi Dakolo, Waje and Patoranking.
2face in the course of his career has bagged many awards and nominations some of which
One MTV Europe Music Award
One World Music Award
Five Headies Awards
Four Channel O Music Video Awards
One BET award
Four MTV Africa Music Awards
One MOBO award
One KORA award.
Tuface also started an NGO- 2Face Idibia Reach-Out Foundation whose motto he announced is “service to humanity”.