Daniel Oshodi-Alogoa, also known as BILS (Built In Lagos State) is a Nigerian born and bred Afropop/Afro-Rap artist based between Lagos and the United States. Growing up and being greatly influenced by the likes of Fela Kuti, Tupac Shakur, Mystikal, and Kanye West, BILS discovered his love for music at the early age of 12, and by the age of 16, he began to write his music and create his beats.
With a few years in the industry under his belt, BILS has been nominated four times for the Nigerian Entertainment Award, performed at top festivals including SXSW, opened up for most of the top African musical acts at their concerts, and has landed a song with international Afrobeats artist Olamide.
In 2019, BILS released a 7-track EP titled Mans On The Move and it charted #1 on the iTunes US world charts. With a fusion of Afrobeats, 808s, soul-lifting melodies, and hard rap, BILS’ unique heartbeat rapping is sure to instil vibes and confidence. Mans On The Move is engaging, catchy, and sweet; likely to grab the attention of any music lover. It takes you out of Africa and plunges you into the heart of a Houston or London vibe and then back to Lagos.
Hot on the heels of his recently released single “Reconsider” featuring Ice Prince and Big Klef, Nigerian rapper BILS releases his highly-anticipated new EP BGNLT (BAD GUYS NEED LOVE TOO), a follow-up from his previous EP MANS ON THE MOVE, which peaked #1 on the US World iTunes charts.
Once again, fusing his signature sound of Afrobeats and 808s with soul-lifting melodies and hard rap – which has helped him garner a staggering amount of streams across his tracks, earning him a four-times nomination for the Nigerian Entertainment Award, performances at top festivals including SXSW, and many more, BILS has continued on his unique music formula with his new project BGNLT (BAD GUYS NEED LOVE TOO). The six-track project features brand-new collaborations with an array of African talents including Simi and Liya along with his latest single “Reconsider” ft Ice Prince and Big Klef.
Speaking on the new EP BGNLT (BAD GUYS NEED LOVE TOO), BILS said: “BAD GUYS NEED LOVE TOO, even the Joker has Harley Quinn. Do you agree? Well, if you do, hit the play button.”
Showing no sign of slowing down any time soon, the latest addition to BILS ever-growing achievements has been linking up with Afropop Icon, Adekunle Gold for his ongoing North America headline tour. BILS is an artist who is set to take the reins as the next commanding superstar, and with the arrival of his new project, fans can expect more insight into his world.
“Breakfast Anthem” feat. Simi
“Reconsider” feat. Ice Prince & Big Klef
“Undiluted Love” feat. Liya