“I dey pray to Jesu, ko wo wole o, If money no enter I go do blood money o…”, Olamide opened the track seemingly validating the harrowing act of money rituals. The two went on to loosely endorse the use of female undies by cybercriminals for sacrifice – a ravaging trend that has reportedly caused a lot of ladies to lose their sanity and lives by extension.
This comes just days after Olamide released an equally suggestive video for his single, Poverty Die – a song that saw him waging war against lack and penury. In the said video, some scenes found him pacing in a hall sort of like a teacher supervising an array of masked men, nodding in unison to the tempo of the song with personal computers on their laps – a reference to the act of internet fraud.
“Voice of the street” is what the rapper rightly calls himself as his music and movement is a portrayal of street culture. He is also laudably positioned as the bridge between the street and mainstream, offering his wings for a crop of talented artistes to fly on – Lil Kesh is a product of his good will. Olamide’s modus operandi is quite understandable but needful to note is that art can be used for much more.
Art can be reflective, destructive and corrective and by every stretch, music which has now become one of the most popularly consumed forms of art has the ability to perform the roles ditto on an exceedingly great scale thereby extending a duty of consciousness to singers and songwriters whose pen and voices capture and echo the tales that are told.
The rapper has overtime declared that the intent of his music is to create awareness around these damaging activities on the streets but in doing so, Olamide continues to, maybe unknowingly crawl along the edges of destructive art. The rapper personalizes these social vices in an endorsing stance without making any concrete attempt to be corrective.
The said song was released to an uproar as a number of the listening public on Twitter were disappointed by the record. Some have begun to suggest that fans boycott the forthcoming Olamide Live In Concert #OLIC as a penalty for the rapper’s negligence.
Condemning Olamide shouldn’t just end on social media cos I know the same people bashing him already probably have bought tickets for Olic.
Boycott his shows and petition brands that endorsed him. When he loses a couple endorsements his head would be correct.
— Ebietan (@MrLewinOkotie) 20 December 2018
“Olamide is canceled” shouldn’t end here. If you really mean it, simply don’t show up for OLIC.
He and his mafia should enjoy their blood money alone.
— Tamunosaki Romeo Esq. (@TamiRomeo) 20 December 2018
OLIC cancelled 👎🏻👎🏻👎🏻👎🏻
— MY DODO IS KUNLE (@dodo_kunle) 20 December 2018
All the girls that are going for Olamide OLIC just know u are going to be the Benz all the yahoo guys are going to ride in 2019. Be guided
— Motunrade (@usmanomolara3) 20 December 2018
This Logo Benz song is enough a reason for Nigerians not to grace his OLIC this weekend!
But then, people would still go, he would give it to them, and they would also shake body to it.
Nigerians are just clueless and we are not ready to free ourselves!
— VOICE OF SANITY 🆖 (@voice_ofsanity) 20 December 2018
You guys should boycott OLIC
— ebitumbo.com (@xotie) 20 December 2018
Olamide was featured in a song promoting/commending ritual killings for money and will be hosting OLIC. Just imagine the sets of people that would be there. If you’re adamant on going, just leave your pants and destiny at home.
— Josh (@sire_liljosh) 21 December 2018
Some dumb people will still go for olic on the 23rd, olamide is such a bad influence really.
— Mystique (@ZforZaynaab) 20 December 2018