The year 2018 which has less than two (2) months to its close has been a good one with christian hip hop artistes dropping new works. In this post, we will be revealing ten (10) Nigerian Christian hip hop acts making waves presently.
Limoblaze – @limoblaze_
Samuel Imo, popularly known as Limoblaze. A record producer, rapper, singer and actor is one of the artistes making waves presently. Limo dropped singles like ‘Jesus Or Nothing(JON), Daalu ft.Spokesman and Another Man ft. Echow & S.O. His sophomore album ‘Before Now‘ which dropped on the 4th of August features American rapper Dee Black, UK based Nigerian act SOtheKid and many other top acts. Limoblaze also won the African Gospel Music and Movie Awards (AGMMA) which held in the UK for the best rap artiste category.
In addition, he raised the bar a little higher with the release of the single ‘Life Is Easy’ with American female singer Sstedi which has gained airplay on many radio stations since its release.
Bouqui – @bouquiofficial
Bukola Folayan (BOUQUI) after leaving the music scene for years returned with the release of her single ‘Victory Song’ ft. Angeloh. The song has since then received acceptance from people. Also adding new single / video titled ‘King David’ ft. Angeloh. And now with the new single ‘Demo‘ with Angeloh, which she also released visuals for, it is sure to attain greater reach than the previous ones. The video was shot by popular video producer ‘Clarence Peters’.
Gamie – @itsgamie
Producer, artiste and spoken word artiste ‘Gamie’ is surely another act to be on this list. The hip hop artiste deviated a little as he releases more spoken word pieces this year. He released a track ,’That Typa’ Love and three (3) thought-provoking spoken word videos on very delicate issues like ‘MAN-INFESTATION, Dear Social Media, Substance Abuse with the recent track ‘My Hope‘ with its video which has gotten wide acceptance from the hip hop community and TV stations.
The artiste having one EP and two (2) albums to his credit (Riverside EP , Beyond Words & Thinker Tailor Soldier Spy) is to release another album by the end of this year.
Kelar Thrillz – @kelarthrillz
Indigenous rapper ‘Kelar Thrillz’ surely has to be on this list owing it to the hit track he has presently and not forgetting the covers he has done this year. He released three(3) song covers(Identity Freestyle, God’s Plan & Guo Bible)alongside videos for them all before he dropped the hit banger ‘NEBO‘ which was produced by Oyel Planet Producer ‘Plice’. With a nice video with his dance team ‘de-fix crew’, the vidoe has been on plays on TV stations.
Angeloh – @itsangeloh
Angeloh is also another artiste to be on this list. The very talented graphic artist has gotten on a lot of songs lately. From being featured by Bouqui on three of her songs (Victory Song, King David & Demo), Holy Sauce by Gaise, Arc, Ms Eva Johnson, Limoblaze and lots more.
He is one artiste to jump on any song even though he doesn’t really do rap as he has a way of fusing hooks in a way people can sing along.
Oluwatomi – @craftomi
This is one rapper that has never dropped the bar since his inception. The Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (FUNAAB) graduate since his EP ‘Ten The Tape‘ which dropped last year December gained much love from his fans with the release of the video to End Of Discussion (E.O.D), one of the tracks on the EP. The rapper also released a track titled ‘Itan’ (Story) off his forthcoming project which talks about his growing up. .
He teamed up with his fellow rapper Oba Reengy under ‘Jesus Is Light (JIL) Nation’ as they both dropped a track ‘Ibile Jesu’. The track since then has received massive airplay. He has also been on a couple of features this year with other artistes. He plans on releasing a new EP ‘Agba Ijebu’ (The Elder From Ijebu Land) very soon.
Maikon West – @maikonwest
Another artiste on the list is ‘Oni Micheal’ popularly called ‘Maikon West’. The indigenous rapper who mixes Yoruba and English together to smoothen his rap flows has released couple of songs that has placed him in a top spot in the mind of music lovers.
The West Side Cross Boy Music (WSCBM) rapper started the year with the release of his ‘New City’ EP, also releasing singles like ‘Never ft. MGP & Supremez’ and the most recent track ‘Jesus4TheBoiz’ which features ‘Oluwatomi, Hef and Ghanaian artiste Joekay’.
Benue artiste ‘Machine Gun Preacher (MGP) is the next artiste on this list with the latest release of various Nigerian artistes covers he has had. From tracks like Shelter ft. Lil Mizzy, Blessed and the release of the full EP ‘Come Back Covers’, he is one artiste who deserves to be on the list as we await the release of the video for ‘Shelter’ dropping anytime soon.
This is another hardworking artiste based in the Northern region of Nigeria. The Kaduna based rapper who has put in much efforts broke grounds with the release of his ‘Undercover Project’ in April this year which got wide acceptance.
With the new music video ‘WOLVES‘ which he just put out off the earlier released project, he is surely one act with the waves.
Yung A / S.O.G
Young artistes Yung A & S.O.G are the last artistes on this list with their various smashing tracks which have been released so far this year like ‘9/11, Girlfriend, On Top‘ and the most recent ‘Boss‘.