8. Tiwa Savage
The Mavin Records first lady recently signed a music distribution deal with Roc Nation, which is co-owned by Jay Z, American hip-hop heavyweight.
One thing Savage and Jay-Z appear to have in common is a mutual fondness for the Afrobeat progenitor – as Jay Z was among the producers of Fela!, the successful broadway play based on the life of the African legend.
Tiwa Savage, unarguably the leading lady of Nigeria’s music industry, recently sampled Fela’s “Lady” on her skit, “Fela Interlude”.