Onome’s talent sets her up for success, to drop new single, Gidi Boy
With a vibrant rap attitude and flawless stage presence with an energy that carries along the audience, rap artiste, Onome Aberare, knows she has got talent and she drives to make it work. She will be releasing her new single titled Gidi boy.
Explaining the idea behind the song, the rap star says, it’s high time Lagos boys have a theme song, adding that she hasn’t heard of any song dedicated to them since her growing up years in Lagos.
She also hinted that she would be dropping an album, though yet to be titled before the end of the year. The album she said, will still see her trying different things as she is still working on discovering her sound.
Onome recently showcased the stuff she made of when she performed Onome Onome, a track off her Queen Don Come EP to the excitement of the crowd at The Sound Off, a youth-centric music event organized by emerging lifestyle brand 90’s Baby.
“The stage is my playground. As an artist I should be able to express myself on stage even more than in the studio. I love to feel a close energy, I ‘m always happy when I get on stage,” she said
Onome had previously performed at Bogobiri Open Mic session with a live band, an experience she recounted as being a pleasant reception of her music and where she has amassed most of her fans. She dropped the Queen Don Come EP, an eight-track playlist that introduces listeners to her sound, music persona and versatility in 2016.
Speaking on journey into music, the rap act said she started as a singer before switching to rap, having been influenced from listening to rappers alongside artistes that did sing. She added that she write her own songs, and she is not very good at free styling.
On female rappers in the industry, Onome acknowledge it’s not easy first as a female and then as a rapper in the music scene but hopes to someday collaborate with established female rappers such as Eva Alordiah and Sasha P, who she commended for their contribution and efforts to rap music.
Asked her take on the shades and subs in music industry, and whether she is a party to such, Onome siad it’s part of the of Hip-Hop culture and sees it as just show business.
“Hip Hop is about bragging, it’s about showing off, it’s about saying I’m better than this, I’m better than that. So definitely that is going to come, there will be a time you will want show off and brag. The ‘calling out’ could be for the moment; for example, a friend does something not cool, you could let her know in a song, and after that it’s wrapped up.” she stated.