Voice of the streets rapper, Olamide aka Badoo is set to drop his fourth album on the 14th of November, 2014 (14-11-14). Over the years, Olamide has shown his prowess of rapping in his native language – Yoruba – which has made him to be likened to Da Grin (RIP) although you just can’t dispute the fact that Olamide is exceptionally talented and creative in his own ways.
After dropping his debut album Rapsodi in 2011 under ID Cabasa’s imprint (Coded Tunes) which didn’t receive so many reviews. Olamide undeterred, kept on working and released singles like: Ilefo Illuminati, First Of All and Stupid Love off his second studio album “YBNL”. After the release of First Of All, Olamide’s reputation soared higher and the song became a national anthem making him a brand to be associated with. A collabo with Phyno on Ghost Mode that same year further stamps Olamide’s greatness as a Nigerian artiste. Upon the release of the YBNL album in 2012, every car, bar, lounge, mall and even commercial buses had Olamide’s YBNL in its stereo playing and you cannot but help appreciate the talent embedded in him.
In 2013, Olamide surprised the media world, fans and Nigeria when he announced he would be releasing a third album. Criticisms followed the announcement with many suggesting Olamide take a break and allow us enjoy the YBNL album; Alas, Olamide went ahead as announced and yet again, he performed beyond fans’ and critics expectation. The album art which had the gun pose became viral with colleagues, fans and personalities striking the gun man pose. The album had great hits like: Turn Up, Sittin’ on the Throne, Eleda Mi, Yemi My Lover and many other hits.
After unveiling Lil Kesh and Viktoh as signees under his self-owned YBNL Nation, Olamide again announced the release of a fourth studio album choosing 14th November, 2014 (14-11-14) as the release date. Unlike BGEL, no criticisms came through rather, the anticipation of hearing and having a new Olamide album became a source of joy for fans and music lovers all over.
Named “Street OT” a street slang for street orientation, the eagerness of having that album is trending on social media amongst fans. True to its name, Olamide has released singles off the album such as: “Awon Goons Mi”, “Story For the gods” and “Up in the club” featuring label mate Viktoh.
Anticipate the album.
Credits: Anslem John for Freemedigital