9ja Hip Hop Music: The Best of 2014

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9ja Hip Hop Music: The Best of 2014 was a great year for Nigerian Hip Hop music. In this blog post, we take a look at some of the best songs that were released this year.


9ja Hip Hop Music: The Best of 2014 is a compilation of the best Nigerian hip hop songs of 2014. The album features some of the biggest names in the Nigerian hip hop scene, including M.I, Olamide, Falz, Vector and many more. This is a must-have for any fan of Nigerian hip hop music.

M.I Abaga- Chairman

M.I Abaga- Chairman: Lyrics and Meaning

M.I Abaga is a Nigerian hip hop artist and rapper who has been making music since 2006. He is the CEO of Chocolate City, a record label that is home to some of Nigeria’s biggest hip hop and R&B stars. In 2014, M.I released his third studio album, The Chairman, to critical acclaim. The album features guest appearances from Wizkid, Ice Prince, Phyno, and other Nigerian artists.

The Chairman is considered to be one of the best hip hop albums ever released in Nigeria. It is a concept album that tell the story of M.I’s rise to the top of the Nigerian music industry. The album features some of M.I’s most popular songs, such as “Bullion Van,” “African Time,” “King James,” and “Bad Belle.”

M.I is considered to be one of the best rappers in Nigeria, and his lyrics are known for being very intelligent and thought-provoking. In “Bullion Van,” M.I addresses the issue of corruption in Nigeria, and in “African Time” he speaks about the need for Africans to unite and work together to achieve success.

If you are a fan of hip hop music or are just looking for something new to listen to, you should definitely check out M.I Abaga’s The Chairman. It is an excellent album that features some of the best rap lyrics in Nigeria today.

Olamide- Baddest Guy Ever Liveth

Olamide- Baddest Guy Ever Liveth is the best 9ja hip hop song of 2014. The song is about Olamide’s life as a young man growing up in the hood. It is a story of how he became the “baddest guy ever liveth”. The song is very catchy and has a great beat. It is sure to be a hit with all hip hop fans.

Phyno- Man of the Year

Nigeria’s hip hop music scene has been thriving in recent years, with a new generation of rappers and producers emerging and making their mark. 2014 was a particularly strong year for the genre, with many stellar releases. Here are our picks for the best 9ja hip hop music of 2014.

Phyno- Man of the Year
Phyno’s second album, No Guts No Glory, was released in 2014 to critical acclaim. The album cemented Phyno’s position as one of the leading figures in the Nigerian hip hop scene, and his track ‘Man of the Year’ was our pick for the best 9ja hip hop song of the year. The track is an ode to Phyno’s success, with the rapper looking back on his humble beginnings and reflecting on how far he’s come. It’s a motivational song that will resonate with anyone who is chasing their dreams.

Lil Kesh- Gbese

The breakout star of 2014, Lil Kesh, exploded onto the Nigerian music scene with his unique blend of Yoruba lyrics and trap beats. His debut single, “Gbese,” was an instant hit, and cemented his place as one of the most exciting new voices in Nigerian music. With a string of hits throughout the year, Lil Kesh had a massive impact on the sound of Nigerian hip hop, and is sure to be a force to reckon with in the years to come.


9ja Hip Hop music has come a long way in the last few years. With the rise of artists like M.I, Vector, Mode 9, Obesere, Terry Tha Rapman, and Jesse Jagz, the genre has found itself in a good place. In 2014, we saw a lot of great music being released by both established and up-and-coming artists.

There were so many good tracks that it was hard to narrow it down to just 10, but we managed to do it. In no particular order, here are the 10 best 9ja Hip Hop tracks of 2014:

1. “Glory” by M.I ft. Vector & Jesse Jagz
2. “Gimme That” by Obesere
3. “Nigeria Mega Mix” by Terry Tha Rapman
4. “No Chill” by Mode 9 ft. Jayso & Efya
5. “Baba Nla” by Olamide
6. “Ayemi” by CDQ
7. “Decades” by Show Dem Camp ft. Olamide & Lil Kesh
8. “ocala Reppin'” by Paybac & Koboko Fit
9. “Owo Epo” by Seriki ft Reminisce & Oladips
10.”Marry Me” by Dammy Krane

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