Olanrewaju Ogunmefun, Nigerian rap artiste popularly known as Vector has urged the public not to rate Nigerian rap music by American standards.
According to Vector, rap music is usually unique to a people as it tends to focus on their history, experiences, culture, and tradition.
He told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos on Friday that rappers owed the listening public the responsibility to produce good music for their listening pleasure. “The purity of Hip-Hop is dependent on the person doing it.”
“We should stop trying to measure our rap here by American standards or anything, it’s just pretty much if you can rap, rap.”
“How do you know how to rap, if it’s Yoruba do it well, if it’s Igbo do it well, if it’s Hausa, awesome, kill it. Which was the main idea in the ‘King Kong’ remix, bring all the major tribes together that know how to do their rap, how they feel,” he said.