OAU students who have picked a niche in the music industry have actually made a name for themselves. To mention a few, Fireboy DML, Chinko Ekun, Blaqbonez, Cheque. We would be taking a peep at some songs they did way back in school that was a banger at the time.
TINA – ZAMORA
Akinkunmi Oluwashina popularly known as Zamora is a graduate of the Department of English, Obafemi Awolowo University, during his stay on Campus, he dropped songs which included Hangover, Owapa, Maddin, Coke Bottle and his monster hit track Tina under his former record label Fox records Inc. The song was widely accepted amongst students at the time. Over time, he has worked with notable artist such as Small Doctor, Chinko Ekun, Super boy Cheque. He is a versatile artist who does Afrobeats and Afropop music. He is currently signed to Edline Records. Check out his instagram page @Zamosings for some of his works.
EKUN (TIGER) – CHINKO EKUN
Born Oladipo Olamide on 13th of September 1993. An indigene of Ondo state is a graduate of the prestigious faculty of Law Obafemi Awolowo University. He started his music career during his pre degree days where he did freestyles. He was called Chinko because he looked Chinese and was loved and quite popular for the mesmerizing freestyles he did in shows. His song first official single Ekun which was an instant hit on campus drew the attention of notable record labels and he finally got signed into Olamide’s YBNL where he released Alejo Oran and Emi Na Re. After the expiration of his signed contract with YBNL he got signed under Dubai based label Dekneyor with his Video Producer Wallington Pro. He dropped the monster hit song Able God in the year 2018 featuring the likes of LIl-Kesh and Zlatan (not Ibrahimovic). Instagram @Chinkotiger
ASAKE – JO HA
Currently signed to TFT Records, Ololade Asake a graduate of the department of Dramatic Arts OAU released this wonderful track titled JO HA that even had its own dance step. Asake is a multitalented artist who can literarily jump on a kind of beat of still delivery. His latest song African – is currently receiving massive airplays across radio stations and all other streaming platforms. Instagram @Asake_offical
JAIDO P – GORDIE
Taiwo Olajide Daniel born on the 24th of September 1995 AKA Jaido P is a graduate of Local Government Studies (shoplashipon). He is basically into Hip Hop, Afrobeats. Over time he has worked with artist such as Chinko Ekun, Zlatan, and Zamora just to mention a few. Formally signed to Xzhibition Records, he is known for his versatility and lyrical content which was on display in hit song Gordieh which was an anthem on the campus for almost 3years.
KYLE B – WALKAWAY
Now known as SuperBoy Cheque, Akinbi Bamidele was born on the 23rd of March 1995. He graduated from the department of Chemical Engineering Obabfemi Awolowo University. He is a very talented Afropop and Afrotrap artist whose creativity can be seen in his popular Fuck You cover. His song Walkway in the year 2012 featuring Zamora and Chinko Ekun is arguably the biggest song on OAU campus ever. The song has a blend of hardcore rap blended with afrobeats. He recently got signed to Penthauze Records in February of 2019. @ Superboy- cheque
BLAQBONEZ –PARA TILL I HAMMER
Emeka Akumefule born on the 29th of January, 1996.Is a graduate of computer engineering OAU. He is popularly known as Blaqbonez and is currently one of the hottest rappers in Nigeria with his controversial claim of being the Best Rapper in Africa (BRIA). Para till I hammer is a song in which he talks about him facing his music squarely and fvcking school until he makes enough money. The song is filled with a lot of punch lines and puns with a really nice flow. His last album” Bad Boy Blaq” was nominated for Album of the year in 2018 at the Soundcity MVP Awards. He is currently signed to 100 Crowns a hip-hop label imprint of Warner Music Group Africa which is a partner of Chocolate City. During his time on Campus he dropped his first project Hip-Hop in Blaq. He won various rap contests some of which include Vector’s King Kong competition and Terry the Rapman’s Zombie competition, Rhythm FM’s artist of the month and was also the class captain of the Hennessy VS set. He has worked with vector Dremo MI, Terry Tha Rapman.
OKHEX ZAKI -JUPA FT ASAKE
Okhex Zaki born Awoyele Okikiolu Tolulope is an Afrobeats singer and also a music producer. He is a graduate of the department of English Language OAU. He was most popular on Campus for his song Jupa where he featured our very own home boy Asake on this slow tempo love song. During his time on campus, he was signed to Push Entertainment alongside JadioP and Fireboy. Some notable artist he has worked with over time includes Zamora, Zlatan, Jaido P, Tillaman and Yovi. Instagram @Zakimagic
VIRUS DA VIPER – OAU HOW FAR FT SMALLY KAY
Oyekunle Ridwan Tobi is a native of Oyo State. Aka Vrius Da Viper is a student of Local Government Studies OAU. He is renowned for his mesmerizing indigenous rap freestyles. The rapper is basically into Afropop, trap and rap music. He was formerly signed Teamkool Entertainment. Over the past 3 years he has worked with Smally Kay, Bobola, Tifik 1, Kheemoya and Olupella to mention a few. His hit song OAU Howfar basically talks about the depleting standard of living on campus and also how the students read and still fail. Instagram@virusdaviper
PAULBLACK – BEMBE
Paul A. Osaka is a 500lvl student of the faculty of Law OAU. He was born on the 9th of September. He is into AfroSoul, Afropop, Pop and Alternative Rock. He was formally known as Hermez but currently goes by Paul Black. His songs include Forever, Komoyan, Player, Ye and his monster hit song Bembe. He was formerly signed to Blaize Entertainment and Timanzeh Empire Entertainment. Instagram@ The_paulblack
BAMILDELE – KHEEMOYA
Olayanju Ayomikun Uchechi AKA Kheemoya is the next big thing on OAU campus. She was born on the 15th of April, 1999. She’s currently a 300 level student in the department of Music, faculty of Arts. She’s currently an unsigned artist who is into the Afropop genre of music, in fact Bamidele was her first official song and the song has received very large level of acceptance amongst students with her fan base continually growing gradually. Bamidele is a mid tempo love song where she talks about the kind of love she has for her lover and what she is ready to do for him as long as he can follow her home. Artist she would love to work includes Davido, Teni, Peruzzi, Fireboy, BurnaBoy, Oxlade and Lyta. She recently dropped a new song titled 4mymind. Instagram@ Kheemoya_sings
Compiled by LASE PKA LUCIFER