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‘Amope’ Chooses Between Love & Money In This Colonial-Era Short Film (Video)
April 19, 2017

This film is thrilling. It is an extended metaphor that plays a beautiful woman as faced with a tough choice between two very different kinds of men. In the end, she makes the most unexpected choice possible. All in 8 minutes.



Ranking Every Olamide Album From Worst to Best

Da Grin’s “CEO” was an instant classic and when he passed away in 2010, it was evident that he was going to be immortalized by his music. “Chief Executive Omoita” is the real life representation of a classic Yoruba rap album. We haven’t had one since, despite Olamide rising to fame less than a year after the fatal accident. Olamide has been in the game for a solid six years and has been at the top or thereabout for the past three or four.
I’ve heard Baddo’s catalogue get discredited for being full of hits and not having enough consistency and chemistry to make a classic rap album. Granted, none of his albums can be referred to as “classic” in any sense, but anyone who dismisses his discography as having too many singles has only heard his recent albums and only remembers all the hits.
Since debates about Olamide are inevitable, I decided to rank all of his albums from his humble beginnings to his latest offerings.

7. The Glory

This selection is very premature considering the fact that it’s been about three months since the album came out, but I honestly for the life of me don’t believe this album will ever grow on me. This album showcases the full grown “pop” Olamide who cares more about songs to perform at concerts than punch lines for garage boys to throw around. Even in the more “lyrical” songs like “Letter to Milli” or “Journey of a Thousand Miles” I think this project shows a serious lack of effort for an established star and is difficult to commend. The album’s intro is very deceptive and makes you think you’re in for a treat, but then you’re greeted with a whole host of songs that you may enjoy but at the end of the day would rather be doing something else. “Pepper Dem Gang” is a song I’d rather ignore.
Year: 2016; Hits Rating: 8; Rap Rating: 7; Cohesion: 6; Overall Rating: 7.0
Notable Songs: “Pepper Dem Gang”, “Owo Blow”, “Who You Epp”, “Glory (Intro)”

6. Two Kings

Okay, please don’t crucify me for adding this one to the list, but it is an official Olamide release. The same way “What a Time to be Alive” is regarded as an official Drake release. I don’t have too much to say about this one, it was mostly promotional, not many songs, not very memorable. “Ladi” is probably still the best song about oral sex in Nigerian history.
Year: 2015; Hits Rating: 8; Rap Rating: 10; Cohesion: 6; Overall Rating: 8.0
Notable Songs: “Ladi”, “Confam Ni”, “Cypher”

5. Eyan Mayweather

Olamide deceived me with the intro again. The “Eyan Mayweather” song is like ten times better than the rest of the album. It’s the product of some of the best talents in world lyricism (certainly the best in Yoruba) over world class production. It’s a bold statement of “I’m a rapper who can still rap”. The song gets 5 stars. The rest of the album does not. There were no features on the album, which must have been a lot of work. This is the beginning of “pop” Olamide. He raps on the album, but it’s mostly unremarkable. The most notable tracks are the songs we’ve already listened to on radio 500 times. The hits are very impressive for one album with “Bobo” leading the way. Overall though, too many radio records, not enough showcasing of talent. At the end of the day I’m not going to be re-playing this one anytime soon.
Year: 2015; Hits Rating: 10; Rap Rating: 7; Cohesion: 7; Overall Rating: 8.0
Notable Songs: “Eyan Mayweather”, “Don’t Stop”, “Lagos Boys”, “Melo Melo”, “Bobo”

4. Rapsodi

“Rapsodi” and “Eyan Mayweather” both had the same overall rating of 8.0, but I decided Read more