Sunday, 21 January 2018

OLAMIDE-"STOP MIXING WHAT YOU DON'T KNOW ABOUT, SAY NO TO DRUG ABUSE"

It is very impossible not to love the kind of beats that emanates from the chambers of Yahoo Boy No Laptop(YBNL)crew headed by the Wo Crooner, Olamide Adedeji. He has done so much for himself and literally a street icon especially in Lagos State.

It is no longer news that publicity has commenced immemsely for a new single, science student which has taken over the social media space as everyone is under the annointing of uploading their own dance version of the song including celebs but one major concern about the song is the alleged interpretation that Olamide is promoting the abuse of drugs mixed with other unhealthy substance. Olamide is an opinion leader for the movement of his kind of music and that means that the street is highly influenced by his activities including the lyrics of his song.

One major reason for a delay in expressing my thoughts about this subject is, I was hoping that his management will realize their mission and make a statement regarding the alleged message of the song.
"Kosewe, kosegbo,
won ti po'mi gutter po, oju ti dirty.
Won ti po chemical po,
Awon omo science student"
This is an excerpt of the song and as you know, Olamide delivers mostly in Yoruba language and I must tell you, he can hide a lot of things under his lyrics which can only be understood by groomed yoruba speaking individuals amidst some other street slangs that even children relate with.

This particular line of his new song explains the mixture of various herbs as drugs for purposes best known to such person. There is an angle of abuse cause the lyric says their eyes gets dirty which can mean being high.

Olamide has however published a message on his Instagram handle expressing a deep concern about drug abuse amidst the acceptance of his new song.
He says "As you are all sharing, dancing, singing along to this relatable music of mine, I want you all to take some time to reflect on the subject, say no to drug abuse. Don't abuse alcohol. Stop mixing what you don't know about".

This message is very clear and I have to thank his publicist for doing a good job about this message because i have rattled my head on how to critic this talented artiste.

He can rightly pass for an ambassador for health agencies in Nigeria and he can also use his music to encourage young boys and girls about the effect of abusing drugs. As we wait the release of the video which will definitely get a large viewing rating due to the level of publicity it has gathered based on the controversy about its content.