Arewa Female Rappers
Rapping is a popular form of music in Arewa, but it is not very common for females to rap. Most of the hip-hop artists in the region are males, such as DJ AB, Morell, Classiq, Deezell, and others. However, there are some Arewa female rappers who have made their mark in the northern Nigerian hip-hop scene. Here are some of them:
Haddy Rappia is a female rapper from Kaduna who started rapping at the age of 17. Her real name is Hadiza Ya’u and she specializes in the hip-hop genre of ‘Gambara’, which is similar to street rap or diss tracks. She has released several songs, such as ‘No Be Like You’, ‘Bounce’, and ‘Dey Dey’. She is also known for her collaborations with other artists, such as DJ Cee, Zlatan, and Naira Marley.
One of the best Arewa female rappers from Nigeria who has made a name for herself is Princess Mufeedah. She was born in Maiduguri but moved to Abuja when she was young. She studied at the Ahmadu Bello University Zaria and started rapping when she was 16. Mufeedah won the CAFE award for the most promising Arewa female hip-hop artist in 2016/17.
Princess Mufeedah is known for her fast and witty lyrics, as well as her catchy beats and melodies. Some of her popular songs are ‘Sixteen’, ‘Hot Spot’, ‘Leg Chain’, ‘Ruwan Jiki’, ‘Ji Mana’, and ‘Baza Freestyle’. Mufeedah also sings in English, which is rare among Nigerian rappers. Her biggest influence is Nicki Minaj, whom she admires for her style and skills.
Princess Mufeedah is not only a rapper but also an actress. She played the role of Salma in the hit series Kwana Casa’in, which aired on Arewa 24. The series is a comedy-drama that follows the lives of four friends who live together in Abuja.
Princess Mufeedah is one of the fast rising stars of northern Nigerian hip-hop. She has a lot of fans who appreciate her talent and personality. She is also a role model for many young girls who want to pursue their passion for music.
These are some of the female rappers who have proven their talent and skills in northern Nigeria. They have shown that rapping is not limited by gender or region and that women can rap as well as men. They have also inspired many young girls to pursue their dreams and express themselves through music.
Meet Lil Pee, the rising star in Hausa Hip Hop Music. Born on January 8, 1997, in Taraba State, her real name is Promise Bitrus Emmanuel. Embracing the stage name ‘Lil’ since she embarked on her rap journey at a tender age.
Inspired by renowned Hausa hip-hop artists like Dj Ab and Morell, Lil Pee stepped into the professional rap scene. Her performances, reminiscent of Nicki Minaj’s energy, consistently place her at the forefront of shows and awards events, amassing a devoted fan base.
Lil Pee has collaborated with notable artists including Boc, Teeswagz, Kaits, showcasing her versatility and leaving an indelible mark on the Hausa Hip Hop scene.
While not a rapper, Safara’u, now recognized as Safa, has made a formidable impact in the music industry.
Her notable collaborations, such as Kwalelenka, Inda Ass, and Basu with rappers Mr442 and Madox, have gained widespread popularity.
Rayya Kwana Casa’in
Rayya Kwana Casa’in, originally Surayya Aminu, has become a household name through her portrayal of the character Rayya in the hit series Kwana Casa’in on Arewa 24. Born in Lagos to a businessman father, she was raised in Kaduna and is currently pursuing studies at Kano Polytechnic.
The track YANZU NE, featuring Bash Neh Pah, Oga Abdul, Lilprince, Janx, and Mickey Deviper, premiered on June 18, 2022, on Audiomack and various streaming platforms.
Despite rapping for just 30 seconds, specifically from 2:41 to 3:10, Rayya’s contribution earned widespread acclaim, with many fans hailing the song as the ‘best music.’
The achievements of these rappers are poised to set the stage for the emergence of more talented female artists in northern Nigeria.
Best Arewa female rappers continue to dominate the Northern music sphere with their eloquence. They are a symbol of the Arewa musical heritage.