Sad Times for Nigerian Hiphop, As Thoroughbred “BIGHOMMIE B-ELECT” Passes away

Rappers & Hiphop heads will begin this new week in a very sad state as they are still in shock over the passing away of the Hiphop Veteran: “ANDREW BRIGHT ERIGHONO aka BIGHOMMIE B-ELECT”

B-Elect launched his music career in 2004 into the Hip-Hop scene when the rapper as a member of the Hip-Hop supergroup known as ‘Da Thoroughbreds’ with the 5-track EP, ‘Streethop’, a street conscious expression of the Lagos life and grind hit the airwaves.

Members of the group were IllBliss, MGB, Elajoe, and Obiwon who later crossed over to doing gospel music.

Their effort on the album and title track ‘ Street Hop ‘ earned them the award for Best Hip-Hop song by a group or duo at the Hip Hop World Award (Headies) which also debuted the same year.

This track was one of the songs that broke the norm back in 2005 when it dropped. The perspective of people about hip hop changed to a certain degree we all realized that hip hop can actually be done properly from our end.

Thoroughbreds is the group and Streethop is the track. Elajoe, B-Elect, Obiwon, Ill Bliss and Amaka tha Chief Rocka make up the collective of Thoroughbreds.

ANDREW BRIGHT ERIGHONO aka Big Hommie B Elect was a fine arts graduate of the University of Nigeria, Nsukka. Asides being a rapper, he was a writer, public speaker and branding, communications and advertising consultant and he surely will be missed by many in the industry & beyond.

B-Elect was also a lover of Sports, especially basketball.


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