By Akpofure Shedrack
No doubt Olamide remains one the hardest working musicians right now in the country and with news dropping that he is set to drop a sixth studio album in the space of six years it is amazing how much effort he has put in. Olamide is one act I have great love for but unfortunately we chastise those we love the most or so they say.
Throw back to 2011 when he dropped Rap-So-Di we were all impressed with the zeal and fire of this young man. We all loved the new school rap vibes he brought to the game and his doggedness showed us a new legend has emerged. Since then he has managed to come up with an album every year including “YBNL” (2012), “Baddest Guy Ever Liveth” (2013), “Street OT” (2014), and “Eyan Mayweather” (2015).
But there has been a downward spiral on the quality of materials released ever since save for the occasional throw in the meal single we get every now and then. it is worrisome and we can’t help but wish he would take a break and rediscover his creativity. As good a rapper MI was he had to take a long sabbatical just to rediscover what made him tick. i understand his desire and aspirations just wouldn’t let him rest. The desire to rule the Nigerian music scene. Stay top dog forever but for now he would be better off developing his managerial skills after overseeing the successes of Lil Kesh and Adekunle Gold.
His Strategy of populating the streets with too much contents until they fall in love with you no doubt has worked so well for him but in a long run we might just look back and wonder if that’s all there is to a successful career. Every year we celebrate the legend fela in recognition of his amazing career but it is not worthwhile to note that he chose gold over mediocrity.
Dear Olamide my love for you knows no bound but you simply have to slow the train. Take a break. Get fresh and serve us hits such as VOTS, Eleda Mi and your sophomore album. for all your contribution to the music industry no doubt you sit is untouchable to this present generation but if this trends continues we might just get over you soon.
Akpofure Shedrack is a writer and critic who just loves to have a say in whats happening in the music industry. wanna have a chat ? Am live on twitter @king_konfam