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5 Biggest Nigerian Hip-Hop Songs Of All Time

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Nigerian Hip hop has declined over the years with artistes either stepping out of the game or switching to something else. Artistes like Ice Prince, Vector, Olamide, Phyno and so many others have performed excellently well in making sure that the rap game does not go into extinction.

Their constant hard work has proved to be fruitful as Nigerian Hip hop has continuously made big waves out of the continent.

In this article, we have decided to bring you top five Nigerian hip hop songs of all time. This list is subjective as you may not entirely agree with its contents. Do drop your recommendations in the comment section below

Ice Prince Ft Brymo – Oleku

Oleku by Ice Prince Ft Brymo was one of the most popular songs in 2010. It won the best rap single and Song of the year at the 2011 Headies and bagged several nominations.

The song is one of the most remixed songs ever in the Nigerian music industry. It received covers from artistes like Kagwe Mungai, Vector, Mugeez of R2Bees, Victoria Kimani, Sarkodie, Yung6ix and others. Ice prince went hard on this track with sick flows that are unmatched. The track was a huge hit and received mind-blowing airplay globally.

Olamide – Eni Duro

This track was Olamide’s break to stardom. It was the lead single off his debut album Rapsodi which was released in 2011. It’s music video which was the major contributor to the song’s commercial success, had the rapper change his outfits over 22 times.

Quite similar to Da Grin, Olamide rapped in his local dialect, Yoruba, English and a little dose of some pidgin flows. His flows unrivaled and arguably one of his best songs till date.

Dagrin – Pon Pon Pon

Da Grin remains one of the greatest and hardest indigenous rappers in Nigeria. Pon Pon Pon is one track that is sure to mess with your mind. The track is off his C.E.O. (Parental Advisory) album which was released in 2010.

Produced by Sosick, the rapper brags about his high status on the streets, purely spitting in the Yoruba language and not even an ounce of English flows.

Vector  – “King Kong” 

Vector is arguably one of the best rap acts that Nigeria has ever produced. Always effortlessly delivering sound bars; Vector paved his way to becoming a favorite of music fans. “King Kong” remix was released in 2015 and was a huge hit.

Although the song has two remixes with the other from Sarkodie, the first remix is what blew speakers up due to its diversity. The song which features four talented rappers, Phyno, Reminisce, Classiq & Uzi is the second official single off Vector’s album titled “King Kong”.

The song won The Headies Award for Best Rap Single and The Headies Award for Lyricist on the Roll in 2016.

Phyno Ft Olamide – Ghost Mode

“Ghost mode” off his “No Guts No Glory” album is a fusion of Igbo and Yoruba rap which was produced by Phyno himself.  The 4-minute track featuring Olamide was well accepted on the streets and received massive airplay not only in Nigeria but also in several parts of the world.

The song won Best Collabo at the 2012 Headies Awards and 2013 Nigeria Entertainment Awards. Its music video was shot and directed by Clarence Peters.



Olaosebikan Olabimpe is a News Writer and Content Creator at Tooxclusive. Her idea of a great day is to be indoors snuggled up with a book and good music. She is also a passionate lover of rap.

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  1. “Of All Time”
    Bitch please sit back down.
    Those can’t be best of all time.
    Did you hear that Djinee song Over killing? What about Weird Mc Ijoya? Modenine Elbow Room? IllBliss Dat Ibo Boy? DAGRIN Pon Pon, Ruggedman Big Bros. Do you know Hiphop? MI Crowd Mentality. These songs had great impact on the industry.

  2. Nice post.. Fact

  3. Guy, wtf, mehn? Ijoya isn’t Hip-Hop. I dunno what genre that is, bro. Just because she rapped on the song doesn’t make it Hip-Hop. Y’all confused. Hip-Hop is dead in Naija. If you’re a true Hip-Hop emcee please, move away from Naija music scene and embrace Hip-Hop globally and do ya thing. Setup accounts such as Bandcamp, Distrokid and sell your music digitally, forget Naija radios and bullshit, they don’t give a fuck about Hip-Hop, they only care about Afro stars. You’re already African, now think international and work hard and be yourself.

  4. Dis list is bullshit
    tooxclusive sucks
    oh dsi dead site are looking for comments

  5. This is a controversial topic….argueably not the best 5….being your fact and i will bring mine

  6. What happened to mode nine cry, and elbow room? Sure this is a joke because you can’t talk hiphop in Nigeria without calling mode nine, MI ???

  7. How can the list not have an M.I Abaga track or ‘Cry’ by Mode9?

  8. Which rubbish song is king kong pls? Oleku oshi wo niyen? Do you people know music at all?

  9. Mi – Safe

  10. Oleku sure made the list

  11. Ruggedman – Rugged Baba ft. 9ice.

  12. M.I Safe isn’t on the list? Very funny.

  13. Nonsense rating…. You people don’t know music at all at all…. Where is MI Abaga on the list

  14. Where is phyno’s Alobam?

  15. M.I Abaga’s Safe is the biggest rap song ever.
    But you fools didn’t list it.
    How old re u mr editor? Cos it’s obvious u started listening to rap in 2011.

  16. The best rap song ever made in Naija is Cry by Mode 9.

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