If you're a fan of the YBNL boss, you're no doubt excited to hear that Olamide's Oil and Gas video is out. Well, you're welcome. Olamide has released to the public the video for his song, Oil and Gas. This comes right after his song “Spirit”, which wasn't exactly too well received by his fans and music lovers in Nigeria. Video director TG Omori uses colourful visuals that sees children displaying their best zanku moves with abandon.
We're not sure if he will boost his seemingly dwindling status in music with this Shepeteri- styled song. But many are predicting that this new song will be a hit.
Olamide is one of the fastest rising artistes in the Nigerian music industry. In 2010, the rapper started his career when he released the debut single “Eni Duro”. Critics loved the song and gave it high praise, and it made Olamide instantly famous. He released his first album, Rapsodi in 2011 and between then and now, he has released a total of 8 studio albums. His music genre, Afro hip-hop is widely loved allover the country. Olamide mostly raps in the Yoruba language, but he has released a few songs in English.
Born Olamide Adedeji, the rapper was born and raised in Bariga, Lagos. Born on the 15th of March 1989, Olamide studied Mass Communication at the Tai Solarin University of Education. The rapper's music highlights the wealth of the Yoruba indigenous culture to its listeners. Most of his lyrics focus on his background, upbringing and lifestyle. This makes it easily relatable to the listeners, no matter the rung to which they belong on society's ladder.
The rapper, who is worth an estimated 12 million dollars has several awards to show for his musical efforts over the years. Some of them are: Nigerian Entertainment Awards, Album of the Year; Artiste of the Year, Album of the Year, Mixtape of the Year, Best Hip Hop Artiste, Best Rap Act of the Year, Most Popular Song of the Year, Music Video of the Year, Best Rap Album, and many others.
In December 2018, the occassionally controversial Olamide received heavy backlash for some lyrics in a song titled LogoBenz. In the song, he collaborated with rapper Lil Kesh. The lyrics were seen to glorify the lifestyle of money rituals and many Nigerians didn't take kindly to it.
“If money no enter I go do blood money”, a line which means ‘I’ll do blood money if I’m broke’, drew the ire of many who called for the boycott of the duo’s songs and concerts. Critics accused the rappers of insensitivity, mockery of alleged victims of money rituals and glorifying the act.
Olamide Adedeji has a son with his log time girlfriend, Aisha. The pair got engaged on Aisha's birthday in 2018.
Source: Guardian NG
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