2019 was a very interesting year for Nigerian hip-hop. Rappers like Naira Marley and Zlatan Ibile were some of the hottest acts last year, thanks to their dominance in the street-hop scene and their hit songs as well. Another impressive rap act last year was Blaqbonez. The 100 Crowns rapper released 2 projects in 2019. Bad Boy Blaq ReUp and Mr. Boombastic. The former being the follow-up project to his 2018 Bad Boy Blaq tape while the latter was a dancehall and rap infused project in which we saw Blaq channel his alter-ego called Mr. Boombastic.
Other remarkable projects to emerge in 2019 were Clone Wars IV (Show Dem Camp), Moral Instruction (Falz), Vibes Before Teslim (Vector), Chvmeleon (Alpha Ojini), illyZilla (illbliss & Teckzilla), illosophy (illbliss), Mafia Culture Vol 1 (Idowest), Barely Big Enough (BarelyAnyHook & BigFootInYourFace), 2 Birds 1 Stone (D-Truce) amongst many others.
For 2020, we can expect rap projects from the following artistes: