Tooxclusive | Download Nigerian Songs & Videos

5 Young Nigerian Rappers Leading Us To “The Promise Land”

Posted by Jim Donnett on October 26, 2016 in Editorial · 39 Comments

Rap music is one of the major talking points in the Nigerian music industry. Over the years, this genre of music has grown from a thing of a few to a popular choice. Whenever rap music is been discussed in Nigeria, it is more likely that names like M.I, Vector would pop up but beyond these popular names, there are artistes making good rap music. Some of these artistes you probably have never heard of and some others you might have listened to casually. I suggest you listen to them and see why I rave about them.

To help you peep into the brilliance outside the popular list of rappers, I have put up a list of top five rappers you should listen to. Here’s the list.



This is one brilliant rapper that I feel is much underrated. The fluidity and depth of his rap is amazing. I believe he has the stuff to match any rapper in the country. He was even said to have the best verse on M.I’s A-grade Illegal music II. To fully appreciate and grasp the brilliance of Boogey, I recommend any of his mixtape albums, ‘The Reach’, ‘Thirst 48’ and his other joints. You would understand why he is topping this list and why he should be on any other list of quality rappers in Nigeria.



The frontman of Aristokraft music is undoubtedly a fine rap choice. Mojeed’s style of rap mixes foreign flow with indigenous input. He even has a description for the mixture; he calls it ‘Westernized West African’, which is the title of his album. Whoever says you cannot keep it fresh and do it for the street should try listening to Mojeed. His album, Westernized West African is rich with lyrics, flow, originality and vibe.



I am also guilty of not listening to Poe as much as he deserves. Each time I listen to him, I am impressed. He has featured on a number of hit songs including ‘Marry Me’ with Falz and Yemi Alade and he delivered a good rap verse on it. He also has some projects with the class rap group, Show Dem Camp. He has that trait of using relatable and humorous lyrics. Another interesting thing about Poe is the time keeper’s delivery that he employs in his song. Poe’s versatility, reflective lyrics and delivery qualifies him for recommendation.



Chocolate City has built a reputation as an institution for rappers. Kahli Abdu is one of the good stocks of rappers that CBN boasts of. Kahli Abdu has that peculiar rap voice and does not use it to excuse cultured lyrics. He blends both well. His style is quite unique and definitely something rap fans would love.



D’Truce as he likes to be called has that soft and smooth rap style that makes me liken him to Jermaine Cole. One of his unique qualities is his narrative lyrics. I first came across this dude in E.C.H.O cypher and since then I have been a fan. His mixtape album, ‘The Truce Shall Set You Free’ is a brilliant work of rap. He has a number of singles that can be referred to, to really appreciate the qualities that Dusten Truce has got.

It is good to extend your search for brilliant rap artistes beyond what is popular. The rappers on this list offer you worthy options. Perhaps you feel there is a flavor of rap missing in the Nigerian rap scene; I strongly recommend artistes on this list. I’d only advice that you prepare to become a fan.


Ibironke Oluwatobi writes via
Twitter @ibironketweets

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...

I have magic in my hands and I'm excited to be sharin' it with the world.
Submit your comment

Please enter your name

Please enter a valid email address

Please enter your message

33 total comments on this postSubmit yours
  1. Why is Milli oO?!

  2. poe is a beast , go for his mix tape n tank me later , boogey lyricist toh bad, mojeed is dope, black bonez etc …

  3. Dis pple ar d best when it come to rap in nigeria….i dont knw why Nigerians dont like good music…instead dey will go nd be listening to all dis illiterate claiming dey be rappers…dat cant speak really..english e.g olamide….dat tout cant rap in real english except pidgin or yoruba..

    • @youngb i was going agree with you till you mentioned olamide….you are a young fool…..even these guys feel olamide….what people dont know is that guys like reminisce and olamide make the street have a voice #malowa ohhh

    • You are a fool!!! Isnt he a yoruba rapper….do u expect phyno to rap in english?? Or drake to rap in igbo???

    • u cn commend dem but be wise not to belittle olamide’s effort…… dey r gud rappers, it’s a fact but shey dem blow????

      • what is your definition for success or ‘blow’ as you put it

  4. Some pp are just natural retards. why must you criticise Baddo bcos you want to commend some ppl?? And do u know rap can be done in any language? Baddo was a good and versitile rapper, and he’s still is… He has just swayed into what makes more money

  5. were z nasty c ur list z nt complete

  6. i cant see ozone in that list

  7. #itsHipHoporNothing shoutout true hiphop fans in Nigeria.

  8. Real talk bro.. No other rap act sound like dis dude above.. I think heaDies should reshuffle Dia Rap nomination

  9. Headies should reshuffle Dia rap nomination.

  10. Ya’ll dnt know “KingPro” “Hotyce” trust me… check up these cats

  11. Ya’ll sleeping on these dudes “Prometh a.k.a KingPro” & “Hotyce”…
    Check up these cats

  12. milli former choc city artist, he is tight too

  13. Wow. This would have been my list too if I was asked. On point

  14. Pls remove mojeed frm dat list abeg.

  15. TX, Don’t mislead people Boogey(Hench boogey) is not the same as boogie the California Mc who actually owns the reach and thirst 48 mixtape

  16. All the guys mentioned here are really good.. Special shoutout to my boy D-Truce

  17. Milli

  18. Ozone!!!

  19. Wait till you here Kane SLiQ, Jayzlar, Gadafi, guy mehn wey dey vex madly dey underground.

  20. Make Money Online Now: The Simple Strategy That Made Me an Internet Millionaire

    all you need is to visit NairaExtra Com

  21. Make Money Online Now: The Simple Strategy That Made Me an Internet Millionaire

    all you need is to visit Www NairaExtra Com

  22. Bulldhit ! Where d fuck is dremo ??? Where’s ycee ????

  23. Bulls hit ! Where d fuck is dremo ??? Where’s ycee ????

  24. Nice list. this are really good rappers not the touts we are all used to around here. God bless TX. Worthy mentions are Blaqbonez, Prometh, High M, FloNerd, Gunzz etc!

  25. WHERE IS OZONE??? this is list is trash without Ozone

  26. Thirst 48 belongs to “Boogie”(American rapper) and not “Boogey”(the Nigerian rapper).


  28. Good!

  29. Mehn, I’m The Best Rapper In Nigeria I’m Just Waiting For My Time To Blow, If YoU Dout Me I’M Ganna Proove You Wrong, NO HOMO…

tooXclusive © 2017 All Rights Reserved