This list of the top 10 Nigeria best rappers uncovers the simple metrics of relevance, impact, charts and awards at recent times.
However, spanning through the list of the top 10 best rappers in Nigeria at the moment, we’ll slightly talk about the evolution of Nigerian hip-hop.
There was a serious revolution in Nigerian hip-hop, reflecting the day’s rap music was everything and more.
Many artists gain prominence through rap music such as RuggedMan, Eedris Abdukareem, Da grin, Sasha P., M.I Abaga, Vector, Mr Raw, Olamide, Phyno and so on.
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In this decade, a lot has changed, with the emergence of new school hip-hop acts and genre modification such as a trap in the sub-genre.
Below is the list of the top 10 best Nigerian rappers of the new decade;
M.I coined from Mr Incredible is Nigerian hip-hop recording artistes, songwriter and record producer, considered as one of the best lyricists with longevity.
M.I cracked the mainstream in 2008, after his viral hit single titled ‘Crowd mentality’ and since then till now he is still on top of the game, he is the most decorated Nigerian rappers of all time.
Olamide is Nigerian hip-hop recording artistes, songwriter and singer, one of the most versatile Nigerian artist.
Olamide launched officially in 2011, after releasing his debut studio album, and to date has the biggest music catalogue in the Nigerian music industry, he also releases studio album annually.
Olanrewaju Ogunmefun popularly known as Vector is a Nigerian rapper and songwriter, also considered a poet and lyricist towards the grading of his wordplay.
Vector gain dominance in 2010, who raps in both English and Yoruba basically dominated the hip-hop scene in 2016 with his hit track titled ‘Lafiaji’
Folarin Falana popularly known as Falz.
Falz also gains prominence after the release of his debut studio album, Falz most commonly infuse comic lines into his rap with a storytelling delivery.
Phyno is a Nigerian hip-hop recording artist, record producer, songwriter and singer.
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With real name Chibuzor Nelson Azubuike, one of the forerunners of indigenous rap music, Phyno started making wave right from 2010 with the hit track ‘Multiply’ featuring M.I, Flavour, Mr Raw, and Timaya.
Phyno, therefore solidify his name in the mainstream after dropping his debut album.
Emeka Akumefule is popularly known as BlaqBonez is a Nigerian hip-hop artist, songwriter, new school acts that gradually becoming the most talked about topic in the Nigerian hip hop space.
BlaqBonez is infusing trap, Afropop into rap, carving a popular new school sound impact.
Erhiga Agarivbie popularly known as Erigga also refers to PaperBoi, 2 seconds, Eribaba, New Money is a Nigerian hip hop recording artist and songwriter.
Erigga has been on the conversation recently on the list of top best rappers.
Ladipo Eso popularly known as Ladipoe or sometimes called Poe is a Nigerian songwriter and rapper, signed to Mavin Records.
Ladipoe won the award for best collaboration at the #14thHeadies being on the 21st of February 2021.
Tobechukwu Melvin Ejiofor popularly known as Ill Bliss also called Oga Boss is a Nigerian hip-hop recording artist and songwriter, considered one of the best lyricists in the Nigerian music industry.
Illbliss won the Lyricist on the Roll category at the 14th edition of the Headies Award for his song ‘Country’ which was held on February 21, 2021.
Panshak Henry Zamani popularly known as Ice Prince is a Nigerian rapper, singer and songwriter, He gained prominence after his single “Oleku”, Brymo assisted track.
Also, Ice Prince hasn’t done so much in this decade like he used to do but still much around in the hip-hop conversation and the list wouldn’t be completed without adding his name.
List of top 10 best Nigerian rappers of the new decade
- M.i Abaga
9. Ill Bliss
10. Ice Prince