- ICE PRINCE
Panshak Zamani (born 30 October 1986), better known by his stage name Ice Prince, is a Nigerian hip hop recording artist and actor. He rose to fame after releasing “Oleku”, one of Nigeria’s most remixed songs of all time. He won the 2009 Hennessy Artistry Club Tour. His achievements include one BET Award, one Ghana Music Award, three The Headies Awards, two Nigeria Entertainment Awards and two Channel O Music Video Awards. His hit track with Hausa flows is MUTUMINA
Morell became popular after he released his single ‘anti social’ ft Olamide. Born in Bauchi state but an Indigine of Borno. He raps and Sings and has done collaborations with Naeto C, Ruggedman, Jesse Jagz, Ice Prince, Phyno, M.I, Vector. With performances alongside international stars, Sean Kingston and Kanye West. A graduate of University of Maiduguri, He is currently signed to NordanOrty. Some of his recent works include: ‘Aure’ and ‘Ba wani Bugatti’. His hit track with arewa style is Ganga da Garaya
Buba Barnabas Luka aka ClassiQ hails from Bauchi State, was born on September 21, 1991 and started singing at the age of 16. His intention is to give Hip Hop the standard it deserves and most importantly convince anyone who listens thathe can deliver the brand of Good Music they deserve.He plans to dominate Nigeria musically as he claims “Music chose me, I didn’t choose it” He is known for his prolific punch lines and witty deliver, not to mention his crazy production skills. ClassiQ has performed alongside acts like MI, Eldee, Wande Coal, Shank, Davido, Duncan Mighty and also worked with great acts like Phyno, Vector, Reminice, Jesse jagz and many more. His current Hit track is HOTO in his Sarki MIXTAPE
One of Nigeria’s most promising new artists, this is a fast rising entertainer with a story of sheer determination, diligence and raw talent. Hafeez was raised in Kaduna, northern Nigeria. Hausa is his native language and this is heavily featured in his musical content. The ambitious young artist has proclaimed himself the “Sarikin sautin arewa” – King of northern music. He has a track wich featured Davido titled taka rawa. But his Hit Track is Waye Babanka Featuring Morell
Twitter handle- @yungkheengz
Kheengz aka YFK is a rapper and a graduate of ABU Zaria he studied civil engineering before moving on to do his dream carrier, With his silky smooth vocal texture, interesting lyrics and technique. His most popular track is Jelousy featuring M.I Abaga in his college kid mixtape, but his Hit track is Balling
Alfred Ogbonna, born on the 1st of October 1990 is a Nigerian act recording under the stage name Al’Chaddas. “Chaddas” happens to be a high school nickname and “Al” was copped from his birth-name, and thus brings about the fusion. Al’Chaddas was born in London, but raised in Nigeria [Jos] and still lives in Jos at the moment. “Al’Chaddas”, who brought us the tunes “Go”, on which he laced with yungL & Terry tha Rapman and also “Castle Walls”, a T.I Cover – has been on this piece of his – “ALcyclopedia___TheMIXTAPE” – his first debut mix-tape album since he started his music career, 5 – 6 years ago. He’s been doing this alongside members from a crew he put together by name “Cheezville”. His track with hausa flows is A’Bani kida
- DJ AB
Dj A.B (Abba) is a Producer, Rapper and a Singer based in Kaduna Nigeria (Typical Hausaboy). He is a singer of ‘YaranNorthSide Entertainment Company’ and Owns an Audio/Visual Studio called YNSStudios in Kaduna Which was Established as a family Venture. He’s no doubt one of the fastest rising rappers in the north since releasing his Thug Mixtape. His sit track is Babarsa which almost turn to a national anthem in the north
IBN – Full Name Umar IBN ayya, Born and Raised in the Tin city of Jos, Nigeria, home to some of the best rappers in Africa, the likes of M.I, Jesse Jagz & Ice Prince and many more. IBN has performed alongside big names like Patoranking, Blackah, Alchadas. His Hit track INA MAZAN SUKE turned out to be a huge stepping stone in his music carrier, the track got more than 50,000 downloads within its first month of release with also radio airplays In Nigeria, South-Africa, Uganda, Cameroon & Canada. He’s currently nominated for best Indeginous single in the Top Naija Music Awards 2015
- BOC Madaki
Luka Dinda Bulus Madaki popularly known as B.O.C (Blaq Ordained Champ or Barde Ogan Chasu) is a bi-langual (English and Hausa) rapper.
Born and raise in the city of Bauchi State. He has received a wide salutation from other top Nigerian Rappers and he also has a track with Morell in his forthcoming Mixtape ‘No English’. Download one of his hit tracks Mai zuga
- Dr. Smith
Mr. Simon Bulus with the stage name “Lyrical Dr. Smith, an indigene of Plateau State from Pankshin Local Government Area. He is a hip – hop artist (Rapper) and an On Air Personality (OAP) with Unity FM 93.3 Jos. performing and sharing stage with the likes MI, Ice Prince, Mode9, Pheroceous, Jessy Jags, Nice, Nigger Raw, 2face, Style – Plus, Psquare, Jeremiah Gyang to mention but a few. He collaborated with different artist on different project including Psquare – “Roll it”, Jeremiah Gyang, “Dan Gata”, Radioactive DNA “Asuba ta Gari” etc. His current Hit track is WAYE SHI
Subsequently other very good Arewa stars include XDOGGINIT, Hench,Raven, Relyst, Maxta, Likitre and many more.
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