this piece consist of underrated rappers in Nigeria, both the ones you know and those you probably don’t know… But the dudes are good and worth than the level they are now
Over the years in Nigeria music industry, rapping as a whole is not given the worthy credits, and this has become one of the reasons why most rappers quit hardcore rap to switch to full time singer…Despite lack of appreciation of raps some rapper like Blaqbonez, Superwozzy, Kabex, Drimsbaby, Jaido p, Yp, Trod and so on still decided to take up the challenge and still get little or no credit for their efforts, thus they become underrated Rappers in nigeria
WE PRESENT TO YOU BELOW JUST 5 UNDERRATED RAPPERS IN NIGERIA
Among the underrated rappers in Nigeria is Emeka Akumefule A.k.a Blaqbonez, Badboyblaq, Mr Boombastic is unarguably one of the top underrated rapper in Nigeria. He was born and raised in Lagos. He is a graduate of Obafemi Awolowo University, He started music on a top level since 2016 even after murdering 3000 rappers at terrytharapman rap contest. He went on the drop series of song, but still not recognized he released 3 studio albums, an Ep mixtapes, he even told M.I Abaga that what is left for him to drop is a sex tape. He has being murdering a lot of features, the African rap king M.i Abaga even predicted Blaqbonez to be his heir.
He has been on track with the likes of Dremo, Ycee, M.I, Boj, Oxlade and so on. Being a top underrated rapper made him switch to commercial of which he featured Oxlade on the track Mami wota, the song that gave him some ratings. He continued even by Dropping Shut up and Haba…one of he Underrated rappers in Nigeria However recently hinted on his instagram that he’s working on a new track with Joeboy…
Awodoyin Oluwamayokun Isaac A.k.a Superwozzy, Odidi Omo, Akobi Dagrin is also one of the Underrated rappers in Nigeria….he is an Origin of Ife but raised in Akure where he attended Federal University Technology, Akure
Superwozzy is one of the best indigenous rapper in the country but part of the list of top underrated rapper because he’s not getting the credits he deserves. He started rapping right from freestyling in events in his hostel in Futa, Akindeko hall of residence precisely before taking it professionally by recording a cover to the hit Panda which he titled Akobi dagrin, A song where he dropped a lot of bars and sang it as a tribute to his idol Dagrin. Akobi dagrin should have been a big song that year if it were to be sang by a big name though the song earned him a local awards.
Superwozzy moved on with force even with the release of the YBNL boss Olamide ‘Wo’ cover, Olamide himself felt the song regarding it as one of the best. The cover made Superwozzy known by many in the industry mostly Olamide and Ybnl fan, the cover was bad that Olamide wanted to sign him. Despite all this he is still not appreciated making him part of the top underrated rapper list. He has featured with Zlatan ibile and many big names on various tracks, he featured Zlatan Ibile on Na them dey rush us, dj real featured him, Zlatan ibile and Davolee on Owo odun, he was featured by Bbanks with Davolee and Zlatan Ibile again on hustle . Superwozzy got a little fame among fan after releasing Gratitude FT Barry.
Ogbogu Prosper Chidera A.k.a Drimsbaby, Drims, Rap Pope is of Anambra origin but raised in lagos Festac town precisely. He is also a student of the Federal University of Technology, Akure just like Superwozzy. Drimsbaby is one of the artiste suffering from Nigerian music industry lack of interest in pure and real hip hop rap just like Blaqbonez but no there is no doubt to Drimsbaby talent.
He started music officially after the release of Fake Friends, a song that hit some part of lagos festac mostly, the song gave him a chance to perform on the same stage with the likes of 2baba, Tiwa Savage, Falz, Burna Boy, 9ice and so on.
He went on to release two studio Albums Believe in Drims and Too Foreign respectively, of which Too Foreign contains 14 tracks and was rated 5 stars on Apple music in time of release despite poor promotion. He performed a track from the believe in Drims album on the stage with Davido twice, one at Ghana the other in Nigeria at Davido life in concert ile ife. He performed ‘Strapped up’ a track from Too foreign album at American Rapper ‘Future’ Concert life in Lagos where the official Dj to Future Dj TJtitle commented that Strapped up is one of the best song performed at the concert promising to link him up with the likes of Swae Lee and Future in a video. Drimsbaby is well known for his instagram freestyle where he talk about what is going on in the society and pass message of morals. He gained some fame after the release of his personal hit song don’t stress me produced by himself, the banger of which Poco Lee posted the video recommending him to the industry.
Another great act to join this list of underrated rappers in Nigeria goes by the name Abdul Kabir Olatunde popularly known as Kabex, Eminikabex is a 22 years old fast raising that deserved to a better praise than he is getting.
He came to fame through the making of hot vibe instagram freestyle with the use of indigenous language dropping dope lines mostly without beats, right from the instagram videos he created huge fan base. The self acclaimed best indigenous rapper in rap battle is said to be affiliated with Indie Record of which they are responsible for his managements, promotions, productions and so on.
He is best known for his vocals and versatility in rapping in indigenous dialect. He stormed the industry with his local Yoruba lingual. He was also a student, he graduated from the department of political science University of Ilorin. Despite studies he could still add rapping with it and came up with some studio projects, he released an EP titled No Bad Rap (NBR EP), a side from a lot of instagram freestyles he has also came up with a lot of studio recording.
He is known to rap with life situations and trending issues just like Drims, most of Kabex’s track is about passing a message on an issue. He recently created a controversial scene when he called out all the rappers that switched to become a singer, he claimed that they are not capable of holding onto what they claimed to love, making former Ybnl signee Davolee his main target he even on the make a diss track for Davolee of which Jaido p responded on behalf of Davolee before Kabex murdered them of another diss track of which he titled Jalopi. He recently released a dope single featuring Diamond Jimma
Olaonipekun Olatunbosun A.k.a Trod (The return of Dagrin) is also in the league of underrated rappers in Nigeria….He was born August, he grew up on a street in Meiran area Lagos State, He is of Ogun origin. He is signed to Missofunyi Entertainment a record label founded by his late elder brother, Dagrin.
Trod said he is on a mission of continuing his late elder brother projects and legacies since Dagrin was the hottest during his times.
He state on his mission when he made it up to the top 5 finalists at the Olamide’s Who U Epp competition, he then had to thrive hard by himself since artiste that worked with his elder brother are not giving him the right attention, he never stopped blowing up the atmosphere with hard rap lines just like his late big brother to the audience of the whole public especially Dagrin fans.
He went on to drop some banger like Mule, Won A Gba, Wind, Mind, Morenikeji, Come online and lots more, he featured Olamide on Who u help, the track that became a hithe also featured Lyta on E go be and CDQ on Kosere and lots more. Trod is said to be a close pal of Superwozzy, he is proving to really be the return of dagrin
It is hoped that they get praises equal to their talents and hardworks with time
We definitely have more acts who ain’t receiving up to the hype they deserve….there are still more to this list of underrated rappers in nigeria however…. we have honorable mentions like Jaido P, Yp, Diamond Jimma, Papisnoop and so on
We would like you all to contribute….what do you think about the list???? Besides Drop your own 5 underrated rappers in Nigeria too