Mp3bullet compiled the top 10 Nigerian artists running the street in 2021 so far.
In light of this, Mp3bullet has taken aim with this list, spotlight the top 10 Nigerian artists running the street in 2021 who are redefining the sound.
Nigerian artists have given us various hit and street songs to kick off the new year 2021 in grand style.
The Nigerian-birthed street hop subculture has come a long way since it was created some 6 years ago through a blend of indigenous rap and Afropop.
This blend is one largely credited to being pioneered by indigenous rap veteran, Olamide.
Lists of top 10 Nigerian artists running the street in 2021 so far
Olamide Gbenga Adedeji, known professionally as Olamide is a Nigerian hip-hop recording artist.
He records in Yoruba and English. In 2011, he released his debut studio album Rapsodi while signed to Coded Tunes.
YBNL, his follow-up album, was released under his label imprint YBNL Nation.
With UY Scuti, Nigerian rapper Olamide continues his evolutionary cycle on his eleventh studio album and ruling the street.
Naira Marley on the other hand can be considered a younger version of Olamide.
The rapper came into the scene after linking up with Olamide and Lil Kesh in ‘Issa Goal’ which went on to become the theme song for the Super Eagles at the 2018 FIFA World Cup.
He has also released several street-friendly joints including the controversial Am I A Yahoo Boy song featuring Zlatan followed by Soapy.
Omoniyi Temidayo Raphael, known professionally as Zlatan Ibile, is a Nigerian singer, songwriter, musician, and dancer.
From Ijurin Ekiti, Ijero local government area, Ekiti state He is the CEO and founder of Zanku record.
In 2014, he won the Airtel-sponsored One Mic talent show held in Abeokuta, Ogun State.
in 2021 the Zanku music boss enlisted the talents of rising street music artist Buju, who contributed largely with a beautiful verse to the new song.
Sodiq Abubakar Yusuf popularly known by his stage name CDQ, is a Nigerian indigenous hip-hop rapper and songwriter best known for his single “Nowo E Soke” featuring Wizkid and Masterkraft’s Indomie where he was featured alongside Olamide.
Nigerian street-hop singer, CDQ collaborates with Veteran singer, Wande Coal on the song titled “Kogbede”.
The new single, “Kogbede” is a catchy vibe that showcases the unique nexus between CDQ and Wande Coal.
CDQ and Wande Coal flex with the Masterkraft instrumental to deliver a relatable record this summer. It is ahead of CQD’s upcoming album.
Like a prophetic singer, the big break for Akinbiyi Abiola Ahmed or Bella Shmurda, came following the Olamide-bearing remix to his Vision 2020 single.
From that moment on, he’d gone from being another student musician in Nigeria to being the street-hop singing voice of his generation after his friend Poco Lee, a dancer and street hop personality, had connected him with the Nigerian rap icon.
Bella Shmurda, like a man on a mission, then released his debut project, High Tension to critical acclaim.
Before June 2019, Zinoleesky, full name Azeez Oniyide, had been an Instagram sensation who thrilled his fans and viewers with short clips where he freestyled acapella in his style which is fresh, soulful approach to Fuji music.
His status changed later that year following the favorable release of his Zlatan-featured single, Money, that catapulted into a street music favorite, blared from speakers and barbershops in popular slum areas all over Lagos.
He then got signed by Naira Marley to his Marlian Music record label which has been responsible for pushing out his debut EP Chrome Eccentric, with the hit single, Kilofeshe
Christmas in the pandemic-riven 2020 was a different and marginally less festive affair from what we’ve all come to know but Mohbad and Rexxie’s KPK was one of the December jams that helped retain that air of festivity during the season.
That is however not Ilerioluwa Dimeji Aloba or Mohbad’s only hit as, before that, he’d given the streets an anthem with Naira Marley and Lil Kesh on Ponmo Sweet, and is currently running the airwaves with his profound storytelling on Sorry and vibrant delivery on Jafafa.
While Jamopyper’s full name is a detail yet unknown, it is an indisputable fact that the Nigerian musician is one of the voices pushing street-hop to heights of glory.
Earlier this year, he got nominated for the Headies award of Rookie of the Year where he thrilled his fans to a live rendition of his breakout song with Mayorkun; If No Be You and with his performance, established the fact that he hadn’t happened there by chance.
Born in Ketu, Lagos State, Balogun Afolabi Oluwaloseyi is better known as Seyi Vibez is a Nigerian singer and songwriter.
He started his music career in Ikorodu in Lagos State.
The young street pop artiste makes his music in an indigenous style, one of his songs, Life was described by 2kinfomedia.com as an inspirational and prayerful song.
It touched every hustler’s success street and his sounds are also very unique.
Oladipo Olamide Emmanuel, known professionally as Chinko Ekun, is a Nigerian rapper and songwriter.
He is a graduate of Law from the Obafemi Awolowo University.
Multi-talented Nigerian rapper and Tiger Music frontier, Chinko Ekun comes through with yet another hit track titled “Jafafa”.
The song is a quick follow-up to his recently released hit track titled Share Location which is currently buzzing our speakers.