The Nigerian rap scene is not as boisterous as it used to be, largely because of the fact more rappers are now diversifying their sound and tapping into the now-signature of Nigerian music, afrobeats.
While this may be the case, a number of rappers are still sticking to their guns hence why we still get music for the Naija rap music populace. Continue below to see Mdundo’s top 10 Naija rap songs for the year.
- Kheengz ft. M.I Abaga & Falz – Who Be This Guy
Scoring the biggest record of his career yet, Kheengz came through with this banging tune dubbed Who Be This Guy. Featuring Falz and M.I ‘Who Be This Guy’ is a groovy vibey rap tune with the potentials of a hit record.
- Terry Tha Rapman feat Jifera ara – Light Up
Banging tune from the Nigerian rap OG, Terry Tha Rapman delivers as usual with his smooth flow and wordplay perfectly complemented by the hook from Jifera ara.
- A-Q – HeLa
Taken from his last released music project Golden, A-Q delivers a minute and fourteen seconds of bars, gems and thought-provoking lines. The record is taken off his last released studio project, Golden.
- Show Dem Camp ft Reminisce & Mojo – Tycoon
Rap duo, Show Dem Camp linked up with Reminisce and Mojo for this record “Tycoon” off their last released “Algorythm” album. Show Dem Camp uses the record to proclaim their legendary status in the scene, yes they are big tycoons and the record just very well backs that up.
- Phyno ft D Smoke – I Do This
Taken off the last released “Something To Live For” album, ‘I Do This’ is a record where Phyno gets emotional, rapping about his motivation and the driving force behind his everyday hustle. He delivers aptly in Igbo while American rapper, D Smoke comes in also spicing his delivery up with a couple of Spanish bars.
- Show Dem Camp – Ghost Rant
One half of Show Dem Camp, Ghost takes to this one to rant about events and happenings in the country. He goes on for 2 and half minutes to rant, also registering his displeasure at the government, citing the October 20 2020 Lekki Toll Gate incident where End Sars protesters were shot at and killed by uniformed armed men alleged to be the Nigerian army.
- Psycho YP ft Alpha P & PatricKxxLee – 6 Feet Deep
From the stable of the new skool, Naija hip-hop acts, Psycho YP, Alpha P and PatricKxxLee come together to deliver this banging tune. The record is off Psycho YP’s August released EP, Euphoria.
- Reminisce ft Olamide – Omo X 100
Two veteran indigenous rappers got together and created a record that’ll still be replayed in years. Reminisce goes off on this one reiterating his OG status, also confirming that he’s far from retiring.
- Ladipoe – Rap Messiah
Mavin Records wordsmith, Ladipoe went ham on this heavy drill beat introducing his new title of rap messiah. Just another 10/10 Ladipoe record.
- Vector & M.I ft Pheelz – Crown of Clay
To confirm the end of a long-standing beef, Vector and M.I got together on this record “Crown of Clay” and yes it was worth the wait. Deservedly so, I’d call this one the rap record of the year.