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Top 6 female artistes who rocked 2016

The Nigerian entertainment industry is bursting with talents who have been able to showcase their innumerable potentials amidst the staggering Nigerian economy.

Over the years, the female artistes have come full circle and now taking giant strides pursuing their passion while inspiring others to do so. TNG chronicles 6 female artistes who rocked in 2016.

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1.Yemi Alade

What comes to your mind when you think of Yemi Alade is her consistency, work ethic and passion for her craft.

Yemi Alade is out to conquer Africa with her music. Armed with a strong voice, she is perhaps the biggest Nigerian female act at the moment.

The songstress has clinched MAMA Awards “Female Artiste of the Year” back to back in 2015 and 2016. She also got a MOBO Awards nomination, BET Awards nomination and several others. Yemi owned 2016 no doubt.


2.Seyi Shay


Seyi’s voice has the capacity to calm your frayed nerves.  She has definitely broken away from her early days of Irawo offering her fans hit songs like Right now,Hair  Brush and lot’s more.

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Just before the release of her Seyi or Shay album, she got a record deal from Island records. In an industry where maintaining revelance  is an herculean task, the Murda sensation is riding on her sonorous pitch, sexy appeal and work ethic.Seyi headlined some of the major shows of 2016.

  1. Tiwa Savage

Many thought Tiwa’s messy marriage scandal was going to hamper her music career, but it further strengthen her resolve to succeed.

This year, she released songs like If I start to talk, Standing ovation and graced some of the biggest music stages in the world.

Tiwa also inked a management deal with Roc Nation. Against all odds, she keeps her eyes focused on her goals. Many won’t forget how she stole the show at the recent Sunny on Sunday concert held in honour of King Sunny Ade.



Simi further showed us the stuff she is made  of in 2016.Jamb Question, Soldier, her collaboration with Falz quickly launched her into the A-list realm of leading Nigerian songstress.

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The X3m singer’s name will undoubtedly be written in gold when it comes to her 2016 giant strides. Simi also got her first major continental feature in Coke Studio. We cannot talk about Simi without making reference to the chemistry she shares with Falz. This year, the duo released an EP titled Chemistry.


  1. Niniola

From Shaba to J’ete , Niniola has mastered her afrocentric style which her fans gladly relish .

Her recent performance at the Sunny on Sunday concert will remain indelible in the minds of those who attended the event.  Nini who has done collaborations  with Seyi Shay and EDM continues to soar making people ask where she has been all this while.  At this year’s AFRIMA awards, she won the award for West African Collaboration (mbilo mbilo remix)  

She has also been nominated for the Headies Next rated category

6 .Aramide

Aramide pours her heart into her music. She sings like a suitor ready to win the heart of his bride.  So at the just concluded AFRIMA Awards, Aramide further won my heart when she clinched the award for Best Female Artiste, West Africa. A lot of people are of the opinion that she doesn’t deserve it because she isn’t exactly a mainstream artiste like the Tiwa Savage’s or Yemi Alade’s.

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Her Funmi Lowo song is also one of the biggest songs of 2016. At AFRIMA 2016, she won the award for the Best Female Artiste West Africa .All hail queen Aramide







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