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Do You Agree? Nigezie Lists the Top 10 Nigerian Rappers of ALL TIME!




It’s always tricky to put together a list of the best people in any thing because your standards may not necessarily reflect the standards of another person.

Either way, Nigezie has given it a shot and the music station has put together a list of the top 10 Nigerian rappers of all time.

According to them,

“The evolution of rap music in Nigeria has seen major input from the contributions of indigenous rappers like Dagrin, Olamide and Illbliss who have raised the bar in the rap game as well as being able to successfully commercialize the rap game. And we have also got the hardcore lyricists led by Mode9ine who have set their eyes on global rap standards and have had to rely less on the infusion of the Nigerian local tongue or culture. Over the years, there has been several arguments about which Nigerian Rapper is the greatest and on the Nigezie AT ten Series, we put to bed one of the most controversial music industry topics of all time. Taking into account the influence and impact of Nigerian rap artistes on the music industry, We present to you In no particular order, the top 10 Nigerian Rappers of all time.”

See their top ten rappers of all time below:

  • Eldee
  • Ice Prince
  • M.I Abaga
  • Modenine
  • Vector
  • Phyno
  • Olamide
  • Bouqui
  • Ruggedman
  • Dagrin

Is your favourite rapper on the list?

Watch them talk about the list below.


  1. Me

    July 6, 2016 at 9:57 pm

    What of Sasha?

  2. Huh

    July 6, 2016 at 10:11 pm

    Any best rapper list with ice prince is automatically invalid.

    • Soso

      July 6, 2016 at 11:41 pm

      This is where in church we shout WORD!! or RHEMA!!!! You have said it all??

    • jade edo babe

      July 7, 2016 at 4:40 pm

      Then putting Ice prince second, he shouldn’t even be on the there at all. Were they high when they did this list. Not in any particular order but this is the real list;

      Eldee and his crew back then
      Vector(wish he made more music with his sexy self)
      Olamide and phyno

      Any other names are disqualified.

  3. Bide

    July 6, 2016 at 10:22 pm

    This would have been an almost perfect list if they didn’t include Ice Prince.

  4. Ene

    July 6, 2016 at 10:29 pm

    Big no.If this is a list of best rappers in the 21st century, i will not might accept it.
    1)juniour or pretty.the guys who sang of them was a rappper. he might not have had a longest of careers but he deserves to be here. Setting the pace for what has come to be known as indigenous rap.
    2) freestyle (trybesmen). In my opinion, is one of the best rappers ever. They could have listed trybesmen as a unit or put freestyle instead of Eldee.
    3) weird mc for hits like allen avenue, ijo ya.
    Anyway nice effort, just looks more like a 21st century list.

  5. Rogz

    July 6, 2016 at 10:42 pm

    This list is invalid. How many did Bouqui even have to earn a spot on this list? Have you ever heard of Blaise (female rapper). And you’re doing a list of best Nigerian rappers without the Alaga, Reminisce, you must be joking. Please take down this post and stop giving riddance to this rubbish.

  6. nnenne

    July 6, 2016 at 10:42 pm

    What about Eva Elordia?

  7. Oluplain

    July 6, 2016 at 10:44 pm

    Where d f- is terrytharapman

  8. Precy

    July 6, 2016 at 10:47 pm

    Ice prince? I would pick any of Sinzu, Jesse Jagz, kemistry, Blaise, kel, Terry tha rapman, Reminisce. Just any of them over Ice prince!

  9. bruno

    July 6, 2016 at 11:06 pm

    bouquie. LOOOOL. they randomly threw her in just so they can have a woman on the list. see what feminism is causing. dont loe does she belong there? does any woman even belong on that list? be truthful.

    what a joke. I can’t even mention any nigerian rapper that deserves to be on the list of greatest rappers, cause lets face it most of these rappers are just hot right now at the moment, many of them will never have longevity in the rap game. many of them will fade after some years and be forgotten.

    there are many things to be factored in to be considered a “great” in the rap game. all these rappers on the list haven’t achieved much or done anything groundbreaking to be considered a “great”

  10. Mr. Egghead

    July 6, 2016 at 11:43 pm

    That list is polluted by the presence of Ice Prince and, maybe, Bouqui. Even Ruggedman is meh!

    Sinzu will burn Ice Prince to a crisp, same as Terry tha Rapman. Even Uzikwendu raps better than Ice Prince

    What in God’s name happened to Kel? After her exam malpractice thingy, pesin no see her rearlight again. She was a really solid female rapper. . . and a hottie

  11. Tralalalala?

    July 7, 2016 at 12:49 am

    Ice prince Kwa? Before M.I sef? NO Jagz? No Freestyle? No Blaise or Eva? But Bouqui? Loł for daysss

  12. ANGRY ME

    July 7, 2016 at 4:26 am

    Ill bliss?

  13. Disappointed

    July 7, 2016 at 8:34 am

    I don’t know what Ice prince is doing on that list. Ruggedman and Bouqui also don’t deserve to be on the list. Infant my top 5 not on the list.

  14. Chi

    July 7, 2016 at 9:00 am

    I never ever saw it for ice Prince … Never … I remember like a year or two ago he was on the Breakfast Club with Charlamange and co talking and even freestyling nonesense. I never understood why he was made the poster child for Nigerian music abroad , anyways glad Wizzy baba has his turn !

  15. Colour Purple

    July 7, 2016 at 9:34 am

    Reminisce and Mz Kiss

  16. bitumen

    July 7, 2016 at 9:59 am

    Jesse Jagz over Ice Prince all day every day. Jesse Jagz is one of the most underrated rappers ever. Ice Prince has flow which carries people away but his lyrics are very weak.

    Reminisce over Rugged Man. Blaise over Bouqui.

  17. Mj

    July 7, 2016 at 10:14 am

    B lik say ice Prince don offend d god’s of d land ogini notice ppl don’t lik him.

  18. Ronke

    July 7, 2016 at 10:23 am

    What about il bliss???he is supposed to be number 1

  19. X

    July 7, 2016 at 12:15 pm

    2. MI
    3. Olamide
    4. Phyno
    5. Phenom
    6. Jagz
    7. Sinzu
    8. Freestyle
    9. Vector

    Honorable mention: Eldee, Junior & Pretty

  20. Ijebu Khaleesi

    July 7, 2016 at 1:44 pm

    Mr. X… Can we just replace this article with your list please!

  21. emcixx

    July 7, 2016 at 2:47 pm

    d list is a jamboree,nd Mr. x list too is nt ok 4 me,


    July 7, 2016 at 2:56 pm

    @ X Sure has the best rapper list all wrap up!!! trust me that Nigezie list is waaaaaay off the line,what was the yard stick for such HYPE anyway……I lke the part of Honorable mention: Eldee, Junior & Pretty!!! AWESOME!!!!WORD IS BORN!! PLEASE LETS KEEP IT 100!!!

  23. emcixx

    July 7, 2016 at 3:03 pm

    1.ruggedman,2.mode nine,3.dagrin,4.sasha,5.MI

  24. emcixx

    July 7, 2016 at 3:12 pm

    pple pick rappers based on d rave of d moment,it suppose 2 be on a long run,hw u changed d game,those on d list can later be great bt nt nw,it suld be hw they do on a long run.

  25. Mark

    July 7, 2016 at 9:46 pm

    Nigezie are just a disappointment bunch. Actually shocked they’re still in existence. eLDee? Yes for sure. Bouqui? No damn way. I definitely agree with a female being on the list. Show some respect to the ones that truly held it down. Show some damn respect to Weird MC man. She’s do a lot for the hip hop game in Nigeria. She literally paved the way for the new phase of hip hop for females. Sasha too Unfortunate we have so called “hip hop” heads like Nigezie who should know better and go out of their way to still embarrass us. You should be ashamed of yourself. How can you have a list that has new comers like Vector and take pride in it. When did he start? How much impact has he made in the rap game? Absolutely mortified!

  26. Bleen

    July 7, 2016 at 11:59 pm

    Mode nine is number one all day. Jags n M.I. Freestyle, Show dem Camp are also holding it down. Terry d Rap Man. Pherowshioz. Blaise.(talking bout real rap. Not fame, commercialism n shii)

  27. Na We We

    July 8, 2016 at 8:22 pm

    Nigezie nor sabi @ all… the list nor enter.
    M.I Abaga #1, not even close
    almost 10 years in the game and still very relevant
    Ice Prince not even in the top 10. Body of work is very very important here and that’s why Eva, Bouqui, Sasha P, and Phyno can’t be in the list. With time, Phyno will be there. I’ll put Eedris on this list. He definitely had an impact in the game.

  28. godsbeloveth

    July 11, 2016 at 5:52 pm

    Where is Blaise on this list?

  29. jay

    August 8, 2016 at 12:12 am

    In no particular order
    Mode 9
    Sauce kid
    Naeto C
    Rugged man
    Edris albukareem
    Ice prince/jesse jagz

    Note able mentions : terry tha rapman, gino, phyno, blaise, sasha, illbliss
    Yes I know ice prince & edris are wack but before u put up a list u have to think bring what the artist has done for the culture. Ice prince put Nigeria on the map being winning an award on BET and mind u Ice Prince is one of the most none rappers in Nigeria and Africa as a whole. In his early days ice prince was a gud rapper and he gave u hits still being relevant. U might not say that about him now but his still making music that makes waves. For no mention Edris Abdul kareem is a disrespect. That guy stood for hip hop in the early days even though he was wack everything about him was real hip hop. You all sang to his songs a you should never forget that.

  30. The Spiyc

    August 9, 2016 at 12:20 am

    no Reminisce? no Eva Alordiah? but bouqui? and who else? wait where’s Naeto C? and first Lady Sasha? on that list the only sense there are
    olamide, dagrin, MI, phyno, vector.
    you say all time yet, edrees abdulkareem and weird mc is absent? let’s talk about right now, there’s lil kesh, falz the bahd guy even chinko ekun.
    so please if you know next to nothing about rap don’t feed us crap.

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