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- Age: 25 years
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Emeka Akumefule, known professionally as Blaqbonez, is a Nigerian rapper signed to 100 Crowns, an imprint of Chocolate City. In 2019, he was profiled by the The New York Times (alongside Teni, Odunsi the Engine and three others) as one of the new guards of Nigerian music. He is widely known for his controversial self-proclaimed status as the "Best Rapper in Africa", which became the most talked about topic in the Nigerian hip hop space, between July and September 2019. 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 as one of the top 10 artists to watch in 2019. He has released 8 EPs and a mixtapes, and his most recent album, 'Bad Boy Blaq' was highlighted by Soundcity TV as Album of the Year, listed alongside Burna Boy’s "YE" and M.I Abaga’s "Rendevouz" among others.