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Here’s a list Top 6 Brilliant Nigerian Rappers that are great singers at the same time.
One of the biggest advantages a musician can have in an industry that is highly competitive is the gift of versatility.
Being able to switch amidst different genre of music is a rare ability many musicians don’t posses which thereby makes their relevance and stay in the industry short-lived.
There are a few Nigerian musicians who are versatile and can leave their comfort zone to perform excellently doing another genre of music.
1. Ice Prince
He is one of Nigeria’s foremost rappers, stormed the industry with his hit single, “Oleku” featuring former label mate Brymo in 2011.
Although he is widely known as a rapper his most loved songs are tracks he sang in.
Tracks like “Aboki,” “Superstar” are popular tracks he exercised his singing ability.
Aside these tracks, Ice Prince has shown his side as a great singer even on other people’s songs.
For Instance, in 2017, Ice took the hook to Major Lazer’s African hit single, “Particular” and infact he took it so well that it is one of the factors that made people fall so much in love with the song.
Definitely one of the most versatile musicians the Nigerian music industry have ever produced, Olamide is an awesome rapper and a great singer at the same time.
He came into the industry as a rapper, infact as a hardcore rapper but gradually metamorphosed into a skilled singer, taking hooks for even rappers and given actual singers a run for their money on their own records.
Some of the famous songs that Olamide sang on that became huge records are, “Bobo,” “Lagos Boys,” “Illegal,” “Melo Melo” and many more.
He has become a great singer that even the newest generation kids might never know Olamide to be a rapper.
He had a great potential as a rapper and even expressed his ambition to bring home a Grammy award.
But as soon as it looked like the industry was fast moving away from Hip-Hop, Skales quickly re-adjusted and switched to singing.
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Skales is known to have several hit songs in the music industry and there is none that has him on as a rapper.
He is now a fully blown Afrobeats singer and many don’t even know he used to be a rapper.
He has left no traces at all.
He is the Igbo version of his close friend and colleague, Olamide.
Phyno is a rapper by birth and a fantastic one at that.
Known majorly to always rap in his indigenous language of Igbo.
Phyno got noticed for his singing ability with his popular hit single; “Connect” and since then, after noticing the great reception it had, he resulted to doing singing alongside his rap.
Phyno is definitely going to make the list of our Top 6 Nigerian Rappers.
A rapper with great skill and delivery is who Dremo.
He deserves to be in the Top 6 Nigerian Rappers.
He made his debut in the music industry with a cover to American rapper; Designer’s “Panda,” a track that made him popular and kick-started his career at DMW.
Dremo apart from being a fantastic rapper, is also a good singer.
He showed a bit part of his singing ability on DJ Ecool’s record, “Kilode” where he delivered well as a singer.
In this record he didn’t rap but sang all through and it was really nice.
His E.P also has several songs in which had him as a singer and they are all great songs.
Falz is Full blown Nigerian Rapper, also know as Falz the bhad guy, Son of popular Nigerian Lawyer “ Falana ” Falz is also a lawyer himself.
Because of his background, Falz is an intelligent lyricist as we’ve seen recently in his body of work “Moral Instruction”.
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Falz went international with his Rap cover of Childish Gambino’s song ‘This is Nigeria’.
Falz have couple of hit rap songs on the chart and also Falz have constantly proved his rap abilities on Hennessy cyphers and features.
However, Falz also have the ability to comfortably switch into singing like he did in one of his biggest songs “ Sweet boys ” and many more songs.