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Blaqbonez Stars As Apple Music’s Featured Artist Of November’s Rap Life Africa

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Rap Life Radio, hosted by Global Editorial Head of Hip-Hop and R&B Ebro Darden, has featured Nigerian rapper and songwriter Blaqbonez as Apple Music’s Featured Artist for November. Blaqbonez discusses his most recent single, “ROAD RUNNER feat. Black Sherif” from his recently released album, “Emeka Must Shine” which can be streamed on Apple Music, in an interview with Nandi Madida, host of Africa Now Radio.

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Blaqbonez, whose real name is Akumefule Chukwuemeka George, is a well-known hip-hop soundscape and Caribbean artist who can handle challenging subjects. Originating from Imo, Nigeria, he makes a name for himself with his dynamic, competitive, and adaptable rap style, which led to his signing to M.I. Abaga’s Chocolate City Records.

Rap Life Radio features Shane Eagle & Jahlil Beats’ “KRYPTON” from the album “AKiRA” and Reminisce feat. ODUMODUBLVCK, Dremo & Powpeezy’s “Olu Maintain” in addition to Blaqbonez.

With excitement in his voice, Blaqbonez recognises that Nigerian hip-hop is thriving and calls it “hotter than ever.” He expresses gratitude for the chance to be the cover artist for such an important playlist and sees himself as a representative of the flourishing music scene, pledging to keep the momentum going in the exciting Nigerian hip-hop scene.

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About Blaqbonez

Nigerian rapper and songwriter Blaqbonez, whose real name is Akumefule Chukwuemeka George, is well-known for his unique sound, which combines hip-hop, Afrobeats, and Caribbean influences. Blaqbonez, who was raised in Imo, Nigeria, has become well-known in the music business thanks to his vivacious and aggressive rap style.

Blaqbonez is well-known for his ability to move fluidly between different musical genres, incorporating elements of Afrobeats and the Caribbean into his songs while adhering to his hip-hop roots. His energetic and competitive rapping style is what makes it so unique. His lyrics frequently tackle contentious subjects, exhibiting a fearless and confident approach to narrative.

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Chocolate City Records, a well-known Nigerian record label started by M.I. Abaga, offered Blaqbonez a record deal. This organisation has given a forum for his music to reach a broader audience. Blaqbonez dropped his album “Emeka Must Shine,” which included songs he co-wrote with Black Sherif, such as “ROAD RUNNER”. The album demonstrates his ability to eloquently combine various sounds and styles.

Being highlighted on Rap Life Radio as November’s Apple Music Featured Artist is evidence of Blaqbonez’s increasing prominence and influence both in Nigeria and internationally. Blaqbonez is regarded as a part of the flourishing hip-hop culture in Nigeria. His appearance on Rap Life Radio and other platforms highlights how important Nigerian musicians are becoming to the world of music.

In addition to sharing insights into his creative process and expressing gratitude for the support he receives, Blaqbonez actively interacts with the media and his fan base. Blaqbonez’s career trajectory in the music business demonstrates the energy and diversity of contemporary Nigerian music, and he continues to be a notable figure in the evolving landscape of African hip-hop.

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Millionaire In Every Currency – Wizkid Celebrates 13 Years Of ‘Superstar’ Album

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Marking a musical coming-of-age moment, Nigerian megastar Wizkid, also known as Ayodeji Balogun, recently hit the rewind button on social media (on his former Twitter platform) to celebrate the 13th anniversary of his debut album, “Superstar.”

The chart-topping album launched Wizkid’s career into the stratosphere, and the anniversary clearly holds special significance for the artist.

In a heartfelt post, Wizkid expressed his deep appreciation to God, reflecting on the immense success that followed the album’s release. Beyond the musical accolades, he acknowledged the personal blessings in his life, mentioning his cherished family and the fulfilling path his life has taken.

He wrote, “13 yrs since superstar! First album! Thankful for all God’s blessings. Healthy family! Blessed life! Love God.”

This celebratory post not only highlights Wizkid’s enduring legacy as a musician but also offers a glimpse into his values and priorities.

Wizkid also mentioned that he’s a millionaire in “every currency.”

Beyond his wealth, this post is an encouragement for his fans to focus on achieving genuine success in their own lives, urging them to avoid pretending to be something they’re not.

“Millionaires in every currency!”

“Real-life winners! Make sure u win in real life, no deceive yourself! U deserve it,” he added.

Wizkid’s musical journey began in 2012 with the release of his debut album, “Superstar.” Banky W’s record label, Empire Mates Entertainment (EME), released the album. This album was a major success, launching hit singles like “Don’t Dull,” “Pakuromo,” “Tease Me,” “Holla At Your Boy,” and “I Love My Baby.”

Wizkid wasn’t afraid to spread his wings. After releasing his second album, “Ayo,” in 2014, he decided to strike out on his own. He established his own record label, Starboy Entertainment. This paved the way for the next chapter in his music career.

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Chimezie Imo Speaks On Actors Playing Stereotypes In Nollywood

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Nollywood star Chimezie Imo tackled two common hurdles actors face in the Nigerian film industry. One challenge Imo addressed was the tendency for actors to be typecast in similar roles. While acknowledging the frustration this can cause, Imo offered a surprising perspective.

He suggested that being stereotyped isn’t always a negative thing.

Perhaps he feels it can provide stability and recognition. Also, it allows actors to hone their skills in a particular genre. The interview piqued viewers’ interest in learning more about his unique perspective.

He said,

“I’m of the opinion that stereotyping is not really a bad thing, especially in the movie scene, because it only means that you’re really good at something, and everyone can tell, and it’s okay to be good at one thing. But there’s so much an actor has that you don’t want to be kept in a box.”

Chimezie Imo argues that actors can find ways to bring something fresh to their performances even when cast in roles that seem repetitive.

“Sometimes, even when you get those stereotyped roles, you can have conversations to tweak it a little bit. For example, there was a script that I had and it was supposed to be emotional and I said, ‘Okay, can I be emotional without crying?’ I didn’t shed a tear in that film. There are other ways you could be emotional without shedding tears.”

He also discussed the challenges actors face during auditions.

Placing the blame on the casting directors, Imo said,

“Auditions challenge you. One of the worst things is getting a ‘No’ or getting in front of some people and losing all your lines and whatever; that is also because of most of our casting directors here.”

Chimezie Imo didn’t shy away from discussing the pressure actors experience during auditions. He even pointed out that some audition environments can feel cold and unfriendly. In his own words, he said,

“I think we also need to do better. We don’t know how to make people comfortable and warm, just a bunch of straight faces looking at you like they’re about to stab you, and that line you’ve been rehearsing for 3 weeks just flies.”

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Charly Boy Apologises For Comparing Tinubu’s Fall To The Fall Of Naira

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After facing backlash on social media, Nigerian singer Charly Boy has apologised for his insensitive comment about President Bola Tinubu’s recent fall at the 2024 Democracy Day ceremony.

On June 12, 2024, Charly Boy posted an apology on Instagram, admitting that his earlier comment was misguided and acknowledging that everyone makes mistakes from time to time.

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