Abrak Theophilus Kunhiyop aka Bajjubeats, Bajjuboy was born to Nigerian parents Samuel and Yelwa Kunhiyop. He was born in Chicago, on September 23rd 1990. He first learnt to rap when he was 9 years old from his older brother Babangida aka Dredd, who was in a rap group Eleven Thirty. He moved to South Africa in 2008 and began Djing music with an event company, Temple of House Productions, with DJ Mavee and DJ Mo. He moved to Texas in 2010 and picked up music production and rapping and was named Bajjubeats. His style has strong African roots and rhythm mixed with hip hop, progressive house and dubstep.
Here are some of his most popular songs for download.
Nsikan Essien Benson (born 28 January) is a Nigerian Afro pop/soul/Highlife singer and songwriter. She sings in both English and Efik/Annang and a little bit of other African languages. Born into a family of five to a Renowned Reverend in Akwa Ibom State- Annang origin and a granddaughter of the Ekukinam prestigious family in Essien Udim LGA. She has Nigerian parents. She was raised in Lagos, Akwa Ibom,has a 7year Banking experience in 2 major banks in Nigeria. Her infectious personality, focused and easygoing attitude to life plays a great role in keeping her close to her dreams.
She traces her musical roots to her traditional Annang sounds citing the likes of ‘Uko Akpan’ as her primary musical root and has been greatly been inspired by messages of Lucky Dube, Sounds of Youssou N’Dour while following footsteps of “Whitney Hoston, Jillscot ,Army winehouse, Lauryn Hill” as key influences in her own pursuit of her musical dreams
Her lyrics reflect and stress much of her history and the issues of love and family life ,sadness, poverty and ill-treatment and are often loaded with inspirational, moral and biblical messages and references, with some music commentators comparing her to..Great musicians of our time..Her new single touches a lot of soulful heartbreaking stories,”Tumi Kama” if I let you go’ “365days’ ..a wait for a long lost lover, “If God Be for me” etc . Which is why she terms the forthcoming album “The Prescription”.
Beginning of the week, and we have this 100% Party Jam from EDLYNE RECORDS artist LKT titled “ALAYE”. Laced with an infectious Afrobeats production from Young B and an awesomely catchy chorus from the versatile vocalist, “ALAYE” should be massive in the clubs and on dance floors for 2012!
Korkormikor comes from the same part of Nigeria that churned out mainstream acts like Timaya, Frank D’Nero and Duncan Mighty. He was born Deinbofa Nana Okoto in Otuan, a typical resource-rich but economically deprived community in Bayelsa State, Nigeria. He is a singer-songwriter, and Hip-Hop impresario, and is arguably the next big thing from out of the Niger Delta area of Nigeria. Korkormikor’s story of hardship was froth with more lows than highs until he met Larte ‘The Tycoon’ Badom, the CEO of Xcel Music (now Molach Entertainment). Soon after, in 2007, he released “Something for Y’all”. The song which was the lead single on his debut album: “Korkormystic: Port-Harcourt City Breed”, went to become a groundbreaking single in the region.
Last year he hit the airwaves with his captivating track, Delete ‘em all. A serious song with a mellow mood that captures the angst he has built up over the years, calling for a ‘hit’ on the heads of proverbial haters/enemies-of-progress. Now he has taken another His song, BUMC (Blowing Up My Control) conjures the scene of a girl who initially has no interest in him when he first approaches her but subsequently falls head over heels for him. Korkormikor’s music is inspired by his personal battles as well as the communal struggles of his people. His musical influences range from Reggae to Hip-Hop; and include: Alpha Blondie, Bob Marley, Majek Fashek, Lauryn Hill, Tupac and Snoop Dogg.