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ARTICLE:THE REVOLUTION OF HAUSA HIPHOP

Hip-hop in Nigeria has taken a major step forward in the music scene over the last decade. It has produced great acts like EEDrees Abdulkareem, Modenine, Ruggedman, Nigga Raw,amongst others who started the game quite early. I stand to be corrected if I say they are the pioneers of the rap game in the industry. Other known artistes followed suit , most especially in the north. Unknowingly to most Nigerians, a lot of the modern rappers either come from the northern part of the country or affiliated with the northern roots. Pherowshuz, Overdose, Edrees Abdulkareem,   Terry da Rapman, M.I, Ice Prince Zamani, Jesse Jagz, Skales just to mention a few are some of the A-list artistes the north can brag about. Though some of them have been silent of recent, most are still keeping the game rolling. The most listened style of music in the northern part of the country today is a style called ‘’ nanaye ’’. This is an infusion of the hausa dialect with the hausa contemporary music. Artiste