But who are really the top 5 indigenous rappers around?
Olamide: Dubbed the king of indigenous rap in the industry, he has released 5 albums, with his sixth Sais to be released before the end of the year, we aren’t surprised he has that title. He has also raised acts like rave of the moment Lil’ Kesh and Viktoh.
Phyno: King of the east. The Igbo speaking rapper came into the limelight and made Nigga Raw look like a joke. With just 2 albums, he has shown the world his talent and even resurrected the dying career of vocalist Stormrex
Reminisce: Alaga Ibile as he is known in some quarters is a force to reckon with in the rap game, be it indigenous or not. He is so good; TIMES magazine named him among the seven world rappers you should meet. Even though he is a local rapper, he is known the world over.
Seriki: If he has been able to convert his strong deep sinking Yoruba punch lines and word play into millions in his back account, that I do not know, but what one thing I am certain of is the fact that any day, any time Seriki is a competition for any rapper.
Lil Kesh: After being groomed by one of the best in the business; Olamide, it is only fitting that the young, hardworking and dynamic rapper, gets on the same stage as his mentors. Although yet to drop an album, he is already the man of the streets.
Jasper Atakefa is a music lover and a sports addict, he tweets via @jasperAtakefa