The Best Stage Performers in Nigeria 2022 {Ranked}
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The Best Stage Performers in Nigeria 2022 {Ranked}

The Best Stage Performers in the Nigerian Music Industry 2022 {Ranked}

Stage Performance in Nigeria has to be the most underemphasized art in the music industry. All fans are really concerned with is the number of streams their favorite artists are racking up on streaming platforms.

While this is actually very good, it doesn’t subtract that music listeners should have the best experience possible while watching their favorite singers on stage.

Stage Performance has no definite definition; but it is definitely not jumping up repeatedly on the stage and putting one’s hands in the air.

Sorry, if your favorite artists have been doing that, it’s not stage performance, it’s “energy performance”

Stage Performance has to do with the engaging dance styles and creative (most times, appealing) movements of singers on stage.

Here is a list of the Best Stage/Live performers in Nigeria (Ranked)

 

The Best Stage Performers in Nigeria 2022

 

6) Asake

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Asake/ Glitch Sessions

Outstanding Performances: Sunga Remix performance with Burna Boy, Glitch Sessions (Baba God Live Performance)

Asake’s sound may seem distinct from others in the music industry, it only exalts his uniqueness and reduces his replaceability.

Asake has not been in the music industry for up to a year and he is already making his mark.

Asake has not entirely displayed any spectacular performance so far with his stage performances. But his energy is infectious.

I mean, this guy brings a cup of alcohol to the stage.

It only shows how much he is so relaxed and he brings his fans into that world of relaxation.

Sometimes. Asake attempts to moonwalk (with that afrobeats style) on stage, and this is really impressive.

His recent performance of “Baba God” at Glitch Sessions is simply breathtaking.

His vocals in that performance are top notch and he delivered the song with such passion and truth in his voice.

Asake is someone that sings “Feel Good” music; especially when you listen to “Omo Ope ” and “Sungba ”. His genre of music highly helps his performances because the audience feels thrilled already before he even mounts the stage.

This is why Asake is making the 2022 list of our Best Stage Performers in Nigeria .

 

5) Niniola

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Niniola/Human Heart Radio

Outstanding Performances: Summer Vibes Concert 2017, Guiness Bright House Party, The Human Radio Concert 

Niniola’s stage performances are always marked by amazing dance moves and audience engagement.

She has established herself as a stage performer by pulling off common dance steps while sticking to simple choreography with her dancers.

Sometimes, she goes into the audience space to engage them and allow them to touch her.

Most times, while performing on stage, Niniola loves wearing a suit that doubles as a dress.

Her dancers are usually dressed in colorful dresses and she allows them to do the choreography most of the time while she focuses on singing.

Niniola’s stage performance is characterized by  appealing dance moves.

The truth is, you can never be bored at a Niniola Concert.

This is why Niniola is No 5 on the list of our Best Stage Performers in Nigeria

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4) Brymo

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Brymo/Live

Outstanding Performances: Gidi Fest 2018, UDUX, Brymo Live

It’s good to have fans who are dedicated to you and your sound.

Brymo has this, and he is set for the rest of his music career.

But this is not what makes his stage performances good. If anything, Brymo’s amazing vocals live on stage should be studied.

He maintains an astounding vocal strength and fluidity on stage which makes his songs sound as if they were actually getting mixed and produced right there on the stage.

Brymo’s Stage Performances are characterized by an amount of dramatic reactions to his own songs.

This makes his songs come alive on stage.

Also, the beats and trumpets that accompany Brymo’s songs makes his live performances authentic. Brymo’s sound is one that must almost always be accompanied with drums and trumpets.

The symphony of all these makes Brymo’s stage performances one to always look out for.

This is why Brymo is No 4 of our list of the Best Stage Performers in Nigeria 

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3) The KUTIs (Femi Kuti, Seun Kuti, Made Kuti)

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The KUTIs/Felabration

Outstanding Performance(s): Felabration 2019

Not a fallacy, but if you are in the Kuti family and you sing, there must have been a stage performance gene passed to you.

Fela Kuti was one of the most “notorious” singers and stage performers in his days, and now, his sons and grandsons are carrying on with this legacy.

Their stage performances are always marked by scintillating dance moves and their fluid song lyrics.

Although they sometimes focus on their vocal performance while singing, the energy and raw beauty of their performance serve the audience more than anyone can imagine.

The KUTIs are amazing stage performers, and that is why they are making our list of the best stage performers in Nigeria

 

2) Burna Boy

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Burna Boy/Live

Outstanding Performances: Burna Boy at Madison Square Garden, Burna Boy Live at London 02, Burna Boy Live in Paris

The truth is, Burna Boy is not the best dancer, but the efforts he puts in his stage performances shows that he tries to go the extra mile to astound the audience. 

His performance at the Madison Square Garden was not breathtaking, but it was awesome.

Being the first Nigerian to headline Madison Square Garden in New York is a big deal, and the fact that he did that amazingly is commendable.

There was even an instance where he had to catch a lady’s bra that was thrown on him on stage. The way he handled that was good.

Burna Boy’s stage management is also noteworthy. It’s not easy performing on big stages and having a hundred-thousand people looking at you.

For stage management, Burna Boy is making our list of the Best Stage Performers Nigeria

 

1) Yemi Alade

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Yemi Alade/Afronation

Outstanding Performances: Afronation 2022 Puerto Rico, AFRIMMA 2018, Global Citizen 2020

This woman may not be racking up the highest numbers on streaming platforms, but she is always on the road because Show organizers can’t get enough of her.

This position is not up for discussion.

So far, Yemi Alade has been the only artist that actually gives the audience a spectacular performance.

It is not only enough that her YouTube videos are creative, her stage performances are crazy.

In 2018, The Headies Award for Best performer was initiated. Yemi Alade won the first and the second one respectively.

Recently, at the 2022 Afro Nation festival first leg in Puerto Rico, the audience went haywire when she delivered crazy dance moves and made them sing her song lyrics energetically.

Yemi Alade has performed in more countries than most African Female Artists have.

There are video performances of her performing in Helsinki for crying out loud.

Recently, The Royal family invited her personally to perform at the earth shot prize awards ceremony alongside Ed Sheeran.

It is therefore not surprising that Yemi Alade gets booked all the time for shows. 

So,

Who is the best stage performer in Nigeria?

Currently, Yemi Alade is the best stage performer in Nigeria. Her dance performances and choreography are spectacular and she has two Headies Awards for Best Performer.

 

The Best Stage Performers in Nigeria 2022

6) Asake

5) Niniola

4) Brymo

3) THE KUTIs {Made, Seun, Femi}

2) Burna Boy

1) Yemi Alade

 

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Olayiide Bolaji is a writer at The Scoove Africa whose interests span in music and movies. He is also a freelance A&R personel.

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