Rapper, Illbliss, has spoken out on how he was harassed by SARS officers in Lagos, saying that they had guns to his head while he was being searched for drugs.Nigerian rapper and hip-hop recording artist, Tobechukwu Melvin Ejiofor, popularly known as ILLBLISS, has taken to his Twitter page to reveal an unfortunate experience with the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) officers last night in Lagos.
The businessman and owner of the talent managing outfit known as ‘The Goretti Company’, disclosed that the SARS officials had guns to his head while they were searching him and his manager for drugs and tramadol. He wrote: “Last night SARS had guns to my head! Lying on the coal tar next to my manager/ what the fk is going on? Searching us for tramadol and…..”
Last night SARS had guns to my head! Lying on the coal tar next to my manager/ what the fk is going on? Searching us for tramadol and…..
— iLLBLISS OGA BOSS (@illBlissGoretti) July 31, 2018
Illbliss, stylized as iLLBLISS, is a Nigerian rapper/ hip-hop recording artist, stage performer, businessman and owner of the talent managing outfit known as ‘The Goretti Company’ company responsible for launching the careers of Chidinma and Phyno, among others. Also popularly known as Oga Boss, he has received many nominations and won awards, the most notable being the award for Best Hiphop Video (for the hit “U Go Wound O!!”) at the 2008 maiden edition of the Soundcity Music Video Awards. This award was presented to him by the American hip-hop star Nas. His debut album, Dat Ibo Boy, which dropped in 2009, contained, “Aiye Po Gan! (Enuf Space)
Since leaving her former record company, Capital Hill Records, Nigerian singer, Chidinma Ekile, has been struggling to stay relevant in the music industry.Chidinma’s present situation has made some music critics query why she left Capital Hill Records when she had no concrete backup plan.In an interview, co-owner of Capital Hill Records, Ill Bliss, stated that it was the decision of the record company not to renew Chidinma’s contract when it expired. The rapper said, “Chidinma didn’t just wake up one morning and leave the record label.
Didn’t you guys see that the relationship degenerated? Her contract expired with Capital Hill and we did not want to renew it. We are the record company; so, we decide what to do with an artiste we create.” According to him, when they started Capital Hill Records, there was no plan to keep artistes for a long time. “From the start, Clarence Peters and I didn’t plan to keep artistes for too long. Phyno stayed for a year too. There is always a problem when you start to keep an artiste for too long because you want to recoup all the money you invested in him or her and make a huge profit too.
We made some good money from tse artistes; we made enough money to break even and cover all our expenses,” he said.He added that when Chidinma’s contract expired after seven years with the company, they believed she needed to build her own team. “Chidnma knows where to find us and she knows we will always help her if she needs our help. We only have me and Mz Kiss on the label at the moment,” Ill Bliss added.