Music industry

I brought Ogene hiphop into the Nigerian music industry — Lord Mili

A fast growing rapper, Jozef Douglas Milidime Obahi popularly referred to as Lord Mili has said that he was the first Nigerian rapper to release an Ogene hiphop in 2014 titled “Ibu Onye” (Na who you are?), who according to him , went viral, but today has been overshadowed by many Ogene hiphops.

Benue State native Lord Mili said he is also a songwriter who started his professional music career in 2019, released many singles and collaborations.

He stated that due to lack of resources to advance his music career, he was unable to maintain the pace he introduced to the music industry, where he made efforts to meet Major Bangz and Phyno, but everything turned out to be aborted.

“I started music professionally in 2019 when I found out that music wouldn’t leave me because I quit many times because it was against my parents wishes so I quit writing on paper but found that I had started writing with my mind.

“Obviously that was my calling. Although I started music professionally in 2019, I released an Ogene Hip Hop song called ‘Ibu Onye’ (Na who are you?) in 2014 which kinda traveled at the time but now a domestic trend, devoid of the fact that I am not Igbo but as a born adventurer I like to explore.

“I’m believed to have introduced Ogene Hiphop to the industry, but I’m sure there was little recognition as I didn’t have the proper resources to be in the limelight and during that time I had to meet the Major Bangz who was a family producer for Phyno and others.

“I’ve had a long list of other songs and a few videos under my belt which I don’t have to bore you with listing but google Lord Mili’s name to get a glimpse. Two weeks ago after releasing “Blow My Mind” in February, I released an Amapiano street song titled “Mr. “Oppressor” which is becoming a trend and also tries to take my name, because lately people call me “Mr.Oppressor”, he said.

Lord Mili, who holds a bachelor’s degree in physics from Benue State University, Makurdi said that for the love of music, he and his band formed a music label in high school (Xplicit Generation) with David Okwunwanne which is now inactive, then with active members. such as Black and White Visualz (choreographer and photographer), Paul Chris (instrumentalist and singer), Berva Nova (stylist and producer), Spindle Craft (event organizer) and Curtis (chief executive producer).

“I’ve always been in love with football but more in love with music and I grew up listening to people like Bone thugs-N-Harmony and Twista to name a few. Although I love rap fast, the Nigerian trend has made me versatile and I can flow into almost any genre,” noted Lord Mili.