Last updated
Also known asThe Run DMC of Africa
Origin Lagos, Nigeria
Genres Hip hop
Labels Da Trybe, Storm Records
Associated acts Eldee, Sasha P, 2Shotz, olaDELe, Banky W
Members eLDee The Don
Past membersFreestyle

Trybesmen (also known as Da Trybe) is an African hip-hop group from Lagos, Nigeria. The Nigerian newspaper NEXT describes them as "one of the pioneers of hip hop in Nigeria" [1] and the BBC called the group "legendary" in 2005. [2]


The three original members, known as Eldee, Kaboom and Freestyle, first met in 1994 in Lagos. [3] Their first album, L.A.G Style Volume 1. , was released in 1999 to positive reviews. [4] Their hits included "Trybal Marks" and "Shake Bodi." [5] Two members, eLDee and Freestyle, recorded solo albums after the group broke up. [1] They reunited to perform at an awards ceremony in Abuja in 2009. [6]


Current members

Former members

Trybesmen Solo Label





  1. 1 2 "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-07-21. Retrieved 2009-10-22.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
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  3. TRYBESMEN (Former homepage at MSN Groups with band biography, copy at the Internet Archive)
  4. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2010-01-16. Retrieved 2009-10-22.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  5. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2009-10-11. Retrieved 2009-10-22.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  6. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2010-01-17. Retrieved 2009-10-22.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

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