Is DJ AB North Setting the pace? A few years ago one could argue till dawn about the present state of Hausa hip-hop in Nigeria when being visualized but here we are having a conversation about who is the best Hausa Hip-hop artist? The Best Arewa Rapper? Best Hausa Rapper? It is amazing how far we have gone thus far. Hence, the need to write this article.
Haruna Abdullahi (also known as DJ AB) is a contemporary Hausa poet. He was born in Kaduna State in December 1993.
He attended primary and secondary school at the Federal Government College (FGC) Malali in Kaduna, and Ahmadu Bello University in Zaria.
DJ Abba has done much to carve a niche for himself for the past couple of years branded by the unique Hausa flavor alongside his friends YNS (Yaran North Side).
Knowing that doing Music in the North is a very difficult thing to do per se owing to the societal beliefs & norms.
The North breathes Hip-hop but the most prominent rap songs abroad are immensely popular in the region whereas the local Hip-hop talent struggles to reproduce the same level of success from the same consumer base.
The likes of Deezel, BOC Madaki, Morell, Classiq, Kheenqz, Lyrical Dr. Smith, and others might be Shining Arewa Hip-Hop but DJ AB is more alike carrying the baton to the rest of the world this year, he had more engagements.
Yi Rawa official video by DJ Ab ft. Yung 6ix was premiered on 30th January 2019
95,782 views as of the date of publishing this article
He is currently having an amazing 2019 musically and as an artist more than the aforementioned artists, he has been breaking boundaries & traveling alongside his music.
He was selected & featured in the first episode of Empawa Africa by MR. Eazi where KUMATU was born (currently receiving massive rave reviews).
DJ AB – Kumatu (Official Video) #emPawa100 Artist premiered on YouTube 28th April 2019
110,856 views as of the date of publishing this article
The second phase of the Competition which will empower 100 artistes with $10,000 each is on, and he is still contesting.
According to BUSTRENDZ.COM; Dj Ab Crowned The Top Rated Northern Artiste (SEE WHY)
The bottom line is DJ AB is setting the pace for Northern Artistes, as an Independent artist from the North He is gradually becoming a blueprint and a strong brand name to reckon with, and it is safe to say 2019 is Ab’s year!
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Is DJ AB North Setting the pace?