YBNL head of honcho is widely respected in the Nigeria music industry, he has ushered a new dawn for rap and he is greatly influencing the lives of many upcoming artistes. He’s one of the few artist that has many ambassador deal with many organisation in spite of the economic recession.
We are going to take a look at 5 reasons why Olamide’s song is widely accepted in Nigeria.
1. Olamide dishes out new style everytime he releases a song
Being a versatile artiste, Olamide’s rap and song makes him unique because he brings something quite fresh anytime he releases a song. For instance, lets a look at his “WO”, produced by Youngjohn, it was widely accepted here in Nigeria and other Africa nations.
The chest bag was popularized in the video shoot. The Shaku Shaku dance became popular after he used it the video shoot. The blonde hair dying trend that existed not quite long wouldn’t have been a wave if Olamide hadn’t used it on his Pepper Dem Gang video. The slang “Sneh” originated from Olamide and then “Wo” is the new slang popularized by him.
2. He’s the anchor of Yoruba rap
Dagrin was the undisputed king of rap in Nigeria before he passed on, ever since, the responsibility fell on Olamide’s shoulders. His first official singles, “Eni Duro” effectively became a nationwide hit. Olamide has been representing the Yoruba speakers, though, he might be a local rapper but still, he’s holding it down for the Yoruba’s when it comes to hip hop.
3. He’s presently the king of the Street
Presently, Olamide is the king of the street. Only few musicians has ever been able to influence the streets like Olamide has.
Lil kesh took a shot at the “king of the street” title but he couldn’t cope with the momentum. Today, Olamide drops “Science Student” and Boom its already all over the place. Tomorrow he drops “C Ronaldo and everybody is already talking about it.
4. His singing ability
Olamide started music professionally as a rapper but then, hw wasn’t singing so much. To get a good hook and make a name for himself, he had to collaborate with a lot of musicians on his album, Rhapsody. An example is “Omo To Shan” which features Starboy head of honcho, Wizkid.
Before, Olamide had to employ the services of songstresses but now, he has evolved. He now carries his cross and even gets featured to take the choruses for other artistes. Although he lacks that silky vocal textures you’d expect of a singer, people have accepted his voice and appreciate the music he makes.
5. He has dropped albums relentlessly
When it comes to consistency, Olamide hasn’t gotten rusty. He has been dropping an album year after year ever since his professional music career began. won’t be surprised if he drops another in no time.
No Nigerian rapper has dropped as much albums as Olamide. Many musicians space the release of their albums to recuperate and gather momentum due to the finance it requires and the stiff competition in the industry but that hasn’t stopped Badoo from releasing an album from his fans in every year.