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Thursday, September 1, 2016


There are many talented female singers, but only a few have risen to the level of greatness.
In this article, BEBEAKINBOADE.COM presents 5 biggest female singer in Nigeria. The women listed below have written some of the greatest songs ever and their voices have blown us away . This list is based upon vocal power, range , uniqueness and success in the music industry .


The Mavin records queen, Tiwa Savage is one of the most amazing and entertaining female singers in Nigeria. She came to the limelight in the Nigerian music industry when she released her debut single ‘Kele Kele Love’ which made its way to the top of many Nigerian music charts. Her sultry tones, pulsating dance moves, and electric stage presence immensely propelled her to the top of the Nigerian music industry within a short while.
Till date, Tiwa is recognized as the only Nigerian artist to have worked with highest number of international music recording artist such as lent vocals for American music diva, Mary J. Blige, back up vocals for George Michael at age 16, lent vocals for Ms. Dynamite, Chaka Khan, Kelly Clarkson, Andrea Bocelli, Blu Cantrell and Emma Bunton amongst others. 
Tiwa is a success story in the Nigerian music scene with several brand endorsement from multinational firms, she is a brand ambassador of mobile telecommunocation giant MTN Nigeria, Makers of soup seasoning, Maggi star, Oil firm Forte Oil, and beverage makers, Pepsi among other deals and endorsements.
The Pepsi deal makes her the first African female musician to have been signed as brand ambassador for the soft drink makers.
She recently signed a management and distribution deal with Jay Z in New York. 

Omawumi Megbele is one of Nigeria's most celebrated female artistes.  She  is a vivacious singer, songwriter and actress prominent in Nigeria’s music scene. She is known by many simply as Omawumi. She rose to stardom in 2007 after becoming a runner-up on West African Idols, a reality TV show part of the global Idols franchise. Her debut album, "Wonder Woman" was a commercial success.
Omawumi has performed on stage alongside prominent artistes such as 2face, P-Sqaure, MI and 9ice and featured them and several others in her songs. In addition to her successful music career, she has also featured as an actress in such popular movies as 'Inale' , 'The Return of Jenifa ', 'House of Gold' and 'Make a Move'. She is a brand ambassador for the Nigerian telecom giant, and Malta Guinness. She's also part of the campaign called "Rise with the Energy of Africa".

Aituaje Iruobe popularly known as  Waje (an acronym for "Words aren't just enough") is an amazing singer whose vocal range covers three octaves . Her voice is just out of this world, and completely flawless!
She came into limelight in 2008, when she featured in the P-Square hit track titled "Do Me". This track was critically acclaimed across and was widely known across Africa and some parts of Europe. This helped boost her career a little further, after which she participated in Advanced Warning (a reality TV show which featured artists that are on the verge of a breakthrough). The reality show was organised by MTV BaseSouth Africa and Zain Nigeria, where she came out as the first runner up.
Waje has shared the stage with various international artists such as Wyclef Jean in South Africa, opening for Kerry Hilson during a show organised in Calabar, and has also worked with a lot of artists who had hit singles, including "One Naira" with M.I, "Do Me" with P-Square and more. She also collaborated with Dencia on "True Love" and has a list of songs that have received a number of award nominations and winnings. She released her self-titled debut studio album in 2013.
After her November 2014 video success with "Coco Baby", in August 2015, she released single titled "Left For Good" featuring Patoranking and Godwin Strings.
Waje headlined the song ‘Strong girl’ which is the theme song for ONE Campaign's ‘Poverty is Sexist’ in 2015 and also joined Bono in Lagos, Nigeria for the Lagos campaign in 2015.
Waje was among the judges for The Voice Nigeria alongside Tuface (2face Idibia),Timi Dakolo and Patoranking.
Waje has also made an acting debut on the movie called Tunnel, with Femi Jacobs, Patrick Doyle, Nse- Etm, Lepacious Bose, and others. This is a 2014 Nigerian drama film directed by Stanlee Ohikhuare which is a story about a young pastor's life, journey and his fulfillments.


Yemi Eberechi Alade popularly known as Yemi Alade, is a Nigerian Afro pop singer.
Her voice is definitely one of the most recognizable and powerful female vocals .
She came into limelight when she won the Peak Talent Show in the year 2009. And since that debut, she has released several hit songs such as "Ghen Ghen Love ",  "Johnny" which  topped and dominated uncountable music charts across Africa, "Kissing", "Tangerine ", "Ferrari" amongst others.  
Yemi Alade has performed across the globe, sharing the stage and songs with both international and local acts like Mary J. Blige, Shina Peters, M.I, Wizkid, Becca,May D, Waje and Yemi Sax. She also headlined the Super Diva’s Nite at the 2013 Calabar Festival, and opened for the 2013 Headies Awards (popularly referred to as the "NigerianGrammys").
Yemi Alade joined M.I, Waje, Timi Dakolo, andBurna Boy in singing the theme song for Port Harcourt, the UNESCO 2014 World Book Capital, as part of a project urging young people to read and stay in school. 
She has lots of awards to her name and good music in Nigeria. 


Seyi Shay is also one of the strongest female voices in the Nigeria music scene. She  gained her feet and stardom in the music industry within a short time.
Shay has worked with a number of musicians, including Justin Timberlake,Brian Michael Cox, Darey, Bilal, Michelle Williams, Chip, Rob Knoxx, H-Money, and Cameron Wallace.
She has shared the stage with notable local and international artistes such as the likes of Mary J Blige, Kelly Rowland, D'banj, Tiwa Savage, Mo' Eazy, Zaina, Timi Dakolo, Waje,Muna, JJC and Eva Alordiah amongst others. 
Couple of months ago, she joined Tiwa Savage as Pepsi Diva in Nigeria. 

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