MTV base West Africa Hottest Naija Artiste List Under Fire

MTV Base West Africa like every other organization with a creative director and a content writer, created a list.

They tagged it the hottest Nigerian Artiste of 2019 and then they gave us a few criteria to rationalize the said list.

But as expected Nigerians on twitter with an abundance of data and a volley of untested opinions came for the list.

Here’s the list they curated:


9️⃣ @joeboyofficial
8️⃣ @heisrema
7️⃣ @IamMayorKun
6️⃣ @TiwaSavage
5️⃣ @wizkidayo
4️⃣ @officialnairam1
3️⃣ @Zlatan_Ibile
2️⃣ @davido
1️⃣ @burnaboy 🦍🦍

The criteria though clearly stated by MTV Base did nothing to convince Nigerians of its authenticity.

Find the Criteria below

  1. The artist must have had a big impact in the year 2019, we are talking about airplays, digital downloads, chart rankings and general visibility.

2. Next we would recognize their achievements, accolades , following, local and international attention.

3. Next up is their STYLE!!!! We are talking about how Unique their sound is & what they have done with their music in building their brand.

4. And then their influence with their Music, have they affected the youths in anyway, did they create a dance, did they start a trend?

5. Finally we would take a 360 look at their collaborations, they kind of artist they collaborated with a and the impact the song had.

Here’s a cross section of what Nigerians said about the list

What are your thoughts?

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