7 Reasons Why You Should Stan Obesere

March 7, 2020

Alhaji Abass Akande Obesere has made a comeback to our screens and social spaces and we can not but thank this gem of a man for everything he has done in his career. We stan him, and we made a list of reasons why you should stan him too.

1. He was literally the first man to ever do it.

By “do it,” we mean that he spoke about something everyone else considered a taboo or spoke about in hushed tones. Unlike now where we are gradually bringing an end to the culture of silence, Obsere’s coming out was considered immoral. Yet he was a star. The same people who considered him immoral also bought his tapes and played them in the privacy of their homes.

2. Obesere is a Fuji musician who is married to one wife.

Image result for obesere

Yes, it is not one big achievement. But given the image Obesere portrays on the screen and in his music videos, and given how Fuji musicians often follow the path of polygamy, one would think he should have at least 10 wives. But not Obesere.

3. He is an all-time star.

Image result for obesere apple juice

Obesere rose to stardom nearly 20 years ago. He wasn’t a one hit wonder; he produced hits and maintained his spot in the hall of fame for years. Years after, his song has made a comeback and he has now become a favourite with millenials, a feat that most Fuji musicians may not be able to achieve.

4. NAIRA MARLEY SAMPLED OBESERE. Putting that in caps so you can know that Obesere walked so Naira Marley could run.

Other videos to prove this are in the thread.

5. Even Saint Janet cannot deny Obesere’s influence to her music career.

Because he was there first, did it first.

6. Cross dressing and making a point with it? Obesere ate that up.

Obesere has covered lengths and breadths in his career and we stan a king that accomplishes all.

7. And we must not forget the evergreen Egungun Be Careful jam.

A versatile video that can work in any msunery situation you’re experiencing. It’s so good it even invades your thoughts in random moments.

We are the floor, Obesere can step on us anyhow and anytime.

Join The Conversation

Bring a friend.

You'll like this

Watch

Now on Zikoko

Recommended Quizzes

November 22, 2019

It can be very stressful when you’re trying to find the love of your life, but you only keep meeting people that are exactly like your yeye ex. To help you be more aware of that problem, we’ve created a quiz that lets you know the kind of people you are attracting. Take it to […]

November 11, 2019

Today, we are going to be using your taste in music to determine how good you actually are in bed. All you need to do is create the ultimate Nigerian hit โ€” from the lead artist to the producer โ€” and weโ€™ll tell you if all your partners leave satisfied, or if you are just […]

November 7, 2019

These days, everyone is always talking about how much sex they’re getting, or how little sex they’re getting, or how disgusting sex is etc. There’s just so much talk about sex, it’s almost impossible to know who’s lying and who’s telling the truth. In anticipation of our new series about the sex lives of young […]

November 1, 2019

Twitter is buzzing right now, bringing a new conversation to the concept of cool vs not-so-cool, especially in relationships. If you’ve been thinking about how much of a red flag you are, why don’t you let this quiz help you decide once and for all?

April 14, 2020

Every friend group consists of very different and specific characters โ€” from the parent to the fun one โ€” and it can be a little tough figuring out where you fall. So, we’ve created a quiz that lets you know exactly what kind of friend you are. Take to find out:

More from Pop

Watch

Trending Videos

Zikoko Originals

December 14, 2020
What happens when a group of chatty young Nigerians talk about things they're passionate about? You get Nigerians talk. A show that discusses very familiar struggles for the average Nigerian. From relationship deal breakers to sex education with Nigerian parents to leaving Nigeria, be prepared for a ride.
November 2, 2020
'The Couch' is a Zikoko series featuring real life stories from anonymous people.
October 26, 2020
A collection of videos documenting some of the events of the EndSARS protests.
June 22, 2020
'The Couch' is a Zikoko series featuring real life stories from anonymous people.
June 22, 2020
Hacked is an interesting new series by Zikoko made up of fictional but hilarious chat conversations.
June 4, 2020
What happens when a group of chatty young Nigerians talk about things they're passionate about? You get Nigerians talk. A show that discusses very familiar struggles for the average Nigerian. From relationship deal breakers to sex education with Nigerian parents to leaving Nigeria, be prepared for a ride.
June 2, 2020
Quickie is a video series where everyone featured gets only one minute to rant, review or do absolutely anything.
May 14, 2020
Isolation Diary is a Zikoko series that showcases what isolation is like for one young Nigerian working from home due to the Coronavirus pandemic.
March 12, 2020
Life is already hard. Deciding where to eat and get the best lifestyle experiences, isn't something you should stress about. Let VRSUS do that for you.

Z! Stacks

Here's a rabbit hole of stories to lose yourself in:

Zikoko amplifies African youth culture by curating and creating smart and joyful content for young Africans and the world.
X