Blaqbonez Biography | Age | Career | Education | Net Worth
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.
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.
Early life and career Age
Emeka was born on 29 January 1996, to an Igbo family, and grew up exposed to the Yoruba and Urhobo culture in Nigeria.Blaqbonez hails from Imo state, a state in south-eastern Nigeria dominated by the Igbo tribe. He grew up with his mother, a pastor, in a Yoruba and Urhobo mixed environment. He had his tertiary education at Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), where he read an Engineering course.
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. A 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 newfound hobby, and he secretly pursued his passion. While in school, he dropped his first project, Hip-Hop in Blaq, and participated in competitions. In 2011, Blaqbonez started participating in underground rap battles. He eventually won Terry Tha Rapman’s Zombie Competition aged in 2012, beating 3000 rappers in the challenge. In the same year, he featured on Terry’s 2012 mixtape titled “World Domination” alongside top Nigerian musicians including Olamide, Vector, Mode 9, and Spellz. Five years later, Blaqbonez featured Terry on one of his projects. He emerged 1st runner-up in Vector’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”.
In an interview with The Punch newspaper, he said his “Best Rapper in Africa” proclamation was a response to a diss track and need to wake up other rappers in Nigeria. He was recently described by The Guardian as ‘carrying the torch of Nigerian rap’ and on 2 January 2019, he was listed by the same publication as one of the “Top 10 Artists to watch in 2019”. Blaqbonez was named West African Rapper Of The Year at the inaugural Creative-Africa Hip Hop Awards. The same publication ranked him second in their Top 50 African Rappers Of 2021 list. Blaqbonez has a huge fan base and his biggest fan is Eseose Braimah
2018: Bad Boy Blaq
Blaqbonez released his eighth EP Bad Boy Blaq on 31 August 2018. It was released as part of the L.A.M.B project, a series of three hip hop albums that attempts to reawaken Nigerian hip hop. Bad Boy Blaq was executively produced by M.I Abaga and released through 100 Crowns, a label imprint of Chocolate City. The EP was the last of three releases and was preceded by M.I Abaga’s A Study on Self Worth: Yxng Dxnzl (2018). A reissue of the EP, titled Bad Bloy Blaq Re-Up, was released in February 2019.
2019: Mr. Boombastic
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.
In 2020, Blaqbonez dropped a new song ‘Haba’.
2020: Emeka the stallion
On 30 April 2021 blaqbones dropped his album Sex Over Love. Blaqbonez is finally sharing his truth and reality with the world through his much-awaited album “Sex Over Love“.The 14-track album houses previously released 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“. On Sep 17, 2021 Blaqbones dropped 1000 Years. On this song, “1000 Years” the disk jockey DJ Yankee employed the rap flows of Chocolate City rapper and Bling crooner, Blaqbonez and Penthauze Music act, Cheque who single-handedly enhanced the song with his superb rap flows, catchy lyrics, and melody.
Award And Nominations
Blaqbonez have not yet won an official award but has amassed so many recognitions because of his amazing talent.
He won won the Rhythm Fm Freestyle Fury and was announced as their artiste of the month, he became the Hennessy Vs Class Captain, part of the Soundcity blast cypher, and also emerged as first runner-up in Vector The Viper king kong competition.
Blaqbonez obtained a degree in Engineering at the Obafemi Awolowo university.
Blaqbonez Net worth
Blaqbonez is a controversial rapper but his affluence cannot be undermined. Blaqbonez net worth is not in records but we expect his net worth to be within an estimated $200,000.