Nigerian hip-hop artist BlaqBonez, in a recent interview with Kimoprah on Hip TV’s Trending, unveiled that fellow artist Asake, who is currently enjoying massive popularity, used to be his backup singer before attaining stardom.
BlaqBonez, known for his hit album “Sex Over Love,” expressed his longstanding friendship with Asake, along with Fireboy, Superboi Cheque, Yhemolee, and Zamorra, tracing back to their early careers at Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) in Ife, Osun State.
During the conversation, BlaqBonez acknowledged the contributions of Asake and Zamorra, revealing their assistance in the studio with background vocals. He commended Asake’s exceptional vocal abilities, mentioning that the artist had a profound understanding of utilizing his vocals, even during their time at OAU.
“I have known Fireboy, Asake, Superboi Cheque, Yhemolee, and Zamorra since OAU days,” said BlaqBonez. “Zamorra and Asake have always been great at backups. You know this thing Asake does now with his vocals, he has understood this thing from time. So, I used to ask him to help me figure out these things. They’ve always been influential in my music journey because I feel like every phase of BlaqBonez helped build the BlaqBonez that I am now.”
BlaqBonez’s revelation sheds light on the close-knit relationship and mutual support among the emerging talents in the Nigerian music industry. Asake’s rise to prominence has been meteoric, captivating audiences with his unique sound and captivating performances. The acknowledgment from BlaqBonez underscores the interconnectedness and collaborative spirit within the vibrant Nigerian music scene.
As both BlaqBonez and Asake continue to achieve remarkable success in their respective careers, their journey from collaborators to individual breakout stars serves as a testament to the unwavering commitment and talent that fuels the Nigerian music industry.
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