Wandy­boy­bet­ter is a fresh, bold artist who has been mak­ing music since the age of 11. His new improv free­style video ‘NOT WHAT YOU THINK’ which fea­tures Lordrapz has just dropped, and is already mak­ing noise. Hail­ing from Niger­ia, Wandy­boy­bet­ter is on a mis­sion to put Hip-Hop back on the map in the coun­try, but fus­ing it with Afrobeats. We are so excited of whats to come, and in the mean­time we caught up with him to find out more!


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For those who have not heard of you, tell us a bit about how you star­ted in rap?

I star­ted listen­ing to the likes of Lil Wayne, Rick Ross, Eminem, I have always wanted to be like them because they inspire me a lot. I star­ted writ­ing rap songs in my sec­ond­ary school, I used to enter­tain my class­mates in class, free-styl­ing to any beat.

Where did you get the name wandy­boy­bet­ter from?

Wandy­boy ori­gin­ated from friends call­ing me ‘wan­de­coal’ think­ing that I look like him facially. Every­where I go people say Wandy, then I didn’t know how to get it off their thoughts, think­ing I’m wande coals broth­er lol.
So I decided to call my self wandy­boy until recently I dis­covered I’m get­ting bet­ter by the day and finally called my self wandy­boy­bet­ter as a source of motiv­a­tion for my growth in the music industry.

Tell us a bit about where you grew up and how this influ­enced the music you make?

I Grew up in Niger­ia . Niger­ia is known for Afro beats , but I didn’t want to just do Afro beats. A lot of people on Niger­ia love Afro beats, and hip hop is dying so I’m like “let’s try to fuse hip hop into Afro beats” and that’s how it star­ted.

Where do you get your lyr­ic­al inspir­a­tion from?

Well my lyr­ic­al inspir­a­tion is based on my life, past events, exper­i­ences etc. I’m try­ing to be a motiv­a­tion to the young stars let­ting them know the real­ity of music being a glob­al way of passing a mes­sage.

Con­grats on your new video ‘NOW WHAT YOU THINK’ – How did the col­lab with Lordrapz come about?
Lordrapz always been my g, so whenev­er we link up it’s always a vibe

Tell us about the video, what was the pro­cess behind put­ting it all togeth­er? Was it all improv?
The video was put togeth­er eas­ily because like I said, me and Lordrapz togeth­er are always a vibe. It’s the life­style we live we just about to show the world.

The beat was pro­duced by Softouch – how would you define the style?

Softouch is a killer when it comes to sound and mak­ing beats, he’s always been the geni­us behind my sound for real. He’s fire the world has not seen enough of him yet.

What have you got com­ing up?

I have so much com­ing. I’m record­ing every day, I hope to devel­op a plat­form for more fans to feel con­nec­ted to my music, build my fan base, explore the music industry, con­nect with oth­er musi­cians in and out­side my coun­try. In gen­er­al, just more col­lab­or­a­tion, more shows and big­ger oppor­tun­it­ies.

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Rishma Dhaliwal

Rishma Dhaliwal

Edit­or / PR Con­sult­ant at No Bounds
Rishma Dhali­w­al has extens­ive exper­i­ence study­ing and work­ing in the music and media industry. Hav­ing writ­ten a thes­is on how Hip Hop acts as a social move­ment, she has spent years research­ing and con­nect­ing with artists who use the art form as a tool for bring­ing a voice to the voice­less. Cur­rently work­ing in TV, Rishma brings her PR and media know­ledge to I am Hip Hop and oth­er pro­jects by No Bounds.

About Rishma Dhaliwal

Rishma Dhaliwal
Rishma Dhaliwal has extensive experience studying and working in the music and media industry. Having written a thesis on how Hip Hop acts as a social movement, she has spent years researching and connecting with artists who use the art form as a tool for bringing a voice to the voiceless. Currently working in TV, Rishma brings her PR and media knowledge to I am Hip Hop and other projects by No Bounds.