“Nigerians Don’t Respect Hip-hop” – Odumodublvck

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Rapper Tochukwu Ojogwu, better known by his stage name Odumodublvck, claims that hip-hop and its artists are not valued by Nigerians.

In a recent CTRL Room interview, the singer of “Declan Rice” remembered how, when he was a young musician, organizers refused to give him seats at award ceremonies.

Odumodublvck also talked about how he ignored his team’s advise to collaborate with Afrobeats singer Davido in order to get popularity.

Instead, he claimed that the UK grime scene’s artists drew him in because of their similar styles.

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Odumodublvck said, “In 2019, someone [in my team] said we should go to Lagos and meet Davido. But I was like, ‘What will Davido do for me? Even if Davido takes me to America and puts me on stage and I’m rapping my stuff, his fans won’t understand because they are afrobeats fans.’

“But these guys: Teezee, BOJ, and Sholz, are the pipeline to the UK market. And those are the closest guys I sound like internationally. So why don’t I follow that route to get to wherever I want to get to?’

“I was like, I don’t need Davido for anything now. Let me follow people that align with my vision. And that was how we just came together and we’re here now. Number one in the country against all odds. Tell them, they’ve to respect that thing. Because we went for an award show and we didn’t even have seats. They don’t respect hip-hop in Nigeria. They don’t respect us”.


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