The rap battle between Phyno and Olamide will continue to linger for years despite the fact they boast of one of the best rap collabos in the industry. Phyno vs Olamide’s battle for who is the best rapper isn’t a new phrase in the Nigerian music industry. While some pundits describe this as a positive vibe, others see it as an unhealthy silent rivalry.
Though from different tribes, these dudes are dialectically gifted without doubt.
The Similarities between the duo is that they are both made of black(Guiness Ambassadors), rap in their local dialects, though ambassadors to rival telecom giants,(Airtel-Phyno) and Etisala-Olamide) respectively, this hasn’t had any effect in deteriorating their professional careers.
PHYNO VS OLAMIDE: WHO IS THE BETTER RAPPER.
The Anambra state born rapper Azubuike Chibuzo Nelson (born 9 October 1986), proudly known by his stage name Phyno Fino, is a Nigerian Igbo rap and hip-hop recording artist. Phyno started his musical career as a producer in 2003, though Phyno started rapping commercially in 2010. He is renowned for rapping in his local dialect(Igbo Language) His debut studio album, No Guts No Glory, was released in 2014 has 20 tracks which includes 2 bonus tracks “Multiply” (featuring Mr Raw, Timaya, Flavour N’abania and M.I) and “Paper Chaser” (featuring Illbliss)
No Guts No Glory produced the singles “Ghost Mode”, “Man of the Year”, “Parcel” and “O Set”. Which shot him to stardom and has got him sitting among the league of Nigerian elite rappers till date.
As a producer, he has worked with artists such as Timaya, Flavour, Ruggedman, Bracket, J Martins and Mr Raw.
Phyno during an interview with a senior reporter of Daily Independent Ifeoma Onoye said that he looks up to Mr Raw(N***a Raw) in the music scene.
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Olamide Adedeji aka Olamide Baddo from Bariga, Lagos State. He is a rapper and hip hop star, he delved into music in 2000 and in 2010, performed at the Hip Hop World Awards. Olamide, a graduate of Mass Communication from Tai Solarin University of Education, Olamide dropped his debut album entitled, Rapsodi, in 2011, with the lead single, Eni Duro. Today, he is popularly acclaimed as one of Nigeria’s best rappers, he has collaborated with powerful forces in the Nigerian music scene, talking about the likes of D’banj, Phyno, Don Jazzy, Davido, MI ,9ice and Wizkid to mention a few. In 2012, he dropped his follow up album, YBNL, which featured multiple guest appearances from Tiwa Savage, Davido, Reminisce and Dammy Krane. In 2013, it was double joy for Olamide when he inked a mouth-watering deal with Guinness Nigeria Plc. He was equally appointed a brand ambassador for telecoms giant, Etisalat.
He stated clearly that releasing albums yearly was no big deal to him as he is ready to keep releasing hits upon hits and keep entertaining his fans.
PHYNO VS OLAMIDE: WHO IS RICHER(THEIR NET-WORTH)
Phyno’s net worth currently stands – $3.6 million,
Olamide’s net-worth is estimated at $4.5 million as of 2015 which makes Olamide richer than Phyno currently.
Some say it’s a tie as they both have street credibility, good standing, and the exceptional ability to inject native language in their tracks. While others are of the opinion that Phyno is more exclusive and original, that his rap contents are more interesting than Olamide’s.
Other school of thoughts would without thinking twice go for Olamide Baddo.
Watching Olamide perform live on stage is something special, he has got this aura that surrounds him, he is like a raging inferno, he has the unusual ability to move the crowd and make them ask for more.
Phyno is not as hot on stage but the thing about him is that his presence somewhat electrifies his fans once he mounts the stage and that diminishes his poor dancing skills. So, they are both sophisticated rappers but in this case, olamide is preferred.
The arguments could go on and on..
What’s your verdict…???