Emeka Akumefule did not come to the game to play. Before getting his major deal with Chocolate City in 2018, Emeka had already dropped 7 projects and was showing no signs of slowing down. His mixtape ‘Last Time Under’ like the title prophesied was really his las time under the radar as it garnered him a Falz and MI collaboration on ‘Bad Boy,’ and an AQ Co-Sign, which later became a contract with both the latter’s 100 Crowns and the former’s Chocolate City. Since his major label debut album ‘Bad Boy Blaq’ in 2018, Akumefule has dropped three more projects and two deluxes in five years, killing features and collaborations along the way.
In big 2023, Blaqbonez has already been on more than five songs, as a feature and as a lead artiste respectively.
Below are the 5 times Mr. BBC absolutely went HAM on a track in 2023:
BREAKING THE YOKE OF LOVE:
Pastor Blaqbonez began the year prepping for the second annual edition of his ‘Breaking The Yoke of Love’ Valentine’s day crusade (concert). The song if the same title where he recruited the services of The Voice Nigeria alumni Chike and emerging vocal Queen Raybekah to offer a magnificent pro-polygamy, and anti-exclusivity in romance choral anthem.
The choir and Chike set the stage for Blaq to deliver a stunning verse that music fans can forget in a hurry, I mean who begins a verse with “fvvk Cinderella, fvvk Beauty and the beast…”?
WO WO REMIX:
Arguably the most jumped on instrumental of the year, Blaqbonez was more fortunate than the rest to feature on the original version by Minz, also featuring BNXN fka Buju.
I know we all remember the stellar “Mr. knackademua said he wouldn’t pay us, after all the work we put in for Lagos” verse. And that shot at a certain Mavins artiste, “we the ones disturbing artists on labels…don’t compare an AK to a damn Luger.”
Blaqbonez delivered a calm but braggadocios and audacious blessings checklist of a verse. Alluding to his success from his legal hustles with the line:
“Rich as f**k and we still stacking, six bed mansion for this Lekki and I no kill person.”
Nigerian singer Lago recruited Blaq for his single ‘Lotto’ where Blaq dusts up his patois alter-ego Mr. Boombastic and delivers a ragga verse about head and other luxuries of life, especially those on four wheels.
“Buju say he wan race me, Tell am we go do am unfailingly, yeah
CKay bought a AMG,
So it’s three bad boys with V8 engines.”
This verse is still making waves around social media, Blaq mazes between autotuned trap, so Yoruba laden singing in a few unforgettable seconds.
May has been quite busy for Emeka as the Collab with fellow OAU alumni CKay is just the second of three releases this month and we’re not even halfway through the month.
That’s an amazing but an unsurprising feat as Emeka is known as the epitome of music business hustle in west Africa, if not the whole continent.
Legendary American rapper Ludacris alongside other American artistes like Vic Mensa have been in and out of the Gold Coast since the West African country announced the year of return in 2019, and have been working with African artists.
Blaqbonez revealed in a tweet that the ‘Chicken and Beer’ rapper’s team flew him out to Ghana to work with him.
Raw and uncut Blaqbonez rapping about fellatio once again, President Blaq turns the Disney fairytale princess to a city girl on this one and Luda (I know all of you just screamed that name in your head) delivered a monster of the verse, back like he never left.
Hard to not imagine what he must have cooked up with Sarkodie, as they have been spotted together in the studio several times.
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