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Offensive Lyrics: The People Versus Olamide

By Chisom Njoku
21 December 2018   |   1:18 pm
Olamide Adedeji, known by his stage name Olamide but popularly called Olamide Badoo or BaddoSneh has recently come under fire for his explicit lyrics in a song titled “Logo Benz” by his former prodigy Lil Kesh on which he was featured. The cover art was the first red flag as it was a customized Mercedes…

Olamide Adedeji, known by his stage name Olamide but popularly called Olamide Badoo or BaddoSneh has recently come under fire for his explicit lyrics in a song titled “Logo Benz” by his former prodigy Lil Kesh on which he was featured.

The cover art was the first red flag as it was a customized Mercedes logo with female underwear (G-string) instead of the star emblem and this is coming at a time when tension in Nigeria over ritualists using ladies underwear for money rituals is alarmingly high.

People are outraged and have taken to Twitter to express their disappointment and in extreme cases disgust at the song and the artistes. The line “If money no enter I go do blood money” has stirred a lot of controversy as people have started to point out instances in the past where the artiste has promoted wrong ideals as this isn’t the first time he has been in the spotlight for unremarkable reasons.

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Earlier in the year Olamide faced backlash for his song “Science Student” which a lot of people felt was glorifying drug abuse.

This singular act isn’t only attracting online backlash as it might also affect his income this holiday season as fans have started indicating plans to boycott his show in protest.

Although a lot of fans are upset at the lyrics and the message, some still insist that Olamide is simply an artiste reflecting the reality of present day Nigeria and a few have even compared him to Fela and how he spoke on political issues in his time.

Despite the fact that the comparison to Fela is quite a reach, we sincerely just hope that the artiste’s heart is in the right place as he claims.