In the words of Tersoo T-Rexx Abaagu, Rap A&R and Hiphop head: Ibadan has finally got a worthy torchbearer, in Vader. From winning the #HennessyVSClass, Nigeria’s most prestigious Rap competition, a few months ago, to gathering enough buzz to catch the attention of the Chairman himself, MI Abaga, on his #FixUp response, Vader’s recent journey has been nothing short of an odyssey. What many do not know is Vader has been grinding underground, for quite some time now. In his Unibadan days, he was one of the most popular rappers, and specifically, one of the hottest battle rappers. He’s also been in the studio, recording with his gang, WeTalkSound, a music community fast-springing from Ibadan. He’s put in his work. Omo Ibadan is a testament to that- an ode to the city that has made him a man. The production tells you his mission: he’s aiming for the topmost position without losing his roots. You hear it in the uncommon fusion of the traditional Gangan drums with the infamous Trap 808s. The beat bangs. It’s a beautiful song- the type of music we should celebrate. It’s lyrically interesting, incredible in energy and the flow slithers, and switches, easily and skillfully.