While Afrobeat and Afropop is currently the main genre dominating the Nigerian Music Industry, in the late 90s to early 2000s, Rap/Hip-Hop was the reigning genre.
Thanks to the influence from the American Hip-Hop genre, a lot of Nigerian Artists as of that time produced songs that fused Hip-Hop and R’n’B sung mostly in English or the artist’s local dialect.
Today, we look back at those songs that rocked the dancefloor and changed the music industry.
See List of the Top 5 Evergreen Nigerian Rap Songs Below:
1. Pon Pon Pon – Dagrin
You could say Naija rap lacked proper grit and street credibility until this Sossick produced track dropped. Taking a leaf from 50 Cent, late Dagrin created a menacing rap song filled with hometown pride. The song started the integration of the streets into Nigeria’s rap DNA.