Nigerian popular celebrities and influential people

Nigerian excellence have been dominating the uk lately. The country seem to be over taking USA artists that usually dominate the music, TV and Fashion industry. This list is an introduction for those unfamiliar or just unaware of the amount of talent Nigeria has to offer. Obviously there are plenty more notable stars but I’ve listed the stars I know of. And think you should know of them too, if you don’t already.

Nigerian popular celebrities rundown

David Adedeji Adeleke

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Better known by his stage name Davido, is a Nigerian singer, songwriter and record producer. You may know him for his break through single if. Named as the alpha of afro beats, he is definitely at the fore front of the genre.

Tiwatope Savage-Balogun

Better known by her stage name Tiwa Savage, is a Nigerian singer, songwriter, performer and actress. You may know her for single ma lo feat wizz kid or her smash hit all over. She has been popular for years but her celebrity has elevated in recent years.

Yemi Eberechi Alade

Simply known as Yemi Alade, is a Nigerian Afro pop singer and songwriter. She gained prominence after winning the Peak Talent Show in 2009. And is best known for her hit single “Johnny”. She has a great style and sound which is modern and unique to what’s currently trending.

Lisa Folawiyo

A Nigerian fashion designer who is best known for incorporating traditional West African textiles with modern tailoring techniques with an emphasis on beading and sequin trim. The prints and the fit are on point. Snap up her designs before they are badly replicated. Since Gucci has been cancelled it’s worth checking out more refreshing authentic designers.

John Adedayo B. Adegboyega

Known professionally as John Boyega, is an English actor known for playing Finn in the 2015 film Star Wars: The Force Awakens and its 2017 sequel Star Wars: The Last Jedi, respectively the seventh and eighth films of the Star Wars series. Although you may know him from his break out role in attack the block.

Jeremiah Ogbodo

Better known as Swankyjerry is a Nigerian Celebrity Fashion Stylist known for his work with Tonto Dikeh, D’banj, Davido and a host of other high profile clients.

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Chimamanda is a Nigerian novelist, writer of short stories, and non fiction. She has written the novels Purple Hibiscus, Half of a Yellow Sun, and Americanah. You may also know her from her verse on Beyonce’s hit song Flawless.

Akindele Olufunke Ayotunde

A Nigerian actress know for her stint on a popular Nigerian sitcom. News has reported she has recently welcomed a set of twins. Check her out on her Instagram for snippets of her comedy sketches.

Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun

known professionally as Wizkid, is a Nigerian singer and songwriter. He is known for his collaboration with Drake on hit single come closer. He also has his own music label Starboy Entertainment founded in 2013. And he has acquired lucrative endorsements with brands such as Pepsi.

Oladapo Daniel Oyebanjo

Also known as D’banj, is a Nigerian musician, singer, songwriter, entrepreneur, television personality, and rapper. D’banj is known in the UK for club classic oliver twist. He also has a range of accolades including a MTV Europe music award.

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