You’d be forgiven for thinking Parkito is just another Soundcloud rapper, but despite his dyed dreads and proximity to a crew of raucous rabble rousers, Parkito isn’t a typical member of the next generation. Besides, it’s 2021 and the time when rappers could be expected to only move in one lane has long passed. Epithets like “lyrical” or “party” no longer apply to today’s young rappers, who’ve outgrown broad but shallow categorizations like “underground” or “mainstream” for their diverse, all-inclusive musical styles and tastes.
Parkito first drew attention through the viral singles “Lucy hale” and “Wasted”, These songs were shining examples of Parkito complex lyricism, versatile flows, and sharp technical ability, and he soon followed with tracks like “Bet” His talent caught the ear of legions of fans as well as earlier generations of rap superstardom.
Parkito was born Emmanuel Owunaka in 1999 and grew up in Southern Region of Nigeria, Port Harcourt. He started rapping as a teenager and soon began releasing music under the moniker Entendre, taking cues from influential rap legends like Juice wrld and 2pac. Performing as Parkito, he built his reputation throughout the year with original singles like “Bet” and “Lucy hale” with thousands of listeners.