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Oyibo Rebel ft. Skales – Rosa
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Oyinbo Rebel, Lagos-bred Lebanese rapper releases his latest hits which he titled “Rosa“.

Rosa” features vocal assistance from Nigeria’s top notch Singer, Skales

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About Oyibo Rebel

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Oyibo Rebel’s Biography/Profile

Who is Oyibo Rebel? Fares Boulos (born January 2, 1991 in Houston, Texas), better known by his stage name Oyibo Rebel, is a Nigerian American singer-songwriter and musician. Oyibo Rebel was raised in Nigeria and it is clear in the music that he creates. His unique blend of afro beat and Hiphop make him a very versatile artist.

Fares Boulos (Oyibo Rebel) moved to Nigeria at the age of five. Coincidentally, he’s also Faris is a fourth generation African – his grandmother was born in Ivory Coast and his mom (a Lebanese) was born in Burkina Faso. While he left Nigeria to go school in the US and to briefly work as an actor in London, he’s been Nigerian for over 26 years.

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Oyibo Rebel Family (Business)

Oyibo Rebel and his family all based in Nigeria. According to Oyibelo Label the major reason why his family moved to Nigeria was because of “family business.” His father founded, SCOA Motors, a car dealership in Lagos. His mom has also grown to have an organization called SPAN in Lagos. In his family, everyone else is a “full blown Nigeria” maybe even more than he is.

On making friends in Nigeria after he moved to Lagos as a five-year-old, “It was not that hard. I was very friendly child. The only things that were different with Lagos at the time – for kids at least – was Cinemas or things like that.

Oyibo Rebel Journey Into Music

While in London, Faris started making music, but they were not popping. He had started rapping while attending University in Los Angeles. At the time, despite born in Houston, Texas, he felt more Nigerian than American. Thus, one of his first songs was titled, ‘Oyibo Rebel.’

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At the time, his stage name was Farastafarian. It’s a portmanteau of his name, ‘Faris’ and ‘Rastafarian.’ He got the name from going to ‘enjoying his life at Tarkwa Bay.

While Faris was in London, a Nigerian friend told him that, “Guy, your Jesus is in Nigeria – go back home (laughs). Just go back, my friend (laughs)…”

In 2012, Faris came back to Nigeria from London a while. After being inspired by D’Banj, Wande Coal and Timaya, Farastafarian came to released a single called, ‘One Day.’ It was performed in pidgin and it gained some traction, but not at a level the artiste or his team craved.

However, the team took solace in how Farastafarian shot his video in Ebute-Metta. At the time, Farastafarian also worked with Cobhams Asuquo who produced five songs for the rapper then.

Name Change From Faris To Oyibo Rebel

After that stint, Faris decided to do something with shock value that could capture the hearts. Thus, he became Oyibo Rebel.

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‘Oyibo’ is a Nigerian descriptive for lightskinned people. Sometimes, it is derogatory, but to Faris, he chose the name having lived in Nigeria and become Nigerian. To him, merging ‘Oyibo’ with ‘Rebel’ is his way of taking the derogative connotation out of the word, ‘Oyibo.’

To Faris, he chose name because he was trying to, “Debunk all the negative connotation associated with ‘Oyibo’ while putting a positive spin on it. We’re rebelling against those common stereotypes and actually showing that there are white people out here who are fully indulged and deep into the culture.”

Oyibo Rebel Instagram & Facebook Accounts

As an Artiste with lots of fans offline, Oyibo Rebel has an active instagram and facebook, accounts which is aimed to boost his social fan base. On his Instagram acount he has about 40k followers and 1k fans on Facebook.

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