Anil Adhikari (30 May 1987 – 14 January 2017) was a Nepalese rapper better known by his stage name Yama Buddha.[1][2][3] His songs Sathi, Aama, Aaudai chhu ma, Yo Prasanga, Antya Ko Suruwat etc. are popular hits.[4] He was the creator and the presenter of the Popular Rap Battle show Raw Barz.[5][6]

Personal life[edit]

Adhikari, son of a Nepali politician Ambika Kumari 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 grades 4 and 5 at Pathibhara Boarding school in Itahari. He went back to Kathmandu to study in grade 6 at The Excelsior School Swoyambhu. He completed his SLC from The Excelsior School and his +2 from Edmark Academy Kalanki-14, Kathmandu.


Yama Buddha resided in North LondonUnited 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. Didi
    12. Foothpath Mero Ghar (Bonus Track)
    13. 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
  • Khatra (Album by Yama Buddha) (2017)
    1. Taaj
    2. Paisa
    3. Khatra
    4. Sapana
    5. Allarey Thita
    6. Yodda
    7. K Vako Hola (Bonus Track)


List of singles as lead artist

  • "Aaudai Chu Ma"
  • "Real"
  • "Sipahi" feat. Saugat
  • "Timro Laagi" feat. Yodda & Brisk Timos
  • "Know Me"
  • "Get Back"
  • "Hamro Barey Ma" feat. Mc Flo
  • "Moist"
  • "Freeverse"
  • "Freeverse 001"
  • "Freeverse 002"
  • "Freeverse 003"
  • "Freeverse 004"


  • "XCLUSIVE CYPHER" (with Mastermind,Bri$k Timos and So Deep)
  • The Top (Nephop Cypher) with Manas Ghale)

Featured artist[edit]

  • "Ma Hoon Yatri" (with Mc Flo & Mac)
  • "Raachhyas" (with Hakim & Soda)
  • "The Top" (with Loorey, Duke, Dougie)
  • "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, ChingyNeha Kakkar & Tony T)
  • "Kalakaar" (with Sugam Pokhrel & Girish Khatiwada)
  • "Kathmandu`s finest" (With Nasty)
  • "Brick City" (Street Rap) (with Aid Ray)
  • "Alone in the dark" (with Def'Mind)
  • "Turn the lights off" (with MistaH K, Duke and Bigshake)
  • "Fire with Fire Remix" (with Jay Key, Emma Walsh and LA Cloud )
  • "Ek Karodma Ek Ma -B-boying (Ncell) (with Sugam Pokhrel)


Unlike other Nepalese raps, Yama Buddha's 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.[7] 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 artists Iraj, Chingy and Neha Kakkar in 'Nachana'. He frequently performed live abroad (among Nepali diaspora) in countries such as India, Australia, UK etc.[8]


Yama Buddha died on 14 January 2017 in London.[9][10] 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.[11][12]


  1. ^ "Nepali hip-hop artist – Yama Buddha". Boss Nepal. Retrieved 22 May 2019.
  2. ^ "Reverbnation - Yama Buddha" Retrieved 24 January 2014.
  3. Jump up to:a b "Two Celebrities of Nephop - Yama Buddha and Laure" (in Nepali). Retrieved 24 January 2014.
  4. ^ "RIP : BUDDHA IS NO MORE, LEAVES BEHIND RICHES OF INSPIRATION IN HIS SONGS". The Voice of Sikkim. Retrieved 24 January 2017.
  5. ^ "Nepal's road to rap". The Kathmandu Post. Retrieved 24 January 2017.
  6. ^ "Nepal: Battle of the female rappers". BBC News. 20 November 2013. Retrieved 22 May2019.
  7. ^ Aryal, Timothy. "Voice of a generation". The Kathmandu Post. Retrieved 24 January2017.
  8. ^ "Yama Buddha 1987 – 2017". Retrieved 15 January 2017.
  9. ^ "Rapper Yama Buddha found dead at his London house"The Kathmandu Post. 15 January 2017. Retrieved 15 January 2017.
  10. ^ "Remembering Nepali rapper Yama Buddha". Retrieved 16 January 2017.
  11. ^ "Famous rapper Yama Buddha no more" 14 January 2017.
  12. ^ Reporter, TexasNepal (15 January 2017). "Popular Rapper Yama Buddha Found Dead In London Apartment"TexasNepal. Retrieved 2 July 2019.

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