25 Most Promising Upcoming Acts Out Of Nigeria [Part 2 of 5]


Intro & Part 1


One can argue that Dammy Krane has already blown, but we’ll say he’s almost there but not quite. Dammy Krane got popular for his hook on Flowsickk’s Monkey Post, and pretty much made that tune extremely catchy. And even though earlier he was being compared to WizKid a lot, he has managed to carve out his own niche and fanbase.

His single, I Like Girls, and My Dear have been received very well and with all things looking like they’re going in the right direction, Dammy Krane is right on the cusp on being a star. Throw in the fact that he’s signed to 2face’s Hypertek and you have the feeling his career can’t go south even if he tried.



Now this is one rapper whose flow is in my opinion “sweet”. Yes, I mean his yarns dey sweet for mouth. No other way to describe it.

Efa is one rapper that has been around for a little while, and soon enough he’ll be up there with the top dawgs. His best works have been on features, DJ Klem’s Farabale with Yemi Alade, MI’s Star with 5mics, and his remix of Mo’Cheddah’s If You Want Me still rotates on my playlist. His joints “One More Chance” and E.F.A are also nice and his most recent, E2DFA is one that all rappers need to go listen to.

The one thing I can say Efa brings to the table is solid lyrics, and story telling. These days we get too consumed with punch-lines that we forget rap in itself is poetry. Efa is one act that reminds us of that fact. Not to get it twisted, the best rappers were also the best story tellers on wax.



Warri stand up! The sheer energy this guy brings to the scene is incredible, and from his yarns you can tell this is no chewing gum rapper. He straight up represents the streets, and the streets love him for it.

His tunes Won Be Be, Boju Boju ft. Brymo, Real Matters and his numerous freestyles have shown that he has that raw energy and sizzle in his flow and music altogether. The package he brings doesn’t come often and I’m sure soon enough he’ll go full blown mainstream. I can put my money on it.



F-Shaw has been on his grind for a bit, but it was his tune “As The World Turns” that really got a lot of people paying serious attention to him. There’s something about the way the words flows out of his tongue that makes one think they are being toasted.

His other tunes, “My Everything” & “Moonlight Serenade” are also very appealing and his smooth flow and detailed lyrics sets him apart from a lot of others. I see a lot of promise in dude. Fo’Sho.


Dee Moneey, Grip Boiz


This here is another “quarter to blow” act. For those that have been faithful fans for the longest, we know that this group (Yung El, J-Milla & Endia) has been in the game for a minute and have gotten bigger and bigger with every passing year. Their initial criticism was that they did great with remakes but not with their own songs.

That all changed recently with tracks Red Rose (Yung El), Is It You, Dash Me Da Ting (Endia, J-Milla with Dee-Money), and a host of features including Magician on IcePrince’s album, and Shake Body on DJ Caise’s track along side Eldee & Jesse Jagz.

The magic is there for this group, and with a unique sound that is not seen with any group from Nigeria, these guys are right there about go full mainstream.

To Be Continued


Written by Aribaba. Additional edits – 9jaSoula, Neefemi. Thanks to all the contributors who shall remains anonymous 🙂


  1. Erigga is the best out of them. He really represents the streets and Waffi. One love Erigga. Waffi thingz 2go @iamsammy

  2. Then only reason why my guys song is not on the list is becos of jagudas inconsistency totake note of visitors..y’all should listen to koko pee–she likes it!then rate him.


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