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Fozter wins Boomplay ‘Pass the Mic Rap’ competition season 1

Talented lyricist, Foster Nnamdi Chima (Fozter), has emerged as the winner for season 1 of Boomplay’s first-ever rap cypher #PassTheMicchallenge. A statement by the organisers…

Talented lyricist, Foster Nnamdi Chima (Fozter), has emerged as the winner for season 1 of Boomplay’s first-ever rap cypher #PassTheMicchallenge.

A statement by the organisers disclosed that Mayowa Ibidapo Amund emerged as the 1st runner-up while David Awoudu is the 2nd runner-up.

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Segun Awodu and Barnabas Micheal came in 4th and 5th positions respectively.

Speaking at the grand finale, Marketing Manager, Boomplay Nigeria, Oluwatosin James Afuwape, stated: “Reviving the culture of rap in Nigeria is a recurring conversation in the music industry and we are incredibly proud of this platform and what it stands to achieve in the eco-system.

“Without a shred of doubt, we believe in the prospects of these youngsters and we at Boomplay will continue to unlock the potential of Africa’s music ecosystem, as demonstrated with this platform.”

According to him, the rap genre in Nigeria has grown to become one of the country’s viable forms of artistry with influence and acceptance.

This has also empowered some of Nigeria’s most prominent entertainment exports, hence the birth of a platform as this to showcase aspiring and emerging music talents in the country and beyond, he added.

The #PassTheMic rap challenge by Boomplay, which was hosted in partnership with the TASCK initiative, is a unique platform created to promote the rap genre and showcase the next generation of music talents in Nigeria and beyond.

The competition which commenced in May ended on 4th August 2022 in Lagos, Nigeria.

It was open to all emerging lyricists and music talents in Nigeria and it witnessed a number of participants battling for a grand prize and the rare opportunity to feature in an audio and video rap cypher recording with Nigeria’s legendary M.I Abaga.

Following several intense battle rounds and an eclectic display of artistry and penmanship, the competition saw the top five winners emerge out of the massive entries received.