Rapper ‘Blaqbonez’: Biography, Education, Career, Girlfriend, Net Worth, Achievements and Controversy

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By Balogun Kamilu Lekan

Biography

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Blaqbonez (real name Emeka Akumefule) is a Nigerian rapper, text battler, singer, rap battler, and songwriter.

He was born on 29 January 1996. Currently, Blaqbonez is 28 years old(2022)

Emeka, a native of Imo state, is known for blending Yoruba and English in his rap. He is currently signed to 100 Crowns, an offshoot of Chocolate City.

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He is also famous for his public acclamation of being the “Best Rapper in Africa” (abbreviated as “BRIA”).

Blaqbonez was profiled as one of the new guards of Nigerian music by The New York Times in 2019.

His music style takes an unorthodox approach with a blend of humorous personality.

Education

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Blaqbonez is a graduate of the prestigious Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU)

Career

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Blaqbonez started rapping at a younger age before rising to prominence when he won Terry Tha Rapman’s Zombie rap competition in 2012.

In the same year, he also featured alongside top Nigerian musicians, including Olamide, Vector, Mode 9, and Spellz, in a mixtape titled “World Domination.” 

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Later, he emerged as a first runner-up in Vector’s King Kong competition, 

He also won the Rhythm FM Freestyle Fury and also clinching the artiste of the month recognition 

Blaqbones then released a mixtape, CTAT “Cssette Tapes and Tvs” which grossed over 60,000 engagements in streams and downloads.

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In August 2018, he released an EP,  Bad Boy Blaq. A reissue of the EP, titled Bad Bloy Blaq Re-Up, was released in February 2019.

Blaqbonez followed this up with another EP, Mr Boombastic, in October 2019. Twenty-four hours after the release of the EP, he dropped a single, “Jesus Is Black (Letter to Kanye West).”

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He then dropped an album, Sex Over Love, in 2020. The 14-track project featured songs like “Bling” featuring Amaarae and Buju, “BBC (Remix)” featuring Tiwa Savage, and “Haba“. Other artists featured on the album include Nasty C on “Heartbreaker“, Joeboy on “Fendi“, Bad Boy Timz and 1Da Banton on “Faaji“, Laycon, Psycho YP and AQ on “Zombie” and Superboy Cheque on “Best Friend. “

Relationship

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Blaqbonez is reportedly in a relationship with Gbemmy Daniels. He showed her off in one of his Instagram posts.

Net worth

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NewsWireNGR cannot independently verify Blaqbonez’s net worth

Achievements

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The Guardian describes Blaqbonez as an individual who ‘carries the torch of Nigerian rap’.

He was also featured in the “Top 10 Artists to Watch in 2019.”

At the inaugural Creative-Africa Hip Hop Awards, Blaqbonez won the West African Rapper of the Year award.

In 2022, he launched the maiden edition of his “Breaking The Yoke Of Love” concert.

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Discography

EPs

  • Bad Boy Blaq
  • Bad Boy Blaq Re-Up
  • Mr. Boombastic

Studio Album

  • Sex over love

Songs

  • Bling (featuring Amaarae & Buju)
  • Haba
  • Fendi (featuring Joeboy)
  • Best Rapper In Africa
  • Mamiwota (featuring Oxlade)
  • BBC remix (featuring Tiwa Savage)
  • Shut Up
  • Sex Over Love (Album)
  • Bad Boy Blaq
  • Commander
  • Boombastic (featuring Falz)
  • Zombie (featuring LayCon & PsychoYP)
  • Mamiwota
  • Shut Up
  • Haba
  • BBC
  • 1000years

Controversy

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Blaqbones reportedly fell out with skit maker come, singer, Efe Carter when the duo came for each other. Carter Efe slams Blaqbonez following an accusation that Emeka hated him over an issue arising from his hit single ‘Machala’.

NewsWireNGR reported that the duo traded words on Twitter over the issue.


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