Conversations about how much rap cannot thrive in Nigeria are always somewhere on the horizon. While its an argument that will probably end in agree to disagree scenarios, suggesting that Nigerian rappers have to somehow infuse more traditional or pop elements in their music to better sell themselves is accurate. Jamal Swiss is one artist that has shown he knows what needs to done to better align himself with Nigerian markets as shown by his 2017 six stop Lagos tour alongside D-Truce which helped introduce them to new audiences and promote touring culture. With his latest release, No Stress, Jamal plays in between highlife and rap as he articulates the struggles to get a chance with a Nigerian woman.
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