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GenresHip hop, Rap
Occupation(s)Rapper, recording artist, music executive, businessman and Actor.
Years active2000–present
LabelsCAPital Hill Music/The Goretti Company

Illbliss, stylized as iLLBLISS, is a Nigerian rapper/ hip-hop recording artist, stage performer, businessman and owner of the talent managing outfit known as 'The Goretti Company',[1] company responsible for launching the careers of Chidinma and Phyno, among others. Also popularly known as Oga Boss, he has received many nominations and won awards, the most notable being the award for Best Hiphop Video (for the hit "U Go Wound O!!") at the 2008 maiden edition of the Soundcity Music Video Awards. This award was presented to him by the American hip-hop star Nas.In 2019, he made a debut in acting by starring in the movie
King of Boys as Odogwu.[2] His debut album, Dat Ibo Boy, which dropped in 2009,[3] contained, "Aiye Po Gan! (Enuf Space)".[4]


Solo albums[edit]

  • Dat Ibo Boy (2009)
  • Oga Boss (2012)
  • #Powerful (2015)
  • Illygaty:7057 (2016)
  • Illy Bomaye (2017)
  • Illosophy (2019)


  • Position of Power, Vol. 1 (2012)
  • Position of Power, Vol. 2 (2014)

Collaborative albums[edit]

  • IllyZilla (with Teck Zilla)

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Event Prize Recipient Result Ref
2008 Sound City Music Video Awards The SMVA for Best Hip-Hop Video Himself Won [5]
2009 South South Music Awards The SSMA for Most Popular Video for "Aiye Po Gan! (Enuf Space)" Himself Won
2010 The Headies Hip Hop World Revelation of the Year Himself Nominated [6]
2010 The Headies The Headies Award for Best Rap Album Himself Nominated
2010 The Headies The Headies Award for Best Collaboration Himself Nominated
2012 The NMWA The Best Hip-Hop Video Himself Won
2013 The Headies The Headies Award for Best Rap Album Himself Nominated [7]


  1. ^ NotjustOk. "The Goretti Company". NotjusOk. Retrieved June 14, 2015.
  2. ^ illbliss (April 14, 2008). "Soundcity Music Video Awards – SMVA 2008". Bella Naija. nigeria: Bella NaijaA. Retrieved June 28, 2014.
  3. ^ "Illbliss Debut Album Review". December 2012. Retrieved June 15, 2015.
  4. ^ "Aiye Po Gan FT Terry G". Retrieved June 16, 2015.
  5. ^ "Past Headies". Hip Hop World Magazine. Retrieved June 15, 2015.
  6. ^ HHWA. "Hip Hop World Awards Nominees List". UnderdaRock. Retrieved June 14, 2015.
  7. ^ "2013 Headies Nominees List". Archived from the original on March 25, 2015. Retrieved June 15, 2015.

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