Blaqbonez pushes the boundaries of his sound with his most ambitious album to date, EMEKA MUST SHINE. Seamlessly blending forward-thinking sounds and genres including Afrobeats, Hip-Hop, Drill, R&B, and Alté, the album showcases his versatility and sheer determination to carry Nigerian hip-hop on his back.
Across 14 tracks, Blaqbonez boldly showcases themes of success, personal growth, and triumph. He collaborates with an exceptional lineup of heavyweight talent from across the diaspora, including Black Sherif, Projexx, Victony, Odumodublvck, Young Jonn, Zlatan, and US rap legend Ludacris.
LP opener Road Runners sets the tone, chronicling Blaqbonez’s journey so far in gritty fashion alongside Ghanaian drill superstar Black Sherif. Other standout tracks include the smooth and silky Nyem Ego with Jeriq, the up-tempo jam Masquerade, the introspective Bad Till Eternity with Zlatan, the pop-friendly Like Bezos, and the dreamy alté sonics of Wait Let Me Get The Tissue II and Cinderella Girl (Where You Day) Feat. Ludacris.
Throughout the album, Blaqbonez blends musical personas and delivers a distinct sonic experience on each track. With his trademark ballsy yet quick-witted lyricism, Blaqbonez has successfully crafted a unique and captivating body of work that solidifies his status as Nigeria’s very own Drake.