It has been an extraordinary year for the muliti-award winning Nigerian indigenous Yoruba Hip-Hop artiste, Olamide.
He became an ambassador for leading beer brand Guinness® Foreign Extra Stout for the Made of Black™ campaign; embarked on his first official tour of the United Kingdom (UK) where he toured five cities; had concerts in Dublin, Cyprus and South Africa; participated recorded for Coke Studio 2; was nominated for 27 awards at nine award shows.
He one award at the Channel O African Music Awards; two at the Nigerian Music Video Awards and two at the Headies to mention a few.
The year also saw the release of his fourth studio album – Street OT, the second in a year.
Now, the mutli-award winning artiste is organising his first ever Nigerian concert ‘OLIC’ – Olamide Live in Concert.
This first of its kind dramatic concert, according to the concert curator, Omoh Talabi, “promises to change the way concerts are planned and produced”.
Two companies – Right Entertainment, a record label and events management company founded in 2010 and Achievas Entertainment, a fast growing entertainment company with its core interests in music and sports founded in 2007 in conjunction with Olamide’s YBNL will Unleash the Beast on Sunday, 28th December, 2014 at the prestigious Eko Convention Centre, Eko Hotel and Suites at 8:00pm GMT+1.
There are going to be amazing never before seen performances from – Phyno, Davido, Wizkid, Iceprince, Patoranking, Reminisce, Yemi Alade, Blackmagic, Oritse Femi, Solid Star, Dammy Krane, Tjan, Pasuma and a few others with hosts such as: Eniola Badmus, Basket Mouth, Juliet Ibrahim and Toolz. The Djs on the night are: Dj Spinall, Dj Exclusive and Dj Cuppy.
As part of the build up to the event and also to promote upcoming artistes, a competition captioned “The OLIC One Shot Competition” was created.
The competition which was open to both males and females, put upcoming artiste skills to the test as they battled to come out victorious and be part of the three lucky winners who would perform at OLIC. They uploaded videos of themselves singing or rapping. Then, the videos with the most likes were shortlisted. The winners will be announced on the eve of the concert with the selected three opening the show.