If you’ve been on Social Media lately, most especially Twitter, then you’d have come across Fuji royalty, Abass Akande Obesere. If you don’t know who Obesere is, Obesere is a popular fuji musician that rose to prominence about 18 years ago with his lewd, mostly hilarious lyrics and alternative dress sense.
Reggae-Besere featuring Cossy pic.twitter.com/CTzgnfrlJF
— Ejiwunmi The Goddamned Delight (@09_Eleven) February 25, 2020
Recently, he has become the new meme king and Twitter has birthed pop culture life into him. His ‘Egungun Be Careful’ has resurfaced and is doing mad numbers and Obesere has rightfully done what he is supposed to do and that is to leverage on the buzz by doing interviews, collaborating and even as far as opening a twitter account.
Recorded Egungun be careful 19 years ago and it's still relevant today. Give God the glory. pic.twitter.com/HzxVQyDEa6
— Alh. Abass Akande Obesere (@Abass_obesere) March 5, 2020
E dun happen!! The Fuji legend has been trending on social media for his 2000 hit "Egungun Be Careful". Watch @Abass_obesere explain the meaning on #TheConvo. 💃🏾💃🏾#obesere #egungun #fujimusic #BoombuzzNG pic.twitter.com/l0uuZXxvSL
— Boombuzz Nigeria (@BoombuzzNG) March 5, 2020
A wise man once said ‘Egungun be careful, na express you dey go’, and that wise man is Obesere himself. See here’s the thing, the Nigerian music industry and the music industry in general would chew you up and spit you out. Remember 2018/ 2019 when there was a mini Duncan Mighty resurgence? Two years, 1 million features and affiliations with A-Listers later, Mr Duncan is back in PH and the Lagos audience have totally forgotten about him.
Right now, Obesere is in the studio with Zlatan, and you can bet on it, if the song becomes a hit, other artists are about to rush to the Obesere feature-bank to cash in on the hits.
Egungun be careful, I hope you listen to your own advice Mr Obesere because these musicians don’t care about you.