Blaqbonez is the best Nigerian rapper – Ghanaian singer, Amaarae

Ghanaian singer and songwriter, Amaarae has declared that Emeka Akumefule aka Blaqbonez is the best Nigerian rap artiste.

She stated this during a question and answer segment with fans on microblogging platform, Twitter. She told fans to throw questions at her about her album, her personal life and other issues of interest.

“I got time this morning … what y’all wanna know about the album, about me, about everything. #askamaarae #askfountainbaby”

A man known as @nubiatahir asked if she loves Nigerian Hip Hop and if she has any favourite rapper from the country.

“Are you a fan of naija hip hop? and if yes do you have naija rappers i you fw?” the fan asked.

Amaarae said she respects Psycho YP’s music and brand while she also likes Ladipoe’s voice. She gave him accolades for finding out how to successfully combine commercial music with conscious rap.

The songstress said Blaqbonez is the top on her list of rappers because he knows how to make great rap songs that girls also like, which is an important part of making it with that genre.

She wrote; “I love love love psycho yps movement he moves like such a hustler I really respect his music and brand. BLAQBONEZ I think for me is the best Nigerian rap artist he is a fire rapper and knows how to make fire songs that girls can also like which I think is important. Ladipoe has also hacker mixing commercial w conscious I love his voice as well.”

Meanwhile in other news…

Twitter Influencer, Daniel Regha has said music star, Ayo Balogun aka Wizkid started becoming less of a force after he took a jab at rappers.

It may be recalled that during an interview with 10 magazine, the “Essence” crooner said rap is dead while arguing in favour of Afrobeats dominating the Hip Hop genre. According to the Starboy Entertainment founder, Hip Hop artistes mostly rap on the same beats, and they have similar styles.

Wizkid also took to social media and said Nigerian rappers are non-rappers who lack development and he went on to list South Africa’s Nasty C and Ghana’s Sarkodie as the ‘real rappers’ in Africa.

Subsequently, Wizkid received backlash mostly from Nigerian rap artistes who either responded to him online or released diss freestyles.

Months after the singer made these comments, Regha said he lost his star power due to the outcome of his utterance.

According to the social commentator, it also led to Wizzy’s More Love, Less Ego album turning out as a big failure. He advised the Joro crooner to recant his statement, beg for forgiveness and make efforts to improve his behaviour.

Regha said; “Wizkid’s star power has seriously dropped after he mocked rappers; MLLE is no doubt a mid project, but this also led to the album being a big flop (compared to MIL). He needs to retract his words, beg for forgiveness & improve his behaviour. Humility goes a long way. No offense.”