Fastest Rappers In Nigeria: Top Ten Best

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If you are a fan of hip-hop music then you would be familiar with rapping also known as rhyming, spitting, or emceeing.

Nigeria has a bunch of talented rappers who constantly fill our ears with rap songs worth listening to.

Some of their rap songs are educative, some address social vices in society, some are about love while some are correctives.

Rappers in Nigeria are numerous and most of them are skilled at what they do but this article aims at revealing Nigeria’s fastest rappers: top ten best.

Fastest Rappers In Nigeria : Top Ten Best

Rapping is a musical speech that combines rhyme and vernacular and is performed over the instrumental or as a Capella.

The elements of rap include content, flow, and delivery. Rap is a central element of hip-hop music and it differs from spoken word poetry.

Moreover, a rapper is a person who performs rap music, and below are Nigeria’s fastest rappers: Top ten best,  who have dominated Nigeria’s music industry with their punch lines topping billboard chart regularly.

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1. Phyno

Phyno is one of Nigeria’s fastest rappers who is well-known for rapping in the Igbo language. He is also a singer, songwriter, and record producer who started his music career as a producer in 2003.

Phyno hails from Anambra state but he was born and breed in Enugu State.

His stage name Phyno was derived from the word phenomenal and given to him by his secondary school friend.

Phyno while growing up wanted to become a pilot and we would have missed such a terrific rapper if his passion for music did not overshadow that of becoming a pilot.

Phyno has worked with other incredible artists such as Wizkid, Davido, Timaya, Flavour, Ruggedman, Bracket, J. Martins, and Mr. Raw.

Phyno started at a young age to pursue his musical career as he learned how to play drums and piano in secondary school and also often made his version of every recording he heard.

Phyno studied public administration at the institute of management and technology in Enugu but later relocated to Lagos to improve his music career.

However, Mr. Raw is one of those few people Phyno looks up to.

His studio albums are;

  • No Guts No Glory (2014)
  • The Playmaker (2016)
  • Deal With It (2019), etc.

His singles are;

  • Never (2020)
  • Man of the year
  • Parcel
  • set
  • Alobam
  • At the
  • Bia, etc.

However, during an interview with the Nigerian Tribune, he made it known that he raps in Igbo because he respects his culture and loves being himself.

Although he predominantly raps In Igbo, he often spice up his rap with a bit of Nigerian Pidgin and English into his music.

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2. Olamide

Olamide Gbenga Adedeji widely known as Olamide can’t be left out as one of the fastest rappers in Nigeria.

Olamide is one of the best hip-hop recording artists who raps In Yoruba and English.

Interestingly, Olamide became the first Nigerian to sign an endorsement deal with Cîroc, a brand of alcoholic beverages produced in France On 17 July 2013.

Olamide who possesses an unwavering drive for growth, in 2012, left Coded Tunes and started his record label YBNL Nation.

His studio albums are;

  • Rapsodi (2011)
  • YBNL (2012)
  • Baddest Guy Ever Liveth (2013)
  • Street OT (2014)
  • Eyan Mayweather (2015)
  • The Glory (2016)
  • Lagos Nawa (2017)
  • Carpe Diem (2020)
  • UY Scuti (2021),etc.

His collaborative albums and Eps are;

  • 2 Kings (with Phyno) (2015)
  • YBNL Mafia Family (2018)
  • 999 (2020)
  • Carpe Diem (2020), etc.

 3. M.I Abaga

Jude Abaga popularly recognized as M.I Abaga is one of the fastest rappers in Nigeria and a record producer.

Jude began his music career when he returned to Nigeria in 2003 and quickly began the production of mixtapes with his friend Djinee.

He became well known in 2006 when his song Crowd Mentality became prominent in Jos, Nigeria.

Abaga who believes that growth is inevitable for him resigns from being the CEO of Chocolate City in March 2020 and launched his record label known as Incredible Music.

Abaga, being diligent and competent at what he does, won Best Hip Hop and Best New Act at the 2009 MTV Africa Music Awards and was nominated in the Best International Act category at the BET Awards 2010.

He has also received international recognition in South Africa from the popular Channel O music Award, MTV base Awards, and also the American BET Awards.

Aside from rapping, Abaga is a skilled producer, lyricist, songwriter, and instrumentalist.

In 2013 he was appointed by Nigerian telecommunication company Glo Mobile as a brand ambassador alongside other Nigerian artists like Omawunmi, Burna Boy, etc.

He was also appointed as a judge in Glo X-Factor, the Nigerian version of the reality singing show in 2013.

His studio albums are;

  • Talk About It (2008)
  • MI 2: The Movie (2010)
  • The Chairman (2014)
  • A Study on Self Worth: Yxng Dxnzl (2018)
  • Compilation albums
  • The Indestructible Choc Boi Nation  (2015),etc.

His mixtapes and playlists are;

  • Illegal Music (2009)
  • Illegal Music 2 (2012)
  • Illegal Music 3: The Finale (2016)
  • Rendezvous (2018), etc.

His Eps are;

  • Judah (2020)
  • The Live Report (with A-Q) (2020), etc.

4. Falz

Folarin Falana widely known by his stage name as Falz, is a Nigerian rapper, songwriter and actor. He is one of the fastest rappers in Nigeria.

He started his music career while in secondary school after forming a group called “The School Boys” with his friend.

However, his professional career as a music artist started in 2009. He became more prominent after releasing the song Marry Me

Falz currently owns an independent record label called Bahd Guys Records.

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Falz was ranked #9 on notJustOk’s list of the 10 Most Gifted Rappers In Nigeria 2014.

Falz is well known for his faux Yoruba accent which is very hilarious.

His studio albums are;

  • Wazup Guy (2014)
  • Stories that Touch (2015)
  • 27 (2017)
  • Moral Instruction (2019), etc.

 5. Reminisce

Remilekun Khalid Safaru known popularly known as Reminisce and ALAGA IBILE is undoubtedly one of the fastest rappers in Nigeria.

He is not only a rapper but a musician, singer, songwriter, and actor who has mastered the art of performing both in English and the Yoruba language.

He had always prepared himself for stardom as he listened to various genres of indigenous and foreign music and performed in school activities while growing up.

He continuously honed his rapping skills by learning from rappers like Nas, Jayz, and Snoop Dogg.

Reminisce is signed to Edge Records and is also the originator and creative director of LRR Records.

His constant growth and versatility made time magazine, in 2014, named him one of the seven World Rappers You Should Meet.

He was also named by Nigeria’s largest music site, NOTJUSTOK, as one of the top three hip hop artists of 2014

His albums are;

  • Book Of Rap Stories (2012)
  • ALAGA IBILE (2013)
  • Baba Hafusa (2015)
  • El-Hadj (2016)

His singles are;

  • One Chance
  • Ever Since ft. 9ice
  • If Only
  • Kako Bii Chicken
  • 2musshh
  • Fantasi
  • Government ft Olamide
  • Daddy ft. Davido
  • Eleniyan ft. Wizkid
  • Turn It Around
  • Tesojue
  • Local Rappers
  • Skilashi
  • Kpomo (Remix) Feat. Lil Kesh, CDQ, Falz, Seriki
  • Angelina
  • Ponmile (2017)
  • Problem (2018)
  • Ajigijaga (2018)
  • Do you Feel It (2018)
  • Oja (2019)
  • Jensimi (featuring Niniola (2019)
  • Instagram (featuring Olamide, Naira Marley, Sarz (2019)
  • Prosperity (featuring Falz ) (2020)
  • Toxic (featuring Adekunle Gold (2020

 6. Illbliss

Listing the fastest rappers in Nigeria, Illbliss will unarguably top the list.

The Nigerian rapper, hip-hop recording artist, stage performer, and businessman has received many nominations and won awards.

The most outstanding one being the award for Best Hip-hop Video for the hit U Go Wound O!! at the 2008 maiden edition of the Soundcity Music Video Awards.

Most of his albums correct the wrong in the country as he addresses the problem of failed leadership.

His solo albums are;

  • Dat Ibo Boy (2009)
  • Oga Boss (2012)
  • #Powerful (2015)
  • Illygaty:7057 (2016)
  • Illy Bomaye (2017)
  • Illosophy (2019)
  • Illbliss – Illy Chapo X (2020), etc.

His Eps are;

  • Position of Power, Vol. 1 (2012)
  • Position of Power, Vol. 2 (2014)
  • Collaborative albums
  • IllyZilla with Teck Zilla (2019),etc.

7. Jesse Jagz

Jesse Abaga popularly known as Jesse Jagz is one of the fastest rappers in Nigeria.

He has released many albums that have brought him to stardom and made him win many awards. He has an independent label known as the Jagz Nation.

Jesse Jagz chiefly makes hip-hop and reggae but integrates aspects of other genres into his music.

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However, his music employs various kinds of instrumentation,  auto-tune and echo.

His studio albums and Eps are;

  • Jag of All Tradez (2010)
  • Jagz Nation, Vol.1. Thy Nation Come (2013)
  • Jagz Nation Vol. 2: Royal Niger Company(2014)
  • Odysseus (2017)
  • Garba (EP) (2020), etc.

 8. Ice Prince

Ice Prince is undoubtedly one of the fastest rappers in Nigeria who rose to fame after releasing Oleku, one of the most remixed songs ever produced.

He knew what he wanted early in life as he started writing rap songs and performing them while at school.

He later connected with M.I, Jesse Jagz, Riby, Lindsey, Eve, Taz people of like-minded to become what is known today as the Loopy Crew.

His studio albums are;

  • Everybody Loves Ice Prince (2011)
  • Fire of Zamani (2013)
  • Jos to the World (2016), etc.

His Eps are;

  • Trash Can (2015)
  • O.L.D (2018), etc.

9. Vector

Olanrewaju Ogunmefun popularly known as Vector is one of the fastest rappers in Nigeria.

He has released numerous studio albums and has won numerous awards including the Recognition Award by the 2012 Dynamix Youth Awards and the Best Rap Single and Lyricist On The Roll award at the 2015 Headies Awards.

Undoubtedly, he is a versatile artist and has strived for success in the entertainment industry both locally and internationally.

He had responded to his calling at a young age as he formed a team called “Badder Boiz” in 1999, who started writing their songs and went on to perform in many events and shows.

His studio albums are;

  • State of Surprise (2010)
  • The Second Coming (2012)
  • Lafiaji (2016), etc.

His Mixtapes are;

  • Bar-Racks The Mixtape (2012)
  • A7 (2014)
  • Extended plays
  • The Rap Dialogue (2018)
  • Vibes Before Teslim (2019)
  • The African Mind (2020), etc.

Learn more about him and his music here 

10. YCee

YCee would always top the list of the fastest rappers in Nigeria.

He gained popularity after his single Condo which features vocals by Patoranking. He is very versatile as he is a singer and songwriter.

YCee who started his music career in 2012 as an underground rapper has become very outstanding in the music industry.

He also owns a record label ANBT, an acronym for Ain’t Nobody Badder Than.

His studio albums and Eps are;

  • Ycee vs Zaheer (2019)
  • First Wave (2017)
  • Late Night Vibrations (with Bella Alubo)(2018)
  • Love Drunk (2021), etc.

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