Who are the fastest rappers in Nigeria? Think of all the rappers you know in Nigeria, which of them do you think is the fastest?
In a list compiled by Nigerian Infopedia, Olamide was named the fastest rapper in Nigeria and MI Abaga came in behind him as the second. But how realistic is that? No disrespect to Baddo, but is Olamide truly the fastest rapper in Nigeria?
If we were talking about worldwide rap, then this would have been an easier one as we all already know of the likes of Busta Rhymes, Twista and Eminem. With 1,500 words in 6 minutes, Eminem hit song Rap God is the fastest rap song making Eminem one of the fastest rappers in the world.
Coming back home in Nigeria, who is our own Eminem, Twista, or Busta Rhymes?
Here is an unbiased list of the top 7 fastest rappers in Nigeria. This list is a product of research – listening to their songs and also getting a public opinion. If you have a contrary opinion, don’t forget to leave a comment with your own list.
Born, Olamide Adedeji, known widely as Olamide, this guy came, saw, and is still conquering.
It all started with Eni Duro in 2010 which gained massive airplay. Today, he is the CEO of a record label (YBNL) that has produced artists like Lil Kesh, Viktoh, Adekunle Gold, Chinko Ekun, Lyta, and the rave of the moment, Fireboy DML.
He has several local and international awards, Like he said in Eni Duro, Olamide “…can do it slowly, can do it faster under any weather”. He can rap and sing and he has smash hits in both. And whenever he decides to rap fast, he is unstoppable. Olamide is the seventh fastest rapper in Nigeria.
Born Olanrewaju Ogunmefun, Vector is the only Nigerian rapper often compared to MI Abaga. He is a man of plenty controversy though, but that’s not why we are here.
He rose to fame in 2010 when he featured in General Pype’s star-studded hit, Champion along with Sasha P, Naeto C, Da Grin and GT Da Guitarman.
Today, he has 3 studio albums, two mixtapes, and two extended plays. Talk of awards, he has many to his name too including Headies’ lyricist on the roll in 2012 and 2015.
Not forgetting his record-breaking 2hours+ freestyle on Cool FM that still has people talking to date. His wordplay game is second to none. He is the 6th fastest rapper in Nigeria, coming just behind Phyno on the Top 7 Fastest Rappers in Nigeria for the year 2021.
The Indomie generation may only recognize Ikechukwu as one of the characters in the Wedding Party. Lol
Yeah, that bald Best Man that played the wrong video is not only a good actor, he is also one of Nigeria’s amazing rappers. His self-named single, Ikechukwu was a street anthem at the time.
He was also featured in one of the classic rap songs in Nigerian music, Kini Big Deal by Naeto C.
A lot of people may not know, but Ikechukwu has five albums including Hard and Soft both of which he dropped in 2019.
If you’ve heard Ikechukwu rap, you would attest to the fact he raps pretty fast. He is Uzi’s elder brother though, so it’s safe to say it runs in the family.
He came with fire, you could tell he wasn’t coming to play. Phyno’s Ghost Mode featuring Olamide is still regarded as one of the best rap collaborations out there.
Born Chibuzor Nelson Azubuike, Phyno started his musical career as a producer. Today, he raps, sings and still produces whenever he wants to. He has worked with some of the biggest names in the game, past and present, including Ruggedman, Bracket, Timaya, J Martins, Mr Raw, Wizkid, Olamide, Davido among others.
He raps mostly in Igbo with a little blend of English. As a matter of fact, he is the current of Igbo Rap music in Nigeria.
Phyno has 28 MTV Africa music awards nominations, claiming five of the awards. He comes behind MI as the fourth fastest rapper in Nigeria.
Arguably one of the greatest rappers in the history of Nigerian music, Jude Abaga, known wide as MI Abaga is a legend. Born October 4th, 1981, Jude has been blessing our playlists since as far back as 2008.
In his career that has lasted over a decade, MI has released four studio albums and five mixtapes. He has several local and international awards to his name including:
- Musician of the year (Modemen Awards, 2008)
- Best Mainstream Hip-hop video (NMVA, 2009)
- Best rap album (Headies, 2015)
- Lyricist on the Roll (Headies, 2018)
- Best Rap Single (Headies, 2018)
Just to mention a few. His rap songs are usually slow-tempo, but he is a beast every time he decides to rap fast.
MI Abaga, The Chairman as he likes to call himself, takes the number 3 spot on the list of the fastest rappers in Nigeria.
His parents named him Owoh Chimaobi Chrismathner, but we all know him as Zoro. Often compared to Phyno, Zoro is an indigenous rapper from Eastern Nigeria with impressive speed while rapping.
Zoro got his big break into the scene in 2016 with the Flavour-featured smash hit, Ogene which won him the 2016 Nigerian Music Video Award for Best Indigenous in a Visual.
He has several other tunes like Achikolo, Kulture, Oyoko, Ogene remix, Omandinma, Mabuza Mabuz, and so on.
He may not be your favorite rapper and may not have as many hits as some of them, but Zoro is the second-fastest rapper in Nigeria.
Uzikwendu – Fastest Rapper in Nigeria 2022
Uzikwendu is the fastest rapper in Nigeria and that might come as a shock to many as He may not be among the fastest rappers in Nigeria that you all know and definitely not the most consistent rapper in the country. But when it comes to rapping fast, Uzi is the fastest rapper in Nigeria.
Most of us first heard of him in the remix of Vector’s smash hit, King Kong where he serenaded us with fast rap like never before.
Uzikwendu has gone on to release a couple of singles after that. He is nicknamed the Osiso Master (Osiso in Igbo means Quickly).
He made us see how fast MI can rap when he featured him in his 2019 rap song, Lyrical Cardio.
Some of his other songs include Rappers, Si eba puo, E don burst among others.
Oh, his name is Uzikwendu Onunaku and he is a UK-born Nigerian rapper and a younger brother to another Nigerian rapper, Ikechukwu.
In conclusion, if you think there is a Nigerian Rapper that is meant to be on the list of the fastest rappers in Nigeria and it’s not here. kindly let us know via the comment box below.