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Thursday, 14 January 2016


Today, we bring you a comprehensive list of popular Nigerian rap artistes that did well or as the title of this post says rocked the music industry in the year 2015. For purpose of clarity, this list is in NO order of hierarchy and neither is meant to discredit the efforts of other fast budding Nigerian rap artistes. With that in mind, let’s meet our favourite rappers for 2015.

                                       Jude ‘M.I’ Abaga

Chocolate City Boss, Mr Incredible lived up to his name and did incredibly well last year as he dropped an album that contained singles that rocked from the streets to clubs. A good example is the ‘’Bullion Van’’ song on which he featured Runtown on the chorus, Phyno and Storm rex and another titled ‘’Monkey’’ on which he featured popular comedienne Chigurl.  The list is endless. The videos to some of these singles were exceptional particularly because they were directed by big names in the world of cinematography.

                     Lanre ‘Vector Tha Viper’ Ogunmefun

V.E.C as he is fondly called my fans across Nigeria did well in the year 2015, particularly with his popular hit single ‘’King Kong’’ which has over two remixes as well as ‘’ Shiga’’ on which he featured On –air personality Toolz . The 31 year old rapper was also an awardee of the just concluded prestigious Headies awards ceremony, where he clinched an award for Lyricist of the Year 2015. By the way King Kong snap backs are currently on sale.
King Olamide Baddo, the self acclaimed voice of the streets did not disappoint at all in the year 2015 as he kept delivering hits upon hits. Thug music or not, his versatility in the rap game has earned him features in songs by other popular Nigerian artistes and his performances have been above par. In the year 2015, he dropped the popular hit single ‘’Shakiti Bobo’’ where we learnt a new dance move from the YBNL boss. Despite his recent rift with the Mavins Records boss Michael ‘Don Jazzy’ Collins, he also carted away over 5 awards at the Headies awards ceremony. Sweet eh!
The connect crooner, Chibuzor Nelson was also on hand to deliver in the year 2015. Releasing a hit single towards the end of the year titled ‘Connect’. Currently signed to Sput Net, Phyno has also been featured in several songs by other musicians in the Nigerian entertainment scene. Congrats to the indigenous rapper.
                                                                       Iceprince Zamani
Okay, arrange yourself for the boss. Iceprince who has suddenly found a knack for singing also impressed in 2015, with collaborations featuring South African artistes and others around Africa. He dropped a classic party jam titled ‘’Boss’’ featuring Tekno on the production. The delivery of this song was off the hook.

                                                     Lil Kesh

Another Indigenous rapper signed to the YBNL Nation record label that rocked 2015 was Lil Kesh. Nominated for the Next Rated Category at the 2015 Headies, he dropped the popular hit singles ‘‘Efejoku’’ and ‘‘Is it Because’’. These singes have individually done well are currently on rotation in radio stations as well as in the clubs. I can imagine how many Loudspeakers have banged these tunes endlessly.

                                                 Falz Tha Bad Guy

Yipee! Falz made the list of rappers that rocked the scene in 2015. The only rapper that raps and talks in a funny Yoruba accent dropped hit singles like ‘’Karishika’’, ‘’Time Difference’’ and ‘’Celebrity Girlfriend’’ as well as the release of an album. Though a new comer into the scene, one can say that he has only just begun. Congrats Falz.

Rookie of the year Ycee also made a name in the year 2015, with his hit single titled ‘Jagaban’. Research showed that the word Jagaban was dubbed from the statutory title of the Ambassador for music and arts, Senator Asiwaju Bola Tinubu. The Jagaban song also has a remixed version featuring Olamide.
So there you have it; our list of popular Nigerian rappers that made us jumpy in 2015. 2016 has only just begun and new joints are beginning to roll in. Get ready for some action!!
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