Nigerian indigenous rap legend and YBNL General, Olamide Adedeji, professionally known as Olamide, released his 10th studio album, “Carpe Diem” in the early hours of today, Thursday.
‘Carpe Diem’ is a Latin phrase used to urge someone to make the most of the present time and give little thought to the future. It relates with popular Yoruba parlance, ‘Ma je aiye ori mi, mi o mo eyin ola’ which translates literally to ‘I will eat the head of my life, i don’t know the back of tomorrow”. Basically, it expresses the idea that we should enjoy life while we can.
The hip-hop act had earlier announced in an interview with a New York based radio, Afroflava radio that his album titled “Carpe Diem” will be released 8th of October 2020. He also noted that “Carpe Diem” is strictly a reflection of his current state of mind; also some touching parts of his journey in 2016/17, on why he could have quit music.
A few weeks back, the 31-year-old, had teased fans that his new album was 100% done and is set for the release. While posting a picture of himself with upcoming Omah Lay, on instagram, Olamide said, “Album 100% ready…are you?”
This is his first project since signing the thrilling deal with American distribution and records publishing company, Empire. However, it is his second project since his “YBNL Mafia Family” compilation album dropped in December 2018, and a follow-up to 999 released in January.
According to the unveiled tracklist, the album houses 12 tracks and it is 38 minutes long.
The album features acts like Fireboy DML, Omah Lay, Peruzzi, Bella Shumrda, Bad Boy Timz. Olamide also collaborates with his long time friend, Phyno, on the track 2mins and 38 secs track, Shilalo.
Production of the album is majorly handled by 18-year-old prodigy P.Priime. Nonetheless, it has the production credit from Pheelz, VStix, ID Cabasa and Young Jonn.