New Telegraph

Why Nigerians Don’t Value Hip-Hop – Odumodublvck

Nigerian singer and rapper, Tochukwu Ojogwu, better known by his stage name Odumodublvck, has revealed that Nigerians don’t value the hip-hop genre or its artists.

Speaking in a recent interview with the CTRL Room, the music star recounts how organizers didn’t offer him seats at award ceremonies just because he was an upcoming artist.

He, however, narrated how he declined his team’s advice to join up with Afrobeats singer, Davido in order to become famous.

According to him, he decided to stick with the UK grime artists he was drawn to because their style complemented his own.


Odumodublvck said, “In 2019, someone (in my team)said we should go to Lagos and meet Davido. But I was like, ‘What will Davido do for me?

“Even if Davido takes me to America and puts me on stage and I’m rapping my stuff, his fans won’t understand because they are Afrobeats fans.’

“But these guys; Teezee, BOJ, and Sholz, are the pipeline to the UK market. And those are the closest guys I sound like internationally. So why don’t I follow that route to get to wherever I want to get to?’

“I was like, I don’t need Davido for anything now. Let me follow people who align with my vision. And that was how we just came together and we’re here now. Number one in the country against all odds.

“Tell them, they’ve to respect that thing. Because we went to an award show and we didn’t even have seats. They don’t respect hip-hop in Nigeria. They don’t respect us.”

Read Previous

Davido Shades Tacha After Showing Support For Phyna

Read Next

Kalu Kicks Off National Action Against Blindness Project