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Top 10 Celebrities Helping Upcoming Artists

Many people are curious about how some upcoming artists became famous, but the truth is that they climb to the top through other famous artists/celebrities. Upliftment is essential to life, so Nigerian celebrities have focused their attention on lifting others and bringing them into the spotlight. Read through this article carefully to see the top 10 celebrities helping upcoming artists in 2022.

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This is a list of the leading 10 celebrities aiding upcoming artists:

1. Don Jazzy

Michael Collins Ajereh, who is well-known as Don Jazzy is a Nigerian Record Producer and CEO of Mavins Records. He tops the list of the leading 10 celebrities helping upcoming artists in 2022. Along with D’banj, Don Jazzy is a co-owner of the record company, Mo’ Hits Records, which is no longer in business.

Don Jazzy supports upcoming artists by bringing them into his entertainment business. This is evidenced in his most recent song, Overdose (Overloading). Don Jazzy started artists like Ayra Starr, Crayon, LadiPoe, Boy Spycewas, and Magixx. Aside from helping upcoming artists, Don Jazzy creates music stars.

2. Olamide

Olamide is the stage name for Olamide Gbenga Adedeji. He is a Nigerian singer, songwriter, and rapper. Olamide is the founder of the independent record label, Yahoo Boy No Laptop. Some of the upcoming artists Olamide has brought to the spotlight are Fireboy DML, Lil Kesh, Adekunle Gold, Pepenazi, Naira Marley, Pheelz, Askake, and many others.

3. Davido

Davido is the 3rd among the list of the top 10 celebrities helping upcoming artists in 2022. He is a Nigerian-American record producer, songwriter, and singer. David Adedeji Adeleke is the real name of Davido. He is the founder and CEO of Davido Music Worldwide.

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Davido has helped several upcoming artists break into the spotlight by signing them in DMW. Some of the artists Davido has helped are Mayorkun, Peruzzi, and Liya, among others. However, Davido’s music blends worldwide pop with traditional African themes.

4. Naira Marley

Naira Marley is also one of the top Nigerian celebrities helping upcoming artists. He is the founder of the Marlians Records. Marley has signed a large number of talented stars to the Marlians Records and is still signing them. Some of the artists Marley has signed to his record label are Fabian Naira Marley, Mohbad, Zinolesky, etc.

5. Wizkid

Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun is the real name of Wizkid. Ayodeji is a Nigerian songwriter and singer who is the richest musician in Nigeria. He is the CEO of Starboy Entertainment Record Label which was founded in 2012. Wizkid began his music career at the age of 11. Wizkid’s record label is the home to upcoming artists like L.A.X, Maleek Berry, Legendury Beatz, Terri, etc.

6. Burna Boy

Burna Boy ranks 6th position among the top 10 celebrities helping upcoming artists in 2022. He is the founder and CEO of Spaceship Records which was founded in 2015. Burna Boy is a Nigerian songwriter, record producer, and singer and is also among the richest musicians in Nigeria. After releasing his debut studio album ‘L.I.F.E.’, Burna rose to fame. Burna Boy has helped upcoming artists like Nissi, Telz, and LeriQ, among others.

7. Zlatan Ibile

Zlatan Ibile is a Nigerian singer and rapper and ranks 7th place among the top 10 celebrities helping upcoming artists. His real name is Omoniyi Temidayo Raphael. Zlatan is the CEO of Zlatan Records Label. Jamopyper, Papisnoop, and Oberz are just a few of the upcoming artists that Zlatan has helped.

8. Darey

Dare Art Alade, who is well-known by his stage name Darey is another celebrity that has helped and is still helping upcoming artists. He is a Nigerian cross-Afro R&B singer, composer, record producer, humanitarian, and businessman.

Before becoming a singer, Darey is a well-known radio and TV personality who frequently serves as a coach, judge, and host.

9. Phyno

‘Phyno’ or ‘Fino’ is the stage name of Chibuzor Azubuike Nelson. He is a Nigerian rapper, musician, record producer, and songwriter and CEO of the Penthauze Music Record Label. The business record label was created in 2011 and signed its first artist, Runtown, in 2013.

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Phyno began his musical career in 2003, and he mostly sings and raps in Igbo. Since he established Penthauze Music, he has signed several artists, helping them to succeed.

10. Falz

Falz is the last on the list of the top 10 celebrities helping upcoming artists in 2022. He is the founder and CEO of BAHD Guys Records which was launched in 2019. Falz is a Nigerian singer and rapper with the real name Folarin Falana. He started his musical career at a very tender age when he was in secondary school. Besides, numerous Nigerian musicians have entered and gained fame in the music industry through Falz’s Music Records Label.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who are the Top Upcoming artists?

Below here is a list of the top upcoming artists in 2022:

  1. Wallice
  2. Paris Texas
  4. SSGKobe
  5. Bakar
  6. PinkPantheress
  7. Terry Presume
  8. Spill tab

Who are the Best Upcoming Artists in Nigeria in 2022?

These are the top 5 new Nigerian Artists to watch out for in 2022:

  1. Victony
  2. AV
  3. Jaywillz
  4. Freshyo Livinglarge
  5. Boy Spyce

Who are the Newest Singers in 2022?

These are the top new singers in 2022:

  1. Paris Texas
  2. SSGKobe
  3. Bakar
  4. Terry Presume
  5. Yeat
  6. Wet Leg
  7. Blue Lab Beats

What Should Upcoming Artists Do?

Below here is a successful professional’s advice for emerging Artists:

  1. Be authentic. Paint only that which interests you in the way you choose to paint it
  2. Compete only with yourself
  3. You have to realize it’s a lot of work
  4. There is such a thing as natural talent
  5. Work from life


Nigeria is fortunate to have a large number of musicians who have gained fame and amassed a lot of cash. These musicians are owners of music record labels and are willing to help upcoming artists. Check out the write-up above to see the leading 10 celebrities helping upcoming artists in 2022.

Best wishes!

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