Hip hop is dying in Nigeria, but we don't want it to, at least some of us. We don't want Afro-pop singers to to start winning "best hip hop act in Africa". Nah, we have hope in the culture, and that's why M.I's "You Rappers Should Fix Up Your Life"
By Deji Obasa, HipHopHead ContributorIt is an indisputable fact that Nigeria is Africa's hub of entertainment. She has produced, and is still producing world class artistes who are basking in international euphoria. These stars are gradually pushing the Nation into the global spotlight. With a youth population over 40%, the
Sometimes in 2016, I posted on my Facebook timeline that M.I Abaga is the Nigeria hip hop's greatest of all time. I got over 20 something comments. Out of the 23 comments, 10 affirmed, 4 blatantly refused (one of them even ask "how old are you?") and 9 proposed other
After leaving the "major" game for so long, veteran J town emcee, MI Abaga, stormed back with a new outrageously long-titled single called "You Rappers Should Fix Up Your Life". There is a singularity blunder in "Life".Notwithstanding, this is already a...well, I'll save the "classic" label for years to come.
By DaBlaccEinstein, Hip Hop Head ColumnistOne of my biggest discoveries was realizing that there are effective ways to express ourselves without words. You can express yourself by channeling your energy into something productive and meaningful. Most likely into something physical and artistic. I have Hip Hop to thank for this
By DaBlaccEinstein, Hip Hop Head ColumnistWhat comes to mind when you think of hip hop music? Most people think of money, drugs and fast women. Ask me what comes to my mind and I’d say politics, passion and poetry.Admittedly, today’s hip-hop has lost some of its original appeal. Turn to
Born on the 12th of December in 1994; SIQ whose real names are Iheagwam Samuel Onyebuchi is an indigene of Eziobodo, in Owerri west local government area of Imo State. He was born to a clergy family of six, excluding the parents. He is the second son and fouth child
Adewuyi Olalekan Labulo also known as Elektrik was born in Lagos on 1st of October 1994. On Nigeria's 34th Birthday. He is the first of two children with a younger sister. He spent his childhood in the loving presence of his maternal Grandmother. No matter what he was up to, she
By: Gracious Nwawulu Zara, Hip Hop Head ColumnistWhere Is MI? This is the question on the lips of ardent Hip Hop followers. He is ranked as one of the best rappers that Nigeria has ever produced. But having graced the headlines with a Mix-tape which he dropped last year, Mr
Upcoming rappers in Nigeria all have one thing in common. They all think they're the next best thing. They are wrong 99.9% of the time, because it doesn't matter what you think you are. what matters is what your listeners are able to deduce when you come up on stage
His name is Oyinlola Joseph; also known as Trex or Big Trex. He hails from Osun state Nigeria from a family of four. Trex happens to be the the last child of his parents. We are going to do a short biographical cover on this rising star so grab a
Teck-zilla and Phlow are at it again. This one hit my inbox recently and I had to rush down here to drop it for you all, you're welcome. There's yet hope for Nigerian hip hop. The energetic video for “Go Hard” is something you need to cop. Go hard is the
I had the opportunity to come cross this brilliant youngster by the name SD. He hit me up on whatsapp and we got chatting; soon afterwards I listened to his tracks and I was blown away. Its just right for me to throw him up on HipHopHead spotlight. His stage
Chocolate city is the best Record label in Nigeria!Did I declare that too soon? You'd expect that statement should come somewhere towards the end of this piece after much explanations. But hey, let's call a spade a spade. Most of the entertainment labels you see operating aren't what we expect
Olamide's "Wo" is an excellent example of a Nigerian workout song and I'll explain why in this short piece.When "Panda" by designer came out, we all jumped on it and made it our workout track. Now we have something made in Nigeria, by a Nigerian. So if your looking for
Here is a list of the best female rappers in Nigeria compiled by Hip Hop Head. This list contains 8 femcees who rocked the airwaves and gave us great sound.Nigerian female rap has declined in the last decade. It has been overrun by pop and dancehall music. The last decade
Some of us care about street music. We would like to cover the top gangsta rappers in Nigeria. Of course there are going to be loads of them in the underground. So we're going to highlight only 5 emcees who have made it out into the limelight with the thug
Pryse came into our consciousness in 2011 with a bang. She looked all set to take the music industry by storm.With her feature on M.I Abaga's “No-tis” (a cover of Jay-Z and Kanye West’s “Otis”) on Illegal Music 2; label leaders Audu Maikori and Paul Okeugo were blown away by her.
Ice Prince Zamani sounds like an upcoming rapper these days. Maybe you haven't noticed but the superstar rapper isn't grabbing anyone's attention with his latest songs. His music feels a little too normal. Gone are the days when Ice Prince would rhyme and actually rap.VOTE: Who is the best rapper
Whenever we complain about Nigerian rappers becoming wack, we should point the fingers at the right places. We know most of our rappers now sound like queen primer puppets. But whose fault is it? Here are the factors we all should blame for the constant reduction in artistic quality;READ: Is
There is a new crop of upcoming Yoruba rappers who are ready to snatch the throne from Olamide. These guys are tenacious and very skilled.The rappers on this list will surely be mega stars in a few years from now. Hip Hop Head is going to list them and give
Today let's settle the argument about who the best Yoruba rappers are. Yoruba rap as a genre is the most concrete hip hop sub genre in Nigeria. It has produced legends and mega stars. There is also a new generation of vibrant recruits who are willing and ready to take
Last month, Dagrin's brother Trod made a solid statement about his new endeavor. He plans to swoop in and take over;"I'm coming to take back my brothers throne, I want the crown back"In case you're wondering who this guy is; he is the younger sibling of Yoruba rap legend Dagrin.
Where is Lord of Ajasa? This is a question that indicates that an artiste has become irrelevant. Simply put, he is a forgotten man in the Nigerian music industry. Ask your friend about Lord of Ajasa and they go like "Ooh that guy, where is he sef".VOTE: Who is the
Tribal rap is dictating the pace of the culture of Nigerian hip hop. Each of the four cultural strongholds have put out representatives in the music industry.We have the Hausa rap, Igbo rap, Yoruba rap and it would be very wrong for us to ignore the south south rap community.