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Rising Nigerian songstress Jibrille bodies Falz & Vector’s ‘Mr. Yakubu’ in an epic challenge


It is no secret that natural talent is not a sole requirement in the music space especially in a male-dominated section like rap.

It is an area which does not only tackle the creative process of musicians but also, tests their intelligence and further highlights their depths of being articulate with just a few words.

A sensational young lady who keeps testing the scales is Jibrille, a multilingual musician from Kaduna State but well-known in Jos in Nigeria.

The young artist who manages to fuse Hausa, Yuroba, French, Spanish and English languages on beats of any kind has already made a name for herself on social media especially, on Instagram as a rising star in the Nigerian music Industry.

She is willing and ready to jump at any lyrical challenge thrown her way. Thus, it came as little or no surprise when she left her prints on the beats of Falz and Vector’s recent Mr. Yakubu challenge.

The song is a satiric work which aims to capture the socio-political decadence prevalent in the Nigerian political arena.

Less than 24 hours riding the beat with her conscious verse, the budding icon caused a massive stir on social media with congratulatory messages and words of encouragement pouring in from admirers within and outside the country.

This feat did not go unnoticed. Falz and Vector were also seen reposting her verse on their social media platforms and even taking a step further to break down some of her lyrics to those who may not have understood an aspect where the local language was used and literally adjourning her as one of the best to jump on the challenge so far.

Jibrille, though calm, could still not contain her excitement and showed appreciation to the two rap icons who influenced her style in music.

She is also full of gratitude for the opportunity to use showcase her lyrical dexterity to speak up about the ills in their society where most people will turn a blind eye.

Jibrille is cognisant of the fact that rap, as an art, varies across cultures and Africa, as a continent, is not left out when it comes to grooming its youth on the front of advocacy.

By: Etornam Akrong

The Culture Joint