Illbliss, stylized as iLLBLISS, is a Nigerian rapper/ hip-hop recording artist, stage performer, businessman and owner of the talent managing outfit known as 'The Goretti Company',[1] company responsible for launching the careers of Chidinma and Phyno, among others. Also popularly known as Oga Boss, he has received many nominations and won awards, the most notable being the award for Best Hiphop Video (for the hit "U Go Wound O!!") at the 2008 maiden edition of the Soundcity Music Video Awards. This award was presented to him by the American hip-hop star Nas.In 2019, he made a debut in acting by starring in the movie[2]
King of Boys as Odogwu.[3] His debut album, Dat Ibo Boy, which dropped in 2009,[4] contained, "Aiye Po Gan! (Enuf Space)".[5] He then released a new album July 2020, Illy Chapo X.[6] His album IlLY CHAPO X[7] have also been nominated[8] for the category of best rap album[9] for the HEADIES[10] 2020 award. Considering the situation of the country back in 2019, the indigenous rapper said President Buhari is silent many issues surrounding the country. He said “Mr. Buhari, are you still ruling us? You are mute on a lot of issues, I really don’t get you". He further added "We all feel like a ship with no captain, no direction. “This is a powerful country you have been installed to rule. Can you really just rule and show any level of empathy? Can you sir”.[11]

GenresHip hop, Rap
Occupation(s)Rapper, recording artist, music executive, businessman and Actor.
Years active2000–present
LabelsCAPital Hill Music/The Goretti Company


Solo albumsEdit

  • Dat Ibo Boy (2009)
  • Oga Boss (2012)
  • #Powerful (2015)
  • Illygaty:7057 (2016)
  • Illy Bomaye (2017)
  • Illosophy (2019)
  • Illbliss – Illy Chapo X (2020)


  • Position of Power, Vol. 1 (2012)
  • Position of Power, Vol. 2 (2014)

Collaborative albumsEdit

  • IllyZilla (with Teck Zilla) (2019)

Awards and nominationsEdit

Year Event Prize Recipient Result Ref
2008 Sound City Music Video Awards The SMVA for Best Hip-Hop Video Himself Won [12]
2009 South South Music Awards The SSMA for Most Popular Video for "Aiye Po Gan! (Enuf Space)" Himself Won
2010 The Headies Hip Hop World Revelation of the Year Himself Nominated [13]
The Headies Award for Best Rap Album Himself Nominated
The Headies Award for Best Collaboration Himself Nominated
2012 The NMWA The Best Hip-Hop Video Himself Won
2013 The Headies The Headies Award for Best Rap Album Himself Nominated [14]


  1. ^ NotjustOk. "The Goretti Company". NotjusOk. Retrieved June 14, 2015.
  2. ^ IMDb. "IllBliss - King of boys". IMDb. Retrieved November 1, 2020.
  3. ^ TheGuardian. "The Making Of Dat Ibo Boy". Retrieved November 1, 2020.
  4. ^ "Illbliss Debut Album Review". December 2012. Retrieved June 15, 2015.
  5. ^ "Aiye Po Gan FT Terry G". Retrieved June 16, 2015.
  6. ^ Jonathan (July 3, 2020). "Album: Illbliss – Illy Chapo X". Eapolyent. Retrieved November 1, 2020.
  7. ^ Notjustok (May 29, 2020). "IllBliss - Illy Chapo X (Album) « NotJustOk". Notjustok. Retrieved December 7, 2020.
  8. ^ BBC. "Artistes wey Headies snub for 2020 award nomination list". BBC News Pidgin. Retrieved December 7, 2020.
  9. ^ 2020 Headies Award (December 6, 2020). "Headies Awards 2020: Check Out Full Nominees List » Bossvibe". Bossvibe. Retrieved December 7, 2020.
  10. ^ The Headies. "The Headies – Hip Hop World Magazine". The Headies. Retrieved December 7, 2020.
  11. ^ "Buhari silent on many issues - Illbliss". Vanguard News. August 8, 2019. Retrieved February 27, 2021.
  12. ^ "Past Headies". Hip Hop World Magazine. Retrieved June 15, 2015.
  13. ^ HHWA. "Hip Hop World Awards Nominees List". UnderdaRock. Retrieved June 14, 2015.
  14. ^ "2013 Headies Nominees List". Archived from the original on March 25, 2015. Retrieved June 15, 2015.

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