Talking about the similarities between international music acts and Nigerian music stars, the Drake-Olamide comparison is one that would take listening to songs by the two artistes, to understand. Hip-hop fans would see far better, the features common to the music of Drake and Olamide. The two rappers have developed the style of implanting pop elements into their rap music and have aced the art to wind up hits in their distinctive fields.
Olamide is to (Nigerian) indigenous rap, while Drake is to pop style hip-jump. Olamide advanced from being only a rapper into an artist who can convey a killer rap verse and still put down an effective hook, a recipe that lifts the acknowledgment of his music and has helped him stay ahead in his niche, much the same as Drake, whose expertise of singing and rapping has made him the toast of the global music community. Its the reason he commands an enormous ubiquity size that transcends that accustomed with rappers.
Just like Olamide is the nearer than other Nigerian rappers, to the territory where likes of Wizkid and Davido operates; Drake is just as popular as International pop stars, an uncommon accomplishment for hip-hop artists even in the “capital of hip-hop” – US
Writter – Oluwatobi Ibironke