Eric Obuh

Posted by Onlinenigeria on 2011/05/17 | Views: 936 |

Eric Obuh also known as Vocal Slender or Slender (born 1 December 1980 in Ajegunle, Lagos, Nigeria) is an aspiring (unsigned) reggae/rap artist based in Lagos, Nigeria. He featured on Part 1 of the BBC documentary "Welcome to Lagos" aired on BBC 2 at 9pm on 15, 22 and 29 April 2010.

They call me Slender, Vocal Slender, that's my music name. Because I'm very lean in the face, and because I'm always singing.
—Vocal Slender, Myspace.

The documentary features Eric as a scavenger who works and lives in a dumpsite on the outskirts of Lagos, Nigeria. He makes a living by collecting recyclable materials and selling them.He then saves his earnings to enable him buy studio time to produce a music album. Although Eric acknowledges that the dump has been good to him because it helps him keep body and soul together and make music, he has kept the fact that he is a scavenger from his family and friends, as he wants them to believe that the only thing he does is music to gain their respect

Since appearing in the documentary, his popularity has grown, with fans setting up a support groups for him on Facebook and other websites.He has been featured in articles about Welcome to Lagos in The Observer,The Independent, and in London Metro.

Songs

Vocal Slender sings in Nigerian Pidgin and Yoruba, he released his debut album on 10 January 2010. Slender claims to have written so many good songs’ that he still wants to record; "songs about divine love, peace and unity in Nigeria, and others which praise all the girls" He also admires the exploits of big Nigerian music stars like Daddy Showkey, Baba Fryo, Mighty Mouse, African China, B'Clean, and Nico Gravity who started from the same Ajegunle ghetto.The following songs are available on iTunes.

1. Send Them Come
2. Send Them Come (Slow Version)
3. Owo Yapa
4. Text Message
5. Konto
6. Nigeria
7. Ajegunle
8. All the girls (That Know How to Wind)
9. Sugar Mama
10. Light



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