Popular Nigerian hip hop recording artist, Olamide Adedeji, known by his stage name Olamide, has confirmed the news, which had been circulating on social media, about having the same show date with music sensation Wizkid, and also spoke on why it is not going to affect his.
For the first time, the two music heavyweights have decided to hold their December shows on the same day.
While Olamide would be having his annual OLIC 5 on December 23, Wizkid would also have his “Made In Lagos Concert” on the same day.
This has raised concerns and stirred intense dispute among fans of the two musicians as they are left to wonder which one they would have to attend – since they can’t afford to miss any of the two shows.
However, in a chat with The Punch, Olamide said:
“It is true that the two shows will happen on the same day. The population of Nigeria is huge and everyone cannot fill up one event centre.”
The rapper-turned-singer also told fans what to do.
“I believe the sky is big enough for all birds to fly without touching each other. I honestly don’t feel there will be any negative effect. If you switch on your television set, I am sure you have many options; so, it is left for you to decide which station you stay tuned to. That is how I see things,” he said.
“I am not living in his (Wizkid) mind, but I don’t think anyone has an issue with it and I am sure we will both make good money from the shows.”
Olamide used the opportunity if his chat with Sunday Scoop to make it known that he held no grudge against the National Broadcasting Commission for banning some of his songs. He said,
“I don’t think it is possible to please everyone. Even in the Bible, there were people who didn’t like Jesus despite all the wonderful things He did.
“I am not trying to please anyone; I am just trying to make music. If you like my songs, it is okay. If it turns out that you don’t like it, it is cool too. I don’t feel NBC always targets me or my songs; I just feel they (officials) are doing their job.”