Hip Hop in Nigeria cannot be mentioned without the sacrifices of the pioneers and the struggles they prevailed over without mentioning the likes of Paul Akhimie, then Sec Gen of the pioneering movement which birthed the coined phrase "Afro Hip Hop" under the aegis of the first true Hip hop Society in Nigeria called AFRO HIP HOP SOCIETY OF NIGERIA which was coordinated alongside Seyi Allen, renowned entertainment consultant/artist manager (husband to Azeezat COSON Executive Member). Established in 1999 as a cohesive front to emancipate the choking bureaucracy of creative impediments prevalent in Nigeria's electronic media to home grown hip hop. This among other projects led to the inspired creation of the WICKED ALL STARS PROJECT by Paul "Yobemoh" Akhimie & Michael "Mi-Fliss" Akhimie, an album project which was aimed at creating pure hip hop music featuring then seasoned promising underground rappers such as ILL BLISS & D-TIZZAR.
One of the project single titled "YOU KNOW ME" ft ILL BLISS, YOBEMOH & MI-FLISS won best Underground Hip Hop in the maiden edition of the first hip hop awards in Nigeria under the AFRO HIP HOP AWARDS event in 2001, which held at the NEW AFRICAN SHRINE. The track got massive rotation of the drive time-belt morning belt of Rhythm fm, Lagos & on Dr Flavor's Hip hop show on Eko fm, lagos, generating quiet a buzz in the burgeoning hip hop stratosphere in Lagos as at the time.
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