M Trill (rapper)
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M Trill Rapper
M-Trill
Teria Yarhere
Mayjah thrill
Born 1978/1979 (age 38-39)[1]
Port Harcourt, Nigeria
Origin Delta State
Genres Hip hop, African hip hop
rapper
2003-present
Labels Xcel music, Grafton Records, Indie
Ruggedman, 2shots, A-Q, Kraftmatiks, Slim Burna, Cyrus Da Virus, Godwon, Evaezi, Timaya

Teria Yarhere is a Nigerian rapper from Delta State who performs under the name M Trill (stylised as M-Trill or M.Trill). He released his debut studio album Number One in 2008 along with a follow-up mixtape entitled Ladies and Gentlemen (2010). That same year, he won the "Best West African Act" at the Channel O Music Video Awards for his single "Bounce".[2] M Trill has been featured on songs with Timaya, Cyrus da Virus, Ruggedman, Slim Burna, 2shots, A-Q, Kraftmatiks, Modenine, Godwon, Evaezi, and Pyrelli among others.[3] He was ranked by BellaNaija magazine as one of the illest rappers in the game.[4]

Biography

In 2012, Trill linked up with fellow Nigerian artist Slim Burna and the pair recorded a song called "Oya Na" which was later released in May that same year.[5][unreliable source?]M-Trill was also honoured alongside Timaya, Duncan Mighty, Timi Dakolo, Sodi Cookey and Becky Enyioma at the 4th annual Odudu Music Awards in Nigeria, also tagged "Niger Delta's Biggest Awards Ceremony".[6]

In 2013, M-Trill teamed up with an up-and-coming rapper known as Rraz. The duo which go by the name SSS (South South Syndicate) began working on a collaborative project. Their first single "Fastlanes" has Trilla and Rraz rapping over 'Eminem and Royce d 5'9?s single. It was mixed with additional production by Charlie X and Sean Stan.[7]

Musical influences

M-Trill cites Jay-Z, Nas, The Notorious B.I.G., Snoop Dogg, Tupac Shakur, Dr. Dre as his musical influences.[8] He also states that part of his childhood revolved around African music, naming the likes of Onyeka Onwenu, Salif Keita, Youssou N'Dour, Mieway, Koffi Olomide, and Sunny Ade as the few artists he listened to.[9]

Discography

Awards and nominations

Channel O Music Video Awards

Year Nominee/work Award Result Ref
2008 "Bounce" Best West African Video Won [2]

African Music Awards

Year Nominee/work Award Result Ref
2009 "Number one" Best new act Won [10]

Odudu Music Awards

Year Nominee/work Award Result Ref
2012 "Honorary Award" For contribution to the growth of the PH entertainment industry Won [6]

See also

References

  1. ^ "Ruggedman, 2Shots, others storm Port Harcourt for M.trill". The Nation. 11 October 2008. Retrieved 2014. 
  2. ^ a b "Nigeria Wins Big at the 2008 Channel O Awards". Bellanaija. 15 October 2008. Retrieved 2013. 
  3. ^ "Artist of the week: M-Trill". DSTV. 25 September 2012. Retrieved 2013. 
  4. ^ "M-Trill Means Business on His Two New Singles "Blackout" & "Anything" Feat. Frank D'Nero". BellaNaija.com. 21 September 2012. Retrieved 2013. 
  5. ^ "Slim Burna - Oya Na f. M-Trill". wordpress.com. 1 May 2012. Retrieved 2013. 
  6. ^ a b Ogunjimi, Opeoluwani. "Timaya, Duncan Mighty, others to be honoured at Odudu music awards". The Vanguard. Nigeria: Vanguard Media. Retrieved 2014. 
  7. ^ "Audio:- South South Syndicate [ M-Trill And Raz ] - Fast Lanes". Nigeriansounds.com. 8 May 2013. Archived from the original on 18 June 2013. Retrieved 2013. 
  8. ^ "Why I left music for more than two years - M-Trill". The Nation. 23 June 2012. Archived from the original on 20 February 2014. Retrieved 2014. 
  9. ^ "Chit-chat: M. Trill". Museke.com. 23 January 2009. Retrieved 2014. 
  10. ^ "M.Trill Wins @ 2009 African Music Awards (Europe)". afrijamz.com. 19 October 2009. Retrieved 2014. 

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