Modenine is a renowned, award-winning Hip Hop artist from Lagos, Nigeria, by way of London, UK. Modenine's flow, punch lines, wordplay and lyrical prowess has cemented his place in African Hip Hop history as one of the best MCs to come out of the continent. Widely considered one of Africa's most gifted lyricists, Modenine has amassed a number of awards including three Channel O Awards and several Nigerian Hip Hop Awards for 'Best Lyricist'.
The early 90s proved to be a veritable boom for African Hip Hop. It was during this period that Modenine alongside Nigerian Hip Hop veterans Six Foot plus, De Weez and El-Cream formed Nigerian Hip-Hop supergroup AFTERMATH. Soon thereafter, AFTERMATH changed its name to SWATROOT. In the mid-90s, Modenine recorded a number of tracks with SWATROOT,