Yama Buddha

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Yama Buddha
Native name अनिल प्रसाद अधिकारी
Birth name Anil Adhikari
Also known as Yama Buddha
Born (1987-05-30)30 May 1987
Salakpur, Morang
Origin Maitidevi, Kathmandu
Died 14 January 2017(2017-01-14) (aged 29)
London, England
Genres Rap, Hip hop (known as NepHop)
Occupation(s) Rapper, singer
Years active 2007–2017
Labels NepHop
Associated acts Girish Khatiwada, Iraj, Sugam Pokharel, Priyanka Karki,Chingy, Neha Kakkar

Anil Adhikari (Nepali: अनिल अधिकारी; 30 May 1987 – 14 January 2017) was a Nepali rapper better known by his stage name Yama Buddha.[1][2]He was one of the most prominent rappers in Nepal. His songs Sathi, Aama, Yo Prasanga, Antya Ko Suruwat etc. are popular hits.[3] He was the creator and the presenter of the Popular Rap Battle show Raw Barz.[4][5]

Personal life[edit]

Yama Buddha, son of a Nepali politician Ambika Prasad Adhikari, was born in Salakpur, Morang. He lived in Salakpur, Morang for some years and moved to Kathmandu with his parents.He went back to stay with his grandparents in Salakpur for about 2 years and studied grade 4 and 5 at Pathibhara Boarding school in Itahari. He went back to Kathmandu to study in Grade 6 at The Excelsior School Kamalpokhari. He completed his SLC from The Excelsior School and his +2 from Edmark Academy.[2]

Yama Buddha resided in North London, United Kingdom, with his wife. He was found dead in his bathroom on 14 January 2017.



  • Yama Buddha (2011)
    1. Intro
    2. Asaarko Bhel
    3. Blueberry Pie
    4. Don't Ask About My Music
    5. Final Fantasy feat. Dougie
    6. Sometimes (Thugz Mansion Remix)
    7. You Just Play
    8. Mama Told Me
    9. Ma Futchhu Tara Jhukdina
    10. Hinsaako Kaalo Baadal
    11. I'm Fresh, I'm Fly
    12. In My Soul feat. Lazy Boi, Dougie & Duke
    13. Crack Raps
    14. Grime
    15. Grab Ya Khukuri
    16. Yo Prasanga
    17. Let It Go feat. Duke
    18. I Represent
    19. Battle Ready feat. Dougie & Duke
    20. Saathi
    21. Outro
  • Yama Buddha II (2013)
    1. Intro
    2. Mic Check 001
    3. Ghattekulo-32
    4. I Will Go
    5. Change Up
    6. Mic Check 002
    7. Kathmandu Ko Thito
    8. Timi Malai
    9. Malai Kohi feat. Kristina Allen
    10. Narunu Timi
    11. Yahan Sabaima Ris Chha feat. Brijesh Shrestha
    12. Didi
    13. Foothpath Mero Ghar (Bonus Track)
    14. Raachhyas (Bonus Track)


  • Ekadesh (2012)
    1. Intro feat. Rodit Bhandari
    2. Aama feat. Mistah K
    3. Challenge
    4. Yo Prasanga
    5. Antya Ko Suruwat feat. Leezum Bhutia
    6. Pagalpan
    7. Jutta Maa
    8. Kohi feat. Aidray & Nattu
    9. KTM Grime
    10. Gtfoh feat. Trisha
    11. Think Smart
    12. Gimme That Beat
    1. Taaj
    2. Paisa
    3. Khatra
    4. Sapana
    5. Allarey Thita
    6. Yoda
    7. K Vako Hola (Bonus Track)


  • "Aaudai Chu Ma"
  • "Real"
  • "Sipahi" feat. Saugat
  • "Timro Laagi" feat. Yodda & Brisk Timos
  • "Know Me"

Featured artist[edit]

  • "Ma Hoon Yatri" (with Mc Flo & Mac)
  • "Raachhyas" (with Hakim & Soda)
  • "Tito Satya" (with Manas Ghale)
  • "Mukhauta OST" (with Rabin Shrestha & The Sign Band)
  • "Aawaran" (with Priyanka Karki)
  • "Grown Man" (with Mani Sing)
  • "Get Down" (with Manas Ghale)
  • "Nachna" (with IRAJ, Chingy, Neha Kakkar & Tony T)
  • "Kalakaar" (with Sugam Pokhrel & Girish)


Yama Buddha was by far the most popular rapper in Nepal, especially among youth. Unlike other Nepalese raps, his songs are based on eclectic affairs. 'Saathi', 'Footpath Mero Ghar' and 'Yo Prasanga' depicts the real problems faced by Nepalese society such as poverty, drug addiction, sex trafficking and homelessness.[6] Songs on relationships are 'Ama (Mother)', 'Didi (Sister)', 'Pagalpan(Madness)'. Similarly, famous songs on other various narratives by Yama Buddha include 'Jutta ma', 'Audai chu ma' (for the movie Talak Jung Tulke), Aawaran (co Priyanka Karki). He also collaborated with international artists Iraj, Chingy and Neha Kakkar in 'Nachana'. He frequently performed live abroad (among Nepali diaspora) in countries such as India, Australia, UK etc.


Yama Buddha died on 14 January 2017. The singer was found dead in his bathroom at around 6 AM. It was reported that the singer committed suicide in his residence in North London, cause of his death is mysterious.[7][8]


  1. ^ "Reverbnation - Yama Buddha". Reverbnation.com. Retrieved 24 January 2014. 
  2. ^ a b (in Nepali)"Two Celebrities of Nephop - Yama Buddha and Laure". Ekantipur.com. Retrieved 24 January 2014. 
  3. ^ "RIP : BUDDHA IS NO MORE, LEAVES BEHIND RICHES OF INSPIRATION IN HIS SONGS". The Voice of Sikkim. Retrieved 24 January 2017. 
  4. ^ "Nepal’s road to rap". The Kathmandu Post. Retrieved 24 January 2017. 
  5. ^ "Nepal: Battle of the female rappers". BBC News. Retrieved 24 January 2017. 
  6. ^ Aryal, Timothy. "Voice of a generation". The Kathmandu Post. Retrieved 24 January 2017. 
  7. ^ "Famous rapper Yama Buddha no more". Myrepublica.com. 14 January 2017. 
  8. ^ "Nepal mourns its 'voice of a generation' after the mysterious death of the country's most famous rapper who was found hanged at his wife’s parents’ home in a west London suburb". Dailymail. Retrieved 24 January 2017.