Recently Nigerian are waking up to rap music gradually and here are some albums that prove the claims.
It seems this new decade is going to accommodate other genres other than Afropop
Between the final laps of the previous decade to the beginning of the current decade, there is some fuse in the rap industry, unlike the era that the Afropop dominated every chart.
Falz‘ is one of the forerunners in the journey of the genre restoration, his album Moral Instruction is his boldest and most fortnight yet in its sustained a clear check of Nigeria’s corrupt moral fabric.
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A political and socio-cultural track that captured the attention of many with its blunt messages
Falz – Hypocrite (Official Video) ft. Demmie Vee
The album somewhat motivated a part of the genre and usher in a lot of rap projects aftermaths.
In 2020, Olamide came like a thief at night and released a surprise EP project featuring Phyno, Cheque and Rhatti, alongside budding acts, Jayboi, Jackmillz, Sosa-E and Nilly.
Olamide – Prophesy (Audio)
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Show Dem Camp’s also came through with The Palmwine Express is a creative mix of hip-hop, juju, R&B, pop and Nigeria’s historic palm-wine music featuring Tems, Nonso, Burna Boy, and more but regarded as a rap album because of the compositions.
Show Dem Camp – Tales By Moonlight [Official Audio] ft. Tems
In 2021, Blaqbonez releases his long-awaited new album, ‘Sex over Love’ on the back of the release of his trending new single, ‘Bling’ with Amaarae and Buju that has to diverge in and out of hip-hop, R&B, trap soul and afrobeat melody without questions.
Blaqbonez – Bling ft. Amaarae & Buju (Official Video)
Sex and Love are undoubtedly one of the best rap albums dropped in 2021 so far.
Laycon also scored a point in the genre with ‘Shall We Begin’ ushering him in total rap music conversations, the album orchestrates versatility, his singing and rapping ability, poetic inner side, his choice of features, how every featured artiste complemented and added a very good vibe to the song.
Laycon – god Body (Official Lyrics Video)