OLAMIDE CARPE DIEM A BOSS ALBUM
Olamide Carpe Diem a Boss Album is all I will say if you ask me to rate the 12 tracks album. I give it a boss rating because Olamide did not disappoint me like his other fans. I know I will be expecting a great album after listening to the first two released singles ‘Eru’ and ‘Greenlight.’ Both songs for me are instant hits. I hardly download a song from first listen, I did on both songs.
The album is a blessing to the year, one made for every good music lover to enjoy the moment and leave the future to take care of itself.
‘Carpe Diem’ like the meaning of the phrase used to name album. Carpe diem is a Latin phrase that means ‘Pluck the Day.’ It was first used by the Roman Poet Horace to express the idea that we should enjoy life while we can. A good name for an album with all we have been through this year, Olamide is telling us through this album to enjoy life while we can for no one knows tomorrow.
The 12 tracks album is Olamides 10th studio album and his 11th album compilation overall. It has overall production credit of the 18 years young genius music producer P-Priime,
and finish up touches from big time producers ID cabasa, Young John,YBNL head producer Pheelz ( mr Rii rhythm maculayor ), and Vstix. He produced track 1, 2, 3, 4, 8, 9, and 10. On being given the privilege of producing the most track on the album, P-priime said this on Instagraon
“@p.priime – CARPE DIEM by @olamide OUT WORLDWIDE!!!! Thanks for having me on this BADDO. Means a lot to me. Track 1, 2, 3, 4, 8, 9, and 10 Produced by me!”
Incase you don’t know him, P-Prime has been giving us hits back to back. He produced Fireboys ‘Like I do’, DJ Cuppys ‘Gelato’ ft Zlatan, Zlatans ‘Aki and Paw Paw’ and ‘Egungun’ ft Obesere. He is a graduate of the Sarz academy, a beat production school runned by the genius Sarzonthebeat to impact his skill on music producers.
Olamide allowing a young producer oversee this album shows how much he is interested in connecting with this generation of music lovers. Olamide ‘Carpe Diem’ album sees him giving his fans the different sides of him. He gave us the street him, the mellow him, Olamide the family man, and a little bit of his spiritual life.
On Track 1 ‘Another Level’ he went solo and expressed some of his bragging right which is a part of the rap music culture. He gave us lines like:
“I serve the Lord like a waiter
Now am getting paper
So many friends wey me love now turn me hater. I dey Another Level, I dey Another Level.”
Track 2 ‘Green Light’ is already a street anthem and club banger. The second single from the album which Olamide released on the 2nd of October to wet our apetite and get us expecting the full album which he already announced would be released on the 8th of October.
Track 3 ‘Infinity’ saw him enlisting the sweet melodious voice of Omah Lay. This song would be the song of the album for most of his fans as Omah Lay and Olamide put themselves 100% into the song.
Track 4 ‘Eru’ is another song we are already used to so no spoilers. It was the first song from the album released as a single. The melodious tune of ‘Eru’ is one we cant get enough of, little wonder it is still a street anthem and club banger.
Track 5 ‘Triumphant’ produced by Pheelz saw him employing the talent of Bella Shmurda. For an artiste of Olamide class, I must confess this feature is one unexpected by me. Bella Shmurda is one of the most underrated next rated acts. like he said himself on the song:
“Man am triumphant and I have been through a lot, many people wrote me off but God nor gree.”
This song for me is a push up for his carreer. I see him on the main stream already. Many fans of Olamide that didn’t know him before will become his fan as he put himself 100% on this song.
Olamide let us in a little into his life as he talks about how he miss his parents being around to enjoy his wealth. Here is a tit bit of what he said:
“Odunmi gon when I just start to hammer
Daddy Foshunle, Mummy Ku omo mofe mad
How could it be now, I was waiting for an answer
Mofe dakun miole gbagbe gbo gbo suffer ati suffer.”
Track 6 ‘At Your Service’ saw him going solo again. Its a cool song one would enjoy playing on a car stereo driving and one for the club if you are just okay shaking your body sipping something. A song for the big boys that don’t have the strength to scatter party.
Track 7 ‘Do Better’ produced by Young John is another club banger that will scatter parties and rule the streets. Young John and Olamide took us back to the days of ‘Story for the gods’, and ‘Bobo.’ I see this song performing well in the streets like both mentioned songs did back in then.
Track 8 ‘Chimichanga’ saw Olamide going solo again. P-Priime went low on the beat with a mix of gbe body ( move your body ) sound. I don’t know what Chimichanga mean, maybe another ‘Street OT’ Baddo will tell us the meaning later. This song will also do well in the streets.
On Track 9 ‘Shilalo’ , Olamide employed the talent of King of the east Phyno. His long time brother that he enjoys collaborating with. Any song that has Olamide and Phyno is already a hit. Without a listen you know they will put themselves 100% into the song. They have given us ‘2 kings’ album and many remarkable hits like ‘Ghost Mode’, ‘Telli Person’ with Timaya, Fada Fada, “Onyeoma’, ‘Augment’, and others. On ‘Shilalo’ , they came on a level we have never seen them before. We are used to seeing them on party bangers and street anthems. ‘Shilalo’ is different. Its a cool jam for relaxation that will get you relaxing your nerves as you knod your head to their flows. I played the song expecting a banger and got a song that calmed down my nerves. If you love Phynos ‘ Gods Willing’, you will love this song.
Track 10 ‘Loading’ featuring Badboy Timz the ‘Michael Jackson’ crooner was another unexpected collabo that blew my mind. Olamide has proven to be a big name in the industry that is interested in seeing the young ones come up. He is currently doing it with Fireboy DML and the others that have made it to be bosses of their own in Lilkesh and Adekunle Gold. Having Badboy Timz on the album is another move of him towards this direction. The Anonymous Music signed Artiste brought his A game on the song as we saw him and Olamide giving us a song for the celebration of victory. Loading is a song to dance to if you just achieve a goal or got a breakthrough that no one expect. Its a song that everyone that is expecting a change of status would love.
Track 11 ‘Unconditionally’ produced by Vstix, has a Peruzzi feature. The song is one of my favorite of the album. I am a love song person, I love it better if it has a rap feel. Olamide and Peruzzi didn’t disappoint me with this one. Peruzzi got me humming the chorus over and over again as he always make you do if you are a Peruzzi fado
Track 12 ‘Plenty Plenty’, the concluding track of the album is a YBNL family song. Olamide employed the talent of the party scatterer Fireboy DML. Fireboy unleashed fire on this song that will make you want to play it plenty plenty times, lol. No better song to conclude ‘Carpe Diem.’
In overall, the album fulfilled its purpose for me. It made me focus on the moment and enjoy myself while it lasted. Have you listened to the ‘Carpediem Album’? Which Track is your favorite? Let u know by commenting below. Mine is Track 3 ‘Infinity’ ft Omah Lay.