Nigerian star hits the streets again
OpenLife Nigeria reports that a Nigerian hip hop artist, Olamide Gbenga Adedeji, professionally known as Olamide Baddo, has set the global musical space on fire with his latest album, Uy Scuti.
Uy Scuti is the largest star in the universe. It is so large that it is referred to as a hypergiant star which is a classification for stars that come after the terms giant and supergiant. that shines very brightly.
The album was released early Friday and has been receiving positive reviews from the rapper’s fans and colleagues.
At the moment, the album name, Uy Scuti, and Olamide are trending at number one and three, respectively, on the Nigerian Twitter space.
Taking to their Twitter accounts, celebrities like Don Jazzy, Timi Dakolo, Adekunle Gold, Peruzzi, among many others, have praised the rapper’s latest effort.
In a tweet, legendary beatmaker Don Jazzy, wrote, “The bro @Olamide just blessed us with an amazing body of work. #UYSCUTI.”
Also, sonorous singer, Timi Dakolo, described the album as an amazing body of work.
He said, “Please, if you see this tweet, just give @Olamide his Flowers. #UYSCUTI is an amazing body of work.”
Popular On-Air Personality and hype man, Do2dtun, noted the album is ‘beyond mature.’
Fondly referred to as ‘The Energy Gad’, the hype man tweeted, “Olamide just reminded us all why they call him Baddo. He left us in a trance. This is a damn good album, beyond mature, magically different and heartfelt #UyScuti.”
Funny man, Mr Macaroni, while commending the rapper’s latest project, called Olamide a king as he tweeted, “Olamide is king forever abeg!! Truly, Truly, Baddo Na Baba! #UYSCUTI,” (sic)
In a tweet, Peruzzi said, “My Baddo Don Dropped!!!! Congrats Bad Man @Olamide #UYSCUTI,”(sic)
Iconic singer, Adekunle Gold, who was formerly singed to Olamide’s YBNL record, simply tweeted, “UYSCUTI Out now! No 11!”
Furthermore, in a series of tweets, Olamide revealed to his fans that it was not easy for him to keep the project to himself for one month before releasing it.
He wrote, “Imagine listening to #UYSCUTI alone for a month…. I want ment ! I couldn’t wait to share with the world.
“Glad it’s finally out #YBNLMafia run up the numbers! You know as the thing de go.”
Born on March 15, 1989, Olamide who records in Yoruba and English, released his debut studio album Rapsodi while signed to Coded Tunes in 2011.
Since then, he has moved from being a breakout star to being a superstar, dishing out seismic hit after hit while running a record label with which he has now attained godfather status and veteran stardom.
Wondering what Uy Scuti means, OpenLife went into a research and found out that Uy Scuti was discovered 161 years ago by German astronomers, Uy Scuti is so large that its radius is around 1,700 times larger than the sun. This in turn makes its volume about 5 billion whopping times that of the sun.
Curiously, if this hypergiant star were to replace the sun in the center of the solar system, it’s photosphere– the luminous energy of a star radiated by it’s light and heat– would extend just beyond Jupiter’s orbit, which is the 5th planet from the sun.
An interesting fact about Uy Scuti is that it is a variable star as it was noticed to have gotten brighter and dimmer over a period of 740 days when observed. It also has some contenders for its spot as the largest star, but so far sits in the number one position in the universe.
The star was named Uy Scuti as it is the 38th variable star of the Scutum constellation.
Interestingly, Uy Scuti bears much significance with Olamide’s musical ascendancy.
While many Nigerians contend Olamide’s status in the Nigerian music industry, it remains an undeniable fact that he is one of the biggest Nigerian stars of the decade.
Similar to Uy Scuti’s outstanding brightness, Olamide has also with his star power, shed light unto the industry through his artistry and by lending his support to several artistes in time past, helping them find their to the top.
Such stars include but aren’t limited to Fireboy DML, Bella Shmurda and P. Prime.
A glance at his tracklist will also show that he’s double-featured underground RnB sweetheart, Fave, signalling her as the next possible act to gain a co-sign from him if all turns out well.
Also like Uy Scuti, Olamide, has had eras of varying brightness in between his impressive catalogue, with periods where he dominates the airwaves with hit singles as well as moments where he entertains fans with his versatility on yearly album releases. The star however took a break from album drops in 2018 and 2019 whereas in 2016, he’d hit the scene with two projects.
It’s year 2021 and Olamide is dazzling the scene again, this time with Uy Scuti. And from all indications, it will be a manifestation of his status as a hypergiant in the Nigerian musicsphere.