Tobechukwu Melvin-Ejiofor (popularly known as Illbliss or Oga Boss) was born on December 30th, 1979 in Enugu state, Nigeria. He is a rapper, television content producer and record label executive.
Ejiofor is the and owner of the managing outfit The Gorretii Company, same company responsible for Chidinma Ekile (although she left in 2018) and Phyno, among others. He was also a member of the now defunct Hip Hop Group - Da Thorobreds. The group, consisting of other notable hip hop artistes like Elajoe, Obiwon , Amaka and B- Elect, copped the award for the Best HipHop song by a group/duo at the 2006 edition of Hip Hop World Awards for the massive radio hit "Streethop",
Asides being signed to Capital Hill Records, Ejiofor is also a managing partner at Capital Dreams Pictures, which he runs with multi-talented and award winning videographer, Clarence Peters. In 2010, he adopted an executive approach towards the music business by setting up an artist management firm called The Goretti Company, responsible for moulding and directing the music careers of MTN Project Fame winners Mike Anyasodo, Chidinma, Monica and more recent Ayoola.
In 2011, iLLBLISS returned to the studio to commence the recording of his sophomore album titled ‘Oga Boss', the much anticipated album dropped in late November and the first two singles Anamachi Kwanu and My Heart Beats enjoyed massive airplay. The video for Anam achikwanu caused quite a stir and remains one of the top videos presently, it went on to win Best Hip-hop video at the Nigerian Music Video Awards (NMVA) 2012.
Oga Boss has received awesome reviews from industry pundits and Naija music fans in general, and also doing great figures in the market. The album features collaborations with names like Timaya, Naeto C, Ice Prince, Silvastone (UK), Chidinma, Phyno, Del’ B, Banky W, WizBoyy, Tha Suspect, among others.
Illbliss’ years of experience in the music business at the helm of affairs at Nigerian music management outfit ‘The Goretti company’ will be inspirational to the talent pool Soundspal will be representing in the new digital age, especially after overseeing the growth of Nigerian Superstars, Phyno and Chidinma, among others. Illbliss has also won many awards in the past with countless nominations.
You can Watch Illbliss' Freestyle to the Official Beat for the StarPlug Compettition below:
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