Who Is Your Tremendous Artist Of The Past Lustrum?
Hi fans, let discuss this because some people have argued that other artists other than Davido, and Olamide be considered.
Who then is the Nigerian artist of the lustrum? Keep in mind that the year we’re looking at is from 2016 — 2020.
That is, an artist must have been active for at least, a majority of that time to be even considered.
The said artist must have influence, must have had hits, of course, must be relevant to the culture, and must have released some critically acclaimed projects within that period.
Here’s a list of 10 popular artists that have been shortlisted for the award.
Wizkid came to the limelight after his “Superstar” debut became an instant classic in 2011.
Four studio albums later, he’s one of the biggest artists all over Africa. It’s there for all to see.
Olamide aka Baddo has been here for ten years and he’s been very very consistent.
Eight studio albums, hundreds of hits, one joint album with Phyno, one label compilation tape and one EP. It’s there for all to see.
Davido aka OBO also has been here for ten years and he’s been very very consistent.. He’s got the numbers, the fans, the hits, everything.
• Tiwa Savage
From Don Jazzy‘s girl to Jay-Z’s Roc Nation, to the biggest female artist in Africa. What a ride!
If her last album “Celia” proved anything, it’s that she’ll still be here, five, ten years from now. That’s something if you ask me.
• Burna Boy
We all see how Burna Boy went from just a dancehall guy everyone liked to the Afrobeats star everyone has no choice but to like, is unprecedented.
He’s a generational talent. And, his consistency in the industry can only be compared to that of Olamide.
Timaya is the biggest artist from the South, for real. He made hits, made banger albums, made a lot of money too.
And even in 2020, this man is still making albums! Easily one of the contenders for artists of the lustrum in my opinion.
2Baba has been here for two decades now, and that’s just mad. His consistency is on another level.
This is a man still making big hits like “Opo” in this TikTok generation.
Phyno is a sensational Igbo rapper although Igbo rap has existed before, but Phyno made it cool.
When Phyno was out here doing it, everyone wanted to rap in Igbo. Phyno is a god!
Best album, two years in a row. You know why? it is because Simi is simply one of the best female singers we have in this industry, that’s why. No brainer.
Let’s be honest, D’banj is the one that started this international wave everyone is currently on right now.
He’s one of the most important figures in African music, and that’s not even up for debate.
So, fans you decide.
Who’s The Biggest Artist Of The Past Lustrum?
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