Olamide and Phyno have teamed up like Siamese twins in the music industry and the combination has delivered some classic records right from the start.
Olamide and Phyno, including Badoo and Pacman, the King from the West and the Beast from the East, have entered into a creative partnership that has made the duo two of the biggest names in the Nigerian music industry.
Just remember your days in secondary school, when you are confronted with new friends from different ethnic backgrounds, then make a special boy, young people who had dreams, did not care about ethnicity, but only had the future in view Takeover of the world like the cartoon Pinky and the brain.
Now imagine the years, and all these dreams come true to strengthen the intimacy of your friendship, in a sense the situation with Olamide and Phyno.
Olamide was a young rapper who was just standing and Phyno was relatively successful in the East. He produced and played, but never broke into the Lagos market, which is the mainstream in the Nigerian context.
Coming in 2012, the duo jumps off an idea, joins the studio together, and the result was a classic single that feels its effects six years later.
What the duo has in common is more than a friendship. Every time they work together, a synergy arises. With the release of their new single “Onyeoma” it becomes clear that this creative partnership is not coming to an end soon.
Here are five key songs by Olamide and Phyno
1) Ghost Mode – 2012
After his trip to Lagos, the Coal City producer teamed up in 2010 with a star list of Timaya, Flavor, Mi and Mr Raw on the single “Multiply”, but despite the appearance of heavy industry heavyweights in the song Very Little Impression in the Music Scene attracts only the attention of industrial observers.
Two years later, he had a quick lead, and he joined rapper Olamide on the joint “GhostMode”.
The single broke any formula that had been created when creating a hit record, and although it delivered fierce rap in local languages, it became a mega hit that spurred her career forever.
‘Ghostmode’ won several awards, including Best Collabo at the 2012 Headies Awards.
2) Fada Fada – 2016
The Headies song of 2016, the hottest song of MTV Africa of the year and the most-played song of Playdata’s Most of the Year are just a few of the exploits that hit single “Fada Fada” won when she retired.
In contrast to Ghost Mode, where the duo was all about rap bars, four years had seen a change, looking for a bigger audience. In an attempt to compete with the top-mainstream acts, the two became pop singers, and rap fans hated it, they had to accept that they did it right.
Fada Fada was melodious, hinting at a prayer and having the right hook through which everyone could sing along faster than they could recite the national anthem.
3. Local rappers – 2014
Just before the couple made the 360-step from rapper to singer, they felt the urge to prove once more that they could really rap, and this single by Reminisce gave them the right platform for it.
At one point, when the conversation about the Nigerian rap about the language best suited to the art form bothered, Reminisce took advantage of the chemistry and hype surrounding the duo and they helped make the joint one Monster hit was.
Shoots with lines like ” Oshee hot nigga, awe eyan Bobby Shmurda, have to take over throne yi, aon eyan te fi sho da ”, Olamid and Phyno monopolize the joint like one of them.
Local Rappers was nominated in the Headies for the Best Rap Song and won the prize for Best Collabo.
4. Dope Money – 2013
If it is not broke, then why fix it? From his ‘Baddest Guy Ever Liveth’ album in 2013, the duo returned to begin the entertainment that started with GhostMode last year, but this time they make dope money.
Olamide knocked on his local river, which he had introduced at Durosoke, and provided a solid verse well supplemented by Phyno, who wanted to lead the city “like Tinubu”.
5. Ladi – 2015
From their 10-member collaborative 2Kings album, released in 2015, is Ladi, which also features local rapper Lil Kesh
The album surprisingly did not reach the height expected of a group of two people who were allowed to own the scene, but one of the brightest sparks of the project was Ladi, who had heavy instrumentals and a good verse Lil Kesh