Legendary Nigerian rapper B-Elect got a nod from MI Abaga in the second edition of Martell Cypher 2 which premiered on Tuesday.
B-Elect, born Andrew Bright Erighono, died on June 8.
He was a member of now-defunct Nigerian rap supergroup Thorobreds comprising Obiwon, illBliss, Elajoe and Amaka.
The group won the award for Best Hip Hop song by a group/duo at the maiden edition of Hip Hop World Awards (Now Headies) for their title track, ‘Streethop’ off their only work as a group – 5-track EP, Streethop.
MI’s praise of B-Elect comes at the end of the 7-minute cypher that also features 100 Crowns rappers Blaqbonez, A-Q, and Loose Kaynon.
“Rest in peace to B-Elect, spent his last year trying to get the game to reconnect,” MI raps in the cypher filled with punchlines and quotable lyrics.
“A legend in my eye. So hear it from me, respect. Salute king, my prayer is never may we forget.”
B-Elect spent parts of 2018 investing in Nigerian hip hop. His Bightz Recordz record label launched its first artist Protek with the release of a debut album Zion Republican in 2018.
B-Elect had three solo albums to his credit: Beats, Rhymes and Theology, a collection of his old songs released in 2006, Hard Listeners (2011) and Gospel Truf (2016).
Apart from being a rapper, B-Elect was a writer, poet, and public speaker.
He also had a career in marketing communications and Public relations and hosted the Naira P Show on Metro FM before his death.