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Fact on how most Nigerian celebrities became popular in the entertainment industry.

Yemi Eberechi Alade also known by the stage name Yemi Alade, she is a Nigerian Afropop singer cum songwriter and Pan-Africanist. In 2009, Yemi Alade won the Peak Talent Show after which she immediately got signed to Effyzzie Music Group, and had a hit with her single “Johnny” (I am looking for my Johnny) in 2014. That was how Yemi Alade became popular in the Nigeria Entertainment industry.


Chidinma Ekile, goes by the stage name Chidinma, she is a Nigerian gospel singer and songwriter. Chidinma became popular in the entertainment industry when she won the third edition of West Africa Project fame In 2010. She recently released ” Lion of the Lamb by Chidinma“. That was how Chidinma the gospel singer became popular in the Nigeria entertainment industry.


Next in the list, Azeez Adeshina Fashola, known by the stage name as Naira Marley, he is a Nigerian singer/songwriter.
Naira Marley is known as the president of his highly controversial fan base, “Marlians” the fan base which tripleshoot him into limelight after his release from EFCC detention. In 2019, the Economic and Financial Crime Commission arrested Naira Marley and his friends Zlatan, Tiamiu Kayode, Adewunmi Moses, Micheal “Taqueesh” Adenuga and Abubakar Musa. The arrest was made after the released of the video for the controversial single “Am I A Yahoo Boy”. Later on, the EFCC released Zlatan and three others but kept Naira Marley in their custody due to evidence against him. May 2019, the EFCC charged Naira Marley with 11 counts of fraud before a Federal High Court in Ikoyi, Lagos. He released the single “4 Nights In Ekohtiebo” while still in prison. In it, he talks about his industry friends, foes and other people who have admired him. In May 2019, he was arraigned before the Federal High Court and pleaded “not guilty”, a bail hearing was set for 30 May 2019. On the day of the bail hearing, Naira Marley released “Why”, a song that was accompanied by an image of him in handcuffs. On 14 June 2019, he was released from jail fourteen days after being granted ₦2,000,000 (Two Million Naira) bail. A few days later, he released “Soapy”, a track about the sexual habits of the male inmates in detention.

Ikechukwu Eric Ahiauzu known as Ric Hassani, he became famous in the Nigeria entertainment industry with the release of “Gentleman” and thereon his love type of music.


Folarin Falana, known by the stage name as Falz, he is a Nigerian rapper, songwriter and actor, Falz the bhad guy became popular in the Nigeria entertainment industry after the release of “Soldier” with featured Simi.

Laycon had to go for Big Brother Nigeria and he won it due to the fact that he made a shocking revelation about him being a sickle Cell warrior, this tripleshoot him into popularity in the entertainment industry.

Wizkid First hit song “Holla At Your Boy” was stolen and when he was dragged by the Korean fans he got popular & he later added “Sampled” to the track on all platforms. Wizkid also Sampled Fela Songs for him to become more popular but it didn’t work out for him.

Burnaboy had to Sample almost all Fela Songs for him to get popular and he was successful in sampling them.

Davido became popular the day he dropped “Dami Duro “.. He pushed his mother land language to the world.

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