Odumodu Blvck dropped freestyle on ‘On The Radar Radio’.
In the past year, no other Nigerian musician has impacted the culture as poignantly as Odumodublvck. From cutting his teeth in the Abuja scene with countless projects to soundtracking the most communal moments across the country, the moment screams his name. He’s on the verge of becoming a legitimate sensation, heralded as special by the many listeners he’s accrued on his journey.
For many years, Nigeria has supplied great artists to the world stage. In the post-war 1970s, the likes of King Sunny Ade, Chief Osita Osadebe and Fela Kuti would become international stars shining light for their respective genres of Juju, Highlife and Afrobeat. From the eighties to the late nineties, Onyeka Onwenu, Ras Kimono, Majek Fashek, and Mike Okri were some of the most popular artists, blazing the trail for Nigeria’s next set of superstars: 2Face Idibia, P Square, D’Banj and the Don Jazzy-led Mo’ Hits crew.
Superstars aren’t new to Nigeria. And yet, not many contemporary artists have intentionally adapted influences from our musical history. Worse still, audiences frown on interpolations and samples, considering them less-artistic techniques. Burna Boy is perhaps the most intentional about this peculiar aspect of artistry; following closely behind is Odumodublvck, whose music shines with the glamour of something that possesses an enchanting past.