Erigga’s Unique Storytelling Style Tells The Story Of Warri

Posted on January 10 2020 , at 12:16 pm
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 Erhiga Agarivbie (Erigga) is a Warri born rapper. He began his music career in Warri in 2010. Growing up in Warri, Erigga was exposed to a life of crime and violence. He spent some time in jail for selling drugs. Music was Erigga’s escape from the streets. His music, told primarily in pidgin, is infused with his experiences and life in Warri (Area). 

Erigga with his earlier albums – A Trip To The South (2017), Okorowanta (2018),  became the biggest rapper out of the South-South Region of Nigeria. He was nominated twice at the 2012 Headies Award in the Lyricist On The Roll and Best Rap Albums categories – for Mo Street Gan. Some of his biggest hits include Motivation with Victor AD, which was nominated at the 2018 Headies Award in the Best Street-Hop Artiste category and Industry Nite. In 2016, Erigga got signed to the Emirate Empire record label.

 

 Erigga with the release of his 4th studio album The Erigma 2 (2019), has risen to be more than a Warri rapper. The Erigma 2 features MI, Vector, Zlatan, Victor A.D to mention a few. Although the album tells stories of his birthplace and childhood in Warri, it goes further to share his more recent experiences in Lagos. It touches on themes of violence, drugs, police brutality, industry pressure, sex,  among other themes. 

The album, in spite of the hard experiences that influenced it, still has an optimistic upbeat vibe. Erigga announced on the album that he would no longer sing about his past. The Erigma 2 is filled with catchphrases and wisecracks that Warri people are known for – “2 seconds everywhere don burst” “Feel at home, na im make visitor spoil remote”, “Pocket wey empty na im hand dey dey inside” are only a few. 

We cannot wait for what Erigga brings in 2020.

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