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‘My name will soon become a house hold name in Africa’ – Dris, First African Fulani Rapper


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Seye Joseph – @seyetweets

You might have seen and heard Olamide who sings and raps in Yoruba, Phyno sings and raps in Igbo but you might not have heard of any artists who don’t only sing in English but sings in Hausa and Arabic language.

The artist is Idris Mohammed who is popularly known as “Dris”, the African newest and first Fulani Rapper.

Dris who performed live alongside 2Face Idibia, South Sultan, Yemi Alade, Reminisce, Timi Dakolo and others at the One Voice Peace Initiative – a 2Face Foundation program said that he started rapping professionally in 2011 when he went for Star Quest with the Storm Band and his group were the 2nd runner up at that time.

The Fulani rapper was born in Jos and had lived in major parts of the country due to his father military profession.

“We moved to Ilorin from Jos where I did my primary school, went to secondary school in Minna and went to University of Jos for my tertiary education”

The University of Jos graduate said he’s putting all his effort together to ensure that his work become successful with the major support from God.

“I am bringing in something different. I realized that people like something different. I put in my energy and strength in whatsoever that I do”

Dris has done a single and a cover for Ice Prince and now has a single called “Wataguan”.

The rapper who will not shy away from any lady who walks up to him to woo him raps in Hausa, English and Arabic.

He looks forward to do songs with Wizkid, Ice Prince, Don Jazzi, Davido and others and to be bigger than Justin Bieber, Akon and Drake in few years.


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