Hausa Hip-Hop is gradually taking over the streets as more artists keep emerging day by day. With popular Hausa rappers like B.O.C, Classiq, Morell, Lyrical Dr Smith, Dj Ab, Kheengz and Ozee, it’s hard to tell who is next to blow. Based on this premise, naijastars.com has decided to make an analysis of the Top 10 upcoming Hausa Rappers that are most likely to blow next year. The list is based on the artists’ achievements in 2016 and their future plans for 2017.
10. JACEZINO: He hails from Warri, but based in the North. He is one of the best Hausa Gospel Rappers in Nigeria. His hit song “Na Gode” has been making waves in 2016, and he promises better hits in 2017. He is the Gospel Viper.
9. MICKEY DAVIPER: He hails from Yola, Adamawa State and has been making waves in the North with his hit track “Rawani” ft B.O.C. And the video will likely be out next year.
8. TEEDON15: The Nasarawa State rapper has been successful in 2016 following the released of his mixtape, Child’s Play Tha EP with two dope videos. 2017 will surely be better for him.
7. D’PARAMOUNT: He hails from Kaduna State and has been releasing hit tracks non stop in 2016. He will also be releasing his mix tape, “Next Big Thing” in 2017.
6. SLIM NAZI: He is based in Jos and has been consistent in the game. With his new contract with Pop Entertainment, 2017 will definitely be his.
5. DRIS: He hails from Niger State but based in Lagos. He was featured on Hennessey Artistry Cypher and has been performing in shows with the big names in the game.
4. BISHOP SWAG: Without much noise, he is definitely one of the best Hausa lyricists in the game. Real Hausa lyrics can only come from Bishop Swaggs.
3. KING SNIFFY: Though an indigene of Nasarawa State, King Sniffy was however, born and bred in Kaduna State. As such, he decided to be repping Kd instead of Nas. His hit song “Sarki (Sarkin Kaduna Remix” ft B.O.C is still blazing in the North, and his mixtape, “Arewa Invasion” will be out in 2017 with dope collabos.
2. RAVEN: 2016 has been amazing for the Arewa Lyrical Viper. He hails from Nasarawa State, and his hit song “Rawa” produced by Ozee is one of the best club bangers in 2016. Also, no upcoming hausa rapper has performed in shows in 2016 more than him. He is very good in releasing songs, so we are certain that he won’t relent in 2017.
1. DEEZELL: The Kano State rapper is the next super star to blow in 2017. His hit song “Girma” ft Classiq and DJ A.B has become the street’s anthem in 2016, with a dope video of the song. More sick tunes will also be coming from him in 2017. By next year, he will join the likes of Classiq, B.O.C and DJ Ab as Arewa Legends.