Twitter users seem to be having a filled week as they are resurrecting old videos of Obesere who had been the rave of the Fuji music scene in the 90s and 2000s.
Abass Akande Obesere, also known as Omo Rapala, is a popular Fuji musician. Obesere had managed to get into the limelight despite his songs being viewed as “vulgar” by his largely conservative Yoruba audience. They openly touched on issues that are considered taboo in public.
While it is not certain what made Twitter users remember Obesere, some of the first clips that circulated in February 2020 was from the track ‘Egungun Be Careful’. People started reposting the clip in response to Tweets about an error someone made. See examples below:
Finally, e don happen! pic.twitter.com/Ii64Nf7YRW
— Son of an Aristocrat. (@mickychocho007) February 14, 2020
E don happen I don tell am 🤣🤣🤣 pic.twitter.com/Q88Fsyyljk
— Your Social prefect (@King_Chris_Jr) February 14, 2020
However, like all trends, it quickly gained traction. Before long other clips from Obesere’s trendy days started popping up here and there. He became a standard for measuring current controversial singers like Naira Marley.
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People also commented on his outfit, mentioning that he paved way for musicians who dressed exotically. See one example below:
The different looks.
Obesere walked so niggas like Odunsi and BlaqBonez could run https://t.co/Y3pvVkV9QP
— Anjolaoluwa (@getmebayo) February 25, 2020
Since then, some have compiled top songs from the singer and posted it on Twitter. Meanwhile, there are still others who think his controversial style should stay off the internet in this modern times. Yet, it seems Obesere has found a new fan base courtesy of Twitter NG.
However, before his recent Twitter fame, Obesere has dropped some songs in recent years. In 2010 he released “Asakasa Pt. 1” and “Jaforie” in 2015. Also, Obesere gave fans “American Faaji” in 2019 and released “Skoro” in 2020.
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