2 shots of Afrobeat. 2 shots of Hip-Hop. 1 shot of fresh Soul. Toss into a blender and turn on high. The result is a classic cocktail that is sure to get you high- Syndik8 Records presents “BlackMagic”
The Nigerian rapper,singer and songwriter, born Efemena Mukoro, has been experimenting with music since 2001 but the lifestyle and music that is BlackMagic was discovered in 2007. Influenced by afrobeat,hiphop,classic and soul music mostly,BlackMagic draws inspiration from both life’s experiences and the need to express emotions using new words or using old words in a new way,so that it is more interesting and so real that it’s easy for anybody to relate.
His 1st single “Tomorrow” debuted in December 2010- a clinical cross of hiphop&afrobeat,talking about making the most of today.
In April 2011, he released his 2nd single titled “Rainbow”- a classic 70’s disco inspired song where BlackMagic subliminally deliberates on life’s choices open to us,hence the rainbow.
Both singles are produced by longtime friend and superproducer Ikon,who produces most of the tracks on BlackMagic’s debut album titled “BLACKMAGIC version1.0” (BMv1.0)
His 3rd single, “Foreigner”, released in August 2011, features female emcee “Saeon” and is produced by T-Flava.
With just a little over a year in the Nigerian music scene, it’s been a very eventful time for BlackMagic with performances at the Hennessy Artistry Tour, Lynxxx and Friends Campus Tour, Copa Lagos FIFA beach soccer event and the launch of the Modern Day School of Arts to mention a few. His single “Rainbow” was voted as one of the Top 50 songs of 2011 in The Nigerian Bloggers Choice award and he also picked a nomination as one of “The Most Promising Youth Artiste” in the Dynamix Youth Awards.
On November 20, 2011, BlackMagic had a one of its kind Live Band listening session called “BLACKMAGIC LIVE” for the release of his debut album-“BLACKMAGIC VERSION 1.0”. The listening session featured live band performances of songs off the album, as well as performances by mainstream artists Bez, Vector and Tiwa Savage.
BLACKMAGIC VERSION 1.0 is described as a journey through the evolution of BlackMagic. It is different in an interesting way,hence original, using familiar techniques and will bring fans closer to BlackMagic as an art and closer to the train of thought of this new young musician.