Akon Expresses Regret for Not Signing Nigerian Rapper Olamide in Earlier Years

Senegalese-American singer and music mogul Akon has revealed his heartfelt regret for not signing Nigerian indigenous rapper Olamide Adedeji, popularly known as Olamide, in the past.

Akon and Olamide previously collaborated on the track “Scammers,” featured on Akon’s 2019 album, ‘Akonda.’

In a recent Skype interview with Oladotun Ojuolape Kayode, also known as Do2Tun, a prominent radio presenter from Cool FM in Lagos, Akon shared his deep admiration for Olamide, expressing his wish that he had signed the Nigerian rapper several years ago.

The international music icon fondly recalled Olamide as his favorite artist even before Akon transitioned into a music executive role. He lamented that not signing Olamide was a missed opportunity that could have opened doors for numerous talented artists.

In his own words during the interview, Akon stated, “I would probably say the one person in Nigeria that I wish I had signed is Olamide. Honestly, I wish I had signed Olamide because he would have signed a lot of new artists anyway. Olamide was my favorite artist before he reinvented himself as a music executive. The first time we met, I told him he was my favorite artist.”

It’s worth noting that Akon has a history of signing Nigerian musical talents, including the renowned music duo P-Square, who were once under his Konvict Music record label.

As Akon’s comments continue to resonate within the music industry, fans and aspiring artists are reminded of the unpredictable nature of the music business and the potential for unexpected opportunities to shape careers.

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