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  • Updated: December 21, 2023

Olamide rated most influential street pop artiste by Spotify

Olamide rated most influential street pop artiste by Spotify

Popular online streaming platform Spotify has named Nigerian rapper Olamide the most influential street pop artiste of his generation.

The recognition was announced on Thursday by Spotify’s editor for West Africa, Benewaah Boateng in a statement in Lagos.

According to Boateng, it has become thrilling and remarkable to witness the rise of the undeniable rise of the sub-genre “Street Pop” in Nigeria, which has made its way to mainstream music.

She added that Olamide has received praise for the role he has played in elevating Street Pop to mainstream recognition.


“Olamide is the most influential street pop artiste of his generation, consistently praised for his role in elevating Street Pop to mainstream recognition as a distinct music genre.

“Since the debut of his hit single, 'Eni Duro', he has been a constant cultural force, popularising dance styles like 'Shakiti Bobo' and street lingos such as 'Baddo Sneh' and 'Pepper Dem'.

“Through his record label YBNL, Olamide has also played a pivotal role in discovering and nurturing Nigeria’s brightest street pop talents. The influence of Street Pop on the Nigerian music landscape in 2023 is clearly and undeniably significant.

“This is just the beginning of Street Pop going mainstream and we cannot wait to see how it continues to grow,” she stated.

Boateng further pointed out that one of the notable attributes of Street Pop is how it has a profound connection to the harsh realities of everyday life in Nigeria.

She disclosed that Olamide holds the ninth position on the list of top 10 artistes in Nigeria.

“His most recent project, “Unruly” garnered widespread acclaim from fans who describe it as a brilliant body of work.

“One particular track that has resonated exceptionally well with audiences is “Gaza”, which has received significant admiration for its appeal and musical craftsmanship.”

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