Nigerian hip hop recording artist, Olamide Gbenga Adedeji has released his eleventh studio album titled UY Scuti. Popularly known as Baddo, Olamide’s highly anticipated album comes after ‘Carpe Diem‘, his 10th album which dropped in October 2020.
Olamide is famous for his streetwise songs but it is his exciting romantic single, Rock that has widely caught the attention of fans this time around. The buzzing lead single is one of 10 tracks on the new album which features Phyno, Jaywillz, Layydoe and Fave.
Topping the Apple Music charts
Olamide’s UY Scuti album shot to the top of the Apple Music “Top Albums” chart in Nigeria within six hours of its release. The lead single, Rock, also occupies the number 1 spot on Apple Music’s “Top Songs” category.
Rock leads the Top Songs chart on Apple Music and is currently the most-streamed song of the Nigeria top 100 on Boomplay. It is also the second most played song on Audiomack.
Rock hits 13 million streams
The widely acclaimed Rock has now surpassed 13 million streams across platforms including Audiomack, Spotify and YouTube music.
Rock has recorded up to 9.47 million streams on Audiomack and 2.7 million streams on YouTube music. It has reportedly garnered about 1 million streams on Spotify.
Fans of Olamide’s “body of work” have lauded his ability to adapt to new genres and produce hits regardless of whether he sings in Yoruba, Nigerian pidgin or English.
“Olamide’s versatility is too impressive. His ability to adapt to new sounds is even more splendid. #UYSCUTI is such a groovy, smooth-sounding album. Baddo obviously put in lots of work to make a very mature album! Great stuff,” Okon said on Twitter.
Others highlighted Baddo’s consistency over the years. UY Scuti is Olamide’s 11th album in a decade since his debut Rapsodi album was released in 2011.
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