Top Five Best Rappers In Nigeria

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Top Five Best Rappers In Nigeria: Rap is often associated with, and is a primary component of hip hop. It is a musical form of vocal delivery that joins rhyme, rhythmic speech and street vernacular that is performed in time to an instrumental track or beat. However, it can also be performed a cappella without accompaniment. Three things are said to make up a rap music: the words, flow ( i.e rhythm and rhymes) and the tone.

Top Five Best Rappers In Nigeria

In Nigeria, various musicians abound that has chosen the line of rap to carve a niche for themselves. While there are those that makes their music full rap, others chip it in as a part of a music. However, here is a list of the top five best rappers in Nigeria.

1. Olamide:

Olamide   Top Five Best Rappers In Nigeria

Formally known as Olamide Adedeji is credited as the best rapper in Nigeria. He was born on the 15th of March 1989. He entered the music scene in 2011 and since then had made waves for himself. Most of his songs are in his native tongue, Yoruba. To show how good he is in what he does, he is popularly referred to by his fans as ‘ badoo’.

2. M.I :

Jude M.I Abaga   Top Five Best Rappers In Nigeria

Jude M.I Abaga a Nigerian singer,  rapper, songwriter, record producer, born on 4th October 1981. CEO of Chocolate City. He entered the music industry in 2004. 2009 MTV Africa Music Awards for the Best Hip Hop and Best New Act, nicknamed Chairman following his release of the album titled Chairman in 2015.

3. Ice Prince:

Ice Prince

Born on the 30th of October 1986, Panshak Zamani a songwriter, rapper, singer and vice president of the Chocolate City. He entered the music scene in 2004. He gained popularity following the release of Oleku.

4. Reminisce:

Reminisce

Remilekun Abdulkalid Safaru was born on the 26th of January. Joined the music industry in 2008 and quickly rose to prominence as a result of his exceptional talent. He is a Nigerian singer, rapper and songwriter. He performs in both English and Yoruba, his native language. He is signed to EDGE Records and is the founder of LRR Records.

5. Phyno:

Phyno

Chibuzor Nelson Azubuike was born on the 9th of October 1986. He is a Nigerian rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer and actor. He entered the music industry in 2003 as a producer. Phyno started his singing career as a rapper in 2010. He does most of his rap in Igbo language. He is signed to Penthouse Music.

Top Five Best Rappers In Nigeria

Nigeria Music Industry is fast growing and many talented rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer and actor are fast springing up, in the likes of

List of Nigerian musicians Updated

0-9

  • 2face Idibia– hip hop and R&B singer
  • 9ice- hip hop and afropop singer

A

  • A-Q- hip hop artist
  • Eedris Abdulkareem
  • Afrikan Boy- rapper
  • Afro Candy- pop singer
  • Tope Alabi
  • Yemi Alade- R&B and pop singer
  • Tony Allen
  • Eva Alordiah- rapper and singer
  • Nonso Amadi
  • Amarachi
  • Aramide- Afro-Jazz singer
  • Aṣa- R&B, country and pop singer-songwriter
  • Cobhams Asuquo- soul singer
  • Alhaji Alamu Atatalo
  • Yinka Ayefele- gospel singer
  • Adewale Ayuba

B

  • Ayinde Bakare
  • Banky W- pop and R&B singer-songwriter
  • Adé Bantu
  • Korede Bello- hip hop, pop and R&B singer/instrumentalist
  • TY Bello- gospel singer
  • Blackface Naija- reggae musician
  • Andre Blaze- rapper
  • Brymo
  • Burna Boy- reggae-dancehall musician

C

  • CDQ- rapper, songwriter
  • Chidinma- pop singer
  • Celestine Ukwu- Highlife Musician

D

  • D’banj- pop singer
  • Da Emperor- Indigenous rapper
  • Da Grin- rapper
  • K. Dairo
  • Timi Dakolo- singer and winner of Idol West Africa (2007)
  • Stella Damasus- R&B and soul singer
  • Dammy Krane
  • Darey- R&B singer-songwriter
  • Davido- pop singer
  • Yinka Davies- jazz singer
  • Oliver De Coque
  • Safin De Coque- rapper and hip hop artist
  • Dekumzy- R&B and highlife singer
  • Dice Ailes
  • Di’Ja
  • Tonto Dikeh- pop singer
  • Don Jazzy- recording artist and record producer
  • D’Prince- Afro-pop singer
  • Alban
  • Dr SID- pop singer
  • Duncan Mighty- reggae singer

E

  • Frank Edwards- gospel singer
  • Omotola Jalade Ekeinde- R&B and pop singer
  • eLDee- rapper, singer, producer
  • Emma Nyra- R&B singer
  • Emmy Gee- rapper
  • Alhaji Dauda Epo-Akara

F

  • Falz- rapper, songwriter
  • Majek Fashek- singer-songwriter
  • Faze- R&B singer
  • Flavour N’abania- highlife and hip hop singer

G

  • Tonye Garrick- R&B singer-songwriter
  • Adekunle Gold- singer-songwriter
  • Ruby Gyang

H

  • Harrysong- singer and songwriter
  • Humblesmith- afropop singer

I

  • Ice Prince- rapper
  • Haruna Ishola
  • Helen Parker-Jayne Isibor- opera singer and composer
  • Iyanya- pop singer

J

  • Jesse Jagz- rapper
  • Tamara Jones- R&B singer-songwriter

K

  • Kcee
  • Peter King
  • Tunde King
  • King Wadada- reggae singer
  • Kiss Daniel
  • Koker
  • Ayinla Kollington
  • Abiodun Koya(born 1980), gospel singer, opera singer
  • Fela Kuti- afrobeat, jazz singer-songwriter and instrumentalist
  • Femi Kuti- afrobeat, jazz singer-songwriter and instrumentalist
  • Seun Kuti- afrobeat, Jazz singer-songwriter and instrumentalist

L

  • Lagbaja
  • Lara George- gospel singer
  • Rex Lawson
  • Lil Kesh

M

  • I- rapper
  • M Trill- rapper
  • Martins- highlife singer-songwriter and record producer
  • May7ven
  • Prince Nico Mbarga
  • Maud Meyer- jazz singer
  • Mike Ejeagha- Highlife musician
  • Mo’Cheddah- hip hop singer
  • Mode 9- rapper
  • Cynthia Morgan- pop, hip hop and dancehall singer
  • Mr 2Kay
  • Mr Raw
  • Mr Real- house singer
  • Muma Gee- pop singer-songwriter
  • Muna- rapper

N

  • Naeto C
  • Tunde Nightingale
  • Niniola- Afro-house artist
  • Niyola- soul and jazz singer
  • Genevieve Nnaji- pop singer
  • Nneka- hip hop and soul singer
  • Nosa- gospel artist

O

  • Alhaji Abass Akande Obesere
  • Ebenezer Obey
  • Obiwon- R&B and gospel singer
  • Monica Ogah- pop singer-songwriter
  • Ego Ogbaro
  • Dele Ojo- juju music singer and performer
  • Sonny Okosuns
  • Pericoma Okoye
  • Victor Olaiya- composer
  • Olamide- rapper and hip hop artist
  • Babatunde Olatunji
  • Yusuf Olatunji
  • Omawumi- soul singer
  • Onyeka Onwenu- pop singer
  • William Onyeabor
  • Orezi- reggae singer
  • Oriental Brothers
  • Oritse Femi
  • Osita Osadebe
  • Orlando Owoh
  • Patience Ozokwor- highlife singer

P

  • Patoranking- reggae and dancehall singer
  • Pepenazi- rapper, hip hop artist and record producer
  • Shina Peters- juju singer
  • Phyno- rapper and record producer
  • Praiz- R&B singer and songwriter

R

  • Reekado Banks- hip hop artist
  • Ruggedman- rapper and hip hop artist
  • Runtown- songwriter and hip hop artist

S

  • Sade Adu
  • Salawa Abeni- Waka singer
  • Samsong- gospel singer
  • Sasha P- rapper and singer
  • Seyi Shay- pop singer and songwriter
  • Sean Tizzle- Afropop
  • Simi
  • Sinach- gospel singer
  • Skales- rapper and singer
  • Sound Sultan
  • Fela Sowande
  • Sunny Ade- jùjú singer

T

  • Tekno Miles- Afropop singer-songwriter and producer
  • Terry G
  • Timaya- reggae singer
  • Tiwa Savage- R&B and pop singer-songwriter
  • Tony Tetuila

U

  • Sir Victor Uwaifo

W

  • Waconzy- pop singer
  • Waje
  • Eddy Wata
  • Weird MC- rapper
  • Wizkid- pop singer

Y

  • Ycee- rapper
  • Yung6ix- rapper

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