Indigenous rap star, Olamide, has announced his own television channel – Voice of The Street (VOTS). The “Science Student” singer publicized the television channel on Thursday, coinciding with his birthday. He said in an Instagram post that the subscription-based channel would be broadcast through a particular cable television, while promising to give dozens of decoders as freebies to his fans.
The grass-to-grace rapper dedicated the channel to his mother, who passed on January 30 – the same day as Olamide’s son’s, Batifèori Maximiliano Adedeji, birthday. He has made “me a better man", the now dread-wearing st
ar said of his little son.
Moreover, Olamide whose style of music has become emblematic of street life thanked his fans for their loyalty.
He said: "This is for the YBNL fans and TEAM BADDOSNEH I promise never to make you regret supporting me. More great stuff to come, on my honor. Let’s all welcome our brand new baby "VOTS (voice of the street)” our television, my television, your television... be heard”, Olamide said.
Also, Olamide in an emotionally-laden comment urged people with his type of background not to despair.
The singer, who always mirrors his growing up as a street kid in a rundown area in Bariga area of the Lagos metropolis, said his success should be “an (sic) harbinger for every ghetto kid that you can be anything and achieve anything long as you put your mind to it and work toward it.”
Some celebrities have congratulated the self-styled “street king” on his recent success. Singer, actor and record label owner, BankyW said: “Epic. Congratulations bro”. Also, entrepreneur and radio personality, Toke Makinwa hailed Olamide by mouthing his moniker and mannerism. She said: Baddo. Issa goal.
Torrent of applause from fans have equally trailed the announcement.
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