I took break from music to diversify – Rapper Illbliss

Seasoned Hip Hop artiste, Tobechukwu Ejiofor, professionally known as Illbliss, has revealed that he took a sabbatical from music to diversify.

The rapper cum actor said he decided to be off the music scene so that he could focus on being a dad to his two children.

I took break from music to diversify - Rapper Illbliss

Illbliss made the revelation in a recent episode of Hip TV programme, Trending, adding that he has been trying his hands in movies, documentaries and other forms of creativity.

He said; “My two kids came miraculously. My first child was born eight years after I married my wife while my second daughter born during the COVID-19 lockdown. So I took time off to be a dad; to spend time with my family and raise my kids.

“Also, I was trying to find diversification. So I moved into television as well. I had done ‘King Of Boys’ a year before then and I just felt like I needed to produce more; shoot more films, documentaries and get into spaces where I could still express myself artistically without just putting out music. So, I took a break from music. All of these is what has been happening in the last four years.”

In other news…

Seasoned Nigerian actress, Rita Dominic, has revealed why she took a sabbatical from appearing in Nollywood movies.

The 48-year-old thespian said she gave up acting and stardom around 2001/2002 and moved to the United Kingdom UK, because she was dealing with personal issues.

Rita Dominic, who was speaking at the 2024 Women of Valour Conference in Accra, Ghana, revealed that while in the UK, she started working as a caregiver for spec!al needs adults.

She said while some might view her job as a caregiver as a “step-down”, she didn’t because taking care of others brought her joy and purpose.

The actress said; “In 2001/2002 I stopped acting. I left the [movie] industry and moved to London because it was a very dark period in my life. I fell out with some friends I considered family. And I just gave up acting for a while. I needed to get out of that space for a minute.

“And then I moved to London and gave up stardom. You won’t believe this, this is something I’ve never told people before.

While in London, I was trying to make ends meet so I started working in a care home as a caregiver for adults with spec!al needs. While some might view it as a step-down, I don’t. Taking care of others brought me joy and purpose at a time I needed it most.”