Blaqbonez reflects on vulgarity in lyrics during corporate performance


Nigerian rapper, Emeka Akumefule, professionally known as Blaqbonez has shared a thought-provoking experience stemming from his performance at a corporate end-of-the-year party on Tuesday, December 20.

In his post on X (formerly Twitter) on Wednesday, December 20, Blaqbonez expressed his newfound realization about the mature nature of the audience, admitting that he became acutely aware of the explicit content embedded in his lyrics.

The rapper conveyed that the encounter left an indelible mark on him, emphasizing the unexpected confrontation with the disparity between his lyrical content and the sophisticated atmosphere of the corporate event.

In his post, Blaqbonez articulated, "Yesterday I performed at a company’s end of the year party, very mature audience, that was when I realized how vulgar my lyrics actually were. Looking mummy & daddy in the eye while saying “can’t let these fucking bitches see no emotion” is something i’d never forget."

Responding to the rapper's revelation, a X user identified as DanielRegha voiced concerns over the consistent explicit nature of Blaqbonez's lyrics in the majority of his songs. Acknowledging Blaqbonez's undeniable talent and distinctive vocals, DanielRegha urged the rapper to focus on refining his songwriting skills.

Importantly, the user emphasized the accessibility of Blaqbonez's music to children through streaming platforms, underscoring the need for content appropriateness.

Commenting on the matter, DanielRegha stated, "Emeka ur lyrics have always been the issue in majority of ur songs; No-one can deny ur talent or unique vocals, but u need to work on ur songwriting skills. Keep in mind that kids also have access to streaming platforms & often listen to ur songs, so ur music shouldn't be inappropriate."

Blaqbonez's introspective tweet and the subsequent commentary highlight the evolving discourse around lyrical content in the music industry, urging artists to consider the diverse audience demographics that engage with their work.