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Olamide Drops New Nine-Track EP '999'

Listen to Olamide's new EP '999' featuring Phyno, JayBoi, Sosa-E and several others.

Olamide has just dropped his first official body of work for this yearโ€”an EP titled 999.

The nine-track EP is the follow-up to his 2018 collaborative album YBNL Mafia Family and features several talents including Phyno, JayBoi, Sosa-E, Rhatti, Snow, Cheque, Milly and Jackmillz.


The Nigerian hip-hop artist hits the ground running with the opening track "No Time". The track is slow-paced with an almost nostalgic synthesised sound which brings a calming feel. In "Warlords", Olamide recruits Phyno, Snow, Rhatti and Cheque to produce an ominous but upbeat sounding track where the five all drop some fire verses.

"Dance with the Devil" featuring Sosa-E and Jackmillz is arguably the standout track on the EP followed closely by "Mojo" featuring JayBoi.

Stylistically, "Wonma" and "Prophesy" abandon the classic hip-hop rhythms and rap verses to take on a more Afrobeat and dancehall feel. "Rich and Famous", the final track on the EP, appropriately wraps things up again with a slow-paced melody that makes for some really easy listening.

Olamide proved himself to be one of last year's most consistent artists and this year will likely follow in the same spirit. His 2019 single "Pawon" was a smash hit and had folks running to the dance floor to do the zanku. The visuals for the track, which were directed by TG Omor, saw the artist living his best life and turning up.

Listen to Olamide's 999 on Apple Music.


Listen to Olamide's 999 on Spotify.

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