‘The Cavemen sing in flawed Igbo language’ – Rapper, Illbliss

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By Sunny Green Itodo

Nigerian rapper, Tobechukwu Ejiofor, popularly known as Illbliss, has revealed that he once told musical duo, The Cavemen that their Igbo is flawed.

The Cavemen are known for their renditions of highlife music in English, Pidgin and Igbo languages.

Speaking in the latest episode of Drink with Killz podcast hosted by Ikechukwu Killz, Illbliss said the Igbo lyrics of The Cavemen are flawed.

He said, “I was in the studio with The Cavemen last month, we were trying to make music. And I told them that, ‘Your Igbo is so flawed. You’re not even pronouncing the words right.

“But nobody is more Eastern, nobody carries the Southeast on their back like them. Those boys have some books… Whenever I go to their literary, I’m seeing ‘There Was A Country’ by Chinua Achebe, [Emeka] Ojukwu’s memoir. Bro, they are absolutely very entrenched in the language.”

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