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Rapper illBliss Quits Music

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illBliss quits music

Rapper Tobechukwu Melvin Ejiofor known as Illbliss announces his retirement from music, as he leaves his fans in a perplexed state.

Stating on Instagram, he writes “Thank you all for being with me through this amazing musical journey…Goodbye…to the game…I’m gone…Next Chapter”.

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illBliss was a celebrated Hip hop and rap artist who started music as  a member of the now defunct Hip-Hop Group – Da Thorobreds. The group, consisting of other notable Hip-hop artistes such as Elajoe, Obiwon and B-Elect, bagged the award for the Best HipHop song by a group/duo at the 2006 maiden edition of Hip Hop World Awards for the massive radio hit “Streethop”.

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As a solo artist, he won his first major award as a solo artiste at the Sound City Music Video Awards (SMVA) for Best Hip-hop video, with his song ‘U go wound o’. The award was presented by American Hip-hop veteran Nas.

He released his debut album in 2009 titled ” Dat Ibo Boy”, which housed the hit single ‘U go wound o’ and ‘Aiye po gan’ featuring Terry G.

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IllBliss is responsible for launching the careers of acts like Chidinma and Phyno among others.

Illbliss and Phyno o set of 'Chukwu Agozigo Zi'.

In 2012 he released his debut album “Oga Boss” which was nominated for Best Rap Album at the Headies 2013.

August 2014, he announced a release of a third album “Powerful” which had singles like ‘Bank alert’ on it but pushed it back for a mid-year 2015 release to finish production and tie-distribution for digital and physical sales.

In collaboration with ace video director, illBliss formed a joint venture called CAPital Hill Music/Goretti Co, a recording/talent management company respectively.

The rapper was also expected to drop a fourth album  titled “iLLYGati”, he released a single in 2016 featuring Falz titled ‘Ayakata’.


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