After veering off into movies in the last edition that featured filmstar OC Ukeje, Bubbles Magazine returns to its roots this month with dancehall/raga artiste Oritsefemi. The Ajegunle born crooner has had a smashing return to the streets after a hiatus. Coming out with his Mercies of the Lord debut in 2006, he gave voice to the emerging dancehall genre that was spreading like wild fire. His grimy roots was something he never hid and was evident in his delivery and his ‘message’. A few other hits later he all but vanished from the airwave, only for him to make a powerful return with Double Wahala this year. From being a ghetto boy, Oritsefemi became a crowd favourite almost overnight. He speaks exclusively to Bubbles Magazine about his hustle, his music and his plans for the future now that he’s a megastar.
Also in this issue, Bubbles lends its voice to the #BringBackOurGirls campaign that has united the world in grief and anger. As we citizens cannot all go up in arms and chase after the kidnappers, we only can join the shout that rose from Nigerian social media users till the world took notice and paid attention. We collaborate with ace photographer Shola Animashaun to document our collective call for right to be done for these little girls that are being held by insurgents. He photographs dozens of Nigerian celebrities and regular folks holding up the now ubiquitous sign, #BringBackOurGirls. In his words, ‘It is wrong not to do anything just because you can do a little’. It is our hope and fervent prayer that the girls would be rescued speedily.
With features on Daddy Showkey, 2Chainz and several other artistes as well as fashion articles, tech and urban entertainment, the new edition of Bubbles promises to be a master piece as usual.
Bubbles Magazine is out this week and can be found at Glendora Bookshops, Patabah Bookstores, Ozone Cinemas and at newsstands nationwide.
Cover photography by Shola Animashaun Photography.