When you talk of hip pop, there are guys who have given us the true definition of hip pop music as a genre in Nigerian music this 2019. It takes a lot of hard work to be in the music business as its a tradition almost all Nigerians worship.
But so far so good, there are artist who has made Nigeria one of the top powerhouse in the music game as long as rap is concern. This talented and gifted artists are the ones who made it to my top 10 best and hottest rappers in Nigeria in 2019.
Best Rappers in Nigeria 2019
Olamide Baddo and the YBNL boss goes with the full name Olamide Adedeji and he is first on the list. Olamide is not just the hottest rapper in Nigeria today, but undeniably the most hardworking, gifted, talented, fastest, richest and best rapper in Nigeria. He kills the rap game with his party jams coupled with his Yourba vibes in music.
Olamide was born March 15, 1989 and he is currently 28 year old at the time of composing this article. Just recently, MTV Base crowned Olamide as the “hottest rapper of 2017/2018″ for his effort and support from fans. Also recently, Olamide just released a new album called “Eyan Maywhether”, and till date he is still killing it by giving the fans what they want.
M.I Abaga, A.K.A Chairman, signed to chocolate city, is number two on this list of the best rappers in Nigeria today. M.I Abaga is one Nigeria’s fastest rapper that really knows how to manipulate words and come out with some new slang.
The self-made Chairman is one of the most respected rappers in Nigeria and his Chairman album was one the best album of the year 2015. M.I Abaga has been featured by hosts of Nigeria rappers and singers including E.M.E boss Banky W, Waje, 2face, Jesse Jaggz and many more .
Phyno Obago is a Nigerian producer turned rapper who hails from the eastern part of Nigeria. When you talk of rap game in Nigeria, Phyno is one rapper that is sure equal to the task. Phyno is not just a rapper, the young man can sing very well apart from just rapping. He is among the richest rappers in Nigeria this 2019 and the third best rapper in Nigeria.
The “connect” coroner, and his brother from another mother, Olamide, realeased an album together with a collaborative effect of the two of them ‘Two Kings’ . The album was one the best with their hit hot singles include Ghost mode featuring Olamide, Nnene, Oringo, Connect and many more made him the hottest rapper in Nigeria today.
Reminisce can be new in the game but his effort in the music business made it look like he has been in existence for decades.The indigenous fastest Yourba rapper who is also compared to Da grin deserve more than this spot but trust me this is where he merited to be on the list of the 2019 best and hottest rappers in Nigeria.
He has recorded songs with Nigerian rappers in the game and he has been up for competition from up-coming rappers like Lil Kesh, CDQ, Ola Dips, Chinko Ekun just to list a few of them . But I will not deny the fact that Reminisce is the rapper of the year (2015) because he has really worked hard for it and I expect him to go higher than this in 2018. His 3rd studio album, ‘Baba Hafusa’, stayed up on the the iTunes chart for weeks and also he currently recorded a song with Internal star WALE.
Illbliss Oga Boss is a VIPER in Nigeria’s music industry. No doubt he made it to the list of the best rappers in Nigeria. He flows like a lion when ever he stands in front of a mic. He has 3 albums in the market and several hit singles to rock your life like never before.
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His punch lines are thrilling whenever he raps. There is no doubt that Illbliss is the big boss in rapping while some might frown at his flows. Anyways, he contributed to Hip pop in Africa at large. He is the fifth best rappers in Nigeria currently.
I would start by saying that Falz is a rapper and a comedian . The reason is this, his hilarious instagram clips would make you spank him and tell him to go fully into comedy. Falz is one of the top-notch rapper Nigerians can boast of. Although still upcoming, Falz might one day be the first best and hottest rapper in Nigeria. As of now he is among the richest rappers in Nigeria currently.
Yung6ix calls himself king of the south and I think the rapper is working closer to that title and might get there sooner or later. Yung6ix who hails from warri, Nigeria came into the music scene in 2010 when he remixed Ice Prince “Oleku” and his version was rated highly.
Yung6ix has an album and several singles including “Blessing” where he featured Oritse Femi that on his part made the song interesting. He is also the lady’s man because of his cool appearance.
This is the only man that sounds that Jayz in Nigeria. I respect him a lot. He is a guy everyone wants to work with. When he first came out many people mistook him for American rapper, Jayz because their flows and voice were alike.
One thing that is for sure is that Vector is one of the hottest rapper in Nigeria’s rap game presently with a promising career. Vector and Reminisce did a remix of the song they titled ‘King Kong’ just a moment after settling their beef and recently won an award at Headies in 2016.
9. Jesse Jagz
Jesse Jagz is M.I Abaga’s younger brother. They masterminded one of the biggest and strongest label in Nigeria , ‘Chocolate City’ years ago. At a point Jesse Jagz left the label, only to return after some years. Just like M.I, he is also one of the fastest rappers in Nigeria this 2019.
Jesse Jagz has some cool tracks and he has done some collabo with his label mates like M.I and Ice Price. The reggae sensation singer has stayed low key recently, it is not surprise that he is among the hottest rappers in Nigeria currently.
10. Naeto C
On the last spot is Naeto C. Naeto C ‘Ten Over Ten’ song rendered most people useless because, it was like a National anthem in the mouth of his fans. The rapper is married with children, but he has not come out with something new recently maybe he is gathering his hits.
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Finally, some other good upcoming rappers in Nigeria are fighting day and night to come into the limelight in the music business to match up with the above mentioned artiste like Ycee, Lil Kesh, Erriga, Victor, TEK Raymond etc.
Apart from the above listed rappers, the following are also prominent in the rap business in Nigeria 2018 and 2019:
- EL Dee
- Eva Alordiah
- Eedris Abdukareem
- Sasha P
- Muna (fastest female rapper in Nigeria currently)
- Lil-Kesh (Lyrikal)
- Da emperor
Do you agree with my list of hottest rappers in Nigeria presently, lets rap it out with your comments below