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Olamide’s most defining moments in pop culture (PHOTOS)

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Olamide is more than a rapper, he is an expert on leaving landmarks on Nigerian pop culture. On December 17, 2017, he plans to fill up Teslim Balogun stadium as this year’s edition of #OLIC4.
Beyond
the music, Olamide makes has been a consistent donor to pop culture.
After setting out on his own after his first album, the rapper would
begin his foray into the pop culture world.
His second album ‘Yahoo Boy No Laptop
popularly known as YBNL tapped into the criminal underworld of Internet
fraud. Olamide took the name but detached himself from the fraudulent
activities by adding ‘no laptop’.

The Yahoo Boy No Laptop album cover

The Yahoo Boy No Laptop album cover
(YBNL )

By
doing this he connected to the streets, making himself known to the
young hustler on the street who has dreams of making it big
legitimately. Yahoo Boy No Laptop simply means a hustler who grinds hard
to make an honest living.
By the time his third album dropped, Olamide would show his mastery of social media. The album cover for his album Baddest Guy Ever Liveth had him donning a Roman Toga and him doing the gunman pose which he named.

10 Reasons why Nigerians should fear Olamide

10 Reasons why Nigerians should fear Olamide

The
pose spread like wildfire with thousands of Nigerians doing the gunman
pose on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook. Even American-Nigerian rapper Wale jumped on the bandwagon and did the gunman pose at a red carpet event in America. The Bariga boy had gone international.

U.S rapper Wale doing the gunman pose

U.S rapper Wale doing the gunman pose
(Instagram )

From a pose to a dance, Badoo would continue to tighten his grip on pop culture. In the video for ‘Bobo‘,
Olamide introduced a new dance step. The popularity of the song and the
simplicity of the dance move made it a hit. Till today you can still
see people doing the Bobo dance in clubs and in parties.

An illustration of Olamide doing the 'Shakitibobo' dance

An illustration of Olamide doing the ‘Shakitibobo’ dance
(NotJustOK)

Also,
Olamide has a knack for making pop culture references that resonate
with his target audience. In 2017 he dropped he dropped the track, ‘Owo Blow’.

Olamide Owo blow

Olamide ‘Owo blow’
(Youtube)

While
the track to some was just another song by Olamide boasting about his
dominance, to others he was tapping into one of the greatest Nollywood
movies ever made.
Owo Blow is the name of a Nollywood trilogy directed and produced by Tade Ogidan in the 90s. The lead actor in the movie was Taiwo Hassan aka Ogogo whose name would appear on Olamide’s track.

Owo Blow: The Revolt movie poster

Owo Blow: The Revolt movie poster

The
movie which highlights the break of the Nigerian dream would further
enhance Olamide’s rags to riches story despite many obstacles.
With
innovative gestures, moves and references, Olamide is one of Nigeria’s
best pop culture influencers. Even if his critics say his music is not
top level anymore, his knack for using pop culture references will make
him relevant for a long time.

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Ike Ani is a Freelance writer whose quest constantly is to relate happenings around the world to human daily living. He's also a song writer and singer, Acoustic Guitarist, and Teacher.

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L. A Prisoners Infect Themselves With Coronavirus To Get Early Release (VIDEO)

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A group of silly L.A area prison inmates were very eager to contract the dreaded coronavirus .

They attempted this because they believed that would trigger their ticket out of prison.

According to the L.A. County Sheriff Alex Villanueva who made the startling revelation Monday, said about twenty-four (24) inmates at the Pitchess Detention Center in Castaic attempted (and somewhat succeeded, apparently) to infect themselves way back in mid-April 2020.

The Sheriff revealed that their department saw an increase in spike in confirmed cases out of nowhere.

He said that when they investigated, they found a high number of inmates living in one block of the prison appeared to be deliberately trying to infect each other with COVID-19 any way they could from behind bars.

When Alex Villanueva played the surveillance footages he and his team combed through carefully , and it showed several inmates hanging out in a common area and passing around what Alex described as a hot cup of water, as well as one face mask they’d each put on all in hopes of getting sympathy from a judge to spring them from the facility and let them go home.

But it turns out, their little ploy worked but, only halfway.

Villanueva reported that 21 of the inmates (out of 50 in the block) caught the ‘Coronavirus.

“What they won’t catch is a break” said the Sheriff.

Watch the Video HERE

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COVID-19 LOCKDOWN: 12 Year Old Albino Girl Suffers Eye Problems After Hawking Veggies In Abuja (PHOTOS)

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A very sad Facebook post greeted Nigerians from Abuja showing a 12 year old Albino Girl Grace, who started developing sight problems after Hawking Veggies under the scorching sun in Abuja.

The Facebook post stated that the little girl was asked to hawk the veggies by her aunt whom she lives with.

Below are the Screenshots of the Facebook post:

This sad news has sparked an outrage by well meaning individuals who spoke against such cruelty and insensitivity of the said girl’s aunt.

what do you think of this? Drop your comments below.

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“Buhari is Made In London” – Reno Omokri Blasts Presidency On Nigerian Made Products

The Buhari administration has been known for enforcing the Nigerian people to patronize Nigerian made goods though without much strategy to make life easier while this transition to economic growth is enforced.

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The Buhari administration has been known for enforcing the Nigerian people to patronize Nigerian made goods though without much strategy to make life easier while this transition to economic growth is enforced. Many Nigerians have tagged it a harsh move that is insensitive and inhumane but moreso, Reno Omokri has singled out signals of hypocrisy in the President of Nigeria by outlining certain traits of family moves of the President that shows that he(Buhari) as the No.1 citizen has no regards for anything made in Nigeria but yet wants other Nigerians to embrace Nigerian made goods.

Reno Omokri ‘s tweet reads:

His kids schooled in England. His wife just returned from a 3 month UK stay. His daughter gave birth to his grandchild in Spain (made in Spain), yet
@MBuhari
, who is London, wants us to patronise made in Nigeria!

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