So much has changed since Nigerian-American rapper, Trilly made the decision to go into music fully at the beginning of 2019, following a career as a Pro Basketballer and world traveler. Known previously as Trilly and now, Chika, Los Angeles Native, Darlington Chika Njoku, is a Nigerian-American socialite, ex Sportsman, and budding Hip hop and Afropop artist whose influences span an array of musicians of different caliber; from Tory Lanez to Lil Baby to Sade Adu and a host of others. With his tentacles spread across varied genres, exotic inspirations and new affiliations with the likes of Tory Lanez and Joe Moses, Trilly believes he has what it takes to take the industry by storm this year.
Despite his limited discography which holds just one single, his debut, the Ljay Currie-produced I Like, released in early 2019, the budding artist is relentless and taking on the industry this year with the kind of work ethic only musicians seeking a breakthrough adopt.
This is palpable on I Like; a bawdy introduction to his life articulated in a unique one two-step flow over a bouncy snare driven instrumental. So it is without a doubt that the music he has in the pipelines; including collaborations with Tory Lanez and Joe Moses among other singles enough to fill up an EP is doused in the elements that make up his soon to be released single, the Jay R produced Ay Bishhh which is accompanied by a graphic Mike Wilds directed video.
Mirroring the salacious theme of the single, we catch glimpses of Trilly lost in a sea of women as he attempts to stake his claim over them bar after bar. His earlier iterated interest in a certain kind of life he loves and wants to live is obvious in the video as it seemingly covers his love for women and parties among other things.
Cutting across different industries and cultures, Trilly’s multicultural identity has obviously set things in motion for him, along with his unique flow, suggestive approach to the mainstream, and short catalog of likable singles. He’s definitely one to watch out for.