New Nigerian Hip Hop Music to Look Out For

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If you’re a fan of Nigerian hip hop, then you need to check out these up-and-coming artists. From established names like M.I. to new talents like Odunsi, there’s plenty of great music to enjoy.

Upcoming Artists

The Nigerian hip hop scene is heating up and there are a lot of new artists to look out for. Some of these artists are creating new and innovative sounds that are sure to get your attention. In this article, we will be taking a look at some of the new Nigerian hip hop artists to keep an eye out for.


Blaqbonez is a Nigerian hip hop artist who is making waves in the Nigerian music industry. He is best known for his hit single “Green Light”, which was released in 2016. Blaqbonez has also released a number of other singles, including “No Black Man Is Worth More Than a White Man”, ” CoronaVirus Freestyle” and “Boys Are Bad”.


Tems is a Nigerian singer, songwriter and producer who writes music that speaks to the modern African experience. Her sound is a fresh mix of trap, R&B and Afrobeat, and her lyrics are both vulnerable and empowering. Tems is one of the most exciting new artists in Nigerian music, and she is definitely one to watch in the coming year.


Odunsi is a Nigeria singer, songwriter, and producer. He is part of a new generation of Nigerian artists who are fusing R&B, pop, and hip-hop with Afrobeats to create a unique sound. His music often tackles social issues such as mental health, relationships, and love. Odunsi has collaborated with some of Nigeria’s biggest artists such as Wizkid, Davido, and Mr Eazi. He is set to release his debut album later this year.

New Releases

It’s been a minute since we’ve had a new release from Nigerian hip hop artistes but there are a few new tracks that have been recently released that are worth listening to. In this article, we will be taking a look at three new Nigerian hip hop tracks that you should definitely check out.

Blaqbonez – Bad Boy Blaq

Since the release of his mixtape “Bad Boy Blaq” in 2018, Blaqbonez has been one of the most buzzed-about rappers in Nigeria. His debut album, “Blaq Bonez”, was released in 2019 to critical acclaim, and his single “MIA” was a huge hit. In 2020, Blaqbonez released his sophomore album, “Bigger than Life”, which cemented his place as one of the best rappers in Nigeria.

Tems – Try Me

Tems is a singer, songwriter, and producer from Nigeria. Her music is a blend of alternative R&B, hip hop, and Afrobeats. She released her debut single, “Try Me,” in 2019. The track was produced by Tems and featured on multiple Spotify playlists, including New Music Friday.

Odunsi – Rare

Odunsi is a Lagos-based Pop singer, Songwriter and Producer, who has been making waves in the Nigerian music scene for a while now. His new single “Rare” is a smooth Afro-Pop song that tells the story of his love for a rare African girl. The song is a departure from his earlier sound, which was more rooted in R&B and Hip-Hop. “Rare” is a more pop-sounding record that will definitely get you dancing.

Music Videos

Nigerian Hip Hop is evolving and there are a lot of new artistes to look out for. In this article, we will be taking a look at 5 new Nigerian Hip Hop artistes to look out for in 2020.

Blaqbonez – BBC (feat. M.I Abaga)

Blaqbonez is one of the most promising young rappers in Nigeria, and his new music video for “BBC” is a great example of his potential. The video features a guest appearance from M.I Abaga, one of the most successful rappers in the country, and it’s a great showcase for Blaqbonez’s lyrical chops. The video is well-produced and features some creative use of visuals, and it’s sure to get a lot of views from fans of Nigerian hip hop.

Tems – Damages

Tems is a Nigerian singer and songwriter who is currently making waves with her latest single, “Damages.” The music video for the song was released on YouTube on October 9, 2019, and has since amassed over 1.6 million views.

“Damages” is a message to all the girls out there who have been hurt by toxic relationships. Tems sings about how these experiences have made her stronger and wiser, and how she won’t let them bring her down. The music video features Tems performing the song in various stylish outfits, while interspersing footage of her surrounded by empowering female energy.

If you’re a fan of Nigerian hip hop, then you need to check out Tems’ “Damages” music video. This rising star is sure to take the music scene by storm in the coming years!

Odunsi – Tipsy

Odunsi is a multitalented musician who is making waves in the Nigerian music industry. His latest song, “Tipsy,” is a fun and upbeat track that will get you moving. The music video for the song features Odunsi in a variety of colorful and stylish outfits, dancing and performing with a group of backup dancers. The video is high energy and will definitely put a smile on your face.

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