It is a good year for Nigerian music. The likes of Olamide, Reminisce, Lil Kesh, Seriki and CDQ are flying the Yoruba rap flag very high. But there are upcoming rappers who are also doing very well for themselves.
These guys have sublime rhymes, hard hitting punchlines and an all-round swag to boot. Another advantage they have is social media. Each one of them has a rapidly growing fan base across all platforms. And their respective record labels have taken note of this and are parlaying this into wider acceptance for them.
This said, here are 4 promising Yoruba rappers to look out for
1. Chinko Ekun
I once saw a video of Chinko rapping in a studio with Olamide, Adekunle Gold and his other YBNL stars present. This is no big deal right? Until you realize that Chinko was freestyling about things in front of him literally. He recently released his latest single Shayo ft. Dremo and Falz. Check it out below:
2. Wale Turner
If there is anyone who owes his current fame to social media, its Wale Turner. The rapper who spits in English, Yoruba and French is considered by many to be a front runner for Olamide’s crown. Watch his debut video for his single No and see if you think Olamide should be scared.
3. Mz Kiss
The fact that she is a woman hasn’t stopped Mz Kiss from rapping. Armed with street credibility that rivals anyone else on this list, Mz Kiss has a very bright future ahead of her.
4. Ola Dips
Ola already had a cult like following underground until Reminisce signed him to his label. Since then, Ola has continually proved to be a quality signing for Remi and his team.