Over the course of his decade-plus career, he has helped launch the careers of artists like Phyno and Chidinma and worked with others like Mode9, eLDee, Da Suspekt, Clarence Peters, among others.
Generally, Nigeria has a history of not celebrating some of its most iconic people. Same holds true for its entertainment industry. That is part of the things we are trying to change here at NET and that’s why we are celebrating one of the most iconic Nigerian rappers to ever bless the mic, oga boss himself, iLLBLISS.
Born on December 30, 1979 as Tobechukwu Melvin Ejiofor, Illy Trafficante – as he is also known, has dropped 5 albums and over 3 other projects. Over the course of his decade-plus career, he has helped launch the careers of artists like Phyno and Chidinma and worked with others like Mode9, eLDee, Da Suspekt, Clarence Peters, among others. He also won the award for “Best hip hop video” at the maiden edition of the Soundcity Music Video Awards (SMVCA) in 2008 and the award was presented to him by legendary American rapper, Nas.
Check out this playlist of his biggest songs we’ve compiled:
- “Jawon Laya” Reekado Banks x Mr Eazi
2. “Aiye Po Gan” x Terry G
3. “40ft Container” x Olamide
4. “Bank Alerts” – iLLBLISS
5. “Can’t Hear You” (remix) x Runtown
6. “Anama Chikwanu” x Phyno
7. “U Go Wound O” x KeL x Suspekt
8. “WTF” – iLLBLISS
From this playlist, you can see that iLLBLISS has indeed contributed a lot to the Nigerian entertainment scene. He has also managed to stay relevant all these years without any scandals or industry beef. We stan an unproblematic king. What’s your favorite iLLBLISS song?
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