Creative Nigerian hip-hop / Alternative artiste Ogungbemi Olabode Stephen popularly known as Bode Blaq releases new sizzling pictures which was shot in Lagos by a seasoned photographer; Osbalt Photography and style direction by Kenepisode.
Now more than ever, there is an overwhelming influx of music. Like a Twitter user puts it; there are more musicians than listeners hence the need for artists to reinvent and take more innovative and experimental approach towards music making. Rising artiste Bode Blaq is fully aware of this reality and is taking the right steps towards providing music that surpasses the fence of stereotypes.
Although he began to professionally put out music a little over 365 days ago, the artist began his musical journey in his secondary school days mimicking the likes of Tu Pac, Eminem, and Lil Wayne. Bode’s artistic roots transcend music as the Ekiti state indigene is also a self-taught sketch artist and painter.
His musical style which he describes as alternative hip-hop is a fusion traditional hip-hop sounds with distinctive contemporary elements embellished gracefully with his local influences (the Nigerian pidgin and his local Yoruba dialect). With his masterful melodious low octave, the artiste touches on various social themes including; the yearn for money and success as well as street wisdom as seen on one of his recent releases “Balu” featuring rising indigenous rapper – Wale Turner.
Bode released his debut single in 2017 with a song titled “Worry Dem”. Although it was released to a relatively mild reception, the artiste made a second impression with discoquete “Party Animal” which grew to become a minor hit. 365 days after his debut, Bode has now built a discography of six songs with the most recent being “On kpa” which is a socially charged record that is themed around how the world revolves around money. It is clear from his exponential growth that Bode Blaq is certainly set to take the Nigerian music industry scene by storm.With one song at a time, the artiste is making an imprint and slowly taking a walk unto the path of national accolades.