RAPPER Desmond “Stunner” Chideme may have finally struck the right chord by collaborating with West African whizkid Kelechi Orji better known as Kelly Hansome.
Hansome, one of the most highly rated entertainers on the Nigerian musical scene; is the magical touch and voice behind the hit song Like Play that has caused ripples on continental airwaves.
He is not only basking in the glory of having to be the first local performer to collaborate with a Nigerian singer, but has also completed deals that will see him work with another Nigerian top entertainer Iyanya, the Kukere hit maker.
The duo of South African rap stars Khuli Chana and Zeus are also on the list of artistes that he will collaborate with.
However, the song with Hansome has already been recorded and is currently being mixed and mastered in Dallas, United States of America.
He initially travelled to Texas following his nomination for the Best Male Southern Artiste Award for the African Muzik Magazine Awards that were held last Saturday.
“I have recorded a song with Hansome and at the moment I am not able to divulge more information because of the clauses that we agreed on, but I have also completed talks with some of the biggest names in Africa,” he said.
“I am delighted with this development. For me, it is progressive and I am surely on another new and fresh level that I have always yearned for.”
He added that he is determined to take his music where the masses are and broaden his horizon and career.
“I have been local for 10 years and I think it is safe to spread my wings and get out of my comfort zone. I am moving up from where I have been. I have always stayed in touch with some African artistes and on several occasions I got the offers to do certain projects with them, but I am only realising that I reacted late,” he said.
Stunner has undoubtedly contributed immensely to the shaping of the urban grooves scene despite the instance that almost killed his career after his porn video with ex-girlfriend Pokello Nare went viral.
He, however, maintained his best is yet to come. “My music is a different hustle and I am already in motion to seeing the bigger picture,” he said.