In recent years the Nigerian Music Industry has seen the emergence of rising stars such as Kiss Daniel, Mr. Eazi, Mayorkun, Victor AD amidst many others; and now, there is a new artiste in town.
Trending on the Nigerian social media scene is a masked artiste known as ‘Anonymous’ who is getting popular with his viral song titled ‘SCAM.’
It is freestyle track that encapsulates different names coupled with accompanying punch-lines.
In the song, Anonymous wittingly comes for A-List Nigerian artistes, subtly shading them for having names which do not relate to their personality.
If you listen closely to the song, you will understand that he was trying to relate to the masses, pointing out that most of the things we assume are real are all but a scam. “We should be aware of scams too and not all that glitters is gold.”
As many critics followed on social media, most viewers took note of his mask. One said, “I think we need someone coming into the house like Lagbaja. It was hilarious back then to see a musician wearing a mask for a number of years performing.”
Abiola reacted to the artist's mask, saying, “I guess that’s his own style, he wants to be unique and also carve a niche for himself but I wonder why he started with a shade song. I hope he knows what he’s doing!”
Ogechukwu looked at it from a political angle, “Holuwageolen guy, one has to be careful especially in this country that the government doesn’t like to hear the truth, he has to mask his face to pass his message.”
'Akpono God's will' also said, “He delivered the message. But most musicians that do mask themselves, I understand they have a strong message to the government and sometimes insult the government. The government can’t recognize them. See Lagbaja as an instance.”
The SCAM song fused with satire, by the look of things, is a dawn of a new beginning for musician anonymous9ja whose mask has inevitably become the source of curiosity to the public.
Check out his song here: