Modern classical pianists dedicate their careers to performing, recording, teaching, researching, and learning new works to expand their repertoire. They generally do not write or transcribe music as pianists did in the 19th century.
Some classical pianists might specialize in accompaniment and chamber music, while others though comparatively few will perform as full-time soloists. As we all know, A pianist is an individual musician who plays the piano.
Since most forms of Western music can make use of the piano, pianists have a wide repertoire and a wide variety of styles to choose from, among them traditional classical music, jazz, blues, and all sorts of popular music, including rock and roll.
Without much furtherado Auchijeffblog have gathered below the top 10 Pianist in Nigeria ranking from the least to the first.
Top SuccessfulPianists in Nigeria
Mr Chiggy – He started playing the Drums as his first musical instrument at the age of 10 and further mastered the Piano.
Hillsplay – He is a Multi-inst, producer, session plus touring musician, string arranger, vocal engineer with 10 years experience.
D’Elect – is a pastor, pianist, music consultant, music director, music producer.
Eljamin – is a pianist and has bee rated amomg the top pianist in Nigeria.
Wole Oni – He was Born in Akure, Ondo State, Nigeria, Wole was a graduate of the University of Lagos where he studied Computer Science.
Dplus – A dedicated leader of original projects such as the modern jazz ensemble PLS
SMJ – He is a music producer, a drummer and a keyboardist.
Masterkraft – was born in one of the busiest places in Lagos State, known as Ajegunle, from an average family.
Dejikeyz – is known for his versatility and musical prowess on the piano and in music production.
Nwankwo Shadrach Chigozie popularly known as Mr Chiggy, He is a Pianist, Music producer, Band director, recording and performing artist. He was born in Lagos Nigeria, on Dec 20th in the early “80s”, He started playing the Drums as his first musical instrument at the age of 10 and further mastered the Piano. He is known to be the CEO of Milestone Music.
Mr Chiggy has worked with several music icon and pro such as Mamuzee brothers, Stella Damasus, Papa Doupolos, jesse jags, Ice Prince, Nikki Laoye, Tiwa Savage and many others. He has been able to impact knowledge into the minds of so many aspiring young musicians while maintaining a standard of excellence.
Godwin Hillary popularly known by all as Hills-Play. He is a Multi-inst, producer, session plus touring musician, string arranger, vocal engineer with 10 years experience. He also do arrangement, producing, & editing for live content performance for social media other outlets.
His production, playing, & compositions/arranging can be heard on an ever-expanding catalogue of national TV broadcasts. He stated saying, Nigeria is my forever home! It’s where I immersed myself in the worlds of Gospel, R&B, Pop, & Hip Hop and made lifelong friendships with fellow musicians who I worked, toured with.
Chibuzor okafor popularly known as D elect music is a pastor, pianist, music consultant, music director, music producer. D’Elect is a renowned music company headed by Chibuzor Okafor (D elect).
He makes all kinds of genres of music..(Gospel , jazz, rock , pop, blues etc) We are passionate about the improvement of musicians around the globe. We hope to impact lives all round Africa and even the world. D elect music Raising skillful musicians with blameless character he started on 16 of Feb 2018.
Samuel Givenson popularly known as Smj hails from Akwa-Ibom State but he was born and raised-up in Lagos. He is a music producer, a drummer and a keyboardist. Basically, I’m just one random guy that loves God. According to him , he said live to inspire and motivate. I stay happy always.
What does Smj mean? The name just popped up sometimes ago. While he was young, people addressed him as Samuel Junior, but when he joined The Extreme Crew, somebody gave him the acronym SMJ instead of the regular Samuel Junior and that was how he came about the name SMJ.
Irewole Samuel Oni popularly known by his stage name Wole Oni, he is a Nigerian born songwriter, Jazz artist, and music producer. He was Born in Akure, Ondo State, Nigeria, Wole was a graduate of the University of Lagos where he studied Computer Science. He started playing percussion instruments at the age of seven in the early 80’s.
He later trained as a classical pianist and replaced his father as the church organist at St. Andrew Anglican Church, Akure where he developed his music skills and talent. He is a United Nations International Ambassador for Peace, and has been endorsed by Yamaha Corporation Yamaha Gulf FZE as Yamaha first artist signed in the whole of Africa.
DPLUS is a pianist, keyboardist, composer, and producer. A dedicated leader of original projects such as the modern jazz ensemble PLS.trio, and an in-demand session musician both in studio and on the road.
His versatility can be appreciated in the music he writes as well as the wide range of projects he is called to be a part of. Spanning from jazz to hip/hop, electronic music,If you’d like to know more about me you can find more info in my bio.
I record off of my professional recording studio and provide the highest quality possible. His set-up includes a gorgeous sounding Yamaha C5 grand piano, a Motif xf8, and a Nord stage 2 and a wide variety of keyboards and synthesizers. He uses a stereo pair of AKG 414 running through Neve pre-amps to record the piano.
Sunday Ginikachukwu Nweke popularly known as Masterkraft, is a Nigerian record producer, disc jockey, band director, pianist, and songwriter.
Masterkraft was born in one of the busiest places in Lagos State, known as Ajegunle, from an average family. He originates from the Ibo tribe in Enugu State, South-east Nigeria.
He started his professional music career with Kennis Music and has worked with artists such as Flavour N’abania, Bracket, Banky W., Sound Sultan, Timaya, Lynxxx, M.I and J. Martins, among others.
Ojekunle Ayodeji aka Dejikeyz, is an artist, performing keyboardist, music producer, arranger, and music director. He’s a second-class upper graduate of Agricultural Economics at Olabisi Onabanjo University and he is married with two daughters.
He is now out with a New Ep titled Joy, available on major digital platforms,, and also a single video titled peace, available on YouTube. Ojekunle Ayodeji is known for his versatility and musical prowess on the piano and in music production.
He is currently the team head/music director for multiple award-winning artists, Sammie Okposo, and has worked with him for 11 years, traveling and touring with him across Nigeria and African like Kenya, Ghana, the United Kingdom, and European countries like Netherland, Switzerland, Germany, Italy, Belgium, and France.
In conclusion, the above gathered pianists are currently as at the time this article was published top pianist in Nigeria. If you feel your otherwise, feel free to comment below.