Few pop stars reach the coveted height of pop stardom… even fewer maintain it for as many year as Blackky, and to hold that status for twenty years is impressive. Blackky (Nya Edward Inyang) apparently released his sixth album curiously titled, “Reggae Icon” last month and for me, comes as a bit of a surprise. I haven’t heard new music from Blackky for several years and thought that perhaps his time in the spotlight was waning. The title of the album “Reggae Icon” isn’t something that I would associate with Blackky. When I think about reggae icons, I think about people like Bob Marley and Sir Coxcone Dodd for their breadth of material and the influence on Reggae music. When weighed by that criteria, Blakky hardly even registers on the scale… in Nigeria - definitely, but as a whole - definitely not. Perhaps he should rename his album, “Dat Wan Naija Reggae Bobo.” Anyway, all joking aside… many people remember Blackky for the music he put out in the late 80s and early 90s with tracks like Rosie, Girlfriend and perhaps the most popular of all Blackky’s Skank. Blackky’s Skank is catchy pop tune in which he basically describes how to do his dance… I’ve never seen the dance, even though he says that Michael Jackson, Bobby Brown, Miriam Makeba & even MC Hammer does the Blackky Skank! Well, I’ll give a crisp 10 Naira bill to the first person to send me a video of them dancing the Blackky Skank or better yet, the music video!