Benin City entertainment powerhouse, Monewmental releases The #1442Cypher which is the sequel to the 1897 Cypher released in 2019 which featured Alxnda, Ziggy, Duno and Lord GEM.
Maintaining the historical and cultural theme, 1442 was the year, Oba Ewuare I of Benin ascended the throne after a violent coup against his brother Uwaifiokun. Oba Ewuare I attained the title “Ogidigan” (which means “Great” in Edo Language) for building the Benin Empire, introducing arts, festivals and political reforms he introduced in the kingdom.
The #1442Cypher is inspired by Oba Ewuare I’s feat as the three-part cypher attempts to reclaim Benin City’s entertainment scene lost glory.
Cypher 1 features the City’s heavyweights, Duno, Mr Bigsplash, Lord Gem and Cyrus Tha Virus and a clash of styles is used to send home a message.