8 Singles, No Hit … Why Olamide Should Not Drop A New Album

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Starting off with a hit song is every artiste’s new year wish, and for Olamide, the success of “Science Student” was answered prayer. It was just the right start that needed a brilliant buildup (which could mean successful singles, great videos, lit performances at top concerts and perhaps one or two major deals); then a special windup, which in the case of Olamide, is usually an end-of-the-year album and his annual street-themed concert – OLIC. While the start for Olamide, this year, was solid; the buildup has so far been wobbly and there is little promise of a great cap to the music year.

Since the ambivalent reception of “Science Student”; there has been a stream of musical releases from the YBNL proprietor; different genres have been explored, diverse themes have been touched; yet most, if not all the songs  have been underwhelming given the status of Olamide – “the King of Streets.” Experimenting pop music, rap and alternative sound, with about 8 released singles and a number of collaborations since his early hit; Olamide has failed to produce a material that can be regarded as a street anthem. About this time the year before, Wo! was already taking the form of a crowd favorite but 2018 has taken a different turn for Badoo; not even a Wizkid feature, nor a Killertunes production could do the trick.

For a versatile artist like Olamide who has shown consistency with making bangers for about a decade, this dry spell seems more like a phase than a stay. The sharp evolution of sounds, the sudden jump of trends has made it tougher for some artists to have a hold on what’s in-demand; and this might just be the explanation for why the hits are harder to come by for Olamide. The throne, is still his, but new names like Slimcase have come with a trendy new sound and the streets are cheering at it. The long-stretched holiday of his longtime collaborator and hit-making partner, YungJonn, in the US, does not help matters either. The last time they teamed up, they produced “Science Student”; and till this day, it is the last big spark in Olamide’s lighter.

Between now and the end of the year, Olamide is sure to release one, two or more music; with the hope someway, somehow his hit songs would show forth. Collaborations here and there might turn out to help but neglecting the hard reality to release  another album at the end of the year would be not wise. For the sake of Hip-hop and the ongoing revival; yes, but otherwise; like say for the sake of his annual album release ritual, a big No!

Written by Oluwatobi Ibironke


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    You are sleeping… Kana and motigbana is everywhere… You are just a bitter hater….

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    You Are Underground Jhur, Kana Issa Hit On The Streets, For The Posh, Radio & TV Stations And Everywhere. Find Better Thing To Write Jhur. Ja Danu

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    Motigbana, Puna And Criteria Are Everywhere Now If You Don’t Know. Motigbana Mo Ti Elevate.

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    Tooxclusive…. Motigbana is the hottest song right now. Olamide’ survives everytime with hits unlike Boda Davido that wants to always be in the news. Baddo is the truth! He’s a street boy but we love him lai dat

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    Baba u well so motigbana no be hit kana no be hit.. …baba go wash ur brain

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    useless site……

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    The person that published the this rubbish is a fool
    You deserve to be beaten

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    The person that published this rubbish is a fool
    You deserve to be beaten

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    awon olofoo dis site have serious problem?..iswear e ti kana?

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    person way write this thing the mad,make Una no use olamide the learn talk

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    Just a fool ….I wonder why you guys are saying shit ?? Fuvk the publisher

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    critics in dia dreamz tho…..if its easy, y re u nt an entertainer?to criticize is d easiest job tho

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    what sort of bastards are in dz site
    this is my first time of commenting on here. you people are real bastards…. what single dz wizkid sing dz year… Baba is exploiting oda artiste so dt ppu will think he hs a hit song…. Mr davido couldn’t even du a proper song… he used porsche nd chioma tu promote assurance stl e no blow… baba con dey use Nysc as publicity stunt….. God will punish yu ppu…. Kizz daniel is d artiste of d year.. since we all want tu b stupid together

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    I can’t just believe someone can write up this sh!!t call news,I noticed this tooxclusive people don’t use to coment so you guys need traffic…lol…Na baddo sure pass

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    the person that write up this sh!t cal news is mutherfukal..lol

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    I can’t just believe someone can write up this sh!!t call news,I noticed this tooxclusive people don’t use to coment so you guys need traffic…lol…Na baddo sure pass

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    u are a bastard and disgrace to the world for publishing this

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    Ur fada left nyash stupid site dont ever smoke before writting cos u wrote shiiit

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    Oluwatobi Ibironke!! I think u really crave for an attention, I guess u have it now. In case your memory is failing, let me joggle it for u. What do u call songs like “science student”, ” Kana”, and “motigbana”? I guess u didn’t think it through before you made this baseless post of yours.

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    Motigbana na hit check the statistics

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    U no well… Where u put Kana, Motigbana, Criteria SMH…

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    omo u no get anytin 2 write na u dey feed olamide nonsense

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    You are an asshole

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    you people get problems ooo. Olamide this Olamide that.

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    Olamide is struggling to survive in the industry unlike then he dominated the industry

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    God go punish whoever posted this article
    Seems you’re jobless and nah your broda downfall you dey find here and there, how e wan take better for you

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    Fuck you beefers and haters…. ????

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    baddosneh8 years zero fluke – these bangers never finish , different style n vibe same fucceeeeen nigga. no ghost writer,no assist. If you think I’m here to play,you should have a rethink bruh ?.

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    baddosneh: 8 years zero fluke – these bangers never finish , different style n vibe same fucceeeeen nigga. no ghost writer,no assist. If you think I’m here to play,you should have a rethink bruh ?.

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    baddosneh8 years zero fluke – these bangers never finish , different style n vibe same fucceeeeen nigga. no ghost writer,no assist. If you think I’m here to play,you should have a rethink bruh ?.

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    baddosneh: 8 years zero fluke – these bangers never finish , different style n vibe same fucceeeeen nigga. no ghost writer,no assist. If you think I’m here to play,you should have a rethink bruh ?.
    Let dem know

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    Na rubish u publish

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    where ur mama put "poverty die#
    most u show us that your brain is leaking sumwhere

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    OLAMIDE NA DE BEST


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