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  • Top ten Igbo rappers
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    In Nigerian music industry , it is undoubtedly that Igbo rappers are among the rappers representing nationwide, continental including the large world . Igbo rapper like Phyno has been on collaboration with music industry biggest stars like Davido, Olamide even USA hip hop rapper Wale . So today we will be looking at the top ten best Igbo rappers currently 24-11-2021.

    10. Kolaboy.

    Nwodo Chinonso AKA Kolaboy hails from Enugu State, Nigeria and is a Christian by religion. He was born on the 2nd of May, an indigenous Igbo rapper, just like Phyno and Zoro. He had his early education in St. Charles Lwanga College, Enugu and then proceeded to IMT, also in Enugu.

    Entertainment And Music Life

    Kolaboy’s first song, ‘Onyx’ was produced by Korrect Sound and it was an instant hit. He had Mark-Angel Comedy’s Emmanuella in appearance for the video and we can say that helped it’s success too, or maybe because it was posted to the popular YouTube channel but anyways, he made it.

    Shortly he later released another song, ‘you didn’t caught me’ using the beat for Olamide’s ‘Olamide Badoo instrumental ‘Motigbana’ and it was also a hit. He went forward to feature Alterplate’s Harrysong for the remix.

    He recently released a new song ‘Collect’ – Kolaboy and Wonder J. Kolaboy is currently signed into the MAF Music and is making waves.

    Kolaboy’s Net Worth, Cars And Houses

    Kolaboy is doing superbly well, however his networth hasn’t been calculated and revealed yet

     

     

    9. Rhatti.

    Armstrong Arinze, better known as Rhatti is a Nigerian born Singer, Rapper and Song writer who hails from Enugu-Ukwu in Anambra State, Nigeria. He rose to limelight after his songs and short videos went viral on the internet

    Although his major break through came after he was signed, Rhatti was already a sky rocketed artist and had released a few impressive singles, one which was titled “Big Daddy” was a real jam. Infact He also had a collaboration with Nigerian hit maker, Mr Eazi.

    Rhatti has been consistent in being impressive and bringing out vibes both before and after his record deal with his new label, having released around 5 tracks which went official .

    Here are his notable songs and collaborations

    Big Daddy

    Gee Boy

    Love (feat. Mr Eazi)

    Icon (Jaden Smith Cover)

    Okay

    Biko

    Site

    Networth And Lifestyle

    Rhatti’s networth hasn’t been calculated too, but the young talent is having a good time and bubbling in millions

     

     

    8.M.r Raw



    Okechukwu Edwards Ukeje, better known by his stage name Mr Raw, is a rapper from Abia State in Southeastern Nigeria. He is one of the pioneer of Afrohighlife and Igbo rap, a genre that now appeals to a broad, mainstream audience.

    His music career Kickstart while he was he in higher institution, but he started fully after his graduation. He gained prominence in igbo rapping around early 2000’s.

    Raw’s debut album“right or wrong” was released on 7 August,2005. Followed by”Everything remains raw” on 2007. His third“End of discussion” was released on 2010. Raw’s O! Chukwu won best afro hip hop video at the NMVA of that year.

    Raw has collaborated with so many musicians like T.J, flavor, 2face, Duncan mighty, phyno

     

     

    7. Slowdog

    Slowdog, widely known by his professional name, has his real full name as Nnenna Okechukwu Emmanuel. He is a fast coming up Nigerian indigenous rapper, singer, song writer, recording artiste and stage performer known to rap in Igbo language.

     

    He was born in Awkuzu Anambra State.He spent part of life in Jos with his family before settling in Enugu in 1981. He graduated from the institute of management and technology, Enugu in 2003. He started as a group Dodge and Slowdog (DSD) in 2002. He went professional upon the release of his solo single “Who Get That Tin” featuring Dekumzy in 2006.

    Every end of year and festive seasons, Slowdog is known to perform primarily in the South East (Nigeria). In December 2014, Slowdog alongside Patoranking and Ruffcoin headlined the Mbba-Ike Mega Concert in Imo State. An annual event hosted by the then deputy governor of the state. In 2015 he was the headline act at the Ogbunike Cave Carnival in Anambra State. On 8 January 2017 along with Mr Raw Nwanne and John Okafor “Mr Ibu” headlined the 2017 edition of the Ibari Ogwa Concert in Imo State.

    Slow Dog is currently one of the richest and the most influential artist with an estimated net worth of $700,000 dollars.

     

     

    6. Splash

    Genevieve Nwadinma Ogbuewu popularly known by her stage name as Splash is a fast rising Nigerian female indigenous rapper, singer, songwriter, recording artist, stage performer and a model. She is very beautiful, gifted, skillful, creative and talented. She is popularly known for her ability to rap in the Igbo language.

    She was born on 27th November 1987 in Enugu coal city, Enugu State in the south eastern part of Nigeria. She is currently 30 years old. She act and dress mostly like a guy or nigga.

     

    Splash is originally from Ebonyi State in the south eastern part of Nigeria, but was born and bred in Enugu State in the south eastern part of Nigeria, where she completed both her primary and secondary school education and obtained both her First School Leaving Certificate and West African Senior School Certificate.Splash is a fast growing Nigerian female artiste, rapper, songwriter, recording artiste, stage performer and a model. … Splash had her primary and secondary education in Enugu State where she obtained her first and secondary school certificates respectively. Splash is currently signed to August Pee Entertainment. The young female rapper began her music career professionally when she relocated to Lagos few years ago and worked with top musical acts and producers in the Nigerian music industry.

     

    Some of the professional musical acts she has worked with include; Nigga Raw, Phyno, Flavour, Selebobo, J Martins, Zoro, Wizboy, amongst others. She became famous after signing a record deal contract with August Pee Entertainment in Lagos, Nigeria.

     

     

    5. Quincy

    Eneh Godwin Ugochukwu Raph, known by his stage name as Quincy is a Nigerian rapper and songwriter signed to E29 Records own by Nigerian football striker, Emmanuel Emenike. He is the first artiste to be signed to the label.

    He was born in Enugu State, eastern part of Nigeria. He uses Igbo and pidgeon English to form his own kind of rap and that’s what makes him unique.

     

    Quincy was formerly signed to PentHauze Music, a record label owned by Nigerian rapper, phyno before scoring a record deal with E29 Records. His first debut single under E29 was “Landlord”, which later features Kcee on the remix. Both track was produced by Dr. Amir.

     

    In Late 2017, Quincy terminated the record deal he had with E29 Records to focus on managing his own label “Mo Dan Muzik”, reason for the contract termination is still unknown .

    Quincy’s networth

    The igbo rapper’s networth has been estimated to be around millions of naira

     

     

    4. Illbliss

     

    Tobechukwu Melvin Okafor (born 30 December 1979), who is known professionally as Illbliss, is a 41 years old famous Nigerian rapper, sound producer, actor, and music executive.

     

    He is the founder and CEO of The Goretti Company, which is credited for launching the careers of music superstars, Chidinma and Phyno.

     

    Since he became a star in 2008, he has grown over the years into a music phenomenon.

     

    At the inaugural Soundcity Music Video Awards in 2008, he won the Best Hip-hop Video Category for his hit single, U Go Wound.Illbliss, stylized as iLLBLISS, is a Nigerian rapper/ hip-hop recording artist, stage performer, businessman and owner of the talent managing outfit known as ‘The Goretti Company’, company responsible for launching the careers of Chidinma and Phyno, among others. Also popularly known as Oga Boss, he has received many nominations and won awards, the most notable being the award for Best Hiphop Video ( “U Go Wound O!!”) at the 2008 maiden edition of the Soundcity Music Video Awards. This award was presented to him by the American hip-hop star Nas.In 2019, he made a debut in acting by starring in the movie

    King of Boys as Odogwu. His debut album, Dat Ibo Boy, which dropped in 2009, contained, “Aiye Po Gan! (Enuf Space). He then released a new album July 2020, Illy Chapo His album IlLY CHAPO X have also been nominated for the category of best rap album for the HEADIES 2020 award.

     

     

    3. Nuno zigi

    Nuno Zigi is a young rapper from Anambra state also a students of Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka. Nuno zigi has being a popular name among students of Nnamdi Azikiwe University Awka, His ability to mix both Igbo and English languages in his rap lyrics is quite interesting

    Nuno started music as a teenager and carried on with his dream of getting to the top notch rappers which he achieved true consistency and hard work.As we are yet to dig out much information about his music career before he got signed into PentHauze we were however able to verify that he had already been into the industry before 2017.

    Light shined on the young rapper after he was signed by Phyno, this was triggered by a mind blowing freestyle to Phyno’s 2018 hit single “Fuwa Sewa”. He was signed alongside, Rhatti and Superboy Cheque in late 2018

    He released his first official single under his new label just few days after the label broke the news of his signing, the monster track which he tagged “8th Mode” served as an introduction of the talented rapper. He was also featured in PentHauze Record released hit track, “Nyem Space” which featured the whole label crew the likes of Phyno, Rhatti and Superboy Cheque and garnered over 332 thousand views on YouTube alone.

    He ganged up with PentHauze official Disc Jockey and artiste, J Masta and also DJ Xtacee to unleash amazing potential on their 2019 released street banger, isiaja.

    Nuno’s networth and lifestyle

    Had to tell what is exactly the net worth of this rapper but judging from the few fact we could lay our hands on we have a rough estimate of 5 million naira

     

    2. ZORO

        Owoh Chimaobi Chrismathner popularly known by his stage name as Zoro Swagbag is a fast rising Nigerian indigenous rapper, singer, songwriter, recording artist, stage performer and a model. He is very handsome, gifted, skillful, creative and talented. He is popularly known for his ability to rap in the Igbo language. He was born on 20th March 1990 in Onitsha, Anambra State in the south eastern part of Nigeria. He is currently 28 years old.

    Zoro Swagbag is originally from Agwu, a small town in Enugu State in the south eastern part of Nigeria, but was born and bred in Onitsha, Anambra State in the south eastern part of Nigeria, where he completed both his primary and secondary school education and obtained both his First School Leaving Certificate and West African Senior School Certificate.

    Zoro Swagbag rose to fame after the release of his hit singles O42, Otu, Ogene and Achikolo which he featured Nigerian music legends Phyno and Flavour. His three hit singles received massive acceptance globally and was a commercial success. The hit singles earned him a nomination for Best New Act to Watch and Best Indigenous Rapper at the Nigeria Entertainment Awards, MTV African Music Video Awards and City People Entertainment Awards.

    Zoro Swagbag has collaborated with Nigerian top celebrities like Flavour, Phyno, Nigga Raw, Runtown, Selebobo, PSquare, Tekno and other top celebrities in Nigeria. Zoro Swagbag as he is popularly called has been described as one of the best indigenous rapper to come from the Igbo tribe of the south eastern Nigeria. He rap in Igbo language just like Phyno, Nigga Raw, Slow Dog and Hype MC.

    His greatest hit singles is Ogene and Achikolo which he featured Phyno and Flavour. The video of the songs were shot in Enugu coal city of Enugu State in the south eastern part of Nigeria and it was directed by award winning music video director Clarence Peters.

    Zoro’s networth and lifestyle

    The igbo rapper’s networth and lifestyle is roughly estimated to be 20 million naira. He is living good.

     

     

    1 Phyno 

    Chibuzor Nelson Azubuike, better known as Phyno Fino, is a Nigerian rapper, singer, songwriter and record producer. He started his music career as a producer in 2003, and is renowned for rapping in the Igbo language.

    Nigerian rapper, singer, and producer Phyno made his name in 2014 with his debut album, No Guts, No Glory, whose lead single, the Olamide collaboration “Ghost Mode,” earned Best Collaboration honors at both the Nigeria Entertainment Awards and the Headies. Known for rapping in the indigenous Igbo language, he combines elements of hip-hop, R&B, Afro-beat, and Igbo highlife, and continued to enjoy success with subsequent releases like 2016’s The Playmaker and 2019’s Deal with It.

    Phyno developed interest in Music Production in secondary school. Then, he started learning how to play piano, drums and how to create his own rendition of every recording he comes across. He got his stage name through one of his friends in high school, Emeka from the word ‘phenomenal’. Phyno started profiting from music from his second year in the institute. And, in 2010, after school, he started rapping and then relocated to Lagos to pursue his career.

    Phyno came to limelight in 2012, after releasing a single song made with impressive rap, ‘Ghost Mode’ featuring Olamide. In 2013, He was nominated for Man of the Year. Today, Phyno is one of the famous indigenous rappers in Nigeria. Phyno is the founder and CEO of Penthauze Music, a record label based in Nigeria. At first, he started his career with Sputnet records and after some time, he began Penthauze. The label became active in 2008 and has gone on to sign several artists: Run town (left in 2013), Shuga Boi and Flipside (came in 2011), and Storm Rex as the sole female Act’ in 2014.

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