Music Competition In Nigeria

Music Competition In Nigeria 2023/2024.

In this post, am going to provide answers to the questions asked by upcoming musicians, is there any music competition in Nigeria by showing you where there is music competition in Nigeria for 2023?

And I promise to always update it with the latest music competition at any given time.

So no matter when you come across it, know that you are receiving the latest updates on the music competition going on in Nigeria.

But before we look at the music competition going on in Nigeria, we are first of all going to see the meaning of a music competition; as well as musicians who became popular through a music competition.

What is a music competition?

The music competition is a process where musicians are made to go through different stages of performance, in order to pick the best among them.

In any music competition, it is the reason who performs best that usually emerges as the winner.

Benefits of the music competition.

There are lots of benefits to joining or participating in a music competition, and some of them are;

  1. Music competitions will increase your chances of blowing into the music industry.
  2. You can easily sign a record deal when you participate in a music competition. Because record label executives always see it as a means of confirming the best artist for a record deal.
  3. Even if you will not consider music as a career later on in life; participating in a music competition can help you make money you can use to invest in any business you want.
  4. Participating in a music competition will help to spot your weaknesses and you can work on that to increase your skills in the Nigerian music industry. This usually comes through the comments you are going to get from the judges.
  5. Music competitions will help you to network and build connections in the music industry, because the top artists you meet, and even upcoming artists; and become familiar with might be connected to someone who knows someone big in the music industry.

Artists who became successful through music competitions in Nigeria.

MTN Project Fame is one of the biggest music competitions that happen in Nigeria and helps upcoming musicians to get heard.

And this music competition has been a home of success for musicians like:

  1. Iyanya – won the 2008 competition.
  2. Chidinma – emerged winner in the 2010 competition.
  3. Ayoola – was the winner of the 2012 competition.

The above musicians have gone on from MTN Project Fame to become top artists in the Nigerian music industry.

Music competition in Nigeria 2023.

Below is the latest update for the Music competition in Nigeria for 2023.

  1. Nigeria’s got talent.
  2. Unsigned Only.
  3. The voice Nigeria.
  4. International songwriting competitions.


Nigeria’s got talent is a reality talent hunt show in Nigeria. It is a subsidiary of Got Talent Franchise.

This talent hunt show was launched in 2012 and was aired on NTA and AIT and sponsored by Airtel, a telecommunication firm in Nigeria. The show is hosted by Andre Blaze.

Judges on the show are Nollywood actress, Kate Henshaw; Nigerian comedian Yibo Koko and On-Air-Personality, Dan Foster.

Judges usually comprise celebrities and top music industry personalities like Simon Cowell and Mel B. These judges offer criticism and advice to upcoming musicians who participate in the show.

Requirements to participate in this competition.

To participate in this competition, you must be 18 years of age and have citizenship in the United States of America.

How to participate in this competition.

To participate in this competition, you have to visit the live audition sites to perform. Or send in a video of your performance.

After the online performers, the producers of the show will select those who will perform in front of the judges.

How winners emerge.

Winners are selected by the viewers at home through the casting of votes.

Grand prize.

The grand prize for emerging the winner of this competition is usually $1,000,000 and a chance to perform in a Las Vegas concert.


As the name implies, this competition is solely for upcoming artists who have not been able to sign with a record label, as well as have no means to collaborate with other musical artists who can help them to blow.

Aim of this competition.

The aim of this competition is to find a performer, band, singer, or solo artist who has the talent but has not been able to sign with a record label.

Consequently, the competition has rules that are very beneficial to upcoming artists in Nigeria.

How to enter the competition.

To enter the competition, you have to submit studio-recorded songs as many as possible. This competition is open to all genres of music in the world.

Grand prize.

The grand prize for this competition is usually $20,000 in cash and a one-on-one mentor session with top record label executives.

Judges in this competition are The Killer, Bone Thugz And Harmony, Montgomery, and the Ying Yang Twins.

This competition also involves lots of top musicians and music industry experts when it comes to selecting winners.


This competition is currently running on NBC.

And one of the benefits of participating in this competition is that you are going to get a lot of exposure; even if you emerge the winner or not.

Additionally, you will have the chance of having a mentor from some top artists in the music industry. Artists who have worked in this competition include Christiana Aguilera, Shakira, Miley Cyrus, Usher, etc.

Consequently, voice Nigeria showcases 4 coaches, and this season Yemi Alade has taken the place of 2face Idibia.


This competition is hosted everywhere and is open to both upcoming and big artists.

As a matter of fact, this competition gives musicians the opportunity to have their songs reviewed by music industry experts. And this paved way for them to become successful in the music industry.

Notable winners in this competition are Bastille, Gotye, The Band Perry, and many other popular artists we cannot mention here.


Aside from this competition we have reviewed, there are lots of music competitions going on; both online and offline.

And as a result of that, you should always keep your ears to the ground and surf the internet every now and then to find one.

In addition to that, make sure you have the talent and put in all your effort to emerge a winner anytime you are given the opportunity to participate in any music competition.