Meet Lil Frosh, the much-talked-about talent-driven young Yoruba-laced hip hop rapper, songwriter, and entertainer who has gained media attention in the Nigerian music and entertainment industry in recent times. He is best known for his prowess in freestyle and rare ability to connect rhymes like crosswords. He may have been a new music fever, but due to his deep knowledge of the Nigerian street, one would easily think of him as an old-timer in the music industry.
The rapper got to the spotlight through his freestyles on Instagram, where he started his career before advancing into the DMW studio. However, recently the career of the fast-growing rapper suffered a setback when he got submerged into a girl-friend assault scandal and suit that led to the abrupt termination of his record deal with DMW studio owned by the renowned Nigerian musical idol Davido.
Lil Frosh is a Native of Ogun State but was Born and Raised in Lagos State, Nigeria
Sanni Goriola Wasiu, popularly known as Lil Frosh or Eruku Makanaki, was born on June 13, 1998, in Lagos. Although his family is from Ogun State, he was born and raised in Lagos, where he completed his primary education. Afterward, he moved to the Boys Secondary School Agege, Lagos. Nevertheless, little is known with regards to his tertiary education.
The rapper has often kept his personal life away from the public light, such that no mention has been made regarding his parents or siblings in the media. And since he is such a new figure in the industry, details about his family are likely to unfold in the nearest future and we would keep you updated in due course.
His Freestyle Skits on Instagram Brought Him to the Limelight
Lil Frosh, otherwise known as Eruku Makanaki, is one of the rare stars who came to the limelight as a result of social media. But for Lil Frosh, it was his Instagram freestyle skits along with Zinoleesky that led to his discovery. The afro-hip hop rapper’s niche is basically interwoven in the indigenous Yoruba language, which gave him some sense of uniqueness.
Part of the brainchild of his creativity includes the trending slangs ‘Sonto Polio‘ and ‘Firi Yahoo,’ which have been credited to him. Lil Frosh’s lot was changed for good when he captured the attention of the music superstar Davido after the star discovered the rare talents of the upcoming rapper, and he decided to subsequently sign him to his record label DMW.
His exploits with DMW further escalated his popularity. While he was with DMW records, he has been able to release several hit tracks both singles and collaborations. Sadly the record deal of the Yoruba rapper was short-lived after being terminated following the rapper’s recent assault case against his now ex-girlfriend.
Nevertheless, Lil Frosh has many songs to his credit, with some of his popular songs as – Firi yahoo ft. Small doctor, Thick talk, Carry your baka, and others.
At The Height of His Fame, Lil Frosh Got Entangled in Domestic Violence Allegations
In recent times, the searchlight of the media was beamed on Lil Frosh, after an allegation of domestic violence was leveled against him on Twitter. The viral post came from one Mayoks Michael who claimed to be the manager and brother of Lil Frosh’s ex-girlfriend, Gift Camille, whose real name is Okeaoghene Iyomaterie. He alleged that the rapper has been physically abusing Gift Camille, showing pictures of her swollen face, which he claimed was due to the beating she had earlier received from the rapper.
To corroborate this allegation, his ex-girlfriend Gift Camille later broke the silence on social media, admitting that she and the rapper have been dating for over 10 months and that all through that period Lil Frosh has been abusing her physically and emotionally. She further explained that it all started when the rapper tried ostracizing her from her friends, then it degenerates into physically beating her at the slightest provocation whenever they argued.
She claimed that she had been enduring the physical assault all the while with the hope that his attitude would change towards her with time, but she was obviously wrong as the physical abuse rather took a worse turn. What’s more, the last straw that broke the camel’s back happened on September 15, 2020, when she publicly alleged that the rapper turned her into a punching bag, to an extent of getting her face to swollen and leading to her suffering internal bleeding on her head as confirmed by her doctor.
She claimed that it was at that point that she could not help but voice out her plight to the public, lest she ends up in the grave for her prolonged silence over such attack. Consequently, all of these allegations were greeted with strong criticism by both celebrities and fans alike, all of whom strongly condemned Lil Frosh for indulging in such acts.
Lil Frosh later got arrested and arraigned in court over the allegations on February 9, 2021, where he pleaded not guilty to the charges leveled against him, but after the case was adjourned by the judge to March 9, 2021, the ruling judge insisted that he should be remanded at the Ikoyi Correctional Center, pending the next hearing.
The Assault Case Led Davido to Terminate Lil Frosh’s Recording Contract
Sequel to the outcome of Lil Frosh’s assault suit, his contract with Davido’s DMW’s record label was terminated. This played out in October 2020 when the record label released an official press statement, formally announcing the revocation of the rapper’s contract with the label because the label does not support domestic violence and stands in solidarity with the victims of domestic violence.
A Look at Lil Frosh’s Latest Songs
Despite his legal battle, the rapper was not deterred as he was able to drop yet another track titled Omo Olojo ft. Zinoleesk, his bosom friend with whom he started his career on Instagram together.
Some of his other popular songs include;
- Firi yahoo ft. Small doctor (2020)
- Thick talk (2020)
- Osha (2020)
- Codename vol.2 ft. Davido, Naira marley, FAlz, Sinzu and Peruzzi (2020)
- Kole Re Body ft. Mayorkun (2020)
- Carry your baka (2020)
- Fifty (2019)
- Davido (2019)
- Eru Designer ft. Zinoleesky, Papisnoop
- Kagadafi ft. Zlatan (2019)
- Apple ft. Mzkios, Zinoleesky & Dollarsyno (2019)
- Fame ( 2019)
- Gbefun (2020)
- Money (2019)
All things considered, the afro-hip hop rapper seems to be one of the promising and controversial young upcoming singers and songwriters to look out for in the coming years in the Nigerian entertainment industry as the last of him is yet to be heard.