Notable rapper Blaqbonez has publicly criticized musicians who use illegal means to reach the top of Nigeria’s music rankings. The rapper, known for his outspokenness and collaborations with BNXN (formerly known as Buju) and Ruger in 2022, condemned those using streaming farms to manipulate chart positions on digital platforms in Nigeria on Monday, April 10, 2023.
Blaqbonez expressed the following via Twitter:
One day these platforms will catch you streaming farm artists, and then everyone will be able to distinguish between yahoo artists and real ones.” Continue.
In February of 2023, Blaqbonez made headlines with the publication of his chart-topping single “Breaking the Yoke of Love.” He has been an outspoken opponent of musicians exploiting illegal means to access major platforms such as Apple Music, Spotify, YouTube, and Deezer. These practices, according to Blaqbonez, prevent deserving artists from obtaining the recognition they deserve.
The rapper’s public stance emphasizes the ongoing problem of chart manipulation in the music industry, highlighting the significance of equitable competition and recognizing genuine talent.