Nigerian rapper Blaqbonez shared a reflective experience stemming from his performance at a corporate end-of-the-year party on December 20.
Taking to social media, specifically on X (formerly Twitter), Blaqbonez expressed a thought-provoking realization about the mature nature of the audience. He admitted to becoming acutely aware of the explicit content embedded in his lyrics during the performance.
The rapper conveyed that this encounter left a lasting impact on him, highlighting the unexpected confrontation with the disparity between his lyrical content and the sophisticated atmosphere of the corporate event. This experience appears to have prompted a moment of reflection for Blaqbonez regarding audience dynamics and the nature of his artistic expression.
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.”
In response to Blaqbonez’s revelation about the mature nature of his lyrics during a corporate event, a user on X, identified as Daniel Regha, expressed concerns over the consistent explicit content in the majority of the rapper’s songs. While acknowledging Blaqbonez’s undeniable talent and distinctive vocals, Daniel Regha encouraged the rapper to concentrate on refining his songwriting skills.
The user stressed the accessibility of Blaqbonez’s music to children through streaming platforms, emphasizing the importance of content appropriateness. This response suggests a broader conversation about the responsibility artists bear regarding the impact of their lyrics, especially when their work is easily accessible to a diverse audience, including younger listeners.
Commenting on the matter, Daniel Regha 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 ensuing commentary shed light on the evolving discourse surrounding lyrical content in the music industry. The discussion encourages artists to be mindful of the diverse audience demographics that engage with their work.
The call for greater consideration of the impact of explicit content becomes particularly relevant when artists, like Blaqbonez, find themselves performing in settings that may not align with the themes of their usual work.