99. Poe

Ladipo Eso, better known by his stage name LadiPoe, is a gifted Nigerian rapper and recording artist. He’s widely recognized for his distinctive flow, lyricism, and versatility. His music is often marked by witty one-liners or punch lines, which he trademarks as “lifelines” for their depth and delivery. Poe made his mark collaborating with many of Nigeria’s top musicians, but became a breakout star with his song Adore Her and subsequent release, Man Already.

As an original member of The Collectiv3, Poe appeared on The Collectiv3 LP, the 2015 compilation highlighting the best of the country’s alternative music scene. Alongside Show Dem Camp, Temi Dollface, Nsikak, Funbi and producers Ikon and Kid Konnect, Poe’s involvement in the project received international acclaim and rave reviews from media outlets such as The Fader, i-D Magazine and OkayAfrica. He was also a standout performer in the inaugural ART X Lagos as part of ART X Live!

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