If you’re a fan of Hip Hop paper works at any level you must have known the game is culture based. Regrettably, Not much of the Ibibio lingual has been represented in this sphere even at the moment however #teamSouthjamz takes an evaluative view of the few who are trying; not to make anybody feel superior but generally to appreciate their efforts.
Below are Top10 Artistes doing it in a spicy style and pattern with Ibibio rap.
This one’s case is just different. The Akwa-Cross Rapper combines the Efik and Ibibio language in rap lines to gain a prolific uniqueness like no other. Tyrex A graduate of Public Admin. UNICAL currently based in Uyo has made recommendable efforts in promoting Ibibio language in all of his songs. Having worked with the likes of Grand father, Upper X, Zillions, Ty control, Bobby frank, Jammy Man and more. His debut single Itohowo brought the rapper great fame and since then he’s yet to dissapoint fans as his “I Need Money” also made great positive impact and now the “they hate me” single currently trending.
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#9. Casino Black
Born Christian basset Ben, Casino Black is one of the oldest in the game to have survived thus far Dating way back as 2006, as at 2010 Casino already had two albums to his credit featuring indigenous topshots like; uwen EDI IMO, late Lucky Ben, Xzdee, mighty Jordan, Dr Chiba and the legendary Sir Wilker Jackson.
Made a great come back this year dropping dope joints featuring headliners in the South including Nasiru, Brown Edu, Pope Don X, Zillions, Upper X and lots more
His Ibibio trap styles keeps the boi uniquely outstanding although paddy goes all the way “hard core” am sure street be feeling him 100 🔥
#8. Udoh JerryEk
Imoh Jeremiah EKPO a.k.a Udo JerryEk from Essien Udim L.G.A is one guy we just couldn’t omit in this list. Though in recent time not much has been coming from him, the self acclaimed “Lyrical Amplifier” debuted with a dope freestyle on Da Suspekt’s “Song Idem” mix tape, JerryEk got signed to “Force Records” where he dropped the hot single “Money (Akuk)”. Trust it was a massive hit which got backed up with “Flows” where he lyrically allowed his versatility flow… We wait to hear more from the rapper but for now no hint of anything coming
Edeminam, Melchizedek Matthew known Globally by his stage name Zedd from Onna LGA Akwa ibom state, is one hit maker that have proven beyond reasonable doubt that he’s here to stay. The A to Zedd ent. lead act’s been dropping hits back to back including the trending “AKE MMI and ABEG SIR”
What’s more? the Ibibio Jagaban in 2016 emerged winner of the Easma Awards & NCIB next rated indigenous Act of the year. Steadily putting the language on the map & Zeds surely still gat more to unleash for everyone supporting the brand so far.
Link up Zedd (Ibibio jagaban).
With merely 2 tracks yet, the future of this tongue twister is already glaring.
Okutama Akpan a.k.a “Razzy” From IBIONO IBOM (the Ceo of R2Zee Dynasty) Is one of the latest faces forging ahead with great force in the Ibibio Rap Sphere.
The Graduate of Epic Music college debuted with Dagha Mi Ke Iso featuring D-zaya and Marwin and complimented it with a dope video… Y’all are witnesses he did well. Plus got awarded jam of the week at Nestbestsound.
Having worked with reputable producers in the South including “Krozzybeatz, Nerosparkz, Kelv j & RexMadeIt. His second joint (CAROLINA) featuring Nayme Harvey x Morien is quite far from disappointing fans. Seems the boi got loads of quality vibes yet to unleash … We dey wait.
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Facebook @Razzy razzo
The ControversialRapper came to limelight 2years ago after penning Down a 3years contract with HannyHouse Entertainment (the fastest rising label in the South of Nigeria). Marked his international debut with a feature in Otis Maho’s Jack Bauer alongside Ycee (jagaban) The song is one of the most talked about song in Nigeria that featured Ibibio language. Aired in all top promotional platforms including Trace and MTV base, Linda ikeji blog, naijaloaded and Tooxclussive .
Not much was known bout this Rapper untill after this collaboration, the graduate of Theatre Arts went ahead to unveil his street anthem “Eyen Uyo” which became the rave of the moment and backed it up with a dope video ft G’wiz and directed by Wemzi Cool. The rapper did a couple of fresh works including the tribute dedicated to the victims of the Reigners Church tragedy with less Ibibio flows though then the release of “Sukuta” (a song that’s still raving the whole country from airplay to media hype) Where he reaffirms his versatility in bursting both Ibibio and English flows. This bro is surely one Rapper that’s gon last long in the sphere
The Success of the first two rappers mentioned below encouraged influx of new faces trying out what seemed to be the new phase of Ibibio Rap music. So much came, tried and left while others are still tryina balance well then kpam! D-zaya emerged… His Unique style gained him easy access as we term him “Ibibio Twister” The Nditò crooner is by far the fastest Ibibio rapper yet seen. With Numerous Dope features and Countless Singles to show for it. D-zaya is our #DopeRated as his styles goes beyond punchlines and wordplay to incredible fastness and unimaginable accuracy …
Well, I bet most of you reading this didn’t even know ke ayin efik ami adi Owo Akwa Ibom (sweed!)
The Okpo Records Gang leader has been kinging over the entire Cross River State with zero Challenges, Since the massive entry with “Chi Chum Chin” the X virus has remained strongly addictive in the fans system. The Singles no get counts again sef. Rocking every Shows and killing every features including the Iyanya / Ikpa Udo single and lately Zillions “Give it to Me” Upper X remains one of the biggest face in calabar music sphere holding it down to UY city. He remains one of the most sort after indigenous rapper in shows from Cali to Uyo and beyond and verily I tell you, the boi dey kill shows.
#2. Ikpa Udoh
The lyrical Edidem of Ibiono rap a.k.a Ekpri popsy wey dey make the flow proper! Formally known as “Indigenous Malik” made his debut entry with “Itipe Ke” where he comically communicated the future impossible terms of some high ranking Nigerians being broke, since then it’s been hit after hit and before we could say “jack” the Boy became the most sort after Ibibio rapper as at when he released “Play Me and Wuo Dòk which featured Bobby Frank. Ikpa Udo bagged series of awards and nominations played top shows and piew! Moved to Lagos and next we heard, (adi fim flag Maximum Disturbance #ikor. ) in other news he got signed to “Maximum Disturbance Entertainment ” and has been keeping it real ever since with hits including “Nsuto Gbedu, Right Now, Ke Nsi Nsi and Ayakid ” making mad wave across the country.
He is without disputation the most commercially successful Ibibio Rapper at the Moment
Born Nsikan Urua, the “number one done pay money1 Capone” came at a time when nobody believed the possibility and proved Ibibio flows could sound yummy in Hip Hop genre.
Started off in 2003 with Eddy Brendan as a duo “EB-ZEE”
Zillions is without exaggeration the reason anybody else is doing it.
The hit single “Nsa Isong” in 2008 brought a new dawn to Ibibio music. He is not just in the industry but apart of the industry as His Ernest contributions massively Assisted the pioneering of lots of Labels and Movements including the Idiok Aboy movement in 2012 with the likes of DJ Santo,Sagas,Penz Meladis,IkpaUdoh, Otyno, Ogiver, illest, SupersonicBlaze, Oga sir, LJ and Lybra.
With countless features with the likes of Mr.Xto,Aitee Inyang, Double Dee, the Cartel, Idiok Aboy, Ikpa Udoh, Real pee Ajagba,Ice Boxx,Icekyd,Sir Wilker , and a whole lot of others.
In 2013 Zillions bagged the NTATA AWARDS best hip hop, and got nominated for NDDA Awards (best hip hop category)
Recently the self acclaimed “Ibibio rap god” unleashed a triplet set of singles all mad hits including “Give it to me & NAM MKPOH MFO ft Upper X,Ikpa Udoh and Lybra. To yet prove he is still the best that ever did it…
The rapper is not much of an Ibibio rapper per say but truth is he never fails to spice up the janded package with his dialect in just a way that makes perfect sense and his latest single #Sai took it to a whole new level though… Well-done boss
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