Bubbling Under | Ziriums – This Is Me



This guy’s stuff came by our email a few weeks back, and somehow we missed it in the tons of emails we get everyday. Fast foward to today, and I see his video on facebook, and the first thing that hit me was, wow… this dude is flowing in Hausa. Interesting… Never heard a full rap song in Hausa. Pretty hot stuff. Check out his bio, and his video below. U heard it hear first.

My name is Nazir Ahmed Hausawa, a.k.a Ziriums, is the first son of eleven children. Hausa-Fulani by tribe, he was born in the conservative state of Kano in northern Nigeria. He was inspired by his Dad, an Islamic gospel artist, to enter the world of hip-hop and was later influenced by western rap artists such as Eminem.

Nazir grew up in a society whose elite leaders felt they could do anything they wanted in the name of religion, while everyday people didn’t have access to good schools, hospitals, roads, and security. People who spoke up were often imprisoned. He feels that rap / hip hop culture is the only weapon left to express himself freely and communicate the situation in Nigeria to the world. Nazir raps in Hausa and Fulfulde and wants to set an example to youth today so that they can wake up and preach against violence and enlighten society.

Nazir’s debut album is set to drop in 2010. He is currently managed by intersection Entertainment [I.E] in Abuja. His first single of the album ‘This is me’ video was directed by Korex of Intersection DMA.



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