Award winning rapper, Olamide Adedeje, also known as ‘Olamide Baddo’ has appreciated his fans worldwide for the one million views of his latest and controversial music video ‘WO’ on YouTube.
The music video was officially released over a week ago.
The Bariga, Somolu born rapper on Thursday took to his Instagram and Twitter handles @baddosneh and @OlamideYBNL to thank his fans.
It is not the first time his song will hit the million mark on Youtube, but it doesn’t come that fast.
His song Shakiti Bobo got 17 million views in two years, Stupid love racked up over 4 million views in four years. His recently released Wavy level got only 785,409 in two month while Ilefo Illuminati and voice of the street got less than 500k views in four years.
The Federal Ministry of Health, however, twitted recently that the song was dangerous to public health, especially the youths and violates the Nigerian Tobacco Control Act 2015.
“My people sorry this is coming late but thanks for all the love and support, thanks for taking it to a mill in a week !!! Oya wo!! #WoChallenge.’’
The song was produced by Young John and video shot and directed by Unlimited L.A.
The `WO’ music video showcased Bariga to the world; it featured a couple of people dishing out tantalising dance moves.
But in a swift reaction then, the 28-year old rapper said he loved Nigerians and had no intention of promoting tobacco in the country.
On his twitter page @OlamideYBNL, the WO crooner said, “No intentions of promoting tobacco to get people killed.
“I love my people; I love my country, one love, one Nigeria #ClearTheAir Oya Wo! He wrote.
Olamide records mostly in Yoruba, his native tongue. In 2011, he released his debut studio album “Rapsodi’’ while signed to Coded Tunes.
He released his second album,’ Yahoo Boy No Laptop’ (YBNL) under his label imprint, YBNL Nation. The album had songs like “First of All’’, “Voice of the Street’’, “Stupid Love’’, and “Ilefo Illuminati’’.
On Nov. 7, 2013, his third studio album, “Baddest Guy Ever Liveth’’ with hit singles like “Durosoke”, “Yemi My Lover” and others was released.
The ‘Shakiti Bobo’ crooner released his fourth and fifth albums, “Street OT and Eyan Mayweather in 2014 and 2015 respectively.
Olamide, who also had a compilation album “2 Kings’’ with Phyno in 2015, released his sixth album ‘The Glory’’ in 2016.
He has won several awards which include Best Street Hip-Hop Artist and Best Afro Hip-Hop Video at the 2014 Nigeria Music Video Awards for “Durosoke’’.
The “Who You Epp’’ crooner also won “Rap Act of the Year’’ and “Album of the Year’’ at the 2016 Nigerian Entertainments Awards for the album “Eyan Mayweather’’
He has collaborated with talented artists like Phyno, HarrySong, Wande Coal, Reminisce, Ruggedman and many others dishing out songs that topped music charts.