The growth of the Nigerian music industry globally at the moment is untenable, and leading that charge globally is Afrobeat.

The Nigerian sounds have gradually displaced Reggae, reggaeton, and dancehall as the party starters and club music across the globe.

Down below are 8 Nigerian artists who went internationally popular in the year 2022.

1. Tems

The super-talented Nigerian songstress, Temilade Openiyi better known as Tems, has grabbed 2022 by the scruff of its neck and has made it her own.

Tems broke into the Nigerian music industry in 2019, with her hit single “Try Me”, and ever since she hasn’t looked back.

However, more recently, the singer got her international berth through the Iconic Afrobeat musician Wizkid.

The Made In Lagos crooner featured Tems on his track “Essence” and ever since it’s been a geometrical growth for Tems hot-tailing away in 2022 with two Grammy nominations.

2. CKay

The Love Nwantiti crooner, Chukwuka Ekweani professionally known as CKay is another young Nigerian superstar that has built on his international success in 2022 and taking it to a new level.

CKay is one of the most talented singers of his generation, with a voice next to none in vocal manipulation.

In 2022, Chukwuka released his debut album ‘Sad Romance’, which is a follow-up on his two previous EPs, ‘CKay the First and Boyfriend’.

The young singer’s song, ‘Love Nwantiti,’ is at the moment the most streamed Afrobeats song on Spotify with over one billion listens.

3. Fireboy DML

Adedamola Adefolahan, popularly known as Fireboy DML, is another young Nigerian artist who’s had a great 2022.

Fireboy between December 2021 and 2022, has got to feature International music stars like Ed Sheeran, Justin Bieber, and Chris Brown on his album.

His hit single Peru was number one, on the UK top 100 music chart for 10 weeks straight. It is at the moment the Afrobeat song with the most covers in different languages.

2022 was an amazing year for the Osun state-born Nigerian singer.

4. Rema:

Mavin record label superstar, Divine Ikubor aka Rema, is probably one of the few Nigerian singers who became more popular outside of Nigeria faster than in the country of his birth.

Rema had been scoring international recognition for his music as far back as 2019, and 2020 after he was featured on ex-US President, Barack Obama’s end-of-year music of the year and his workout music list.

However, in 2022 his stock grew substantially as he finally dropped his debut album, Rave & Roses.

Just to put in context how much Rema’s influence had grown in 2022, the young Afrobeat musician got to feature American superstars like Chris Brown, 6lack, AJ Tracey and Yseult on his first studio album.

5. Asake

Nigeria’s first fully-fledged Afro-Fuji musician, Ahmed Ololade aka Asake, is no doubt the rave of the moment.

He came through in early 2022 and ever since he has put the Nigerian music industry on lockdown with back-to-back hits non-stop.

In early 2022, Mr Money dropped his debut EP Ololade Asake, as if that wasn’t enough, the singer went on to put the entire music industry in a chokehold for two months straight when he dropped his debut album, ‘Mr Money With The Vibe’.

The singer’s album topped nearly all music charts in the UK and got to debut on the Billboard new music chart in the U.S.A.

2022 has been a huge year for Asake as he continues to sell out shows, venues and arenas. We wish him many more international successes ahead.