Whilst it may seem Blaqbonez’s ascent to the upper echelons of the Nigerian Hip-Hop mountain has come overnight, this has taken years of late nights and early mornings. From rap battles all over the country, to a string of underground mixtapes, Blaq has quietly been plotting on the throne for nearly a decade.
Subsequently boosted by Chocolate City’s big-budget #LAMBAugust campaign and the anticipation deserving of hip-hop royalty, his Bad Boy Blaq mixtape turned heads in certain hip-hop conversations. Then he released his follow-up Bad Boy Blaq – Re Up EP, asserting him firmly as a leading light in the latest Hip-Hop revolution. Like his label boss’ magnum opus, the EP highlights Blaqbonez’s versatility as a rapper with enough sauce to dabble into Afro-Pop and trap, without compromising his pen game.
Today, we exclusively premiere the music video for “Mamiwota”, the Afro-Pop flavoured track on the album featuring Oxlade, a fellow genre-bender in the new class of artists. TG Omori directs the colourful visual, showing Blaqbonez and Oxlade in their Sunday’s best, serenading their respective love interests. The flick ends with a twist, as Blaq & Oxlade throw hands, before the former takes the latter’s paramour.
Watch the video for the Oxlade assisted “Mamiwota” below.
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