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Re: The Evolution Of Hip Hop Music In Nigeria: The '80s And Early 90s. by Androidlic: 8:04pm On Jun 02, 2020
REALLY
Re: The Evolution Of Hip Hop Music In Nigeria: The '80s And Early 90s. by teebarbie(f): 8:05pm On Jun 02, 2020
This got me lol. He scammed us with those fake rap of his truely
ednut1:
How was eedris then able to scam us with megene megene rap on the late 90s hahahha

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Re: The Evolution Of Hip Hop Music In Nigeria: The '80s And Early 90s. by Greizman: 8:08pm On Jun 02, 2020
naptu2:
I didn't include Heart of Stone because I wanted to include only songs that were primarily hip hop songs. That's also the reason that I didn't include the song below. Do you know that Shina Peters sang what was probably the first Yoruba rap song? It was a very short song at the end of his Shinamania album. It's at the 31:49 minute mark in this video.


Shina Peters - Omoge Loke Loke (1990).



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SuPsS9fcBzw


Good job you are doing here.. You brought back memories.
Actually wasiu ayinde sang the first yoruba rap music in Talazo.. Talazo 84.
And I'm not sure if barrister's fuji garbage rap came before shinamania.
Re: The Evolution Of Hip Hop Music In Nigeria: The '80s And Early 90s. by naptu2: 8:11pm On Jun 02, 2020
Greizman:

Good job you are doing here.. You brought back memories.
Actually wasiu ayinde sang the first yoruba rap music in Talazo.. Talazo 84.
And I'm not sure if barrister's fuji garbage rap came before shinamania.

Fuji Garbage came before Shinamania. It was the national anthem of 1988.
Re: The Evolution Of Hip Hop Music In Nigeria: The '80s And Early 90s. by teebarbie(f): 8:26pm On Jun 02, 2020
Wow! Thanks naptu2 for bringing back this memories. How I loved and still loved this song. I can do the rap from A to Z
naptu2:
Seyi Sodimu - Love Me Jeje (1997)


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bi33GuzaY6g
Re: The Evolution Of Hip Hop Music In Nigeria: The '80s And Early 90s. by Angelfrost(m): 8:28pm On Jun 02, 2020
naptu2:
P Square ft Alaye - Temptation



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yt5st0F4tNY

P-Square tried in this jam, but forget it... Alaye's rap was simply the truth!!!....

This nation was on an upward rap trajectory: Alaye, Freestyle, Da Capo, Alabai, Blaise, Jesse Jagz, Eva Alordiah, Terry, etc...

How did everything go belly up?!
Re: The Evolution Of Hip Hop Music In Nigeria: The '80s And Early 90s. by DSoj(m): 8:43pm On Jun 02, 2020
nnamdiosu:


Chai naptu2, you really brought back old memories. Nostalgia feelings. Junior and preety was a standard music then at parties.
The gold old days...

Do u have to quote the whole long post? Bush boy. Cant u just comment and save us scrolling thru the long post again... mchewww
Re: The Evolution Of Hip Hop Music In Nigeria: The '80s And Early 90s. by ikorodureporta: 9:12pm On Jun 02, 2020
edrys:
I am searching for Sule Ellam's signature tune for his Saturday jams back then on Ray Power.

DMX's prayer??
Re: The Evolution Of Hip Hop Music In Nigeria: The '80s And Early 90s. by Nobody: 9:42pm On Jun 02, 2020
naptu2:







You also have to give props to Obi Asika and Storm Records.

Let's see, if I'm correct then all the answers are connected.


I think that the concert that you are referring to is Lekki Sunsplash, which took place at Lekki Beach at Christmastime. Lekki Sunsplash was promoted by Toyin Munis.


Toyin Munis created Clapperboard in the early 1990s and he had a lot of time slots on LTV 8 (there were no private free to air stations in Nigeria at the time). One of the programmes that Clapperboard showed was Clapperboard Raps. I think that's the show that you are talking about.


Clapperboard Raps was produced by Obi Asika and it was shown on Saturday or Sunday mornings. There was a segment called Jimmy's Jump Off in which unknown rappers could freestyle over beats that were laid by DJ Jimmy Jatt. 2Face Idibia had his first appearance on TV on Jimmy's Jump Off.

I was going to write all this on the first page (but I forgot) because Obi Asika is associated with a lot of the acts whose works I've posted here. Junior and Pretty released their albums on Storm Records in the early 1990s (it had a slightly different name then) and Naeto C, Sasha P and others released their works on Storm Records in the 2000s.
ALAYE can I get a

This song was released year 2000 was the best video to be released by Nigerian artist then.

He was later featured by psquare in temptation remix
Re: The Evolution Of Hip Hop Music In Nigeria: The '80s And Early 90s. by scobaba: 12:48am On Jun 03, 2020
naptu2:
P Square ft Alaye - Temptation



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yt5st0F4tNY



Well done Naptu2.

Pls i will need your help in getting two songs. 1999-2000 i guess. They dint last long.

1. Komo( dreadlocked guy, pal to 2 face),

Chorus of song...'na today yawa go gas i o egbe go shele..yawa go gasi o'.
'
2. X Appeal. They featured Plantashun boys.

Chorus...omo wa sheri shey sheri ko leshe.

Something like that cheesy
Re: The Evolution Of Hip Hop Music In Nigeria: The '80s And Early 90s. by NextBuhari: 2:21am On Jun 03, 2020
Freewindz?
Re: The Evolution Of Hip Hop Music In Nigeria: The '80s And Early 90s. by naptu2: 2:29am On Jun 03, 2020
NextBuhari:
Freewindz?

And Titi Fanta.

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Re: The Evolution Of Hip Hop Music In Nigeria: The '80s And Early 90s. by nnamdiosu(m): 2:51am On Jun 03, 2020
DSoj:


Do u have to quote the whole long post? Bush boy. Cant u just comment and save us scrolling thru the long post again... mchewww

Lol...I'm sorry sir. Wont happen again sir.
Re: The Evolution Of Hip Hop Music In Nigeria: The '80s And Early 90s. by naptu2: 3:24am On Jun 03, 2020
Greizman:

Good job you are doing here.. You brought back memories.
Actually wasiu ayinde sang the first yoruba rap music in Talazo.. Talazo 84.
And I'm not sure if barrister's fuji garbage rap came before shinamania.

I listen to Fuji Garbage almost everyday while I exercise on the bridge (I've also posted it many times on Nairaland) and I had an audio cassette of Talazo in the 1980s, but the reason that they are not included in this thread is explained in the post you quoted. Both Fuji Garbage and Talazo were fuji songs that had hip hop influences. Listen to Omoge Loke Loke at the 31:49 mark in that video. It was a rap song. It wasn't even an Afro Juju song, it was actually a rap song that had a little bit of Juju flavour. Shina Peters was the first to do a rap song in Yoruba.
Re: The Evolution Of Hip Hop Music In Nigeria: The '80s And Early 90s. by naptu2: 7:37am On Jun 03, 2020
Of course there have been collaborations between Nigerian artistes and foreign hip hop artistes, like this:


D'Banj ft Snoop Dogg - Mr Endowed (Remix) (2010).



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o0h8mbfUyAg
Re: The Evolution Of Hip Hop Music In Nigeria: The '80s And Early 90s. by pope191: 8:08am On Jun 03, 2020
scobaba:




Well done Naptu2.

Pls i will need your help in getting two songs. 1999-2000 i guess. They dint last long.

1. Komo( dreadlocked guy, pal to 2 face),

Chorus of song...'na today yawa go gas i o egbe go shele..yawa go gasi o'.
'
2. X Appeal. They featured Plantashun boys.

Chorus...omo wa sheri shey sheri ko leshe.

Something like that cheesy


grin the tittle of the X Appeal song is What u want, Jazzman Olofin & Lexzy doo ft Plantashun Boiz. I doubt if the video is online.

I can also remember the song by Komo blastic grin he was the guy that appear in Plantashun boiz Don;t u know video with cowries on his hair, too bad he had copy right issue with 2face at some point.

Now I can't help but think thro the days of beat point, OJB of blessed memory.... We have artist like Xclusive, Six O, C- Mon of Africa lady, Artquake - Abule Lawa, Kaha - Party Buddie, Azziat (Tiwa of those years), Kween, Ashionye, Ama (one of OJB's wife) and many more. Finally dis new crops are garbage or maybe its just a change in tune, cos I remember parents always complain, what kind of noise r u ppl listening to these days


Finally I need to leave dis country... grin
Re: The Evolution Of Hip Hop Music In Nigeria: The '80s And Early 90s. by naptu2: 8:18am On Jun 03, 2020
scobaba:




Well done Naptu2.

Pls i will need your help in getting two songs. 1999-2000 i guess. They dint last long.

1. Komo( dreadlocked guy, pal to 2 face),

Chorus of song...'na today yawa go gas i o egbe go shele..yawa go gasi o'.
'
2. X Appeal. They featured Plantashun boys.

Chorus...omo wa sheri shey sheri ko leshe.

Something like that cheesy




pope191:


grin the tittle of the X Appeal song is What u want, Jazzman Olofin & Lexzy doo ft Plantashun Boiz. I doubt if the video is online.

I can also remember the song by Komo blastic grin he was the guy that appear in Plantashun boiz Don;t u know video with cowries on his hair, too bad he had copy right issue with 2face at some point.

Now I can't help but think thro the days of beat point, OJB of blessed memory.... We have artist like Xclusive, Six O, C- Mon of Africa lady, Artquake - Abule Lawa, Kaha - Party Buddie, Azziat (Tiwa of those years), Kween, Ashionye, Ama (one of OJB's wife) and many more. Finally dis new crops are garbage or maybe its just a change in tune, cos I remember parents always complain, what kind of noise r u ppl listening to these days


Finally I need to leave dis country... grin

It's online.

Meanwhile, I've spent the past 5 days trying to remember one of Kaha's songs, but I can't. The only thing that I can remember about the video was that his eyes were very weird at the end of the video.
Re: The Evolution Of Hip Hop Music In Nigeria: The '80s And Early 90s. by naptu2: 8:22am On Jun 03, 2020
scobaba. pope191

X Appeal (Jazzman Olofin & Lexxy Doo) ft Plantashun Boiz - What You Want (1999).



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fO8FYCBK2uk

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Re: The Evolution Of Hip Hop Music In Nigeria: The '80s And Early 90s. by edrys(m): 8:32am On Jun 03, 2020
ikorodureporta:


DMX's prayer??

Thank you.
Re: The Evolution Of Hip Hop Music In Nigeria: The '80s And Early 90s. by joseph1832(m): 8:46am On Jun 03, 2020
naptu2:
P Square ft Alaye - Temptation



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yt5st0F4tNY
Men I love this song!!!!.

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Re: The Evolution Of Hip Hop Music In Nigeria: The '80s And Early 90s. by Realhommie(m): 9:16am On Jun 03, 2020
Nyeks:
Freestyle is really good. So, hot like Eminem.
I was gonna say the same of Freestyle, his style is exactly like Eminem's.. Dude is a beast on the mic but i loved Eldee more.

Those were the days we had real rappers before everyone started going commercial.

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Re: The Evolution Of Hip Hop Music In Nigeria: The '80s And Early 90s. by Realhommie(m): 9:25am On Jun 03, 2020
lipsrsealed
Angelfrost:


P-Square tried in this jam, but forget it... Alaye's rap was simply the truth!!!....

This nation was on an upward rap trajectory: Alaye, Freestyle, Da Capo, Alabai, Blaise, Jesse Jagz, Eva Alordiah, Terry, etc...

How did everything go belly up?!
That we couldn't follow up on these great and talented acts that SA rappers now be outshining us..

We could easily be second to on the US in the world in Hip Hop with the array of talented rappers we had then..

P.S We still have many talented underground rap artist, but the moment the spotlight beams they wanna go commercial coz there's really no market for Hip Hop here in Naija and that's why the rappers down south of the continent be excelling.
Re: The Evolution Of Hip Hop Music In Nigeria: The '80s And Early 90s. by pope191: 9:35am On Jun 03, 2020
naptu2:






It's online.

Meanwhile, I've spent the past 5 days trying to remember one of Kaha's songs, but I can't. The only thing that I can remember about the video was that his eyes were very weird at the end of the video.

@Naptu, I've seen this X Appeal video, but that's wasn't their main vid, the main one is a kind of palour party. The only Kaha video I know is the party buddie ft Rymzo, its a kind of club setting, blackface is also in the video. I'm still looking for You is the one by Azadus video

Let's remember Pastor goody goody grin Black tribes of No ni and Sultaan (In 2face voice) - Koleyewon and mathematics
Re: The Evolution Of Hip Hop Music In Nigeria: The '80s And Early 90s. by pope191: 9:49am On Jun 03, 2020
Realhommie:
lipsrsealed That we couldn't follow up on these great and talented acts that SA rappers now be outshining us..

We could easily be second to on the US in the world in Hip Hop with the array of talented rappers we had then..

P.S We still have many talented underground rap artist, but the moment the spotlight beams they wanna go commercial coz there's really no market for Hip Hop here in Naija and that's why the rappers down south of the continent be excelling.

I don't believe we can sell rap to Americans, they won't accept that from us, the main reason our music is getting recognition today is d influence of afrobeat in it, I just crack a smile reading a post here yesterday about Patoranking not being able to do reggae perfectly... If he tries such in this era, they will raise GoFund for him last, I think ppl just like latest song, its not as if anything is intriguing about those songs, play Peacock Eddie quansa or Fela and watch how they look at u, but same old school tracks is what the likes of Burna boy and Yemi Alade is biting from to claim gaint
Re: The Evolution Of Hip Hop Music In Nigeria: The '80s And Early 90s. by Realhommie(m): 9:57am On Jun 03, 2020
pope191:


I don't believe we can sell rap to Americans, they won't accept that from us, the main reason our music is getting recognition today is d influence of afrobeat in it, I just crack a smile reading a post here yesterday about Patoranking not being able to do reggae perfectly... If he tries such in this era, they will raise GoFund for him last, I think ppl just like latest song, its not as if anything is intriguing about those songs, play Peacock Eddie quansa or Fela and watch how they look at u, but same old school tracks is what the likes of Burna boy and Yemi Alade is biting from to claim gaint
We can sell rap actually to Americans via great collaborations. The truth is if you're that good you'll be accepted though it may take some time but it's not impossible. My opinion sha

And you're right about the influence of Afro beats getting us recognition as at today, I totally agree.
Re: The Evolution Of Hip Hop Music In Nigeria: The '80s And Early 90s. by pope191: 10:37am On Jun 03, 2020
Realhommie:
We can sell rap actually to Americans via great collaborations. The truth is if you're that good you'll be accepted though it may take some time but it's not impossible. My opinion sha

And you're right about the influence of Afro beats getting us recognition as at today, I totally agree.

I somewhat want to agree with you, but let's make do of what we've witnessed... When you say great collaborations, then we have to talk about our finest, it will b difficult to mix local dialect with hardcore rap, so when we talk about our finest, I'll say mode, freestyle, M.I, Overdose and Jessy Jagz.... Do u really think Nas, Jay, K west, immortal Techniques, Eminem, J cole, Kendrick or Lupe will really want to dedicate their time for these peeps? Remember M.I once accused Nas of taking money from him and fail on his part to honour agreement. This same tin is what Ruggedman fought for, we should do music in our mother tongue and stop trying to b original version of other people. Outside rap, almost all the international collabo is rubbish, let's just call it exposure, from beautiful onyinye fans mi
Re: The Evolution Of Hip Hop Music In Nigeria: The '80s And Early 90s. by scobaba: 3:38pm On Jun 03, 2020
naptu2:
scobaba. pope191

X Appeal (Jazzman Olofin & Lexxy Doo) ft Plantashun Boiz - What You Want (1999).



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fO8FYCBK2uk


Naptu2 you will surely make heaven.

Thanks man

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Re: The Evolution Of Hip Hop Music In Nigeria: The '80s And Early 90s. by naptu2: 6:02pm On Jun 03, 2020
P Square ft Rick Ross - Beautiful Onyinye (2012).



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F6FEd2-6rt8

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Re: The Evolution Of Hip Hop Music In Nigeria: The '80s And Early 90s. by naptu2: 2:00am On Jun 04, 2020
scobaba:



Naptu2 you will surely make heaven.

Thanks man

My pleasure bro.

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Re: The Evolution Of Hip Hop Music In Nigeria: The '80s And Early 90s. by naptu2: 7:31am On Jun 04, 2020
sassysure:


That song has 100m views on youtube.
What! shocked

Who is that guy?
I'm even singing along.
So catchy.



D'bang has a very unique voice. That voice can hold the stage for hours.

That whine am well, see as that guy dey change voice anyhow. A feat u will never scarce now. Yemialade has such voice too.

A lot of rumours sprang up in Nigeria because of that song. Some gossip magazines in Nigeria claimed that the song was directed at his father because his father wanted him to focus on dentistry and forget about music. There were all kinds of rumours flying around.

He started out as rapper who could toast in a reggae/raga style, but he later switched to full time singing. He had several hits in the 1990s, but most of his later hits were not rap songs and that’s why they are not on the first page.

This song is one of his best songs. The song was originally done by the Jamaican band Uhuru in 1979. Uhuru was one of the most famous Jamaican bands and its members included Sly and Robbie, the most famous Jamaican production team.

Dr Alban teamed up with Micheal Rose, who is a former member of Uhuru, for this version of the song in 1997.

Dr Alban later teamed up with his cousin Charly Boy, to create a totally Nigerian version of the song (it was in Pidgin English). That version was released in the early 2000s.

Dr Alban ft Michael Rose – Guess Who’s Coming To Dinner (Carolina)



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vaTJ3LQ8TrM
Re: The Evolution Of Hip Hop Music In Nigeria: The '80s And Early 90s. by naptu2: 7:34am On Jun 04, 2020
Dr Alban - Hallelujah Day (1996)



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rr7fgGWkYoY
Re: The Evolution Of Hip Hop Music In Nigeria: The '80s And Early 90s. by IME1: 10:39am On Jun 04, 2020
naptu2:
Dr

Naptu2 please can you help me?
There's this song that used to enjoy air play on NTA then in fact not just one. Please I've searched YouTube I can't find them if you can HELP post them here I'll be happy for that-
1. Cost of living so high
The same guy sang 'I want to make you mine'
He had jerry curls and he sang inside bubble bath cheesy

2. Emily look what you've done to me, don't go oh Emily come back home...
Naptu2 this song i don't know the title but it was about a girl who married an older rich man, arranged men to kill him, he didn't die and she was arrested.
It reigned in the time of checkmate

3. Tony Harmony's Sample Me

4. Tony Tetuila - iya me oh

5. Stan - ibu Chineke
The guy who sang I think money makes the world goes round.
His sister won most beautiful girl that period.
The video was shot in a very greenery place like a garden.
It's upbeat
Ibu Chineke... Alpha Omega ahh ahh

5. Then please add more from south now...

I'm not into rap any more though.
I've always been a rock fan then I titled towards songs about social injustice foreign and African.
Thinking back I'll say these people- Evi Edna, Majek Fasek, Orits Wiliki, Ras Kimono, Tracy Chapman, Phil Collins, Cranberries, Wyclef, Boney M, ABBA, Madonna, R. Kelly, Toni Braxton, Lagbaja, Uncle Zack, Baba Fryo, daddy Shokey, Enya, Tupac, and some others shaped my thought pattern till I gave Christ Jesus my life. The best thing if not, most of the songs can push one to anger, depression, violence and the thug life.

But music eh ...

to worsen it as that we had it all- the big audio cassette we used to play in our 504, to regular audio tapes, then small tapes from midget recorder, to music video cassettes, to Walkman to discman, to mp3 that play only fm, to laser discs (big and thick), we even had turn table and records (the ones you put that thing on top and it starts spinning and playing music! Then VCD, DVD now YouTube and all. I even had a radio which could record so I'll station myself by the radio to the fm station i know would play the songs I liked then record the songs. Then the DCA who people call OAP now will interrupt with time, or news or announcements and spoil the recording.

Hmm and that time we can travel... so you'll be hearing songs from different parts of Nigeria. With relations from the 1940s, 50s through to 70s you cannot but know songs that are older than you. For instance how come I know about Rex Lawson, Ofege and the rest undecided tongue

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