There is no argument that the two giants of African music now are Star Boy, Wizkid and Omo Baba Olowo, Davido.
Laping up all international awards, colabo with world class stars and hitting the best concert arenas on the AFRICAN Continent, Europe and the US. Very brilliant chaps.
However my mind goes to the Baddo himself, Olamide. This boy is playing some bad ass music. His latest “WO” is a classic example of how a simple nu-clustered rhythm can just throw you into reckless ecstasy.
He has made hits after hits after hits not to mention many successful artistes he’s turning out from his stable. And his recent album he just released, titled LAGOS NAWA (Wobey Sound), which is currently on number 6 on the Bill-board World Chart. However Olamide is shunned by international stars and award labels.
He’s hardly had big time concerts on the international arenas. The awards from Grammy, MOBO, etc are not adorning his shelves. What is wrong?
Is it because Olamide dwells too much in Yoruba idioms? Is he too comfortable in his Lagos cocoon? Is it a function of a short sited management?
What should this incredibly talented artist do to join Wizkid and Davido on the global stage?