Eminem’s recent eviscerating freetsyle at the BET Awards aimed at Donald Trump has made some Nigerian hip-hop fans green with envy – why aren’t our own rappers able to speak up on the issues that concern a lot of us and take a stand?
While you’d hope for more and more rappers in the country to use their platforms for a good cause, unless you dig beneath the surface, you’ll miss a lot of rappers who do speak, and sometimes, at some cost, to their careers.
From MI and Show Dem Camp who rap about regretting voting for “change” in the most recent presidential elections, to Erigga channeling Fela in yabbing his own oppressors, to Morell shining the light on the goings-on in a state after his heart, there are rappers who are using their voice. Listen to these rappers on our latest playlist “Stay Woke (Vol. 1).
1.Babylon – MI X 2Baba
2. Love Naija – Show Dem Camp
3. My Country – Mode Nine x Amuta x Rockstar
4. My President Is Sick- A-Q
5. Yab Them – Erigga
6. Wehdone Sir – Falz
7. Reality Rap – Terry tha Rapman x Payper x Enigma
8. No Country For Dreamers – Boogey
9. Dear God (Nyelaka) – Illbliss
10. Borno – Morell
Listen to the playlist on streaming platforms