Nigeria for so many years was the power-house of rap music in Africa, rap was so big here that no rapper from any other African country dared challenged the rap prowess of their Nigerian counter-parts.
The likes of Modenine, Edris Abdulkareem, Ruggedman, MI, Vector and a host of others defined the rap game in Africa and played major roles in the world seeing the might of Africans in the music genre of Hip-Hop.
However, after the influx of too many commercial artistes into the music industry, many Nigerian rappers got infected, making them switch from their ‘first love’ to commercial music as a result of making more financial gains after commercial music dented rap’s hopes of becoming the indomitable genre in the country.
Gradually these rappers lost their rap sublimity and these became the gradual exaltation of the death of rap in Nigeria. Seeing this decline, South African rappers quickly took advantage… as they paid so much attention to Hip-Hop music that amazing talents gradually started to emerge.
The critical attention they paid towards excelling where Nigerian rappers had failed and their undieing love for the rap game quickly and suddenly created ‘monsters’ out of their Hip-Hop players, they sky-rocketed instantly to the top of the African rap game and became the major players of Hip-Hop in Africa (and they still are till today) which no other artistes from any other African country dare challenge.
Remember, MI once raised the alarm, saying, “SA rappers are ‘killing’ us” and that rappers over here should raise their game, but we guess noone listened, thereby creating the chance for South-African rappers to grab the rap game by the head and make it their own.
Although, there are a few Nigerian rappers who are good truly and feel SA rappers aren’t better, but truth be told, they are no match for the guys from the country that has 3 regions (Pretoria, Capetown & Bloemfontein) as its capital and will easily be ‘murdered’ by these guys.
This piece has led us to create a list of 5 South-African rappers that would easily kill any Nigerian rapper on a rap track including MI Abaga.
Check list below:
This ultimately talented rapper is a 22-year-old boy that has taken the rap game in Africa to another level. He has been consistent since he was 18 and showed back then so much promises that even the established rappers in African felt threatened by his emergence.
With his awesome-unmatchable freestyle skills, classy rap delivery, sleek rap bars and lines, the boy who also is known as the Coolest Kid In Africa has modernized rap to that level wherby when you hear him on a track, you would think this is some kid who has been under the direct tutulege of rap greats like Jay-Z, Eminem and the likes for so many years. He is a genius.
At age 30, he is currently one of the hottest MCs in South Africa right now. Known for his sublime lyrics, Kwesta has turned out to be one of the biggest players in African Hip-Hop and just only a few SA rappers would be able to challenge his rap ability.
Definitely one of the transformers of South-African Hip-Hop, Cassper who took the whole continent by storm in 2016 bodied every other African rapper in existent during that period and till today, he’s still one of the mightiest you could identify with, who still plays the rap game with finesse.
A huge name in SA Hip-Hop, AKA remains one of the biggest rappers on the continent who would easily body any other slacking African rapper on a record.
The attractive thing about AKA is not only in his physical looks but his creative rap wherewithal as well. He is a proven successful rapper and still is. Got a lot of ‘receipts’ to show to anyone who is in doubt of his skill.
Like Nasy C, he is 22 and he’s one that is truly adored on the streets by South-African Hip-Hop lovers. A-Reece is popular for delivering vicious rap lines to silence anyone who attempts or in reality disses him on a track.
Tagged by some as a rapper that “aims for the jugular,” A-Reece is known to rip other rappers apart when he is challenged. And many have tipped him alongside Nasty C, to be the ones to take African Hip-Hop to the world.
N.B: This is not a publication to undermine the works of Nigerian rappers or praise the SA’s, but to direct their attentions to the decline of Nigerian Hip-Hop and make sure they do everything possible within their capacity to give it an urgent revival and return us to the pinnacle of Hip-Hop music in Africa.
However, there is no doubt that every of the listed SA rappers above would ‘kill’ any Nigerian rapper on a track. It’s a fact!!!
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Why Did Olamide Cancel His OLIC Concert At The O2 In London?
Olamide in January announced that he was going to host a concert, “OLIC,” on October 6, 2019 and it never happened.
The singer promoted the show all through the year even to the extent of releasing the list of artistes to perform in the show. However, the day in which the concert is supposed to hold has passed and the show never held. The fact that the show didn’t hold has now become a topic among a selected few in the industry who followed the progress of the intended show up until it hit the rock.
Questions are now beginning to arise as to why the show wasn’t held. A lot of people have believed the show did not hold as a result of Olamide being unable to sell out the over 4,000 tickets that were put out for sale. O2 Academy Brixton is a 4,900 capacity event hall in which the likes of Davido & Burna Boy have once sold out comfortably. Therefore, Olamide’s alleged inability to sell out this show has been really flabbergasting and saddening.
Another aspect that came to mind while discussing the reason why the show wasn’t held is the possibility that the show might have been postponed. However, in a move that negates the thought, there have been no communication by Olamide or the promoter about any possible later date. At least if there is going to be a major change in plan that has to do with such a huge event, there would be an information dosed out to the public about it to help them re-adjust their plans for such, if they have any.
Although it hasn’t been confirmed that the reason the show did not hold is as a result of lack of tickets sales, however it is what was most likely to have happened.
If however you have a different opinion to this, what do you think could have stopped the show from holding?
Event: Olamide Live In Concert
Venue: o2 Academy Brixton, London
Date: 6th, October 2019
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No Musician In Nigerian History Has Helped Artistes More Than Davido – Do You Agree?
It is no strange news that Davido has a truly large heart which helps him to show an extremely kind gesture to people that he comes across.
The singer in his over 8 years career in the Nigerian music industry has helped a lot of music artistes find their feet. Either it’s by doing a collaboration or by signing artistes or by posting their contents on his very influential social media platforms, the OBO has really and definitely allowed a lot of under-privileged acts find their feet in the music industry.
Although this is known by a lot of people, but the value is really not appreciated enough. However, just last night ex-Big Brother Naija housemate, Leo Da Silva, brought it actively into our consciousness the fact that there might never have been a kind of Davido in the Nigerian music industry. Leo declared that Davido as the artiste in the history of the Nigerian music industry that has helped the most artistes. He revealed the only person that seems close is late OJB Jezreel
He wrote; “No musician in Nigerian history has successfully put people on the way Davido has. The last person to do it as close is OJB.”
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Do you agree with Leo?
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Mr P’s “Karma” Is A Better Song Than Rudeboy’s “Audio Money” – Do You Agree?
The Okoye brothers have continued to do well even after they broke up as a team. Both stars were criticized by a lot of music fans for allowing their ego cloud their judgment and letting P-square go into extinction.
People made a lot of proclamations when their relationship hit the rock. They said if they allowed P-square fold up then that would be the end of their music career. However, that hasn’t been the case as both brothers have been doing fantastically well even as individuals. They have churned out several hit songs as Rudeboy and Mr. P and are not even showing any signs of slowing down.
Keying into this motivation, both brothers recently dropped two singles which have been doing positively in the industry and getting their fans to drag about.
Rudeboy dropped “Audio Money” which in fact has become a pop culture. Music fans now attribute people make false financial promises as people who have “Audio Money.” i.e. people who do not have money but brag about it. The Lord Skyy produced song is a good one for the dance floor and a jam that would still teach you a lot of things about the reality in the society. It’s a motivating and liberating song. It has a video which is doing very well on YouTube as it has already amassed over 2.7 million views.
Mr. P on the other hand released his much anticipated single;”Karma” last week and since the release, it’s being doing well and getting a lot of positive reviews from fans.
However, we would like to know which of the two records you are feeling the more?
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MI Abaga’s “The Viper” VS Vector’s “Judas The Rat” – Who Is Winning This Rap Battle?
The beef between two of the greatest rappers in Nigerian Hip-Hop history has been existing for a long time, but its effect on the music industry in general has been mild until about a month ago when MI dropped a cypher for Martell alongside Loose Kanyon, Blaqbonez & AQ.
MI dropped a whole verse that Vector felt was directed as a diss at him. But as a lyrical monster and rap genius that he is, Vector felt it wouldn’t be a sensible thing to keep quiet and watch without making a counter-attack. And just some days after, Vector got in the studio with Payper & Vader on “The Purge,” to try to put some things straight with MI. At this point was when everything became explosive as the internet got shaken. People started clearing the field as they knew a battle that could end up being the biggest battle in Nigeria’s Hip-Hop history was imminent.
A lot of people gave opinions on the internet propagating the fact that Vector murdered MI on “The Purge,” thereby requesting that if MI wanted to protect his legacy and the “best rapper ever” tag, he’s got to reply. MI however listened days after, dropping a massive record; “The Viper,” in which many people agreed shattered Vector’s response as they felt he truly slain the Lafiaji rapper.
However, like a game of Ping Pong, fans wanted “the egg” to go back and forth. They revealed with MI’s “The Viper,” Vector was left a track behind in being on par with “The Chairman” in what has been turned a rap battle by rap fanatics. The rap industry had paused other activities, channeling their energy in pushing Vector to make a comeback. That energy finally becomes productive today, October 11, 2019 as Vector releases a response-track; “Judas The Rat” to address MI’s “The Viper.”
As expected, the internet has been blown up! People have started to compare which of the two rappers are winning the battle. Some believe MI is having the upper-hand while others think Vector is actually ‘killing’ him. What do you think?
MI Abaga’s “The Viper” VS Vector “The Purge” – Who is winning the battle?
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10 Solid Reasons Why Rema Deserves The Headies Next Rated Award Ahead Of Zlatan & Others
Rema has been nominated alongside five other artistes (Zlatan, Victor AD, Fireboy DML, Lyta & Joeboy) in the Headies Next Rated category for the upcoming Headies award, and there have been different opinions on how slim or big his chance of picking up the award is.
A lot of music followers have considered the fact that he’s made arguably the biggest impact in regards to music this year more than the other nominated artistes within a short period as the reason he deserves it. While others feel there are other artistes on the list who have been doing well in the music industry even before he came. These second set of people believe there are other artistes who are more worthy of the award than him.
However, without having to dwell on too many words, we move away from these opinions and highlight below why Rema deserves the award ahead of any other nominated act on the next rated category. Check reasons:
- He is the newest artiste of all nominated acts to have made the biggest impact this year.
- He’s the most streamed artiste on digital platforms of all the nominated artistes in 2019
- He would be the first artiste of all the nominated acts to be invited to perform at an international festival
- He has performed more at international and local shows than any of the other nominated artistes on the list.
- He has dropped 3 banging E.P(s) already in 2019
- He has the most appealing presence to other music fans outside Nigeria.
- He is the most versatile artiste of all the nominated artistes.
- He is signed to one of the biggest music labels in Africa.
- He looks the most promising act who is guaranteed the longest stay within the music scene ahead of others due to his phenomenal music skill.
- He’s the most recognized artiste on the list by international celebrities
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