South Africa Rapper, Nasty C Unveils His Top 5 Nigerian Rappers

In the dynamic world of Nigerian hip-hop in the 21st century, several artists have played key roles in shaping its trajectory and achieving commercial success.

Renowned South African rapper Nasty C, a prominent figure in the African music scene, recently revealed his top 5 Nigerian rappers during an interview with Glitch Africa.

At the pinnacle of Nasty C’s list is the legendary hip-hop icon M.I Abaga, whose influential career spans over a decade, marked by significant contributions to the genre and numerous awards for his exceptional work.

Securing the second position is Olamide Baddo, a trailblazer whose impact has been crucial in popularizing rap in Nigeria. His achievements, commercial success, and undeniable influence have firmly established him as one of the country’s most celebrated artists.

Claiming the third spot is Phyno, an Igbo-speaking rap star recognized for his substantial impact on the continent. His role in elevating local rap artists has garnered him respect and admiration within the industry.

Nasty C gives props to the up-and-coming talents ODUMODUBLVCK and Blaqbonez, who claim the fourth and fifth positions. ODUMODUBLVCK, making waves in 2023, is hailed for rejuvenating Nigerian hip-hop commercially. His latest release, the deluxe EZIOKWU, featuring Nasty C, underscores the global appeal of Nigerian hip-hop.

Blaqbonez, a rising star in the new school scene, secures the fifth spot with his genre-blending music and innovative marketing strategies, pushing the boundaries of hip-hop in Nigeria.

In a reflection on his musical journey, Nasty C credits Nigerian stars like Wande Coal and Phyno for shaping his artistic influences.


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