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These Are Nigeria’s “TOP 10” Male Vocalists .. Take It Or Leave It!!

Posted by Jim Donnett on October 23, 2015 in Editorial · 310 Comments

Remember that time when I wrote about how I thought our male artistes were stinking? Yeah well not all of them but I’ll say since then, the tension has pretty much heightened. We’ve seen many new collaborations, more singles have been dropped, albums have been released and surprisingly, show-stopping performances have been nailed to the dot.

This top 10 list is about the male vocalists in the industry whose musical dexterity just can’t be missed especially in their voices and their songs.



Pop and high life music have been overtaken by a wanton show of energy (hype) and dance. But Flavour has stuck to his guns, selling himself as the entire package with the addition of his sonorous tenor to making the trio a perfect combination. Some of his music singles where he showed appreciable vocal prowess are Power To Win, Ololufe, Ada Ada, Shake, Oyi as well as the acoustic renditions I’m For Real and Gollibe. He has also delivered laudable vocals on collabos with Bracket, Iyanya, Tiwa Savage, Phyno, Naeto C, Chidinma and Solidstar.



Afro soul singer, Brymo is perhaps the reason why we loved that Ice Prince song Oleku too much. Brymo has a discography of songs covering four critically successful albums; Brymstone, Son of a Kapenta, Merchant, Dealers & Slave and more recently, his 2014 release Tabula Rasa after running solo from former label, Chocolate City Group. His break out single, Ara as well as other notable releases including Good Morning, We All Need Something, Down, Fe Mi, Dear Child, and Prick No Get Shoulder are all songs that highlight his distinguished voice with constant revelation of emotions, and mostly sung in the Yoruba dialect.


Wande Coal

Right from his days with the now defunct Mo’ Hits crew, WC had always shown prospect as a vocalist and a knack especially for commercially styled R&B/afro pop genre of songs. He featured on the vamp for one of D’Banj’s familiar singles, Why Me, and later getting his big break on the label’s compilation debut with Ololufe, which was adjudged to be one of the greatest love songs ever written by a Nigerian. He’s remained constant with several other on-point releases including Bumper2Bumper, Private Trips, Rotate and Baby Hello, not forgetting his epoch delivery on musical collabos with Patoranking, Flavour and the Ghanaian duo, R2Bees.



There once was a time when I Go Always Pray For You happened to be almost everyone’s ring back/caller tune. It was all thanks to the magic in Nosa Omoregie’s musical and vocal artistry. That song particularly grew on everyone and I dare say it had too much to do with the manner at which he executed voicing out the lyrics to the song. It was just simply unique! Nosa later got signed to Chocolate City Music and was featured on Brother, off M.I’s latest studio album. His vernacular-styled hook is still every listener’s favourite.



You know you have really big shoes to fill when your father is a renowned Nigerian entertainer with audiences all over the world. Suffice to say that Darey hasn’t failed in living up to these high expectations. Darey was second runner-up at South Africa’s Project Fame series in 2004 and has since then ascended to newer reigns in his stardom. He can be credited for hugely successful singles like Escalade, Fuji and the popular soul ballad, Not The Girl. His most recent single, Pray For Me features the Soweto Gospel Choir and is off his newly released studio album, Naked. Darey’s musical policies and how he executes them continue to earn him recognition on a global scale.



Iyanya Onoyom Mbuk razzled and dazzled with show-stopping performances alongside his silky smooth tenor to clinching the first prize at the debut edition of Nigeria’s highly revered music talent hunt, MTN Project Fame. After his debut release failed to reach commercial acclaim, he revamped his style, yet keeping the voice constant. It’s too bad that we never appreciated the beauty of his music on singles like Iyanya and Love Truly but he found ways to make up for with other musical hits including Mr. Oreo, Away, Story Story and more recently, Applaudise. His vocal star power has him widely associated with acts Seyi Shay, Tiwa Savage, Emma Nyra, Wizkid, Banky W, Flavour and a fine crop of African artistes.



Yes, Banky W may have switched music personas in very recent times but he still commands with his usual sway every time he opens up his vocal power. Pumped with a desire to make it and his velvety voice, Mr R&BW hit the Nigerian shores after a hiatus abroad. His musical cover, Ebute Metta to Rihanna’s 2007 hit, Umbrella became his official announcement to the industry. Banky has since then, stayed blazing his trail with top notch deliveries on songs like Strong Tin, Lagos Party, The Way, Good Good Loving, Yes/No, Jaiye Orimi, Mercy and High Notes. He also enjoys vocal association with acts Tiwa Savage, Lynxxx, Wizkid, Niyola, M.I, Sound Sultan, DJ Xclusive and Sarkodie.



Cobhams is one producer extraordinaire with his hands in everything music – even, vocal sounds. Not only is he well-honed in the art of constructing benign musical orchestrations, he belts out those melodies from his signature baritone as he strikes the black and white keys. Timi Dakolo, Omawumi, Bez, Banky W, Darey, 2face, Waje, Chidinma, Stan Iyke and Lami are some of the industry’s best acts that can attest to his unrivaled directorship in music. Although he may not be armed with a repertoire of records like majority of the afore-mentioned, we still bow in obeisance over sonorous numbers like Ordinary People and his gospel medley, I Worship You.



Praiz Adejo can be likened to the John Legend of Africa, and it is obviously tied to the fact that he sounds a terrific lot like the multiple award-winning international artiste. He entered into limelight from a revered music talent hunt where he placed second, showing off his utterly impressive and unequivocal skills to particular relish. No doubt, he’s quite famed for the R&B single Rich and Famous, he has also expended vocal effort (summa cum laude style) on other music material like M.I’s Epic, Bez’ That Stupid Song and a cover version of Rihanna’s Stay. He released his debut album late last year, which was a double-disc showing his versatility in other genres especially afropop and soukous.



Interestingly, Timi Dakolo also goes by the alias ‘The Voice’. The soul and R&B singer possesses a firebrand tenor that has his heart and soul deeply sewn into it. Timi has been influenced by a string of life experiences that have birthed stellar records like Let It Shine, Heaven Please, Great Nation, Iyawo Mi and Wish Me Well. Using vocal emotion, his rich, deep sounds transcends you past the evoque musical orchestration and into a virtual world that vividly encapsulates the message in his song which are mostly conscious, often in real time and sometimes true life.



Like King M.I would say, the swagger in Burna Boy’s voice is branded! This guy has got serious frosh in his voice and with a signature sing-style that is a fine blend of afro, ragga and contemporary. Di Don Gorgon, Tonight, Run My Race, Rockstar as well as his hook on AKA’s All Eyes On Me are some of the music singles where you can’t miss him showing off his impressive vocal worth. Recently, he’s become a constant vocal feature for many other African recording artistes including AKA, Da L.E.S, Stonebwoy, Sarkodie, and Heavy-K.

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  1. Big lie,brymo shud b in d top 3,bliv it or not

    • Ah ah, big lie keh?!
      Nwannem, iBayleev eet… beth ferst of ol, cam dan biikkooo.

    • Gbayi

  2. if u dont no wht to write jst better get out..rubbish

  3. Bastarrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrd site wre 2face.I hate dis site.

  4. Vocalist. 100% fair list. Take it or leave it

    • Spot on! SammyBOI.

      • Banks shld be number 10 ino get voice reach any one there…reekado shld be in dis circle…shady,sojay…and pls in any list wandecoal still is nomba 1,timi can be 3…bez nkor una dey beef?

  5. I find it rather distasteful when some people come out to spit vulgarity on another person’s piece.
    The writer has given reason why these 10 artistes are his favourite vocalists, instead of tongue lashing his posit with outrageous remarks, a simple sentence like “I strongly disagree with the list” would suffice instead of pouring venoms like ‘bastard’. ‘I hate this site’ etc.
    Let’s learn to be more accommodating and patient.

    • I have been waiting for someone like you to say something Like about this misuse of language all the time. E.Money

      • As in! ‘Twas ’bout time someone did, abi?

    • Bless you E-Money… Bless you!

    • 2bad,those insulting dis list.its clear dey know nothing about d word “vocalist”…,its not about entering d studio and releasing “hit songs”…,here we’re talking of people dat can sing in d real sense….

      • Taken the words right outta my mouth. Bless your heart Ken!

    • i totally agree with the list from scratch to top

    • Good Response to folly

    • do yhu have money atall cos the rich cant waist there time typing…yhu bastard

  6. adekunle gold

  7. adekunle gold

    • Worrapuns tu heim?

    • Adekunle Gold ke.. Dey meant vocalist not cultural dancer

      • Ahn stop na, the guy is tryin’.

      • Hahahahah… Lmao… Cultural Dancer ke? looool

  8. Naaah fam. Where is Capital FEMI, Sojay. At lease dey should enter notable mentions na. Camman!!

    • Dami… FAM, you realize that would become a long list of notables, right?

  9. Sojay should be on d list

  10. fuck Diz d list if no 2fAce

  11. 1. Timi dakolu 2. Praiz 3.Cobams 4 Nosa, 5 Brymo 6 Soje. 7 Dare 8 Flavour 9 Wande coal 10 Nyanya

  12. Whr 9ice dey nah

  13. The moment I see iyanya ahead of wande 2baba nd Wizkid..I knw dis list is ridiculous..Iyanya ke

    • I think BEZ should have made the list

    • Ridiculous? Well, that’s your prerogative… hehehe!

    • hey keep quiet iyanya is one of the best male vocalist.

  14. Person wey write ds thing na mumu oooo. Timi Dakolo no1. Wizzy get voice pass dat old man…… Mystro no dey ? Chodratic no dey ? Even oyinkanade sing pass Dakolo……. Mumu pple wey no sabi anytn about music. shaydee no sabi sing abi ? Oloshi pple…. Na foolish top10 be dis

    • Bro u call Timi old? U are really a no brained Nigga. Btw, they said vocalists, not just singers.. #drops_mic

    • You sure are blithely unaware ’bout your mistake of a musical knowledge. Please keep quiet when the elders are talkin’, thank you!

  15. There’s no way you mention vocalist and not put sojay amongst the top…he sings better than most of the people you put up

    • Chuka, that’s a blatant lie!

      • Call them inside one room and tell them to sing live

  16. Rubbish brymo, wande coal r at the bottom so it sucks whats banky w doing on top..

  17. Iyanya should be replaced by Bez……..every other artist on the list is worth it…..

    • Tbh, iHad my Iyanya doubts too… but nah, he’s good!

  18. I ain’t taking this shish so am leaving it…… burna boy ain’t a vocalist. peace out

    • Deuces pal!

    • Pls go and read music people before you drop comment here these people are good,Timi is the best vocalist no doubt,vocalist is not about who is on top in the music rhymes,as for burna he’s included becos of his outstanding vocals it doesn’t change he mentains that….

      • God bless you, whoever you are!
        You’re the first person to defend my Burna Boy honour.

  19. Shaydee should replace his boss Banky W on DAT list

  20. d list is crap..timi,iyanya,banky w,flavour not good enuf on dat list….2face,Shaydee,Bez,Adekunle Gold r far better

    • It’s obvious you know nothin’ bout music. Please sit back down, thank you!

  21. U can’t limit dis 2 just 10 names..common brah 9ja is just 2 bigger for a top10 list…Ese peters, Sojay, Shaydee, KymO (HakymTheDream), Capital Femi, DrJazz, Mosa, Kenny kore, Bez and many more gud vocalists out dere(mostly 9ja gospel artistes)…go and listen 2 rise by Titi (Male version) ft 2face,segun obe,pita,mosa,kenny,Djinee n many more….so such list shud be top 20 or 30 then u can stil make ur top10 comes first b4 others…bt limiting dis 2 just top10 bro u sure would offend sum dudes

    • I can’t? Well iJez did… hahaha!

      • All rubbish . The likes of darey,wande,praiz,souljay, should top the list

        • Come, iDon’ get you oh.
          Wait, it’s the shekpe that is speakin’ right?

      • All rubbish . The likes of darey,wande,praiz,souljay, should top the list

        • Plumo, iDon’ get you oh.
          Wait, it’s the paraga that is speakin’ right?

  22. U can’t limit dis 2 just 10 names..common brah 9ja is just 2 big for a top10 list..we’ve got dudes like Ese peters, Sojay, Shaydee, KymO (HakymTheDream), Capital Femi, DrJazz, Mosa, Kenny kore, Bez and many more gud vocalists out dere(mostly 9ja gospel artistes)…go and listen 2 rise by Titi (Male version) ft 2face,segun obe,pita,mosa,kenny,Djinee n many more….so such list shud be top 20 or 30 then u can stil make ur top10 comes first b4 others…bt limiting dis 2 just top10 bro u sure would offend sum dudes

  23. where is Bez, 2face, Reekado banks, Wizkid

    • Too bad we couldn’t squeeze Bez in. Buh he’s one hella good vocalist.

    • Oh my God who’s calling Wizkid!!!……….Nosa shouldn’t be here, Wande seems to be riding on past glory his voice is Vocally “dieing” out Flavour too shouldn’t be here too Bez and 2face have got to be here

      • I almost agree with you. You made some valid points tho’ buh you’re still wrong.

  24. D list is cool bt female vocalist lyk Waje, Omawumi and Tiwa should av made d list tho.

    • Perhaps you didn’t read. It says top 10 “MALE”…

  25. Blackmagic, BOJ, Bez ??

    • Black who? Lol… Daniel, you’re kiddin’ me right!

  26. Nigga been replyin all comments…Dah kinda show ow Jobless He is…#Pussy…An OK list tho!

    • Why didn’t you jez skip to your last four words and leave it at that?
      Hater oshi!

    • You know, honestly iThought ’bout that too.

  27. 1. Banky W, 2. Tu Face 3. Timi Dakolo 4. Nosa 5. Praiz 6. Darey 7. Wande Coal 8. Flavour 9. Wiz Kid 10. 9ice

    • I don’ agree with this rearrangement jor.

  28. gat damn it. wheres my star boy wizzy .no wizkid this totally shit

    • Wizkid addict, oya come an’ be goin’.

      • But on a serious note, wizkids voice is addictive, mj dey learn for where that voice dey, burnas voice is another hard drug,

        • I totally agree with Wizkid’s voice being addictive but by MJ, d’you mean Michael Jackson the great? (Lord bless his soul)… please stop dat kin rough play oh if you don’ want us to start tearin’ our shirts.
          Burna’s voice tho’… HARD DRUG! #SpotOn

  29. well i to me the only thing i dont agree with is the fact that wande is on number 8 i feel he deserves to be among the top 5…thanks

    • Top 5, really? How… and then why?
      Please write me, I’d like to hear your thoughts.

  30. U are a mighty fool @jim donett.4 wasting ur lifespan here replying all comments.#BIg fool at youth.

    • Even the bible said the kingdom of God suffereth violence. Sigh Ice!


      • Evil communication corrupts good manner o. Shey you know that?


      • Evil communication corrupts good manner o. Shey you know that?

  31. take it or leave it this list is shit

    • Oh cmon! You don’ have to be so sentimental.

  32. wow that nice

  33. Fuck fuck fuck dis post.

    • Oh bratha. One curse word clearly emphasizes your point.

      • Where da hell is d like button #lol #soft

        • #ConfamNi I gats tell my boss to generate one.

  34. bez should be on the list bruv, bez, is almost better than everybody on that list, brymo should be in top 5, banky w shouldn’t be in top 5 and contrary to popular opinion wizkid is a monster vocalist, research before you write, and Nigga where da fuc* is tu face, ori e ti daru…

    • First of all, take a xanax please.
      And then Wizkid is a monster vocalist? Oh wait, you mean in your ears right.

    • Monster Vocalist!!!!!…… Ears dey pain some people ooo Do you even know the meaning of the word vocalist????……Nigeria is bigger than Africa

      • Lol. I jez laughed at that comment again.
        Monster vocalist bawo? Mstchew!

  35. where is Tuface and Bez?

    • They’re not on the list. I’m guessin’ that’s quite obvious.

  36. Fat lie,brymo has to be in top 3…where iz Bez???

  37. Rubbish…u guys gat ntin 2 past

  38. I tot tooxclusive knows well abt musik…
    buh i jst realised dat Nuffin unA sAbi….
    fr youu qUyz dnt even knw wats called a vocalist…???
    Itz a pity!!

    • Hmmmn, iHighly doubt that you even know what the term ‘vocalist’ actually refers to.

    • give dem example of a nigerian male vocalist if those on d list are nt vocalist

  39. this can’t be true. where’s Bez!!!

  40. this can’t be true. where’s Bez!!!

  41. Ya’ll ain’t serious. How comes Shaydee isn’t in your list?. Not having Shaydee (the best in Nigeria for me) makes the list look shady.

    • Your intended pun clearly mirrors your unseriousness too, lol!

      • lol, no pun intended at all. Never realized it till you said it. Real talk Shaydee is there at the top…take it or leave it. Some peeps on that list is very questionable too and baffling but I don’t wanna knock anyone’s hustle. They all trying their best. #100

  42. But where’s Solidstar on this list???

    • Like seriously, Solidstar? Please what century do you live in?

    • ure a comedian, Solid star??? shuooooo do u knw who a vocalist is?

  43. Iyanya no b vocalist naw, u don c am dey perform wit voice d guy GT cracked voice, auto tune dey deceive u

    • If not for your autotune comment, I’d have agreed with you. But NO!

  44. Kalemhan

    • But it’s a “TOP 10” list na… how’s some of you missin’ that singular yet particular fact?

  45. How many of these guys regularly perform with a jazz or pop group? The list and arrangement is questionable.

    • Yewande… hunnay, shall I remind you that this is Nigeria?

    • Wande shouldn’t even be here at all……..he’s vocally dieing out

      • wande coal gud die

      • Haba! He’s not vocally dead mbok, he’s jez become lazy to do songs that require fleetin’ amounts of vocal effort.

  46. Dis Jim guy thinks hez a music guru….u nuh Nada bruh.!!!

    • Opinions are like a**holes, everybody’s got one.

  47. Don’t care about the list just came here to read comments because I know even if they make it top 100 some people will still want tonto dikeh’s name there… and Jim are you really replying those comments abi na computer coz if it’s you bro you need Job o.

    • You can gimme a job oh, iWon’t mind.
      Buh it has to be a lump 6-figure sum if not, ngwa stay ya lane and leave me an’ my laptop alone.

  48. Why isn’t bez on the list or at least notable persons?

    • Bez abi? Na der me sef iKnow say iFvck up.

      • Lmaoooo, this Jim Donnet guy is such a funny fellow, I like the way he replies comments tho

  49. Were is Pato @Whayasay

    • Charlie, what is that? *straight face*

    • Jesus!!!!! I won’t blame him, I believe ur smuggling Burna Boy in inspired him

  50. Why una Omit 2 Face… this list can neva be complete without the Legend Himself…. ABEG MaKe una REpost and Put 2 Face for no1 spot weh get award winning songs like (Let Somebody Love) (African Queen)

  51. when I started reading d list frm down 2 d top, I had to quickly stroll down to peep @ number 1. I was very pleased when I saw Timi’s name sitting comfortably there. I’ve been opportuned to watch dat bros sing live couple of of times, I tell u he’s d best in Niaja Vocally speaking. I don’t care abt d arrangement, everybody on dat list deserves d spot. Abt Sojay, no doubt he’s a good singer, but his carrier as an artist has not been very impressive due to poor management. Everyone on dat list has done extremely well for themselves, Unlike Sojay who is still striving to resuscitate his carrier under Re mince’s label.

  52. when I started reading d list frm down 2 d top, I had to quickly stroll down to peep @ number 1. I was very pleased when I saw Timi’s name sitting comfortably there. I’ve been opportuned to watch dat bros sing live couple of of times, I tell u he’s d best in Niaja Vocally speaking. I don’t care abt d arrangement, everybody on dat list deserves d spot. Abt Sojay, no doubt he’s a good singer, but his carrier as an artist has not been very impressive due to poor management. Everyone on dat list has done extremely well for themselves, Unlike Sojay who is still striving to resuscitate his carrier under Re mince’s label. #Marcos

  53. Im one of doz people That always get mad at editorials in this site, but this list and write up, aint perfect, but it is good, 85%

  54. Kudos u are onpoint

  55. I was trying my best to believe the list…till I saw burna boy among the notables

    • Lamar, how far you na?
      How’s Khloe tho’?

  56. How iyanya take pass darey now

  57. Bezidakula,,, BOJ,, Shaydee,, 2baba,,

    • Name of singers, name of singers
      Name of singers, name of singers
      Bez! BOJ! Shaydee! 2Baba!

      Y’know iPlayed this game alot when iWas young. Hehehehe!

  58. I’m sure of heard of Ink Edward right

  59. Watin iyanya dey find ontop darey.. Can’t be

  60. Wie sean tizzle dey,wie bred dy??????

    • May God forgive you for calling sean tizzle..

    • Sean who? B-what?
      I’m sorry but d’you live under a rock?

  61. I need a big d**k


    • You realize Burna Boy is NOT in the top 10, right?

  63. Not a bad one

  64. where’s Bez? This is incomplete na

    • Lol. How’s it incomplete? Please count properly.

  65. Jim Donnett, You tooxclusive guys should improve upon ur PR. I just gave out 20k to scammer that claimed to be tyler….It’s very sad and disheartning I gave out such amount of money to a scammer and it is your managment that caused it…when mails won’t be replied and no other official way to get directrly through to you… Your Ego is killing…i think as from now I wont atempt promoting songs on your platform again…

    • Hey! Stop pointing fingers and own up to your ignorance. We’ve attempted exhaustive approaches at curbin’ this problem. How many times do we have to say DON’T GIVE ANYBODY MONEY, let alone pay to a personal bank account? Did you think to write any of us on Twitter first?
      Please rest jare and lick your wound in peace. Our apologies tho’.

  66. where is Jeremiah gyang on the list.

    • Excuse you?

    • You guys just dumped Jeremiah Gyang… Listen to this Song ‘Comforter by Jeremiah Ft Asa

  67. Wat is burna bboy doing here?

  68. 2baba, wizkid, Jo el sef better than brymo. And pls who is nosa????

  69. Well a very Ok list tho…….but I think 2face and Bez woukd have made d list tho…..considering thier vocal dexterity and performance on stage….(Lifeperformance@2baba)

    • Doc sir, the “TOP 10” concept didn’t allow me squeeze in every deserving vocalist. I do hope you understand.

  70. Who did this

  71. Where is tuface idibia

  72. Where una go put GT Guitarman

  73. Korede bello nko n Wande Coal is number 1 for me

    • Don’ make me laugh. Please!

      • he is right i have watched some of korede bello ’s stage performance and he has a pretty good vocal power cool list thou but i think vocally darey is better than iyanya

  74. Wer is Shaydee..Ayo jay and Soojay…

    • Miles, it’s obvious they’re not on the list. Please let’s move on.

  75. ist tym eva tooxclusive is droping an almost perfect list except 4 d exclusion of 2face Idibia, he shud b in d top 3. remove Iyanyan and include baba cos since inyanya change to his current genre he hasn’t been doing much of Vocals. kudos tooxclusive, Timi is really undisputed

    • Thank you Obee. You’re one of the very few who makes it worth my time and while.

  76. Harrysong should be on dat list

  77. The list is crap if there is no Bez and Ese Peters in it…

  78. where is Bez?!

    • If iRead one more where’s Bez comment, I’ll just cry.

  79. The list is quit perfect.. But I believe there are more oysters beneath the sea.

    • Oysters beneath the sea… hmmmn *enters deep soliloquy*

  80. Where is Bez? Cant find him

  81. Dat’s great

  82. No b say mouth eh all d artiste join together nor reach half of 2face(music wise). I hardly beliv dat some insanitised people do not appreciate d legendary and impressario 2baba songs.till all d artiste listed above go die dey nor go reach quarter of 2face musical genious height.and 4 d reckless poster try and limit d igbo and alcohol u intake into ur detriminated system be4 posting.

    • See, Witty, you’re jez ramblin’ like a disgruntled mammal. Biko sit back down.

  83. Am Hor*y
    I need a lucky guy with strong d**k
    0 8 1 0 9 0 3 4 9 7 7

    • Ha! Aunty, that’s quite a type you’re lookin’ for oh.

  84. Old boy this site and lists sef,they can generate free hype…i got to feed off day hype tho,lol follow me on ig @beezaey

    • Hahaha. It’s a good thing I am in the industry so ‘tleast my judgment can suffice na.

  85. I won’t agree with dis list,where u keep 2face,harrysong and solidstar?

    • DJ Simple, they’re all OBVIOUSLY not on the list… so your disagreement at this point doesn’t really count.

  86. I’ve listened to inyaya do covers of some RnB songs that only someone with vocal prowess can pull off, I think it’s very unfair for people to think he isn’t that good just because he is doing more of commercial songs.
    We seem to forget also that he won the maiden edition of Mtn project fame, still think he isn’t that good?
    The guys on this list are masters of vocals in their own right, I think the writer should have said IN NO PARTICULAR ORDER…I really disagree with the order he places the artists.

    • Jay. I owe you a special present!
      Well, even tho’ you “really disagree” with my arrangement. Buh hey, you should write me sometime. I’d love to hear your thoughts.

      • Lol Jim you had better kept my present,
        I feel our music in Nigeria is still at the point where artists are ‘forced’ to do music that is outside their forte because they just have to follow poplular trends,reason is simple… They have to survive.
        Until we get to that point where an artist can make money and be recognized for their kind of music, I’m afraid we might never know what stuff our artists are really made of.
        We’ve come a long way and there’s still a long way to go, I believe we can to that point with the right structures in place.
        Yes your list reflects the best male vocalists we have, but I still would say IN NO PARTICULAR ORDER.

  87. I fink d notable, shld ave been ADOL.. Listen to songs like “ORI” “RAZOR” “RESPONSIBILITY” aahn abeg encourage dz guy career na. . . Adol i respect u pa

    • Adol, notable?
      That’s indeed ‘Strange’ don’chu fink?


  89. always visit www,

  90. Timi is number 1, Darey art alade is number 2 and praize is number 3 and cobhams is number 4, brymo is number 5, banky w is number 6, nosa is number 7, iyanyan is number 8, wande coal is number 9 and flavour is 10

    • Judist, your arrangement worries me. Like, really.

  91. Jim i can only imagine hw frustrated you must feel trying 2 reply objectively 2 the negatives bcos of pr bt pls jst ds once reply one negative comment in a deserving way it’ll really make my day

    • Awww, Coolkat… I’m jez here to do ma job and have me some fun in the process, which hasn’t actually turned out any badly to be honest.

  92. What of Bez idakula

    • You’re a blind liar! Didn’t you see the basis already defined there?
      Please, NEXT?

  93. Were is 2baba
    Go nd listen to kiss of life

  94. Fuck d list again n again, were is 2baba, n also wande coal is no2 afta 2baba

    • Come oh, iWon’ tolerate any inappropriate misbehaviour in my classroom.

  95. Fair enough, no one shares the no. 1 crown with Timi.. The other 9 vocalists shudn’t be graded.. They’re all good.. If you ask me I think they should all be in a Top 5 list 2geda.. Oritse Femi And Burna shud all be in there too!!

    • Oh my God, NO!
      No, you didn’t just mention Oritsefemi.
      No you didn’t!

  96. Shaydee, nko????

  97. Abeg where is Shaydee,Bez this guy should fit in before flavour

  98. Abeg flavour is not suppose to be here,we are talking vocalist here,Brymo too is cool but shouldn’t be on top10 abeg were is Bez and Shaydee,those guys fit use there voice thief person babe

  99. jeeez!what ar u guys smookin ova there? where is BEZ? to say d least.

  100. Johnny Drille…i guess whoever published this hasnt even listened to music enough not to include him in TOP TWO

  101. Haba this list na wa o,see everybody complaining, abeg where is small doctor,dre san lil kesh don jazzy or even davido,partia no good ooO

  102. The article is well written. The comments are hilarious (made my lunch break 😀 ) . I applaud Jim’s sense of humor. The list? Yes Timi is numero uno.

  103. where is Sean Tizzle

  104. what are you sean-ing or tizzle-ing? the list is okay like that!

  105. Pls try and readjust de list MR SONGZ is missing i mean HARRYSONG Pls very important

  106. where did you place johnny drille?? You have not listened to music enough to make sure chart!!

  107. I like it…

  108. Here is my TOP 5 naija Male Vocalist.

    Wande Coal
    Oritse Femi
    2Face idibia

  109. 1.Timi Dakolo 2. Cobhams. 3. Praiz. 4. Bez. 5. Brymo 6. Darey 7. Burna Boy 8. Banky W. 9 Flavour 10. Nosa


  111. impressive compilation

  112. the list is not complete! Faze would have been added somewhere! an ability to sing high note; not just a high note, but a note that make sense as well… how many nigerian artist has this range? check out the best mae singers in the world and how they were measured; Freddy mercury, Michael Jackson their high pitch is highly considered! so many people can sing but not everybody can go that high… so re arrange your list!

  113. Here’s my list. Cobhams, Darey, Bez, Timi,Brymo, Praise, Jonny Drille, Ese Peters, 2baba, Banky W.

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