2012 is shaping up to be a big year for Nigerian Rap music. TEETO CEEMOS IS BACK! As he gears up to release his official first single in April, off of his still untitled Freshboy Entertainment debut album slated for release later this year, Mr. Ceemos hits us with a viral video of his freestyle over Samklef's ''NONI'' instrumental which was recorded in 2011.
The IGHO-directed viral video sees Teeto Ceemos in his element as he drops hard-hitting bars and witty punchlines for three minutes straight – without a hook - over Samklef’s 2011 smash hit, “Noni”. Showing the lyrical dexterities, wordplay and flow that have kept him at the upper echelons of Nigerian Hip-Hop Music, Teeto gives us just a glimpse of what to expect from his debut album dropping later this year.
About Teeto Ceeemos
Teeto Ceemos - real name, Toyin Tito Salako - was born and raised in Lagos in the early 80's. He fell in love with rap music in the early 90's after being surrounded by it throughout his pre-adolescent years. By the time he graduated from secondary school, Teeto was fully immersed in Hip-Hop music and the culture, even briefly forming a now-defunct rap group called Knights Of The Turn Table.
He moved on to further his education in the University of Lagos where he became a revered battle rap legend. He eventually dropped his first mixtape to critical acclaim from audiences in and out of his university. Little did he know that this would be the prequel to his involvement in the Channel O/Sprite Emcee Africa competition in 2008, where he emerged as Nigeria’s winner.
He then proceeded to Johannesburg for the grand finale where he emerged as runner-up after squaring off with acts from Kenya, Tanzania, Angola, Ghana & South Africa. He returned home and moved on to develop himself as an artist and as fate would have it, he teamed up with Knighthouse’s Mo’Cheddah & Sauce Kid to record one of the biggest songs in 2009, “The Finest”. His first single "Oshamo” featuring Capital Hill Artist and Producer Tha Suspect had a cultural/homegrown vibe to it and was a flagrant display of the rapper's versatility which did quite well on charts and still gets airplay on local TV and radio stations till date.
In 2010, his team (Freshboy Entertainment & Cash In Records producer/Artist Ex-O) teamed up with Soundcity Blast to release his Da Freshness mixtape which was widely accepted by fans and critics alike. Teeto also recently released another Freshboy/Knighthouse collaboration titled "Footprints (Kami)" which features the amazing Iye on vocals with production from Knighthouse in-house producer and Red Bull Music Academy alumni, DJ Klem.
Teeto & his team have been working tenaciously on his debut album which is set to drop later in 2012 and we implore you to expect nothing but the BEST...
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