Mp3bullet.ng presents Top Nigerian Diss Songs that one can’t forget.
In the Nigerian music scene, there has been a lot of ill blood and beef between artists resulting in diss songs being released.
The conflict usually begins when an artist believes he or she should be receiving more attention than their peers, or when envy and greed are present.
Mp3bullet.ng compiled a list of Top Nigerian Diss Songs that shook the Industry.
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Mallam Spicey- 1005 Naira
When you look back on Terry G’s career, you’ll see one major blunder: putting Mallam Spicey to the test with the lyric “me I no be Mallam Spicey, Me I no dey stop for the fourth bar over.”
in response, Mallam Spicey dropped one of the hottest and most blatant diss tunes ever in Nigeria on Terry G.
“1005 Naira (Free Cure)” was recorded entirely on the beat of Terry G’s hit “Free Madness” and was followed by a video ridiculing Terry G.
Unfortunately, we didn’t get to hear much from Mallam Spicey after this.
“Your 1 bling, your 2 bling, your 3 bling, your 4 bling, your 5 bling, your 6 bling… All of them together na 6k“…
“Say na you dey ginger the ginger, say na you dey swagger the swagger, Ole boy I no dey feel your swagger, your petty swagger too local”
Tony Tetuila- Omode Meta
Tony Tetuila created the mega-hit “Omode Meta” released around 1999 after quitting the Remedies, which was a diss track directed at former group mates Eddy Montana and Eedris Adbulkareem.
Tony Tetuila featured 2baba(2face Idibia), Blackface, and Ruff, Rugged & Raw, a rap group. This is one of the most well-known songs from Nigeria’s hip-hop history’s early years.
“The young Mcs na who you be trying to contest with me
When am on the M i c dema go be in the remedies say that can go and I go on and on
And I can keep the party dropping bomb untill the break of dawn
Way back before I used to hang out with the wrong kind of fellows
They started getting jealous that was callous and they got rebellious”
If you are surprised to see this song on this list, then you haven’t listened to the lyrics. After going on a Social media pilgrimage for months, Davido returned to the scene with “Fem.”
The song was a hit, not just because of its beat but because of its lyrics. Certain lyrics like “Tell odogwu say we like to party” suggested that the song was a medium to throw shots at Burna Boy who he allegedly had issues with.
Furthermore, the song would go on to be a protest anthem during the revolutionary 2020 #Endsars protests where protesters used it to hush Government Officials trying to talk to them.
“Person wey dey find the pity
Omo no dey give me itty bitty
Just call me, you wan know 30BG
You go know 30BG, when you see 30BG
You wey dey find the pity
Tell odogwu say we like to party
Just call me, you wan know 30BG
You go know 30BG when you see 30BG”
Ruggedman exploded onto the scene with no regard for anyone’s face, and it showed in his epic diss tune, “Ehen!”.
He came out swinging for the industry’s prominent stars at the time. Eedris Abdulkareem, Maintain, and Rasqui were all impacted by what Ruggedy Baba was dishing out.
That catapulted him to a new level in Nigerian hip-hop at the time, and he garnered a sizable fanbase as a result.
The Song was a Hit and changed the Nigeria Rap scene.
“No be secret say remedies dey need remedy, I hear their rap, I laugh, to me nah like comedy/ Eedris and my 5 year old nephew rap the same way, like say dem born dem on the same day/ Wetin him dey talk I no hear, but I fear, when him “mighty” and people start to cheer”
Kelly Handsome- Igwe
Kelly Hansome was a known troublemaker and hitmaker in 2009-10, Picking beef with any and everyone once upon a time.
He’s dissed Kennis Music, MI, Ice Prince, and Jesse Jagz, but none of those diss singles compares to “Igwe (Kom Kom)”, a masterpiece he created to diss Don Jazzy, Dbanj, Wande Coal (Mo-Hits at the time), and Terry G.
The song is still one of the funniest jabs at a whole record label in Nigerian history. Thrown in the hilarious makeshift animation video, and we have something that will always be remembered for years to come.
Wande Coal- Who Born this Maga
Wande Coal was the sole member of the defunct Mo Hits to answer to Kelly’s diss with his “Who Born the Maga” track off the M2M album, which featured Kayswitch as a guest artist. Wande Coal directed the video.
“Why you come dey find wetin no find you
You put your mouth for wetin no concern you
You be Arsenal omo I be Man U
You con dey vex because we dey outshine you eh
I don’t want to harm you
No be threaten na the truth I dey yarn you
Before my fans go gather off handle you
You go think say na molue jam you eh”
M.I Abaga- Beef
You’re sure to get a lot of stones thrown at you when you’re perhaps the hottest name in Nigerian hip-hop.
That’s what M.I was up against in 2010, when Iceberg Slim and Kelly Hansome, among others, took separate swings at him.
M.I’s reaction wasn’t a natural one. Instead, as the astute businessman that he is, he responded to both of them, as well as a slew of others, in his song Beef, which was released alongside his album MI2.
“See musicians tryna beef me for real son
Maybe they doing it to promote they album
They know that using my name will help ’em sell some
So Iceberg its alright, you’re welcome
But I’m not in their league help me tell them
The Super Eagles don’t play against the Falcons
See worwor pikin dey form handsome
Kelechukwu clap for yourself, well done”
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9ice ft Seriki- Talk I am Listening
Ruggedman has been the subject of a number of diss songs, and it’s easy to see why.
There was controversy in 2010 between Ruggedman, 9ice, and Toni Payne (9ice’s wife at the time), which resulted in a leaked conversation, a barrage of accusations, and a slew of diss recordings.
But, of all the diss songs that have been released, this one has taken the cake.
With the help of Seriki, 9ice fully reversed the script on Ruggedman (his one-time mentor). It helped expose Seriki to the Nigerian hip-hop scene in certain ways.
Ruggedman eventually replied to the diss with “A Word Is Enuff For The 9ice” before the two went on to settle their differences and collaborate on several songs.
- Vector- Distractions ( Reminisce diss)
- Vector – The truth ( Mode 9)
- AQ- international rapper ( local rappers diss)
- Iceberg Slim – Mr international (M.I diss)
- Sinzu- Exit Strategy (Godwon Diss)
- Mode 9 – Death Blow (Ruggedman diss)