10 Most Popular Nigerian Celebrities of the Year [Pulse Picks 2022]


From movies to music to comedy to content creation, there was a significant increase in the recipients of the many good news the industry has to offer.

Many industry players experienced sporadic growth as a result of this upward mobility, which also resulted in a level of popularity for them.

For this article, Pulse Celebrity Desk will take a look at the hottest male celebrities in Nigeria for 2022.

While there are plenty of veterans on this list, there are also plenty of newcomers, and that’s the biggest win on the list.

Much like his fondness for “Ololade mi Asake”, Asake, who is signed to Olamide’s YBNL label, has undoubtedly been one of Nigeria’s most popular and talked about celebrities.

With ‘Omo Opé’ Throwing him into the spotlight, Asake has been this year’s golden revelation, with his releases being back-to-back hits.

His debut album, ‘Mr. money with the environment set several records and redefined the music space for the year. From being the first artist in Nigeria to have as many as eight top ten entries in one week on any aggregate chart to having every track from his debut album occupy the top 12 spots on Apple Music Nigeria’s Top 100, he certainly dominated the scene. musical. .

In addition to gaining popularity with his non-stop music releases and unique style of fuji-fusion music, he constantly had people talking with his eccentric fashion style, from his Joha pants to his interesting hair and flashing teeth.

Asake could also rise to the top of the Nigerian music space in the next few years, but only time will tell.

The self-proclaimed African giant certainly had a big year in 2022, garnering more Grammy nominations as well as record-breaking wins and achievements. Throughout the year, Burna Boy headlined several international shows, all of which were highly successful.

He added to his growing collection of trophies after winning the “Best African Act” award at the 2022 MTV EMAs and two awards at the Nigerian Headies.

Burna boy’s music broke barriers of race and national level as his song ‘last last’ peaked as one of the most listened to songs in the world and its sound was featured in Marvel’s ‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’.

Davido continues to be one of the most talked about and popular celebrities from this part of the world. In 2022, the music star made headlines for various reasons, as usual.

Davido also made headlines for his historic achievements. This year, he became the first Afrobeats musician to appear on the theme song for the 2022 FIFA World Cup.

‘Hayya Hayya’ (Better Together), served as the official music for the 2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar and featured vocal contributions from Trinidad Cardona, Davido and Aisha.

The artist also revealed a new clothing partnership with German multinational PUMA for 2022. The Afrobeats star also walked the runway during New York Fashion Week and has continued the trend with the new Africanized line.

Davido also became the first Nigerian artist to perform at the closing ceremony of the FIFA World Cup Final.

Beyond the career space, Davido made headlines when he and his ex-girlfriend, Chioma Rowland, patched up their relationship and even sparked marriage rumors.

The year was not all rosy for the artist, as he lost his first child, Ifeanyi, to the cold hands of death in November.

Sabinus (Content Creator/Parody Creator)

Everyone knows this guy! From memes to Tiktok trends to extraordinarily hilarious and eccentric comedic behavior, Sabinus earns every right to be on this list.

The popular content creator won Best Online Content Creator at the 2022 AMVCA Awards and 2022 GAGE ​​Awards.

Sabinus also reached a major milestone in 2022 when he was announced as one of the top 10 content creators on YouTube Nigeria. His unique comedic tropes have made him a fan favorite, with many wishing him more successful careers.

Described as a “newcomer” in last year’s Pulse Picks for Hottest Artists, Tems returned this year but as a “regular” as one of the most decorated and talked about artists of 2022.

With Grammy and Golden Globe nominations, the artist has established herself as an artist and a celebrity that no one can ignore.

Tems wrote the song. ‘Lift me up’ as the original soundtrack to Marvel’s ‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’, a song performed by Rihana upon her return from a 7-year hiatus.

Tems also received numerous awards and nominations throughout the year, cementing its promising future in the industry.

In addition, the singer landed the cover of the popular magazine ‘Stunned, ‘ which made many people talk about her.

Remi made it to this list following his infamous performance as Saro in ‘Anikulapo’ and the conversation it sparked.

Before playing Saro, the actor had been the subject of debate due to his exceptional performances in films such as Biodun Stephen’s ‘Introducing the Kujus.’

His regular and funny videos on Instagram, as well as his increasingly toned physique, also caught the attention of many people, including ours.

The ‘Ku Lo Sa’ The singer is one of the most popular celebrities in Nigeria this year. No wonder she is the most Googled artist of the year.

The singer first made headlines earlier in the year when his bedroom fling was leaked, but he returned with a much stronger media presence when he released his hit song. ‘Ku Lo Sa: A Spectacle of Colors.’

The song’s dance challenge went viral on Tiktok, propelling the artist to international prominence, garnering several remixes with global artists and selling out shows around the world.

2022 is undoubtedly one of Kizz Daniel’s best years, with his songs becoming huge hits all over the world.

Your song, ‘Buga,’ earned him a performance at the 2022 World Cup. For Daniel, this was a dream come true, as the singer had taken to his Twitter page months earlier to say he wanted to perform his hit song, ‘Buga’ at the tournament

He wrote on June 22: “God, I want to sing ‘Buga’ for the World Cup with a mass choir. Help me say ‘amen’ (sic)”.

A few months later, her wish came true and she performed on the stage of the World Cup in Qatar.

kizz daniels ‘buga’ Y ‘Cough’ are two of the most viral TikTok sounds of 2022.

Mr Zazu is probably the most controversial on this list. Habeeb Okikiola, better known as Portable, earned his place on this list for being a sensational hip-hop street artist and part-time comedian.

For Portable, being on this list is not related to great achievements or milestones. It is mainly due to the fact that this man generated as many conversations on social media and in person as any of the artists mentioned above.

Okikiola earned a nomination at the 2022 Headies for best street hop artist, but was disqualified due to the controversial tropes the singer is known for.

His debut song, ‘Zazu Zeh,’ it remains one of many street songs still playing months after its release.

Oba Solomoni (Public Figure)

Adelana Adekunle Solomon, better known as Oba Solomon Agbaye, is a Nigerian YouTuber and self-proclaimed controversial Instagram prophet.

His hilarious comic signature makes him a favorite with many people. He became a household name after prophesying that the national leader of the All Progressives Congress, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, who had indicated his interest in running for the 2023 presidential election, would not win.

Adelana went further by commenting on so many topics, which generated several controversies.


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