Olamide Returns with New EP “Ikigai / 生き甲斐, Vol. 1”

Nigerian rap icon Olamide has surprised fans with the sudden release of his latest project, the “Ikigai / 生き甲斐, Vol. 1” EP. The seven-track offering showcases Olamide’s versatility and features several high-profile collaborations with some of the biggest names in the Nigerian music scene.

Olamide "Ikigai 生き甲斐, Vol. 1" Cover art
Olamide “Ikigai 生き甲斐, Vol. 1” Cover art

The EP’s lead single, “Uptown Disco,” features YBNL labelmates Fireboy DML and Asake, delivering an energetic and infectious anthem.  Another standout track is “Knockout,” which sees Olamide teaming up with talented vocalist SABRI.

However, the true highlight of the project is the reunion of Olamide with his former YBNL signees Pheelz, Young Jonn, and Lil Kesh on the track “Synchro System.”  This collaboration is sure to excite long-time fans of the YBNL movement.

The project’s title, “Ikigai,” is a Japanese concept meaning “a reason for living,” and Olamide’s music has always been a reflection of his passion and purpose.

With “Ikigai / 生き甲斐, Vol. 1,” Olamide continues to cement his status as one of the most influential and innovative artists in the Nigerian music industry. Fans can stream the EP now on all major platforms.

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