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ALBUM REVIEW: Olamide – Baddest Guy Ever Liveth

Posted by Tyler on November 20, 2013 in Album reviews · 95 Comments

Baddest Guy Ever Liveth

Artiste – Olamide

Album – Baddest Guy Ever Liveth

Features –  Buckwyla, Pheelz, Pele Pele, Ice Prince, Endia, Pepenazi, Ketchup, Viktoh, B.Banks, Bez, Do”2D”Tun & Phyno

Producers – Pheelz & V.I.C

Duration: 1.2 hours

Label – YBNL (2013)

It’s been less than 12 months since Olamide’s acclaimed sophomore album ‘YBNL’ hit stores, but he’s not resting on those oars as the indigenous rap titan unleashes his third studio album titled ‘Baddest Guy Ever Liveth’. The LP’s lead singles Durosoke and Turn Up catapulted the artiste to newer heights, ‘Baddest Guy Ever Liveth’  serves as a sequel to ‘YBNL’; slightly stronger, deeper and a tad bit exhausting. Packed with many “fillers” just like her predecessor, BGEL’s Achilles’ heel is its length which reduces the wow factor of the entire body work.

Undoubtedly worth most of the praises and listen, consume our track-to-track review and know which cuts depress the endowment of the album.

  1. 1.     Intro Feat. Do”2D”Tun: In less than 2 minutes Cool FM’s O.AP Dotun tries to give a rundown of Olamide’s career as an artiste in a moving manner.
  2. 2.     Esupofo: Olamide fairly impresses with ‘Esupofo’ baring tribal and a young hip sound.
  3. 3.     Rep Adugbo (Feat. Buckwyla & Pheelz): Just like on YBNL, Buckwyla features on the third track on the album; this time though, he is joined by Olamide’s go-to producer Pheelz. The thumping track is all about representing your hood; the groove and production is so engaging and breezy that you enjoy it without basking in the lyrical content.
  4. 4.     Anifowose: Pheelz is an utterly underrated producer and the chilling ‘Anifowose’ is a testimony to that, despite the fact that it can easily be over-looked. Sampling the great and legendary K1 D Ultimate on the hook of drum enriched, yet lightly produced song; Olamide calmly talks about his struggle for success. If you ever wondered where the trending line; “Versace Versace/ You rocking Versace/ Your mummy is hungry Oloshi”, is from? It is culled from the third verse of the song.
  5. 5.     Skammer (Feat. Pele Pele): The tempo of the LP paces up with ‘Skammer’ which features fresh rapper Pele Pele.
  6. 6.     Eleda Mi O: Olamide is an artiste who mostly raps his verse and sings his hooks and choruses all by himself. He shows this again on the groovy ‘Eleda Mi O’; the song will fit right in, in a traditional party or wedding reception. It is basically a song about having a good time with lyrics like; “Baba God wa lo turn up.
  7. 7.     Baddo Love: “Baby I will always love you…” Olamide’s un-fine singing voice utters on the moody chorus the seventh track. Despite the infectious and honest nature of ‘Baddo Love’, we still feel that a featured vocalist should have been employed to lend Olamide a helping hand to ensure that this alternative rap inspired number is greater nonetheless the love preaching track is a favorite. Apparently Olamide is in love with both his quest for success and his girl but loves the latter a little more.
  8. 8.     Position yourself: ‘Position Yourself’ can easily be labeled the ‘Stupid Love’ of ‘Baddest Guy Ever Liveth’. Like 95.2 % of the album; the potential club anthem is produced by Pheelz. The Makossa influenced number might not stimulate anything new, but it will surely get you worked up on the dance floor.
  9. 9.     Skit (Feat. Ketchup): Ketchup complains about the success and attention Olamide is getting. Might get a little exhausting but would have worked perfectly if ‘Durosoke’ followed it instead of un-fresh ‘Gbadun Arawa’.
  10. 10.   Gbadun Arawa: This is one of those songs that arise when you have a LP, housing over 20 tracks. Not-groundbreaking and kind of recycled, ‘Gbadun Arawa’ does not demand attention like most of its colleagues.
  11. 11.  Motivation (Feat. Ice Prince, Endia & Pepenazi): Pheelz wows with his production, Ice Prince Fails to heat things up with his fire or should I say he offered his Ice; nonetheless Endia, Pepenazi and Olamide each try to save the day yet ‘Motivation’ fails to motivate.
  12. 12.  Church (Feat. Viktoh): Another weak song which showed much potential in the first seconds. Desperate stans of Olamide might force their ears to appreciate the cut nonetheless the sermon of this ‘Church’ is anything but spiritual.
  13. 13.  Sitting On The Throne: Move over, Olamide is Nigeria’s rap king! Well that is what he is says on the thirteenth cut proving why he is a force to be reckoned with in Nigeria as far as his genre is concerned. ‘Sitting on the Throne’ is the only song not produced by Pheelz on the length album.
  14. 14.  Mu Emu (Feat. B.Banks): Assisted by B.Banks, Olamide starts to get his groove back with ‘Mu Emu’. The mid-tempo ear candy shows a perfect blend of Olamide’s rapping, singing and layering of background vocals; Olamide might convince you for a moment that singing is his true form. Must listen!
  15. 15.  Turn Up: Fated to make you ‘Turn Up’, the cut rises up to the occasion.
  16. King Shii: Olamide is still king and brags about it on ‘King Shii’. Not one of the album’s brightest moment but it is a commendable afro hip-hop item.
  17. 17.  Durosoke: ‘Durosoke’ takes it inside and outside; it is such a big song. Big not like towering ballad, but the arrangement, the humorous yet serious emotion, Olamide’s delivery and the effect it has on the listener. Definitely the album’s strongest song aimed at making one move, and we moving alright.
  18. 18.  Dope Money (Feat. Phyno): We will start by saying that Olamide and Phyno should make a collaborative album; judging from the brilliance of their fist record together ‘Ghost Mode’ and this dope piece of music labeled ‘Dope Money’. The care-free swagger the song oozes is impressive and they make it seem easy as they fiercely brag on the hip-hop orchestration.
  19. Yemi My Lover: Olamide yet again shows artistic depth and maturity on ‘Yemi My Lover’. Olamide soulfully tells the tale of a sour past lover over stripped instrumentation driven by solely sythns, piano and drums. This cut will put Olamide on track on his race to legend-dom. With a title destined to raise eyebrows, the infectious yet catchy chorus, fierce delivery, and back-up vocals placed at the right spots drive the song home. Just like Durosoke if treated by a seasoned live band, one will be made to realize why the YBNL front-man is a principality. To cut the long story short ‘Yemi My Lover’ affirms the fact that Olamide is a recording artiste not a rapper.
  20. 20.  Rayban Abacha: BGEL is definitely too long nevertheless the last part of the LP houses the LP’s gems like ‘Rayban  Abacha’ fo example. An awesome groovy dark hip-hop track where Mr. Adedeji shout-outs both his haters, supporters and fans.
  21. Higher (Feat. Bez): ‘Higher’ falls short of expectation; for selfish reasons we feel a Praiz or Timi Dakolo would brought life to the feeble alternative rap cut. Do not be deceived ‘Higher’ lacks the x-factor and will not take your higher or induce any goosebumps; the song is okay at best.

3-stars-out-of-5    rated 3/5

 Reviewed by Ogaga Sakpaide [ @Ogagus ]

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  1. Terrible article. Try to edit before you make it public. I am sure the opinions are your alone. A lot of shelling as well. Clean your house

  2. it is gud to go………….

  3. D arrangement is too dorm

  4. Agreed

  5. I don’t c anything wrong wth “higher” o.don’t believe praiz do a better job.

    • Nigga, u don fall my hand for dropping that comment mehn. Its totally unnecessary.

      Terrible Article BTW…U could have done behar!

  6. Who the idiot that talked about shelling and cleaning of homes? TooXclusive should employ you to proof read articles… Goat!

  7. Oga ade, praiz collect ya wife ni..? Now playin d higher song nd I tinkk its okai by all standards..’Teba fimi sogun owo e Oº°? niri kobo..brazil Vs burkina faso BIG cheat..”..stop shebe man, you said d album’s deeper yet you rated it 3stars..dude you av 2 stop dt shit you smokin’

  8. #Bullshit, y write such article about a hot banging album #BGEL

  9. nice one, keep it up badoo of life

  10. I av not listen 2 it but I believe dat olamide will do a better job

  11. stupid Dumb ass article…. oga Ade Go church

  12. Stupid dumb ass article…. Go Preach for Church

  13. 9ice nd more Confidence” kip it up

  14. Baddoo” kip it up, u b 9ja rap king but won ni gba ni

  15. Wat abt Confession Aye ahd d one he did wit Vector.

  16. Baddo ,nothin much !xpect more 4rm u

  17. Spleet a rap artist signed under Prime Records drops this new club banger after his hit track HANGOVER.. He features Jumabee who recently droped another club banger Cassava featuring Phenom,W4,Jaywon,Bruckwila,flowsick and Morell.. Enjoy!

  18. pls try include date on songs listing


  20. Visit joor!

  21. Baddo 4 life

  22. Which one U????? dey do where U????? seat down?! Make person wey they criticize this kinda work come out naH. O boi! Na office cleaner una suppose be.

  23. IT hurts to see so much ignorance and stupidity deposited in the life of just one human being…the stupidity that should have been shared equally by 37men was graciously deposited in you in its natural unadulterated form…it really hurts to be you….PRAYERS MAN!…thats all you need from sane people. Mtcheeew!

    Nice piece “OLAMIDE”

  24. Am happy I am not the only one thinking Phyno and Olamide should do an album. Nice, keep it up.

  25. dis is so nice by me…keep it up.. xpetin more from u….u also play fo m at my birthday party #watchout

  26. Dope money, a very dope song. Samson ni were lori, lion mo. Badolee, very crazy. Ya’all don’t need to abuse each other over a freely shared opinion. Anger uncontrolled can lead to hell on earth, love this editor as your self!

  27. I do tell people, Olamide is not a rapper but people don’t know what rap is in Nigeria. Olamide have good songs to his credit, but he is NOT a rapper.

  28. Oga gbagbe..The is ok..This Dope Nigga is not here for rating,He is here to make Dope Money

  29. D1 you are nothing but a daft dumb idiot fellow what a lame word olamide is not a rapper for your imbecile bloddy low life scumbag individual information he’s currently rated naijas second best rapper in some quarters…….

  30. D1 u are nothing but a learner. And what did you know about rapping. Olamide is a sound rapper and he equally sings weller. If I hear say…..

  31. Olamide u’re da bst I eva had

  32. There is absolutely nothing wrong if we have people to criticize albums like this writer just did. Good work man. We should know that no matter how good an artist is, a whole album cannot contain all good songs. 1 or 2 will be poor. Love the BGEL album like I did YBNL n Rhapsody. @ Alipapi, confession aiye is on YBNL. Good work Baddoo of life. More inspiration for great works. Igboro will forever love you.

  33. Olamide u ar d main man

  34. stark,illterate ,must surly behave lyk one, d1 must ,u alwayz behave , lyk educated illterate, ooooooooooooo my gos xo,,,,,,,, nigeria still have,, fool lyk d1 na una type no go get one teent no ,5n as ur mam go get out 4rm proverty they,,,,,,,,,,their ,,,,,,,,,,,they hate on person whey don et ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,dope,,,,,,,,,,money

  35. hot album baddo!!! but YBNL GENERAL is hotter!!!!

  36. Opawumi Anthony A.K.A Opabouy

  37. BGEL……nice one……Esu pofo on point. And remember! never blame anybody….he just shared his Opinion

  38. u wan dey preach for here….oga dey go church #10/10 nice1 baddo lee

  39. This ogaga sapaide need to be slapped until he faint and continually slapped until he woke up.

  40. Olamide u ar jst d best

  41. Go on, say/write whatever u want, d Street Is Still Preaching d #BGEL Gospel and it Winning Many Souls

  42. 9c one badoo…ko durosoke ki lo nje ko wale **i’m getting dope money##

  43. I feel olamide is jes getting started’ d guy is a real badoo buh I would be badder than you oooo olamide baddooo

  44. I choose to disagree on the ‘Higher’ review! That song would definitely BLOW! Thats one of the best songs on the album! B’lv that!

  45. Badoo u 2 bad…….Nice 1 bro

  46. Y dat pple ar critizes demself like dis….machw o

    • Took me time to read all the comments, but I truly eneyjod the article. It proved to be Very helpful to me and I’m positive to all the commenters right here It’s always good when you can not only be informed, but also entertained I’m sure you had fun writing this article.

  47. badoo of destiny…ride on

  48. …Ya’l sud calm yaslvx down……listend tew more of d trackx en bliv meh none of em z gon blow lahk ‘durosoke’ aur d YBNL…err’body lurfx Olamide bouh dis album aint 1 of hz best….ko le stand test of tym..anyawx,i’m stil b gettn mah dopeMONEY….

  49. Owo e nu shaka…..mah dopeMONEY……….#PLAYN…

  50. BGEL is okay for me.somepple should stop hating…he is sitting on d throne,he got beef wit nobody.forget wat u heard everibody na king 4 in lane.badoolee

  51. Badolee I see you die bcus I live my life wit ur lyric

  52. Badoo u are d badest nigger so far no one is like u

  53. Nice one i wil always luv ur music.

  54. Cissey

  55. For what olamide song i mean nt favour anybody

  56. 9ice one badoo (one of 2 polopolo

  57. nice one badoo kip it up we r enjoyin u

  58. anifowose, eleda mi, am so appi wit dis, olamide u are gud. Ave neva see a musician like u. god bless u 4me (olamide) so many musician ave opportunity like u but dey mis u it, dey dn’t wn’t u to make it to d top bt god dey.

  59. Olamide……u ar d ambassador for street youth,i love anytin u do,fuck anybdy wu say u didnt try…..5star general,y no RIP ft vector

  60. Olamide ,, badoo u are d man of d strt…….i rep dope money gang nd anifowose……man of d year olamide……..dnt give up

  61. respect 2 ma badoo of lyf

  62. Olamide nah from rapsodi 2 YBNL now nah badest guy ever Liveth no wayoo, okada no gt reverse you will alwayz go further.

  63. Omo anifowose,Motivation,Esu pofo,Eleda mi,since i bought the album,’m speachless to halla anything. . . .SKAMMAR. . . . .wadooLEE.

  64. OMO PAO B’IBAN,,abeg,go ft M I nd Jagunmolu Dharshaw. . . We want d best. . .WADOO LEE.

    • Good points all around. Truly apradciptee.

  65. I trust u baddo, keep it up.

  66. I like d new album which olamide made

  67. U’ll 4ever stand on the throne baddo lee*Proudly bariga*

  68. this album is muah…emu emu oguro si aye yi jawe….dis guy (olamide) is da best rappa in Nigeria leave it or take it…..still dey preach ur gospel winnin evry soul..baddo’Lee dem don knw

  69. badolee omo iko……love yew tew dah fullest buh guess you don’t know sha……just takia of yhslf…..muah…..hice lo n ki ee

    • badoo yu 2 much as for me tunfit yu stel the best….no one well touch yur fayer deck bumba .i da fell yu sir tink yu…..

  70. Holamide badoo 9ce 1 jare,kip it up,m veri xure d headies award z ment 4 u,eyin ti stand tall,eti gba tallership.we dy xpect mre 4rm ya.

  71. baddest guy ever liveth, baba God dy ur side

  72. I rilly like d album,ur review is nt good @ all.
    Olamide kip it up,baddest guy ever liveth

  73. Olamide am so happy that I have d oppurtunity to say something; I never loved u before during ur first album rapsodi but when I heard stupid love I started generating dis likeness for u that I had to download ur album on my phone d week u released YBNL and even BGEL….add me up for more inFo:2674A198

  74. Eleda on sun torope it turn up u are too much baba agba

  75. seriously, pheelz was the main man in this album…. he’s so crazy when it comes to going beat…. love u Badoo

  76. seriously, pheelz was the main man in this album…. he’s so crazy when it comes to doing beat…. love u Badoo

  77. 9z one

  78. olamide nd phyno still d best……

  79. i luv d album……..kip it baddo

  80. Big nigga I like keep ur flag rollin OLAMIDE badoo

  81. badooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo i neva see d song we u sing we in no sweet but this 1 over delicious

  82. U re good

  83. Olamide is d bades guy in town nw I lv d way he rap u will quickly understand it farst badoo I greet u is mba from iwaya baba I wish u d best badoo

  84. infact dunno wat 2 say….d guy 2much i love ur music like mofeku..kip it up badolee omo iko…9ce 1

  85. Ilove olamide

  86. Ilove olamide

  87. love u olamide olamycome

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