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Sunday, May 14, 2017

'I can’t run out of songs' – Olamide



With the fast rate that popular rapper, Olamide Adedeji, aka Olamide Badoo, churns out songs, some of his fans are understandably worried that his tap of inspiration may stop running at some point.

Olamide is arguably the Nigerian singer who has released the highest number of songs (both his and collaborations) in the past four years. Most of these songs end up as hits and this makes many wonder how the Bariga-born wordsmith makes it happen.
In an exclusive chat with PunchNg, Badoo told ‘doubting Thomas’ that they have nothing to worry about because his spring of inspiration won’t run dry anytime soon.

 He said, “Whenever people say things like that, I just laugh. Talent comes from God and if you have it, then you have it. Even as I’m chatting with you, I can get inspiration for a song and I would immediately note it in my mind.


As long as life exists and things happen on earth, I will always have the inspiration to sing. Music is life and life is music. If I were to release all the songs I have ever recorded, they would scatter the whole place. I work in the studio everyday and there are many songs I have recorded that I am yet to release as singles or in albums.”

Speaking on how he has been to able to remain relevant, Olamide said, “Most importantly the grace of God that has kept me. I don’t do this by my power or might. I also go with the flow and keep my ears on the ground. I know about the new slangs that are spoken on the streets and sometimes, I turn them into songs, which resonate with people because they can identify with the content of the song.”

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