Award winning Nigerian Indigenous rapper Olamide has revealed the reason he didn’t release the video for his explicit single ‘Wonma‘, off his 2020-released project, ‘999 EP‘.
Olamide have become one of the best rapper Africa has ever seen as he’s been
dishing out hit tracks and albums ever since he came on board and he has
ensured that his fans are thrilled with some controversial songs.
Olamide dropped ‘Wonma’ some months ago and the song which has some vulgar words was accepted by some and condemned by some.
Speaking about why he failed to drop.yhe visuals, the ‘Wo’ hitmaker said his manager
advised they stay from a video interpretation of the song, which received
widespread condemnation from Nigerians.
Olamide disclosed this in a fresh interview with Pulse during which he also discussed
some aspects of his musical career.
Brother, there is a limit to your crazy creativity in this country [laughs].
You can get away with it anywhere else in the world, but in Nigeria – no. So we
decided against releasing it,” he says.
“Sometimes ehn, it is what it is, but you then have to decide whether the realistic is worth the risk or not.
“When the director gave me the mood board, I thought about how I was becoming
an ‘OG’ to a lot of people but I hate stifling people’s creativity, so I allowed him to
shoot the video,” he continues.
“When the video came out, I didn’t ‘cacu’ on time [laughs hard] till my manager said,
‘Guy, if you try to drop this video, dem go chop you raw,” he added.