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Top 10 Songs by Olamide Baddo

Olamide songs have gained a lot of popularity recently. The artist is well-known both domestically and overseas. He is well-known among young people in particular because of his Hip Hop music. We are happy to let you know that you have come to the right site if you are looking for the greatest hit songs by Olamide.

To be clear, no Afropop act performed better than Olamide in the 2010s, and even none can equal the magnitude of his cultural impact. By many measures, the 33-year-old musician dominated the auditory zeitgeist of the previous ten years, musically capturing Nigerian music’s transition from infatuation with Western-influenced music to the widespread appeal of afrobeats better than anyone.

After emerging from Bariga, Baddo first pierced the mainstream with his brash bars that positioned him as a rebel with something to prove. He then captured the attention of a generation with his anthemic works, which condensed conceptual narratives on hedonism, life in Lagos, and forces that influenced culture into numerous hit singles.

All of this was accomplished while maintaining a production level unheard of in Nigerian music. From 2011 to 2017, Olamide released at least one project a year while appearing as a guest on an untold number of songs to cement his name in the nation’s current popular culture and guarantee his music would be played frequently.

Olamide’s 2020 album, Carpe Diem, represented the next phase in his career’s evolutionary arc. It helped him transition musically into elder statesman territory and further demonstrated his talent as a musician.

We searched through Olamide’s repertoire in honor of his career to compile The 20 Essential Olamide Songs for you.

There is no particular order to this list.

1. Eni Duro

“Eni Duro,” which launched Olamide’s mainstream career, was one of the songs that epitomized the change in Nigeria’s musical landscape at the beginning of the 2010s. It displayed hints of the inventive songwriting, jovial flow, and quirky one-liners that would later form a crucial component of his creative arsenal. Over the course of the four-minute track, a plethora of points of view are held together by Badoo’s sheer force of will.

2. Voice of the Street

Olamide sought the title of best indigenous rapper for himself on “Voice of the Street,” rather than claiming to be it. “Voice of the Street,” which was included on Olamide’s second album YBNL, signified a change from the upbeat tone of his earlier work and gave the rapper the opportunity to detail his demand for respect from the Nigerian music industry with a commanding voice and gritty aesthetics.

3. Science Student

Olamide’s “Science Student,” which was polarizing, was defended as a statement on the drug culture in Nigeria but criticized as complicit in that phenomena. The Young Jonn-produced song was frequently played and will be remembered as one of the most popular Shaku Shaku songs despite its controversial nature.

4. Bobo

Olamide has been the soundtrack to popular music in Nigeria for the better part of a decade, but it wasn’t until “Bobo” that he had a dance craze that was inextricably linked to him. Viral dance crazes are the height of ubiquity in Nigerian pop. The song and dance’s widespread popularity only served to underline Olamide’s enormous influence.

5. First of All

“First of All,” a further indication of Olamide’s rising star, broke the lines between hip-hop and pop, giving rise to one of the Bariga-born rapper’s true crossover hits thanks to Pheelz’s brilliant production.

6. Durosoke

Olamide’s third album, Baddest Guy Ever Liveth, signaled his unmistakable pop turn, and its lead single, “Durosoke,” an irreverent piece that let Olamide express himself in an unconventional way, best encapsulated his developing musical ability. There are still two verses on the song that rank among the most memorable from 2013.

7.Featured on Phyno’s ‘Ghost Mode’

“Ghost Mode” may not have received the same level of praise from critics had it been released just three years earlier. However, the first track from Phyno’s debut album, No Guts No Glory, which included razor-sharp lyrics from Olamide and was released in a post-Dagrin world, pushed the cultural needle. One of the major advantages of the 2010s was the willingness of both rappers to communicate their native experiences while interacting musically, and “Ghost Mode” was one of their best songs.

8. Anifowose

Olamide’s “Anifowose,” which featured a beautiful sample from K1 De Ultimate’s “Orin Abode Mecca Medley,” was a narrative-driven ode to the neighborhood that influenced the singer’s childhood. There are allusions to growing up in poverty and acquiring a will to succeed despite any obstacles. Olamide’s music has not always been filled with sentimental moments like this, which gives “Anifowose” an additional layer of significance.

9. WO

Olamide, who has never forgotten his hood roots, created the song “Wo!!” with that audience in mind. The song recalls hood-specific musical styles while being wild, joyful, and melodic. With time, “Wo!!” expanded beyond its intended audience to become a popular song throughout the country.

10. Omo Toh Shan Ft Wizkid

As time went on, Olamide no longer needed the help of delicate vocalists to add melody to his songs, but on “Omo To Shan,” Wizkid’s sweet voice lends a sensuality to one of the best songs of the early 2010s, while Badoo mainly concentrated on giving this timeless rap-sung collaboration from his debut studio album, Rapsodi, lyrical form.

Ireoluwa Orija
Ireoluwa Orija
Ireoluwa is a graduate of Human Anatomy. He is a writer, poet and a content creator.

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