South African Hip-Hop Sensation, Nasty C, Shares His Favorite 5 Nigerian Rappers
In the ever-evolving realm of Nigerian hip-hop since the turn of the millennium, numerous artists have played crucial roles in its evolution and commercial triumphs.
Renowned South African rapper Nasty C, a significant figure in the continent’s music scene, recently unveiled his top 5 Nigerian rappers during an interview with Glitch Africa.
Seizing the coveted first position on Nasty C’s lineup is the iconic hip-hop maestro,
M.I Abaga. With a career spanning over a decade, M.I Abaga has not only made substantial contributions to the genre but has also earned multiple awards for his exceptional work.
Securing the second spot is the trailblazing
Olamide Baddo, whose influence has been instrumental in popularizing rap in Nigeria. His accolades, commercial success, and undeniable impact have firmly established him as one of the nation’s most celebrated artists.
Claiming the third position is
Phyno, an Igbo-speaking rap star recognized for his massive impact on the continent. His contributions to the prominence of local rap artists have earned him acclaim and respect within the industry.
Fourth position is
ODUMODUBLVCK , a breakout artist in 2023, is credited with inspiring a commercial resurgence for hip-hop in Nigeria. His recent release, the deluxe version of EZIOKWU, features a collaboration with Nasty C, highlighting the growing international appeal of Nigerian hip-hop.
Blaqbonez, a new school frontline star, takes the fifth spot. His genre-fusion music, incorporating contemporary elements and innovative marketing approaches, positions him at the forefront of advancing hip-hop in Nigeria.
Nasty C, reflecting on his musical journey, has previously shared that Nigerian stars such as Wande Coal and Phyno played significant roles in shaping his artistic influences.
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Nasty C’s top 5 Nigerian rappers
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