Hip-Hop Is Underappreciated In Nigeria – Odumodublvck

Odumodublvck explained his rationale, saying, "I was like, I don’t need Davido for anything now. Let me follow people that align with my vision."

Hip-Hop Is Underappreciated In Nigeria - Odumodublvck-TSZ Naija
Hip-Hop Is Underappreciated In Nigeria - Odumodublvck

Rapper Odumodublvck, whose real name is Tochukwu Ojogwu, recently expressed his belief that hip-hop and its artists are not given the respect they deserve in Nigeria.

In an interview with the CTRL Room, the artist, recounted how he faced difficulties in his earlier years as a struggling artist, even to the point of not being offered seats at award events.

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He went on to reveal an interesting choice he made in his career. In 2019, someone from his team suggested that they meet with Davido in Lagos, but Odumodublvck declined the idea, believing that Davido’s afrobeats-focused audience might not fully understand his hip-hop style.

Instead, he chose to align himself with UK grime stars like Teezee, BOJ, and Sholz, whose genre and vision closely matched his own.

Odumodublvck explained his rationale, saying, “I was like, I don’t need Davido for anything now. Let me follow people that align with my vision.”

He also emphasized the lack of respect for hip-hop in Nigeria, noting that they didn’t even have seats at an award show. In his view, the genre doesn’t receive the recognition it deserves.

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Odumodublvck also acknowledged and supported Wizkid’s controversial statement that “hip-hop is dead,” and he concurred, stating, “I was tremendously happy about Wizkid’s statement… Hip-Hop was dead.”

This stance highlights the challenges faced by hip-hop artists in the Nigerian music industry.

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