Olamide Becomes One Of Only Two Nigerian Musicians To Reach This Milestone On The Billboard Charts, Joining Fela Kuti

With the release of his most recent album, “Unruly,” Olamide has joined the late Fela Kuti as the only other Nigerian musicians to have this kind of success on the Billboard charts. As the first Nigerian artists in history to accomplish a really extraordinary achievement on the famous Billboard charts, rap legend Olamide has put a new feather to his cap as one of the greatest musical exports from the nation, along with the late Afrobeat phenomenon Fela Kuti.

In a predictable course of events, Olamide’s highly anticipated 10th studio album release, ‘Unruly,’ reinforced his status in music history as he became the first Nigerian artist—alongside Fela—to record a significant number of entries on the Billboard World Albums Chart.

With an incredible total of eight (8) albums that have appeared on the Billboard World Albums rankings, Fela Kuti continues to hold the title of this achievement. The importance of this accomplishment for Olamide cannot be emphasized; it represents a significant turning point in his career as a rapper and music magnate.

The rapper also had the highest ranking rap album by a Nigerian artist on the US and UK charts for Apple Music and the highest debut in a 24-hour period for a rap album by a Nigerian artist on Spotify.

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