Nigerian Hip Hop mogul, Tobechukwu Ejiofor, known professionally as Illbliss, has revealed that he once told indigenous music group, The Cavemen that the Igbo they sing with is flawed.
The Cavemen, made up of Kingsley Okorie and Benjamin James are known for their renditions of highlife music in English, Pidgin and Igbo languages.
Illbliss who sat down for chat on the latest episode of Drink with Killz podcast hosted by Ikechukwu Killz, Ishared how his interaction with them went.
He said that he made The Cavemen realise that they were not pronouncing the Igbo words correctly, but he has also never seen anybody more entrenched in the language like the musical duo.
He said, “I was in the studio with The Cavemen last month, we were trying to make music. And I told them that, ‘Your Igbo is so flawed. You’re not even pronouncing the words right.
“But nobody is more Eastern, nobody carries the Southeast on their back like them. Those boys have some books… Whenever I go to their literary, I’m seeing ‘There Was A Country’ by Chinua Achebe, [Emeka] Ojukwu’s memoir. Bro, they are absolutely very entrenched in the language.”
In another news…
Nigerian singer and songwriter, Ahmed Ololade, also known as Asake has explained why Yoruba language is an integral part of his music.
He said he loves singing in Yoruba because it is very important to him and there are lots of people who understand the language.
Asake further said he understands music to be a feeling and at times one does not need to understand it to like its usage on a song.
“Yoruba is so important to me. To me the away I understand music is that it is a feeling”, he said.