After much anticipation, we are excited to finally present Kahli Abdu + Kid Konnect’s collaborative project, “The Bandits” EP as a free download. Featuring guest appearances from Endia, Poe and X.O Senavoe, the 9 track “Bandits” EP serves as a precursor to Kahli Abdu’s official debut “Rebelution” album which shall be made available later this year. The Bandits EP touches on numerous topics from love to the state of the nation, even featuring festive sounding tracks, all the while staying true to its core hip-hop roots. The entire project, along with the “Bandits “intro” video have been made available on the Republiq Records official website, where you can stream the EP or download either the zipped file, or individual tracks as desired. It is our hope that you enjoy this project and look forward to Kahli’s official debut album shortly as we do.
ABOUT KAHLI ABDU:::
As part of the growing scene of artists in Jos, Kahli Abdu started his journey in 1996, becoming part of the group “11:30”, later becoming “Eltophelli” (together with Jesse Jagz, now of Chocolate City Records) in 2006.
Kahli then moved to the U.S in 2005 and met with Chief Willis (of Basement Batman) and later with producer Kid Konnect. With the beats they provided, Kahli recorded several songs, which ended up, on his first mixtape “The Grind Theory”. A few years later, he put together his second mixtape “Ministry of Corruption”, and shortly after, he started and compiled his “Rebel Friday” Season 1.
Kahli has worked closely with other artists like M.I (Illegal Music, MI2, Illegal Music 2) and others. He is also the founder of the Republiq Records label and under the label, would be looking to progress in the music industry, as well as produce, manage and collaborate with other artists.
ABOUT KID KONNECT:::
Kid KonnecT (Kunle Oluwadiya) was born and raised in Lagos, Nigeria. He fell in love with music at a young age, listening to reggae and classical music owned by his father which help set the foundation for Konnect to learn the basics of composing music.
In 2001, Kid Konnect left Nigeria for the United States to pursue a degree in Business Economics.
While in school, KonnecT was introduced him to music production software, FL Studio, dedicating himself to mastering the program in and out to produce industry standard beats.
After a few years, a little buzz started to circulate around his name among the local scene in North Carolina and a few ears in the Nigerian music scene took notice.
As for now, Konnect is still out creating quality music and making a name for himself.
Production credits include Proto(Chiddy Bang), ZARA, Oladele, eLDee, X.O Senavoe, Rukus, Kahli Abdu, Small World (DTP Recording Artist),
Modenine, “Stay with Me” (Independent Movie), Jay Cube, EzzieB, Soul Brotha, ChyKay, Beazy, among others.