LAGOS — Nigerian rapper Emeka Akumefule aka Blaqbonez is set to join his Nigerian peers in the industry that have cemented their musical strength in the Pearl of Africa.
A number of musicians in Africa and across the world continue to admire the Ugandan audience and this could be basically because of the love they receive each time they come down here to hold concerts. They are always thrilled to see Ugandans dancing and jamming to their songs.
To this backdrop, Blaqbones who has released a new song, dubbed BBC says he is looking at Uganda as one of other many African countries he would want his music to be popularized.
The rapper’s new song (BBC https://Blaqbonez.lnk.to/BBC) joins other songs such as Bad Boy Blaq and Mr Bombastic for the 24 year old rapper signed to 100 Crowns, an imprint of Chocolate City.
In 2019, Blaqbones who is widely known for his controversial self-proclaimed status as the Best Rapper in Africa, which became the most talked about topic in the Nigerian hip hop space between July and September 2019 was profiled by The New York Times as one of the new guards of Nigerian music.
His musical roots date back when he was aged 13. It is at this tender age when he discovered he could rap however, his parents were not supportive of his new found hobby.
This did not deter him as he chose not to give up on his rapping dream so he secretly pursued his passion.
Blaqbonez started honing his rap skills very early, and at 16, came 1st out of over 3000 rappers in Nigeria, who participated in Terry the Rapman’s Zombie competition.
This victory later had him feature on Terry’s album World Domination alongside Olamide, Vector (rapper), Mode 9, Spellz which was released in 2012.
Five years later, Blaqbonez featured Terry on one of his projects. The rapper now has r 8 EPs and a mix tape to his name. His new song can be accessed here; https://Blaqbonez.lnk.to/BBC