Sasha-BW2-600x428The Nigerian music industry is a fast moving train.

It’s either you keep up with the pace or you fall away.

Yes, you have to keep up with the pace otherwise the train will leave you and if you did not make good use of your time while it lasted, the only thing that will be left with you is pain and regret.

There are five female rappers, who burst onto the scene with promise and energy and we thought they would last the whole nine yards.

Alas, they fizzled out like vapour.

  • Sasha: The rapper cum lawyer who is also known as the First Lady of Nigerian Hip-Hop, entered the game as far back as 2001, signed to eLDee’s Trybe records and over the years, churned out hits like “Emi Le Gan”, “Adara” and “Only One” has since faded out. The train left her at 2012 bus stop when after she released “Bad Girl P”.


  • Kel: This was another fine rapper who rose to fame after getting a verse on the remix of illbliss’ “You Go Wound” remix and finally got signed to Capital Hill Music from where everything started to go uphill for her music wise. She dropped her debut album in April 2009 and started to lose steam. And the rest is history


  • B.O.U.Q.U.I: This gospel Femcee stormed the music scene with her self titled debut album whose lead single “Get it started” in less than a month debuted at number one the backyard beats segment of the PJ Butter hosted World Chart Show, which was a first by any home– based Nigerian artiste in the history of Nigerian music. Fast forward a few years after and she is of no relevance in the industry.

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  • Muna: The former Miss Nigeria, was not just a rapper but also a prolific songwriter, writing songs for artistes like J Martins and Waje. As a solo rapper, she performed under the pseudonym Babyrella before changing it to Muna and was successful with singles like “I Feel Real” and “Killer Queen”. However she had a career threatening injury in 2012 after she was involved in a war of words with veteran rapper Mode9 and even though the later didn’t release a diss track for her, she has yet to recover from the slump since they had that altercation.


Well we still have Eva Alordiah who keeps waxing stronger with each single she drops and it is noteworthy that she has been very successful without dropping an album. Another rapper in the budding is Capital Hill’s indigenous rapper MZ Kiss who killed Dammy Krane’s Faleela.



Jasper Atakefa is a music lover and a sport addict, he tweets via @JasperAtakefa


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