Illbliss, the hip-hop star, has shared his thoughts on artiste longevity and rap culture in Nigeria.

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The rapper told Chude Jideonwo, the media entrepreneur, that he has seen a lot of artists become the rave of the moment and thereafter nowhere to be found.

“I have to be more thankful to God for this longevity because this is not how it happens especially for rappers based in Nigeria. I have been here for a minute but I don’t even feel that way at all,” he said.

“I feel light on my feet and I am just thankful that people have taken my messaging, my music, my brand and it has moved me forward.

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“I have seen a lot of artists become the rave of the moment, and that same time the next year, they will be nowhere to be found.

“I have seen many people float by and I have come to understand that the real giveback you can give to the game is to always move like you just came.

“For everything you think you’ve done, somebody has probably done ten to twenty times unannounced. So, I just always want to keep still and listen more, learn more, let the work speak for you.”

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The rapper, whose real name is Melvin Ejiofor, had earlier narrated how he and his wife waited for eight years before having their first child.



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