Nigerian singer/songwriter, and Hip-Hop impresario, Korkormikor is touted by some as the ‘Next Big Thing’ from out of the Niger Delta area and his latest single, ‘Delete Them All’ may suggest that he is getting rid of the competition on his way to the top.
Korkormikor – Delete ’em all by AmeyawDebrahKorkormikor comes from the same part of Nigeria that churned out mainstream acts like Timaya, Frank D’Nero and Duncan Mighty. He was born Deinbofa Nana Okoto in Otuan, a typical resource-rich but economically deprived community in Bayelsa State, Nigeria. His journey into music was filled with more lows than highs until he met Larte ‘The Tycoon’ Badom, the CEO of Xcel Music (now Molach Entertainment). Soon after, in 2007, he released “Something for Y’all”, the lead single on his debut album, “Korkormystic: Port-Harcourt City Breed”. It went on to become a groundbreaking single in the region.
His latest song, ‘Delete Them All’ captures the angst he has built up over the years. With the mellow mood of the song, it’s easy to overlook the serious quips made on the track. All in all, he calls for a ‘hit’ on the heads of proverbial haters or ‘enemies-of-progress’.
Korkormikor’s music is inspired by his personal battles as well as the communal struggles of his people. His musical influences range from Reggae to Hip-Hop; and include Alpha Blondie, Bob Marley, Majek Fashek, Lauryn Hill, Tupac and Snoop Dogg.