One of Nigerian’s biggest rappers, Jude ‘MI’ Abaga, in collaboration with TASCK Creative Company and DayGenius, rapper and owner of Battle Rap Africa, has announced the Hip Hop Event, which kicked off on the 30th of August at CCX Lagos.
The event is a celebration of hip-hop culture and will be headlined by some of the best rappers in Nigeria.
The success of the debut event, which had M.I. Abaga as the headlining act, laid the groundwork for the subsequent events, including the “Off the Top” edition, which included Dremo and attracted a sizable crowd of hip-hop fans.
The event has featured performances and battle raps that are amusing, clever, inventive, and disrespectfully entertaining. To the excitement of the audience, the most recent Bloody Toll edition was attended by the popular rapper, Vector, who is rumoured to have previously engaged in a “beef” with M.I. Abaga. With an impressive lineup of hip-hop stars, the event is set to take over the creative scene in Lagos.
Speaking on the event, Jude ‘MI’ who is also the CEO of TASCK says, “Hip Hop is a genre that is known for its lyrics and freestyles and the event will give young MC’s a chance to develop the writing skills and improve their performance stamina.”
He added, “We will also have battles that will help these young rappers gain confidence and learn how to perform in front of the crowd. “
In the past, rappers had to rely on their own skills and talents to make a name for them; but now, with the help of The Hip Hop Event, they are able to showcase their talent in front of a live audience. What’s more, the event not only gives young rappers a platform but also creates a social impact by encouraging attendees to participate in the forthcoming 2023 elections.
In line with the ongoing #vote4Nigeria and #registered campaign by TASCK, the event will use the influence of creatives attending to drive social change.
The event which is hosted every last Tuesday of the month is open to the public and is judged by industry professionals with the winner of the night receiving a cash prize.