Vector: Biography, Career and Awards

Although he has been quiet for a minute, he is still – hands down – one of the best lyricists in the country and in Africa.

Biography

Born Olanrewaju David Ogunmefun on the 7 of August 1985 is a Nigerian rapper. He was born in Ogun state with four siblings who grew up with him at McCarthy Barracks at Onikan, Lagos. He attended Command children school, Ijebu-ode grammar school, Government college Victoria Island & Saint Gregory’s college After which he graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Philosophy from the University of Lagos in 2008 and ad his NYSC in Eastern Nigeria precisely, Abakaliki, Ebonyi state.

Career

His interest in being a performing artist started at a young age where he had to go on stage in high school. He later went on to form a music group called ‘Badder Boiz’ with his friends, Krystal and Blaze; however, in 2004 Krystal left the group. Vector released his first official single “Kilode” for the album State of Surprise in February 2010.] He later released the video for this single in June 2010. His second official single was “Mary Jane” which was released in April of the same year. The album was released on 29 October 2010, executive produced by Eloka “Culture” Oligbo. It featured 2 Face Idibia, General Pype, Chuddy K, Ade Piper, Emmsong, Sista Soul and with productions from H-Code, Sam Klef, Da Piano, J-Smith, Xela Xelz, and Vibez Production.

In January 2015 Vector released a rap single titled “King Kong” and the video was released the same month. Vector released two remixes with the first one featuring Phyno, Reminisce, Classiq and Uzi, and the second remix featuring Ghanaian rapper Sarkodie which was released in May and June 2015 respectively. The video for the first remix was released in July 2015. On 15 July he released a fresh single titled “Kanawan Dabo” and on 24 July he released a freestyle titled “8”

Awards

 

  • The Headies 2015 – Best Rap Single
  • The Headies 2015 – Lyricist On The Roll
  • Nigerian Music Video Awards (NMVA) 2012 – Best Afro Hip-Hop Video
  • The Headies 2012 – Lyricist On The Roll
  • The Headies 2012 – Best Rap Single
  • Nigeria Entertainment Awards (NEA) 2012 – Best Rap Act
  • DYNAMIX Youth Awards 2012 – Recognition Award
  • Nigerian Music Video Awards (NMVA) 2011- Best Mainstream Hip-Hop Video

 

Author: BF

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