Afrikan Boy- Lagos Town
Kinda find this amusing…hehe
Pics taken from my recent trip to Lagos,Nigeria
The story of the Big Rae began weirdly as a couple naked acapellas made their way from the blistering cold of a London winter to the sweltering heat of Lagos in the belly of an unreliable hard-disk in 2010; an immigrants journey in reverse.In the hands of genre-defying producer Bigfoot (of the Micworx team), Mister Rae’s (of Str8 Buttah) orphan vocals lost to their humble boom-bap beginnings, were clothed in haunting strings, melancholy keys and victorious synths and rode out into the world banging percussion. While the message remained the same the music gave it new urgency.First, in the form of “Brittany Murphy” released online in late 2011 and now finally with the EP as a whole.Expect The Big Rae to get bigger and better with another EP expected before the year is up and a full length album in 2013. You are officially welcome to join The Big Rae’s voyage. As every proverbial journey begins, what you are about to listen to now is that humble first step.Download the entire EP here
Victoria Island, Lagos, Nigeria
There used to a comic shop in the shopping centre to the right of the gas station…Damn!
As students of the University of Lagos are still recovering from the killing of one of their students that took place last week, another shooting by unknown armed men has taken place around the campus, leaving one student dead.
On Tuesday, February 22, 2011, word circulated that a student had just been buried at Atan Cemetary, close to the campus in Yaba, Lagos. This prompted investigations and soon enough it was discovered that the boy, Ayodeji Sonoiki(Pictured above), a student of the Department of History and Strategic Studies in the Faculty of Artshad been shot and killed by gunmen on Friday, February 18, 2011.
I wouldn’t say I know Ayo personally but he lived in my former ‘hood back in Lagos and we often hung out at a mutual friend’s crib, watching football or playing videogames. I don’t even recall ever speaking to dude per se, he was like the new guy in the hood cos he moved there to live with his cousin(whom I grew up with). Its just said seeing this(heard about it at the time but just reading this online just feels eerie).
The crazy thing is, this will be the 3rd person I know from the same ‘hood that lost their lives in the space of 3 years.
R.I.P Ayodeji Sonoiki
IBOBOY-ILLBLISS as he is called is a great rapper,former member of the THOROBREDS alongside ELAJOE,OBIWON and co….C.E.O GORETTI company and partner of the CAPital HILL music is a boss to be reckoned with in the nigerian music scene.He just completed the video for one of the hit singles off his new album called OGABOSS soon to be released,video directed by CLARENCE PETERS. follow him on twitter @iboboyillbliss @phynofino @teamcapital6