Glusea brings to you Blaqbonez biography
Emeka Akumefule, known professionally as Blaqbonez, is a Nigerian rapper signed to 100 Crowns, an imprint of Chocolate City.
He 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.
Emeka was born on 29 January 1996, to an Igbo family and grew up, exposed to the Yoruba and Urhobo culture in Nigeria.
He was 13 years old when he discovered he could rap, and his journey into music was a result of happenstance.
He self-discovered his talent while listening to the radio with his cousin, when the song of a 12 year old rapper was played.
His cousin liked the song and challenged Blaqbonez to come up with his own lyrics, since he liked criticizing rappers. Few minutes later, he had enough bars for a verse, and that was where it all began.
His parents were not in support of his new found hobby, and he secretly pursued his passion. While in school, he dropped his first project, Hip-Hop in Blaq, and participated in competitions.
Blaqbonez started exploring his rap skills very early, and at 16, came 1st out of over 3000 rappers in Nigeria, who participated in Terry tha Rapman’s Zombie competition.
As a result, he and was featured 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. He emerged 1st runner-up in Vector (rapper)’s king kong competition, won the Rhythm fm Freestyle Fury and became RhythmFm’s artiste of the month, became the Hennessy Vs class captain, part of the Soundcity blast cypher, also released his much talked about mixtape CTAT “Cssette Tapes and Tvs” grossing over 60,000 engagements in streams and downloads, which is his third mixtape, following hip-hop in blaq and the “unfinished EP”
Blaqbonez released his ninth EP Mr. Boombastic on 25 October 2019. A day before the release of the EP, Blaqbonez released the promotional single “Jesus Is Black (Letter to Kanye West)”. In it, he tells Kanye West to postponed the release of his ninth studio album Jesus Is King, which had the same release date as Mr. Boombastic
- Bad Boy Blaq (2018)
- Bad Boy Blaq Re-Up (2019)
- Mr. Boombastic (2019)