OLAMIDÉ Shares Visuals For Summery Afrobop Bop, “Green Light” + New Album
Nigerian music superstar OLAMIDÉ today shares “Green Light,” the second single from his forthcoming album, Carpe Diem (pre-save HERE), out Oct. 8.
Complex premiered the richly-hued “Green Light” video, which was directed by noted Nigerian director Clarence Peters. The track, a radio-ready afropop bop produced by 18-year-old prodigy P.Priime, reveals a sunny new side to OLAMIDÉ, widely considered Nigeria’s voice of the streets for his no-nonsense street raps.
“Music has always been my saviour, so I thought for once I should share with the world what happiness sounds like to me,” -OLAMIDÉ
Known for multilingual tracks which showcase his ability to rap and sing in English, Yoruba and Pidgin, OLAMIDÉ broadens his musical horizons on Carpe Diem, exploring new influences and his range as a vocalist.
“The project is a reflection of my mind, and also the current sound brewing underground in Nigeria,” OLAMIDÉ says.
OLAMIDÉ today reveals the cover art and track list for Carpe Diem, which is being released through a newly-formed partnership between OLAMIDÉ’s long-running YBNL Nation imprint and U.S. indie powerhouse EMPIRE. Features include rising Nigerian talents Fireboy DML, Omah Lay, Bella Shmurda and Bad Boy Timz as well as Peruzzi and fellow Nigerian rap giant Phyno, with whom OLAMIDÉ recorded the 2015 album, 2 Kings.
P.Priime produced the majority of Carpe Diem, with the remaining tracks coming from a production squad of Pheelz, VStix, ID Cabasa and Young Jonn. Lead single “Eru” dropped earlier this month, becoming the No. 1 song on streaming platform Audiomack on its day of release.