‘Lafiaji’ album is set to drop on the 20th of this month. The album would be the third studio album of Nigerian rapper – Vector. Vector, whose real name is Olanrewaju Ogunmefun is one of Nigeria’s finest rap artistes. Known for his lyrical and free-styling ability, Vector has managed a steady musical career. His first two albums in sequential order are State of Surprise (SOS), The Second Coming (T2C) and both albums enjoyed reasonable amount of success in the music industry. While SOS launched Vector into the industry, T2C helped him take a seat at the top of the Nigerian rap game. In 2012, the year of release of T2C, he won both the ‘Lyricist on the roll’ and ‘Best rap single’ award at the Headies.
Interestingly, Vector won the same combination at the 2015 Headies award. Whether he would repeat the feat in 2017 remains unknown, a major factor in determining that is the level of success that the ‘Lafiaji’ album records. It has been said that the ‘Lafiaji’ album is the next contender to join the battle for 2017 Headies in categories of rap music, with Reminisces’ El-Hadj and Phyno’s Playmaker leading the race.
Currently, Lafiaji is perhaps the most talked about item in Nigerian music world. Vector himself stoked the fire with his twitter post. At about 10.42am on December 2, 2016 he posted 13 plus one things to expect from the LAFIAJI album. In his words:
- You will have a lot of moments on the Lafiaji album
- You will argue on favourites on the Lafiaji album
- You will know more about me on the Lafiaji album
- Plenty money to be made too
- Listen close and see to the story in the body of the work
- The future of every artiste is about to be tested. It will be tested beyond reign:#everlast
- Masterkraft will amaze you
- Liciouscrackitt will move your soul
- Bolaji will introduce himself to you again. You will see him beyond a tuface idibia band member.
- Jaey’o will get a shot at the top and you will like his tequila flavor mix
- DJ embassey will TRAP you
- r SOUL
- Jaymo will relax your head
- Johnny Drille will climb higher. He will.
- Mekoyo will remind you why he is Mekoyo. #lafiajialbum
Activities surrounding Vector and his posts on social media continue to whet the appetite of music lovers for the Lafiaji album. Going by Mr. Vector’s credential, Lafiaji might just climax the 2016 entertainment year just like T2C did in 2012. Hopefully, the Lafiaji album would beat the successes of Vector’s previous albums and in turn give music lovers another album to rave about. After all, what better way to draw the curtain of the music year than a rich music album circulating the airwaves?
This article was written by Ibironke Oluwatobi. He tweets via: @ibironketweets