Do you probably think that some Afropop singer’s body of works thus far is definitely dope, and way too better to be mentioned in the same list as some of the all-time lyrical greats? Wait until your meet this young lad that has realistically just started out some years ago whose panache and talent have taken him to places he least expected.
Ask yourself, what would’ve happened to today’s mainstream music, if GMG Boss wouldn’t have had to stepped in at a time when Olamide, Zlatan Ibile, Wizkid, Davido and others are swinging the scepter? GMG Boss made lyrically meaningful Afropop songs hot again, at a time where it could’ve possibly died a silent dead in the midst of mumble singers and the dreaded pandemic that is shaking the world. And that alone is why he should be on the top list of the best singers in Nigeria today.
An extremely humble and likable guy, Olajide Orodo – within the timespan of a few years has built a fan base of millions through his lyrically thoughtful and mellow, yet human interest and somewhat politically controversial music releases.
Since then, the Lagos State-born artiste heading has used his rapidly built platform not only to inspire new-wave singers to pay more attention to the complexity of their writing but also to give due respect to the traditional streetpop legends and culture in general.
A flash back to when he dropped “Shaye” released in the summer of 2019 and was followed by “Olo $” in December 2019 showed that he wasn’t here to joke.
But perhaps the moment everything really came together was when Oljide got involved with the production of ‘Matter’, a song of love and recognition produced by Egar Boi under the supervision of his record label.
While doing so, he looked as humble as any young upcoming artiste who gets to meet his biggest idols for the first time would. Enters “Matter” which is no doubt going to go places like others he has dropped.
According to information, within 24 hours of the song dropping , it has garnered over 10,000 views on YouTube with more records expected to be broken.
Over 400,000 audiomack streams is in the offings, setting a standard record like any other big shot in the music industry.
Apart from raising awareness for today’s youth to relive the golden age of music in Nigeria and what they expect to see in the future, GMG Boss lyrical work speaks for itself.
As we look forward to more of his hits, it won’t come as a surprise if Olajide might have even invented a whole new sub-genre of lyrical streetpop himself; a critical yet hilariously light-hearted style of Afropop that mocks everything wrong with modern Nigerian society, often accompanied by a banging beat, such is the case with his songs like ‘Matter and Olo $’ “Shaye” and others.
‘Matter’ is the 4th official single from GMG Boss and bigger collaborations from home and abroad are expected in no time. The Covid-19 pandemic has only shown to the world that Olajide Orodo’s talent is more than any lockdown could distract.