Three Women Currently Dominating The Nigerian Music Industry

Times have changed and the music industry isn’t left behind, The Nigerian music industry use to be dominated by males with the endless struggle among them, it seemed to be a wrestling ground which was no place for a woman. In recent times the women now beginning to prove their worth, as female artistes in Nigeria are taking over and making waves against all odds.

Among others but to name a few, Here we have three top musical geniuses currently dominating in the Music Industry today (time of article 2018).

  • Tiwa Savage
  • Waje
  • Yemi Alade.

The dynamic trio with their determination and passion have sharpened the face of Nigerian music positively. This African Barbie and Africa’s Rihanna is a sensational multi- talented Female Nigerian music artiste. She is an award – winning Performer, Singer, Actress and Songwriter. Tiwa’s background which was centered around Nigeria, The United Kingdom and The United States of America had made her a multi-cultural diva known not just around Home and Africa but around the world.

Tiwa Savage

She is currently the first female Pepsi ambassador in Nigeria. She also has a song writing deal with The Sony / ATV music publishing firm and is currently signed to one of America’s popular rapper Jay’Z’s ROC Nation record label. She is presently one of the top leading recording artiste at the Mavin records founded by one of Nigeria best Producer Don Jazzy .

Her tracks like Kele Kele Love, All over, Eminando etc. and her presently released EP album has shown nothing is stopping this outstanding mother of one.

Tiwa is also known for her outstanding engaging presence on her social media platforms and her intriguing stage performance.


This September born Nigerian singer is another Diva who is highly talented and passionate about music. She is a single mother of a beautiful daughter who became popular with her unique female voice in the 2008 P-Square hit track ‘‘Do Me”.

She is an exceptional vocalist known for her voice range she achieves on three octaves. She is currently one of the Judges in “THE VOICE” Nigeria.

Her collaborations with MI’s “One Naira” and becoming the first runner up for the MTV Base South Africa and Zain Nigeria realiy show further boosted her growth into the limelight.

Waje cuts across not just Nigeria but Africa at large. Her collaboration with South African LIRA, and sharing the stage with international artiste like Wyclef Jean and Keri Hilson has made Waje to be one of the respected female divas in the Nigerian music industry.

Yemi Alade

Yemi is a Yoruba- Igbo born female Nigerian singer is an Afro pop singer and songwriter. Her hit single ‘Johnny” helped her gain grounds when it was released in 2013. The song produced by Selebobo (one of Nigeria’s popular songwriter) dominated the music charts. With the French version of the song sung by Yemi herself helped her cut across not only Nigeria but in Africa, United Kingdom and other parts of the world.

Mama Africa as her second album is titled is one of the judges of ‘THE VOICE’ Nigeria and one of the African Artiste to grace the stage of the COCA- COLA Coke studio music series.

Being the 2015 and 2016 Best female Act of MTV Africa Music Awards, Yemi Alade is an African Diva who is here to take over the Nigerian music scene.

Hoping to see a hit song with these dynamic trio in it. Wouldn’t that be FAB? LADIES ! Nigerians would not mind.

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