Africa has influenced Black music since the beginning of humanity and it’s no different when it comes to rap music. Nigeria is Africa’s most populated country and there are many Nigerian American artists that contribute to Hip Hop culture. Here are 5 in no particular order.
“I look at myself as a black man in America, but as a Nigerian first.”
Jidenna Mobisson is the son of an Igbo academic from Nigeria. He was born in Wisconsin Rapids and he grew up partially in Nigeria.
Tyler, The Creator
Houston rapper Maxo Kream’s father Emekwanem Ibemakanam Ogugua Biosah Sr immigrated to the United States from Nigeria.