Olamide, one of Nigeria’s foremost indigenous rappers has been on the A-list for over a decade of relevance and still counting.
Mp3bullet.ng illustrates reasons Olamide should not be compared with other rappers.
Carving a niche for himself, Olamide is an established brand and goes with the street tag name, “BADOO“!
Olamide, uniqueness & versatility
The music industry is filled with loads of talents, it’s certainly one of the few hardest industries to crack a hit from!
Nigeria, being the most populated country in Africa also carries one of the largest numbers of aspiring and successful musicians.
As a matter of fact, the competitions vary from the numerous genres sung in the country.
The hip-hop genre which is our focus started gaining momentum over two decades ago, going down the Mode 9, Rugged Man, Eedris Abdulkareem, days, and many more.
Upon arrival into the Nigerian borders, the genre took on the form of its founders in the USA and so, it was usually rap music in English.
However, amongst them was a young rapper by the name, Lord of Ajasa who took it upon himself to establish the indigenous rap game.
Under him erupted the likes of Reminisce, Da Grin (late), 9ice, and also Olamide.
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Olamide being the youngest to taste stardom took great advantage of his and became one of the most unique rappers in Nigeria and Africa at large.
His debut hit tune, “Eni Duro” paved the way for the street sensation and solidified his spot at the big table.
Although, he started off as an underground rapper and was involved in rap street battles.
His story however changed when he met Lord Of Ajasa and became a protege under the veteran.
Since then, the rapper has released back-to-back tunes with 12 studio albums to his career.
Many would agree more fans for rap music in the western part of the country tuned in love for Nigerian rap songs because of Olamide.
He successfully made it a thing everyone could flow with, even if you do not understand the lyrics.
Being versatile, he is one of the few who have adopted the style of singing and rapping at the same time.
His blend of taking up a chorus and adding a rap rhythm to his songs increased his fanbase and certainly his relevance.
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Olamide & Influence (rappers)
Categorically, Olamide emerges as one of the most influential Nigerian rappers and this he has built over the years.
This is really not a debate, as his “works have proven him”!
Going by the widespread of street sensations such as; Naira Marley, Zlatan, Lil Kesh, Bella Shmurda, and many more, Olamide‘s imprint into their journey of fame cannot be overemphasized.
He has mastered the act of empowering youngsters who don’t have platforms to showcase their talents.
That’s one of the reasons, a great number of successful rappers and singers have his name as one of their success stories.
So you see, his influence is built on the many lives he has touched in the industry by bringing them to the limelight.
Moreso, his street credibility cannot go untouched as he identifies as the “Voice Of The Street.”
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Awards, Recognitions & International Deals
Another great difference between Olamide and other rappers is the number of awards he has bagged.
With over 40 nominations, Olamide has won well over 20 awards and this includes; City People Entertainment, The Headies, MTV Africa, and many more. Arguably, this one top feat from an indigenous Nigerian rapper.
Also, in his career, he has bagged many ambassadorial deals such as Guinness, Monster, Tekno, and many more.
Like him, not many rappers in Nigeria have as many deals as this. This further proves his worth in the game.
Olamide is a great force whose worth is unmatched. Certainly, he came, he saw, and he conquered!!!