Naija Stand Up!
The time has come for Nigerian Hip Hop to receive global recognition as we've been given a chance to showcase our rap skills to the international community. The BET Hip Hop Awards 2011 will be aired LIVE from Atlanta to the international audience on the 11th of October. For the majority of rapheads, the biggest catch of the show is the "CYPHER". Virtually every top rapper has graced it, and this year promises to be an exciting one. Why? Because a Nigerian Rap contingent will also be on show.
Last wednesday, Nigeria's very best rappers spat killer bars and the video was shot the following day. notjustOk.com received some "materials" from the audio and video sessions but BET has instructed us not to put anything up (copyright paroles). However, we can exclusively reveal the names of the Nigerian representatives at this year's Cypher. Check 'em out below.
MALE (Alphabetical Order):
FEMALE (Alphabetical Order):
Producer (Audio): IBK Spaceship Boi (Enigma winner)
Director (Video): Clarence Peters.
The American rappers on the Cypher this year have not been made public (even on top US blogs/websites). However, our "inside sources" reveal some major names like Eminem, Ludacris and Mos Def. Exciting times, y'all!
The BET Hip Hop Awards 2011 premieres Tuesday Oct 11, 2011 at 8P/7C for US residents.
BET GHANA CYPHER 2010: D-Black, Sarkodie, Kwaku-T, Ayigbe Edem, BabyG, Tinny & Reggie Rockstone.