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Blaqbonez Basic Information
|Real Name:||Emeka Akumefule|
|Occupation:||Singer, Rapper, Entertainer, and Content Creator|
|Date Of Birth/Age:||29 January 1996(27) Years Old|
|Place of Birth:||Imo State|
|Marital Status:||In a Relationship|
|Education:||Obafemi Awolowo University(OAU)|
|Height:||5 ft 7 in|
|Net Worth:||Over $200k|
Emeka was born on January 29, 1996, into an Igbo family and was raised in Nigeria, where he was exposed to both Yoruba and Urhobo culture.
Blaqbonez is from Imo state, a mostly Igbo-populated region in southern Nigeria. He was raised in a Yoruba and Urhobo mixed household by his preacher mother.
He received his university degree at Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), where he majored in Computer Engineering.
His entry into music came about by accident when he was 13 years old and realized he could rap. He first became aware of his potential while listening to the radio with his cousin and hearing a song by a 12-year-old rapper.
The song was well received by his cousin, who pushed Blaqbonez to write his own lyrics because he enjoyed dissing rappers. After a short while, he had enough bars for a stanza, and that was when everything started.
He covertly pursued his passion because his parents did not approve of his newfound passion. He released “Hip-Hop in Blaq,” his debut album, while still a student.
Not much is known about blaqbonez’s family, as the star keeps all but his mother away from the media.
His mother, who is also a former Nollywood actress and Pastor, Okposio Roseline Akumefule, has constantly been in the media either reacting to her son’s gestures or being featured in some of his many content-created videos.
News about his father is scarce in the media, which may be due to the fact that he ran away from the family to another country when Emeka was born.
Blaqbonez’s Mother is his most recognized parent as she has been the one catering to his development after his father abandoned them at his birth. Mrs. Roseline Okposio Akumefule is a Pastor now but was a Nollywood actress at the time and has even been featured in movies.
His father though, is known to own an Engineering firm outside the country.
There’s no official report of Blaqbonez having siblings, even though possibilities of that exist. He is known, though, to be a family-friendly individual, as showcased by his love and interaction with his mother.
Blaqbonez doesn’t have any child that is known to the media.
Blaqbonez started competing in underground rap competitions in 2011. After competing against 3000 rappers, he eventually emerged victorious in Terry Tha Rapman’s Zombie Competition in 2012.
With notable Nigerian musicians like Olamide, Vector, Mode 9, and Spellz, he appeared on Terry’s 2012 mixtape named “Global Domination” that same year. Terry was a featured artist on one of Blaqbonez’s projects five years later.
He placed second in Vector’s King Kong competition, won the Rhythm FM Freestyle Fury and was named Rhythm FM’s artiste of the month, was elected Hennessy Vs class captain, participated in the SoundCity Blast Cypher and released his third mixtape, the much-discussed CTAT “Cssette Tapes and Tvs,” which has received over 60,000 streams and downloads and which follows the “Unfinished EP” and “Hip-Hop In Blaq” as his third mixtape.
According to rumors, Blaqbonez and Gbemmy Daniels are dating. He has flaunted her in past Instagram posts.
Blaqbonez has made a significant portion of his income from music through relentless self-promotion, skill mastery, and consistency. As a result, all of these have helped him succeed in his work, increasing his estimated net worth to over $200,000.
On the day of the release of his debut album, Blaqbonez was involved in an accident in his Lexus ES 350 automobile, which he owned. As at this time, report has it that He also owns two Mercedes-Benz E-Class.
Blaq bought and gifted his mother a Brand New Toyota recently.
Blaq resides in the high-rise neighborhoods of Lagos—Lagos Island. He recently took his followers on a tour of the residences he had over the years leading up to the construction of his current home in Lekki, Lagos.
Blaqbonez is signed to Chocolate City’s 100 Crowns imprint and is easily progressing through his career.
On August 31, 2018, Blaqbonez made available his eighth EP, “Bad Boy Blaq.” The three hip-hop albums that make up the L.A.M.B project, which aims to revive Nigerian hip-hop, included this one when it was first published.
M.I. Abaga served as executive producer for Bad Boy Blaq, which was distributed through Chocolate City’s label imprint 100 Crowns. The EP was the third and final installment after M.I. Abaga’s “A Study on Self Worth: Yxng Dxnzl” in 2018.
In February 2019, the EP’s reissue under the title “Bad Bloy Blaq Re-Up” was made available.
“Mr. Boombastic,” Blaqbonez’s tenth EP, was released on October 25, 2019. “Jesus Is Black (Letter to Kanye West),” a promotional track by Blaqbonez, was made available a day prior to the EP’s release. He jokingly urged Kanye West to delay the release of “Jesus Is King,” his ninth studio album, which was set for the same release date as Mr. Boombastic. Blaqbonez then released one of his most trendy tracks, “Haba,” in 2020.
Blaqbonez released his album “Sex Over Love” on April 30, 2021. The 14-track album included previously released songs like “Haba,” “BBC (Remix),” and “Bling,” which Amaarae and Buju delivered on.
Nasty C, Joeboy, Bad Boy Timz, and 1Da Banton are among the other performers on the album. Laycon, Psycho YP, and AQ were on “Zombie,” and Superboy Cheque came through on “Best Friend.”
In 2021, on September 17, Blaqbonez released “1000 Years.” DJ Yankee used Chocolate City rapper Blaqbonez’s rap flows on the song “1000 Years,” while Penthauze Music artist Cheque transformed the composition with his rap flows, lyrics, and melody.
Blaq recently released his latest album “Young Preacher” in 2023 and is doing well in terms of streams and Plays so far.