Outspoken Nigerian rapper Emeka Akumefule, also known as Blaqbonez, has averred that being in the university made him feel like a failure.
Blaqbonez said this in a thread on his Twitter page while recalling his struggles in the early days of his music career.
According to him, he was almost depressed as his classmates were making A’s while he was busy dropping mixtapes which made him look like a failure.
His tweets read: “I can’t believe I was almost depressed in the University because them engineering shit was killing me, all I wanted to do was rap.
“University made me feel like a failure, niggas were getting A’s and future looking bright, I was dropping mixtapes and hoping notjustokay would post it.
“I’m really grateful for how far I’ve come. I don’t know who would have been taking care of my mum if this music did not work out for me.”
Emeka was born on 29 January 1996, to an Igbo family, and grew up exposed to the Yoruba and Urhobo culture in Nigeria. He was 13 years old when he discovered he could rap, and his journey into music was a result of happenstance. He self-discovered his talent while listening to the radio with his cousin, when the song of a 12-year-old rapper was played. His cousin liked the song and challenged Blaqbonez to come up with his own lyrics, since he liked criticizing rappers.
A few minutes later, he had enough bars for a verse, and that was where it all began. His parents were not in support of his newfound hobby, and he secretly pursued his passion. While in school, he dropped his first project, Hip-Hop in Blaq, and participated in competitions