In the last couple of days, we have seen a very lovely script play out on the Nigerian hip-hop scene. Odumodublvck a Port Harcourt-raised Alternative Rap artiste has been on everyone’s lips and all over the timelines.
His new song “Declan Rice”, which he released last week has had a blissful ride climbing all the way up to the No.1 spot on the Nigerian Apple music chart.
Now for everyone who is very conversant with the Nigerian music scene, Declan rice is the fastest song by a rapper to clinch a position on the top 5 of the Nigerian Apple music chart in years.
It’s been a great turn of events. The trajectory has played out in such an interesting way. Especially because to a lot of Nigerian music lovers, Odumodu Blvck did not exist before Declan Rice.
The rapper started the year with his Zlatan assisted single “Picanto“. A song that did averagely well on the charts and introduced a lot of new audiences to the Rapper. It also received moderate airplay and club rotation before it got quiet.
Without wasting time, the rapper who signed with Teezee’s (A member of the Alte frontline group DRB Lasgidi) Native Record in 2022, quickly announced his next single. The song which he proceeded to reveal will be titled “Declan Rice”.
The rapper finally released the Declan Rice on the 24th of March 2023. A song that pays homage to the footballer, Declan Rice has now gone ahead to clinch the No.1 spot on the Nigeria Apple music chart. Becoming the fastest song by a rapper in years to achieve that such fit, only 2 days after its release.
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A fit that was made possible due to his nonstop commitment to seeing the song become huge. The rapper has continued to push non-stop and solicit support from everyone possible since the song got released.
Declan Rice: Further Supports
On clinching the No.2 spot on Apple music, he reached out to singer Adekunle Gold whose song “Party No Dey Stop” had continued to hold down the No.1 spot for days to kindly help solicit and crave the indulgence of his fans to let him have a taste of the No.1 spot.
— Tio Tequila (@adekunleGOLD) March 26, 2023
A move that must have paid off, because Adekunle Gold had immediately lent his platform and solicited the indulgence of his fans to help the rapper reach the No.1 spot.
However, it is important to note that Nigerian singer and Afrobeat top dawg, Wizkid had also lent his platform as a form of cosign, by sharing the song with his over 16 million Instagram followers.
Following a solidarity post by OdumoduBlvck in anticipation and honor of Davido’s forthcoming Timeless album, the 001 himself has also gone ahead to follow the rapper on Picture sharing app, Instagram.
DECLAN RICE VIDEO DROPS ON MONDAY. pic.twitter.com/m8RMQ84hkW
— DECLAN RICE (@Odumodublvck_) March 25, 2023
This is a big win for the Nigerian rap community and has also pointed to the possibility of reviving Nigerian Hip-Hop glory, with the right approach. We look forward to what the rapper has for us after this since he has been balling nonstop since the year started.