Though rap was not really popular in Nigeria many years back, there were a few Nigerian rappers who still made music then. Pidgin English was predominantly used in most of their songs, probably so the message they were trying to pass could reach every Nigerian, irrespective of tribe.
Nigga Raw is credited with popularizing Igbo rap, though he may not necessarily be the first ever Igbo rapper, as 2shotz and Biglo were old school rappers who also made us of Igbo language.
In recent times, Igbo rappers are now very common, unlike it used to be back then. However, some of them are still up-and-coming artistes. This article focuses on famous rappers who have made a name for themselves by rapping in Igbo.
1. Mr Raw
4. Slow Dog
6&7. Biglo and 2shotz
9. K Large
11. MC Loph
12. Hype MC
18. Harry B
RIP to MC Loph and BigLo who are both late. Do you know anyone else who you think should be on the list?
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