MTV Base has named Nigerian rapper, Olamide, as its Artist for the Month of March. Olamide came into the limelight in 2010 with his hits singles. Olamide was recently a co-host on MTV Base’ weekly music chart, Official Naija Top Ten with MTV VJ, Ehiz. He will also be featured on the channel throughout the month of March. To shine a spotlight on this sensational Nigerian artist, MTV Base has put the music video for Olamide’s “Turn Up” on high rotation. Olamide has reacted to the news, hear him:
“I’m so excited that MTV Base has decided to celebrate my work. It’s a big priviledge to be honoured by a huge platform like MTV and it can only get better.”
Head, Marketing and Communications, Viacom Africa, Colette Otusheso, has this to say:
“Olamide is a perfect choice for the much sought-after “Artist of the Month” slot in Nigeria. He’s already topped the MTV Base Original Naija Top 10 twice this year, and he’s enjoying heavy rotation on our channel. Olamide’s story represents the promise that the typical Nigerian artiste and youth hold and MTV Base is proud to be celebrating him this month”
The channel is also focusing its lens on Olamide through a range of themed programs about the artist.
Olamide-themed programs include: Olamide: 54 Seconds, Olamide: Top 5 Tips, “Spotlight on Olamide”, “My Mixtape & Videography: Olamide”, and “The Truth: Olamide” . These programs will air every Thursday in March on MTV Base from 7PM.