Coming straight out one of the most livest hoods in Lagos Nigeria is a rapper known as “Chase’N”. Chase’N has been in the rap scene for quite a while but due to the fact that Afro-beat has become Nigeria’s leading Sound, rappers often find themselves in the dark searching for some attention. In the past, Rap and Ragga were in the fore and were described as Nigeria’s main sound but things took a drastic turn in the last few years. But trust me, Nigeria has never fallen short of dope rappers and lyricists.
Okota Lagos is home to some of the finest rappers in Nigeria.
The city which is located on Lagos Mainland in the district of Oshodi Local Government is known for it’s high crime rate, a massive population, and low-income neighborhoods could be described as an abode for middle-class Nigerians quite far from the plush and fancy lifestyle on Lagos Island.
CHASE’N whose real names are (Agbi Nelson) originally from Edo State was born and raised in Okota. He decides to drop some impressive bars on the famous Casanova (so Brooklyn) instrumental to describe the challenges of living in Okota Lagos. Chasen, originally from Edo state, though born and raised in the streets of Lagos, is looking to put out a mix-tape which may include adding verses to famous Afro-beat hits like Kizz Daniels Fvck you and Tekno’s Better Instrumentals which were used for online beat challenges this year.
I love it when rappers paint pictures of their real life and experiences__ Mazi Ifeanyi
Chase’N grabs a lot of attention on this one as he calls out some of the most notorious hoods in Nigeria.
Two African Queens from the East and West come together to say ‘spread the love’ with this Afro-reggaeton fusion!. Congratulations to Korra Obidi for the birth of her child, the dancing queen is back with a major single.
She collaborates with the queen of East African music Victoria Kimani. Vibration is a soothing Afro-reggaeton song with a strong message
Why you gotta hate when you can love?
Bad vibes, Bad vibes Keep away from Bad vibes. I don’t care about your advice.
This represents the coming together of two heavyweights to produce something astronomical. This is huge! Two of Afrobeat’s finest, DJ Boat and Kobi Jonz have been buzzing as soon as they announced the release of their Naija-Ghana Tape Vol. 1. Kobi Jonz who has caught the eye with his very infectious vibe is on the brink of greatness. The USA based Afrobeat singer is one of the artists that will break out and blow up in a few months. He has put in a lot of work in his craft, and his time is around the corner.
DJ Boat, on the other hand, is a Ghanaian DJ resident in the USA. He describes himself as a global Afrobeat DJ. I have had the opportunity to listen to some of his mixes and they have been topnotch. His Hip-Hop Mix is currently streaming on the radio app on the site and is also available for download.
Call Melanin is a single off the two-track Tape and they did everything right on this one.
Listen to Naija-Ghana Tape Vol. 1
Hamzy West graduated from Afe Babalola University in Nigeria and within a few years found himself in the United States. He had always been a talented singer from his college days in Nigeria, so he decided to pursue his singing career in the USA. After speaking Hamzy West, I was left with the impression that this young artist from Nigeria is eager to take on the world.
Having performed at some of the biggest events in Indiana this year, Hamzywest releases the visuals to his single titled Remember the time directed by another Indiana based Videographer DannyShizzle. Remember the time is definitely a hit.
In the space of a few weeks, Teeklef drops another video titled “Last night in Paris”. The video looks like it was shot outside the USA. Teeklef is definitely up to something in 2020 and it will be a matter of time before we found out. There has been a number of collaborations with acts outside of the USA and content from outside the USA in 2019 and we hope the Indiana based artist can keep up the trend in 2020.
Last night in Paris is a mix of Afrobeat and R&B something that Teeklef terms “Afropop”. The video features Sweedish model Sophia Clintestedt Smith. The Nigerian artist remains one of the leading musicians in Indianapolis USA.
He is one of the leading musicians in the city of Indianapolis USA and has a huge fanbase in the heart of the city. He was also nominated in 5 categories including Artist of the year at the upcoming AE awards after touring parts of Europe this year. You all can tell I am talking of no other than Teeklef right?
Ladies and Gentlemen the wait is Over. Teeklef has dropped the video to his XO single released earlier in the year.
‘XO’ sees the Indiana Star re-focusing his production and writing with a harder Hip-Hop edge.
Following on a tumultuous past couple of years personally and professionally, Teeklef expresses his feelings of loss and struggle through this song .
Dj virus who hails from Jamaica is one of Indiana’s biggest DJs. Currently nominated for Best DJ in the International category at the AE Awards in Indiana USA, he has planned and executed many Caribbean parties and club events. He is also a serial entrepreneur and he triples as a DJ, artist, a filmmaker and owns his own Star Bwoy branded tee-shirt business.
A few months ago he was on tour in Mexico and he decided to shoot the video to his single featuring Fabio and St. Dess. St. Dess, on the other hand, is a Nigerian artist who Virus met on Instagram and both decided to collaborate on a song, while Fabio is a Mexican artist that DJ virus toured with and managed at The 2018 reggae sumfest, one of reggae’s biggest concerts in the world.
St. DEES who now resides in Lekki Lagos Nigeria is an Afro-beat star that will come to light very soon.
Follow all 3 artists on Instagram @star_bwoy_virus , @st_dees , @jahfabiomx
Check out DJ Virus video documentary living up his life, highlighting his tour in Mexico.
Liah B says she probably won’t love again, she is too young for all the relationship drama. I hope this is not the case because she is approaching the of peak her very promising career and she should still have room to love and meet people.
Anyway, the song and video may be far from reality but the message is real. A lot of very young people start off with poisonous relationships which leads to a life full of hate in the long run. Liah B is one of the most beautiful and most captivating female singers from Indianapolis and it’s a certainty she is headed for the top if she remains consistent with this energy. Her E.P Bittersweet is pure quality.
The video is also pure quality, Shot by one of Indiana’s finest videographers Oluvisualgod
He is one of the most anticipated brands in Indianapolis USA, and his already established catalogue and repertoire is constantly growing by the day. He is arguably everyone’s favorite artist.
This is the first single off Sprove’s first highly anticipated album “SWEET!” coming soon. No matter the trials and tribulations in life, just be thankful that you still have life! Life is too short to have negativity anywhere in your life. Those are words of encouragement from the artist.
The video is super colorful filled with nice women
Afrorolls has come through again, this time with the much awaited official video to his banging single “Alasiko”. The video is once again directed by Mazi Ifeanyi who has been involved in a number of top-notch videos this year.
The title of the song “Alasiko lo laye” means a patient man owns the world. According to Afrorolls, he has had to endure some trying times and be very patient for his time to come. Right now, he aims to share his inspiring story to let the world know how being patient has led him to having a happy life. A good woman, good children, good houses and cars will come to you if only you can wait for your time.
Watch the visuals below.
Download Behind the scenes photos shot by Bree Danielz