You Need to Watch Olamide's Epic Video For 'Science Student'
Olamide's controversial street banger, which was reportedly banned in Nigeria, gets the visual treatment.
Olamide kicked off the year in full force with the release of his single "Science Student," a highly-potent injection of energetic beats and infectious melodies that's been been taking over the airwaves.
But the song has also had its share of controversy.
If you've been following the story, Olamide got criticized by many who claimed his Young Jonn and BBanks-produced single was promoting drug abuse. Nigeria's National Broadcasting Commission even reportedly declared the song unfit for broadcast.
Olamide has denied the fact, even coming out on his Instagram saying, "I want you all to take some time to reflect on the subject, say no to drug abuse. Don't abuse alcohol. Stop mixing what you don't know about... Don't aspire the 'highness state' but a state of purpose fulfillment and passion discovery."
The new music video for "Science Student" is another response to that criticism. The 7-minute clip, which was directed by Unlimited L.A, is an epic affair with an overall anti-drug message. It was choreographed by industry veteran Kaffy, who's been behind some of our favorite viral dances.
Olamide and his crew initially get lured into what looks like an underground drug den, filled with zombie-like, half-dead characters who've been mixing substances. Olamide's offered a cup himself, which he eventually tosses away. That all leads to an incredible large-scale dance scene around the 4-minute mark which must featured about 100 dancers.
Check the video out below. If you're feeling it, listen to "Science Student" kick off our take over of Spotify's African Heat playlist.