On Thursday, October 7, Nigerian rapper, Olamide debuted his 11th studio album.
The album will be a follow-up to 999, released in January 2020. ‘Carpe Diem’ is Latin for a plea used to urge someone to make the most of the present time and give little thought to the future.
The project is a reflection of my mind, and also the current sound brewing underground in Nigeria,” OLAMIDÉ says. “It’s a combination of a lot of traditional elements and also a sound from way back in Nigeria called galala, which has a little bit of reggae/dancehall. It’s also a fusion of something we call Celestial, which is when you are playing secular music in church. It’s like taking pop to the church.”
In the late hours of February 18b, 2020, legendary Nigerian rapper, Olamide Adedeji announced that his label, YBNL Nation had signed a deal with Empire Distribution. In the same haze, Olamide also announced new albums from him and Fireboy, “Time to get to work and serve you guys new Baddo album and new Fireboy album.”
See the track listing below.
You can play the album HERE.
Since the demise of Da Grin in 2010, Olamide has paved the way for indigenous rappers in the industry. Since the release of ‘Eni Duro’, Baddo has not looked back.
He established his own record label; Yahoo Boy No Laptop; YBNL in 2011 and it has also served as the home to numerous artists. They include- Adekunle Gold; Lil Kesh; Chinko Ekun; as well as currently Fireboy DML.
Further, he is a recipient of over 30 awards both local as well as international. Olamide is an icon.
999 will be Olamide’s 10th studio album in 10 years. That’s a peerless run for a mainstream artist; and, likewise, his consistency in the industry.