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

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 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.