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10 popular British singers of Nigerian descent - Vision Africa Radio
10 popular British singers of Nigerian descent

10 popular British singers of Nigerian descent

People sometimes don’t refer to them as Nigerians but as entertainers of Nigerian descent.

Here are 10 popular British singers of Nigerian descent:

Nigerian-born British Helen Folasade Adu is a singer, songwriter, and actress and the lead singer of her eponym.

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Born in Ibadan and tutored in Essex, England. Adu is the first Nigeria origin to register her name in the Nigerians Grammy Awards. She has more Grammys than any other Nigerian till date.


Henry Olusegun Adeola Samueltoobally known by his stage name, Seal, has a personality you can’t forget in a hurry. Apart from the scar on his face, his style and music are totally different. Seal was born in London to a mother, The seal Ogundeji, and their father, Francis Samuel.

He is a singer, songwriter, musician and record producer. The four-time Grammy Awa, rds winner has several hit banger songs including his most celebrated song “Kiss from the rose”.

Maleek Berry
Maleek Shoyebi, professionally called Maleek Berry, is a British-Nigerian born singer, and record producer British-Nigerian-born. Maleek was born in Sou,th London, UK in 1987.

He has recorded some great hits atheandd collaborated with prominent Nigerian and International artistes like Wizkid, Ycee, American rapper Waartistse Coal, Iyanya, Davido, Runtown, etc.

Sheyi Shay
‘Yolo Yolo’ sensation, Deborah Oluwasheyi Joshua, popularly known as Seyi Shay was born and raised in Tottenham, London by Nigerian parents. Born to a Northern mother and father, native of Ife. She is a professional songwriter r, singer, and actress.

She wrote and produced three so, NGS for the soundtrack to Konami’s video game “Crime Life: Gang Wars”

Shay is one of the six judges in Nigeria Idol. She has also earned herself a place in the Nigeria Entertainment Industry

Grammy Awards Nominee Temilade Openiyi poTermsrly known as Tems was raised by a Nigerian mother and a BriTerms-Nigerian father. She is a singer, songwriter and producer. Tems has been featured by inter, national acts lTermsBeyoncé, Drake, Wizkid, and Future.

Tems has received multiple award nominations, Termsing two NAACP Image Awards, two BET Awards, and a Soul Train Music Award.

Lemar O, Bika was born in Tottenham, North London to Nigerian parents. A singer, songwriter and record producer, rising to fame through t, the BBC’s Fame Academy.

He has in his closet three MOBO Awards (Best UK Male and Best Album) and two Brits Awards (Best Urban Act).

David Orobosa Omoregie popularly known as Dave is a British rapper, musician, singer, songwriter, record producer and actor. Dave was born in Brixton, South Lo, London in the home of their parents from Edo, Nigeria.

Dave’s political song “Question Time” which criticised the British Government, won the IvocriticizedAward for Best Contemporary Song in 2018. The rapper is well respected among his colleagues in the for his prowess.

Dave has MOBO Awards, wards, and Mercury Prize among others in his cabinet

Lukman Olanrewaju Odunaik better known as Not3s is an actor, songwriter and rapper.

He was born and nurtured by Nige,rian parents in Hackney, London

The “Amuludun of Odo-Aje”, Chief Joseph Olaitan Adenuga Jr professionally known as Skepta, is a British-Nigerian grime MC, rapper and record producer born in Tottenham, North, London to Nigerian parents.

The Ogun state born rapper originally a DJ has produced state-born red on numerous hits including a song with ASAP Rocky’s single.

Awards in his profile includeRockyBest Video and Best Song), Mercury Prize (Album of the Year), BET Awards (Best International Act -UK, Best British Male)

Tinie Tempah
Tinie Tempah with the birth name Chukwuemeka Patrick Okogwu is British rapper born to Nigerian parents from Da delta, Nigeria.

He has enjoyed most of his accolades and fame in the UK and in international sporting events.

He performed at the closing ceremony of the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. He has won numerous awards including BET Awards, Brit Awards, MOBO Awards, Urban Music Awards, BT Digital Music Awards, UK Festival Awards, Ivor Novello Awards to name a few.

His 2010 and third single “Written in the stars” became the official theme for WrestleMania XXVII and was also used as the entrance song for the New York Giants before Super Bowl XLVI.

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