…where is Sasha P, Nigeria’s hip-hop first lady?
Singer/rapper, Anthonia Yetunde Alabi popularly known in the music industry as Sasha P ruled the airwaves, from Radio to TV, as her musical offerings enjoyed airplay across the stations.
Sasha P thrived in what was considered the male dominated industry, where artistes dished club bangers that rocked and set music lovers on their feet. The rapper in her heyday, was the most prominent woman in Nigerian hip-hop, hence the title, first lady of Nigeria hip-hop.
She gained success at a time when there were very few Nigerian women in Hip Hop music. Her success helped pave the way for other female rappers and musicians in Nigerian hip-hop.
Her hit singles, Emi Le Gan and Adara, earned her accolades as she was also extremely decorated and achieved a number of firsts for Nigerian women.
In 2008, she became the first Nigerian female artist to perform at the World Music Awards, and two years later, she became the first Nigerian to win the Best Female Artiste award at MTV Africa Music Awards (MAMA) and Women in Entertainment Awards, UK in 2009 for single titled Adara.
Since her break from music to focus on her clothing line, Eclectic by Sasha, little or nothing has been heard from her musically.
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