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.
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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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.
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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