Introducing himself to the Nigerian music landscape in explosive fashion is Lagos-based Hip-Hop artist and songwriter Nawab with the future smash hit titled “Odunse”. Produced by burgeoning beatmaker Smoke and reminiscent of classic 90’s Hip-Hop music full with an infectious and catchy hook and bridge, Nawab rides this drums and keys-led musical milieu sublimely with witty wordplay, sharp flows and a very clear and commanding vocal cadence – switching between both English and Yoruba language for your listening pleasure.
Serving as only the tip of the iceberg of what this newcomer is capable of – both in commercial and underground circles, “Odunse” is an excellent and impressive introduction to the Nigerian Hip-Hop game from Nawab…
… Press Play on “Odunse” and bang it out in your rooms, your cars, at the clubs, in your offices… EVERYWHERE!!!
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Nawab is a professional screenwriter by day – Big Man, a short film which he is assistant producer and script supervisor on has been selected for screening by both the Los Angeles Film Festival and the Huesca Film Festival – and a burgeoning Hip-Hop artist by night, Nawab – real name Gbolahan Akitunde – fell in love with Hip-Hop music after listening to the album Stillmatic by Nas and picked up the pen and pad to write his first rap verse when he was only fifteen.
Education and university commitments soon got in the way of Nawab’s dream of becoming a Hip-Hop star and his rap career seemed only like a distant memory for long periods in his adult life. However, after graduated from Law School in 2010 and becoming a professional screenwriter early 2012, the stars have now become perfectly aligned for Nawab to step into the Nigerian Hip-Hop arena and become the phenomenal rapper he first set out to be when I was fifteen.
Nawab’s undying passion and goal is to advance Nigerian rap to the highest pedestal which it has long deserved but has long eluded it… Let’s get it!!!
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