Olamide Shocks Fans with Surprise Release of New EP ‘Ikigai / 生き甲斐, Vol. 1’

With the unexpected publication of his brand-new EP, “Ikigai / 生き甲斐, Vol. 1,” Nigerian music veteran Olamide shocked the country’s music space.

Olamide’s latest extended play, which takes its title from the Japanese idea of “a reason for living,” is a turning point in his career by showcasing his growth as a businessman and artist.

Finding the junction of one’s passion, career, vocation, and mission is how the Japanese philosophy of Ikigai helps people discover their life’s meaning. Olamide, a known veteran of the Nigerian music industry, appears to be using this EP as a space for self-discovery and contemplation.

The seven outstanding tracks of “Ikigai / 生き甲斐, Vol. 1” each have a distinct sound quality. Olamide shows off his versatility by smoothly integrating elements of Afrobeats, rap, and lyrical melodies to produce an unforgettable listening experience. The EP’s title suggests a potential multi-volume project, and fans are excited to see where it goes.

On the EP, Olamide collaborated with several notable artists. The second track, “Uptown Disco,” features his label’s top stars, Asake and Fireboy DML, culminating in an upbeat and addictive banger. SABRI contributes to the compelling “Knockout,” while the seventh single, “Synchro System,” represents Olamide’s long-awaited reunion with his old YBNL labelmates Pheelz, Young Jonn, and Lil Kesh.

Olamide has grown from a good rapper to a multifaceted force. Through his YBNL brand, he has established himself as a key voice in Afrobeats and has helped launch the careers of several artists. “Ikigai” focuses on this progression, demonstrating his artistic maturity and determination to never cease improving.

Get it here : https://album.link/i/1753856721

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