Top 10 Most Influential Ife (OUA) Greats in the Music Industry (2022)

The Obafemi Awolowo Universityalso known as Great Ife, ranks among the finest campuses in Africa. This grand citadel is not only known for sports and wrestling, but also for helping students perform at their best. Great Ife is undeniably one of better universities in Nigeria, not only because of its beautiful structure but also because of its some products. The prestigious university is known for producing influential people in different sectors of the country, including the entertainment sector. Some of the best the musicians currently fashionable in Nigeria are products of the OAU, and these High artists are not only influential musicians, but also strong academic backgrounds. We have listed the top Ten more influential Great Ife (OUA) in the music industry:


Abimbola Oladokun, popularly known as Bayanni and formerly known as Zhenoboy, is a Nigerian singer and songwriter who just signed in the Mavins label. He is currently a student to Obafemi Awolowo University (OUA). He became popular after releasing a freestyle remix of Davido’s Jowo. He has 246,000 followers on his Instagram. His songs include Body, Tatata, Family, Kala and many more.

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Instagram/Twitter: @itsbayanni


Adekunle Oluwashina Abdulateef, also known like Zamorrah, is a Nigerian Afro-pop artist who fox records signed around 2015-2016. He is a former student of the Department of Philosophy at OUA. He started music while he was in High school. He became famous after harnessing the “Important” Twitter trend making a song out of it. He’s aproximatly 84,000 followers on Instagram.

Some of his songs include Importanter, Run Away, Better De Come, Jah Protect, Deserve Better, Paradise, Again I

Instagram/Twitter: @zamosings

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Oladipo Olamide Emmanuelalso known as Chinko Ekun, is a Nigerian songwriter and rapper born on September 13, 1993 in Ikeja, Lagos. He is a former student of right department to Obafemi Awolowo University and is signed at Entertainment Dek-Niyor. Chinko developed his passion for music from an early age, but when he was admitted to OUA, he started rapping. In 2011, he started posting his videos on Instagram, which gave birth to his music career. Surprisingly, Chinko Ekun means a guy who looked like someone from China, plus the title of the first track he released. He first joined the YBNL Nation in 2015 and released his first single: Alejo Oran and Emi na Re; however, he then moved to a new label the following year. He won the Street Song of the Year Award in 2019 to City People’s Music Awards and the Best Street Hop Artist to Securities for his popular single ‘AbleGod.“He was nominated for Soundcity MVP Awards in 2020 for Viewer’s Choice Award. Chinko has over 990,000 followers on Instagram. His songs include Able God, Jafafa, Bodija and others.

Social media handles:

Instagram: @chinkotiger

Twitter: @chinkoekun


Taiwo Olajide Daniel, popularly known like Jaido P, is a Nigerian singer and rapper and graduated from our great Obafemi Awolowo University. He gained his fame after Olamide jumped on Cracker Mallo and produced Tesinapot. Jaido P has a first EP 7 titles, Stubborn, energetic and tough, released in 2019, appearing with Chinko Ekun, Zlatan Ibile and Davolee. He has 121,000 followers on his Instagram.

Instagram/Twitter: [email protected]_p

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Emeka Akemefule, popular as Blaqbonez, is a Nigerian rapper and singer. He was born in Imo State on January 29, 1996. The songwriter, also known as Mr. Boombastic and Emeka Thee Stallionis signed under the label 100 crowns (Chocolate City). He is also a former student from Obafemi Awolowo University, where he obtained a diploma in Engineering. He participated in underground rap battles and eventually won a series of rap contests. He is known for his unique style of mixing Saber with English in his Lyrics. He reportedly claimed to be the best rapper in Africa and in 2019 was on the list of 10 artists to watch. His songs include Mamiwota ft Oxlade, Shut up, BBC ft Tiwa Savage, 1000yrs, Haba and many more. He’s aproximatly 752,000 subscribers on instagram.

Instagram: @blaqbonez

Twitter: @EmekaTheeStallion


Akanbi Brett Bamideleknown by his stage name Check or SuperBoy Checkis a rising star, singer, songwriter and rapper. He was born on March 23, 1995. The 27-year-old released his hit song ‘Zoom’ in 2020. He is an alumnus of Obafemi Awolowo Universitywhere he studied Chemical Engineer and graduated in 2016. In 2015he released a track featuring Fireboy DML, Zamoraand Chinko Ekun and is currently signed to the label, Penthauze of Phyno. Check has more than 400,000 Ffollowers on Instagram. His songs include Wave, Energy, Jekasoro, Abundance, Zoom and LOML.

Twitter: @superboycheque

Instagram: @SuperBoyCheque


Chidozie God’sFavor Uyochinyereprofessionally known as Fave, is a singer and songwriter. She was born on March 13, 2000; she is a 5th grade student faculty of Law. She started singing at age six and her relationship with music has been inseparable ever since. She expresses herself with the power of her words and her style. She is currently signed to Tumbling discs. PREFER is becoming a sensation in the Nigerian music industry. Some of his songs include: Kilotunfe, Baby Riddim, Beautifully, Obsessed and many more


Ahmed Ololade is one of Nigeria’s best and favorite afrobeats singer and songwriter signed under YBNL Nation Record Label. His stage name Asake was coined from his mother’s first name and his love for her. He is a former student of dramatic arts at Obafemi Awolowo University and started releasing his music in 2018. He released his first album in February 2022 and several other albums. Some of his songs are Bandana, Terminator, Organize, Sungba, Trabaye, Omo Ope and many more. It has a total of 1.6 million followers on Instagram, won numerous awards and nominations, and was registered to sell the O2 Academy Arena in minutes.

Instagram: @asakemusic


Bisade Ologonde is well known NOTigerian singer and songwriter. The afrobeat yoruba musician and saxophonist was born in 1960. He is famous for using a mask to cover his face during his performances. Lagbaja is the founder of oparadikoncept and formed his band in 1991. Do you know Lagbaja means ‘Jane Doe; someone whose identity is intentionally withheld”. It has more 33,000 followers on Instagram and was declared the winner of the Channel O Music Awards for the Best male video.

Some of Lagbaja’s songs are ME (2000), WE (2000), ABAMI, Paradise, Sharp Sharp and 200 million mumu. He is also an alumnus of Grand Ife.

Instagram: @officiallagbaja


Adedamola Adefolahaninternationally known as fire boy DML, is a Nigerian artist who is signed under the YBNL record company. The 26yearold The songwriter was born in Abeokuta, Ogun State. He graduated from the English department at Obafemi Awolowo University. On November 21, 2019, he released his debut album, Laughter, Tears, and Goosebumps, and one of his songs, “Champion”, was used during the UEFA Super Cup celebrations. fire boy is famous for being afropop King, and his fame continues to rise in the charts alongside Asake. He has numerous awards and nominations to his credit, such as the winner of the Most Promising Act of the Year at the City People Music Awards in 2019, four-time winner of the Headies Awards in 2020 (Album of the Year, Best Pop Album, Best R$B Album, Best R$B Single and Headies Revelation, winner of the Listener Choice Awards at the Soundcity MVP Awards Festival 2020. The DML in his name actually comes from his real name Damola. Fireboy DML has 3.6 million subscribers on instagram.

Twitter: @fireboydml

Instagram: @fireboydml

Some of them listing artists are currently making waves in the entertainment industry and are making OUA proud. There is no doubt that they will continue to make an impact not only as OAU former student but also worldwide stars.

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