Mr Baddo: 5 times Olamide has influenced Pop Culture Trends in NigeriaCherish him or abhor him, it’s never insightful to underrate him.
Olamide has demonstrated on numerous occasions that he holds the crown with regards to impacting pop culture in Nigeria. The YBNL manager has had a generally calm year on his models, with prior singles like “Love No Go Die” and “Wavy Level” attempting to make a blemish on the Nigerian group of onlookers.
His “Late spring Body” joint effort with Davido however brought some reprieve his direction though not all that stupendous. At that point came the slamming “Wo!”, advising us that Olamide has not lost that enchantment touch.
What enchantment touch, you say? Have we overlooked so effectively how he got nearly the whole nation doing the “Shakiti Bobo?” Or perhaps when he had every one of us including “sneh” to our names notwithstanding when we don’t know what it implies? (profound murmur) I’m liable on the two tallies and there are different illustrations which I’ll go into with this article.
In this way, right away, here are five times Olamide has impacted popular culture inclines in Nigeria. I should have included all the more yet I need you to incorporate yours in the remark area so i’ll meet you there.
First of All
“First of all, Introduction!” I remember nearly getting into trouble with a lecturer for replying when he said “First of all” during a lecture. Thank God for crowded classes. This song is not necessarily Olamide’s best in terms of Lyrics but it is a perfect example of his ability to get the crowd to sing along with him. The song has that drawling playful nature, and happened to be released when the Azonto dance was popping. Need I say more?
On this track, Olamide proves his mettle even while rapping in a different form of Yoruba Langauge, from the Ijebu clan. Loosely translated “Durosoke” means “stay up“. Once again, Olamide employs street lingua for greeting. Don’t judge me or ask how I know this; when you greet someone and raise your two hands up, you normally go “se ko wa le” meaning “should I bring it down“, then the person either says “kowale” meaning “bring it down” or “durosoke” meaning “let it stay up” (Thug life yo!😎). The track was on his third studio album “Baddest Guy Ever Liveth“.
One of the attributes of an influencer is the ability to take things around him and turn it into a trending topic. The “Shakiti Bobo” dance was originally by Olamide’s brother and YBNL’s in-house disc jockey DJ Enimoney. This is why he is one of the first persons shown in the video. I remember telling a friend when the song was released that I didn’t like it but we never have a choice when it comes to Olamide. You’ll join the bandwagon sooner or later. Young, Old, Male, Female, “Bougie“, “Pako” all caught the “Bobo” fever.
Lagos Boys (Sneh)
Shortly after the “Bobo” fever came the “Sneh” fever. We were left wondering which one to follow. Olamide if you’re reading this, I’ve still not figured out what “sneh” means and would really like to know. He had practically everyone on social media adding sneh to their names, e.g. bunmisneh, kejisneh, and the rest. It was a big “sneh” madness. But it’s Olamide, it’s what he does. “Ske ske robo ske….!”
A few weeks before the release of his latest track, I came across a conversation on Twitter talking about Olamide having no hit tracks this year and how boring OLIC is going to be without one. merely smiled to myself and refused to partake because I knew exactly what he was capable of and he proved me right just weeks after. With thousand of entries on the #WoChallenge and a music video that gained a million views within it’s first week of release, the dance track has wormed Olamide right back into the pop culture setting.
There are incalculable different illustrations like I expressed before, however I’ll abandon all of you to it in the remark area. Likewise keep in mind to look at the Olamide playlist on the site! Truly, it’s been up all week, what have you been doing?! Wehdone!