Over the years, Nigerian female rappers have shown they are fearless and are not afraid to be heard.
Today, we are spotlighting some of the female rappers who have been at the forefront of this reality.
If we miss out any, please, let us know. Drop a comment.
Anthonia Yetunde Alabi, popularly known as Sashsa P wears the crown of being the first lady of Hiphop in Nigeria. She first burst into the limelight when she worked with Trybes record in 2001. After being on the first track with trybes men, she released a few of her hit tracks such as “Emi le Gan”, “Work It”, “Oya” and her first album “Finally Here”. She has not been active as she used to be in the Nigerian rap scene but the milestones she achieved continues to ensure that she stays relevant in the industry
BOUQUI hit the air waves with a bang when she released her hit track- Molejo. From then she went from glory to glory.Though her focus is on gospel music, this didn’t deter her from making an impact. She has since relocated to the US.
Kemi Olisemeka popularly known Kemistry was more popular for her role as an O.A.P than a rapper, in an interview with a newspaper, she noted that rap was a hobby not a career”. Nothwithstanding, she made an impact in the industry. Her song Ijo Ti Ya was a hit that kept been played by stations round the country.
Modupe-Oreoluwa Oyeyemi aka Mo’Cheddah is both a Nigerian rapper and singer. She released her debut studio album, Franchise Celebrity (while signed to Knighthouse Entertainment. The album was preceded by the 2009 promotional single “If You Want Me”. 80% of the songs on Franchise celebrity were hits. She parted ways with Knighthouse in February 2012 and established her own label, Cheddah Music.
Funke Martin-Lurther aka Blaise is another grounded Nigerian female rapper. She worked with the likes of SASHA P, Kemistry and BOUQUI.
Kelechi Ohia aka Kel came into the Nigerian rap scene like a gentle burst of fresh air. It was no surprise that her hit track was replayed on stations around the country. She is one of the best rap voices to have ever emerged from Nigeria.
Elohor Eva Alordiah best known as Eva is one multi-talented young lady. She is a rapper, entertainer, make-up artist, fashion designer and entrepreneur. She is considered one of the best female rappers in Nigeria. She has multiple awards to show for her talent in rapping.
Munachi Gail Teresa Abii Nwankwo Munachi Abii, was the Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria in 2007. After her reign she tried her hands of a few creative things. One of them was rap. She started off as Babyrella and later changed her name to Muna. In June 2010, after years of collaborating with various artistes, Muna signed a multi-year management contract with Ayo Shonaiya’s RMG company. Her debut album-The Goddess included singles such as I Feel Real, and Killer Queen
Akindele Justina Omowunmi aka Mz Kiss debuted her first song YOU GO CRAZE which was quickly followed by HOLLA at me in 2010. The rap songs received wide acclaim and paved the way for her subsequent songs- “FIGURE 8” and “SPATACUZ”.
Genevieve Ogbuewu aka Splash is a young indigenous rapper from Ebonyi State. She raps in Igbo. She relocated to Lagos to rap and was quickly signed on to August Pee Entertainment. Her debut single was tagged “Church Agbasa”
The curvaceous Chilly B is popularly known as Queen of the South South.
Though her influence seems to be more profound in the South South, her first single WINE AM GO down and more recently DEKAELEMO are worth listening to.
Shola Idowu aka Weird MC is arguably one of the pioneers of female rap in Nigeria. The 45 year old released her first hit song “Allen Avenue” in the early 90s. In more recent times, she has collaborated with PSquare and other new generation acts.
X2 was born and raised in Nigerian but currently lives in London. Her most recent track is ‘Girls Are Playing Football. JJC & 19 Squad also featured her in Looking for a Wifey.
Aina Morenike Olukoga popularly known as Aina More is one female rapper in Nigeria’s music scene that is doing great for herself.
In 2012, she recorded a lot of freestyles. Her recent track however, Girls Killing IT topped a lot of charts. She also recently released an EP album.
E-legal is another Nigerian rapper who has tried her hands on a few tracks. One of them is Ratatata.
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