Rap in Nigeria has come a long way from the days where no one even thought about giving it a chance, much less becoming a relevant genre in the Nigerian Music Industry.
Today, Rap/hiphop is now becoming a mainstream genre accepted among the people in Nigeria. There is now evidence that a good rapper who raps in English or his/her local dialect (or both) can be successful in the Nigerian Music industry, which wasn’t the case years ago.
According to a popular music site 'notjustok.com', the 10 artistes mentioned below can be named as the most gifted rappers of 2014.
Azubuike Chibuzo Nelson, known by his stage name Phyno, is a rapper and record producer. He is known for rapping in the Igbo language.
Olamide Adedeji, known by his stage name Olamide, is a hip hop recording artist. He records mostly in Yoruba, his native tongue.
Remilekun Abdulkalid Safaru, known by his stage name Reminisce aka ALAGA IBILE, is a singer, rapper and song writer. He is one artist to find a balance rapping both in English and Yoruba.
Aristokrat Records rapper Mojeed is popularly known for his hit song “Jagaban” a single off his critically acclaimed mixtape.
Babatunde Olusegun, better known as Mode 9 (Modenine), is another promising rapper and hip-hop artiste.
6. Jesse Jagz
Jesse Garba Abaga, better known as Jesse Jagz, is a hip-hop artist, rapper, singer, producer and songwriter.
7. Ice Prince
Panshak Zamani, better known by his stage name Ice Prince, is a rapper, hip-hop recording artist and actor.
Tobechukwu Melvin Ejiofor, popularly known by his stage name Illbliss is a hip-hop recording artist, stage performer, business man and owner of the managing outfit The Gorretii Company.
Folarin Falana, is a rapper and also the son of renowned lawyer, Femi Falana. He is also known as Falz the Bahd Guy. He runs a self-owned independent record label, Bahd Guys Records.
Onome Onokohwomo, better known by his stage name Yung6ix, is a rapper and hip-hop recording artist.