Bobo (Olamide song)

"Bobo" is a song by Nigerian rapper and recording artist Olamide from his fifth studio album Eyan Mayweather. Produced by Young Jonn, the song was released on May 2, 2015 through YBNL Nation.[1] "Bobo" was nominated in the "Song of The Year" category at The Headies 2015.

Single by Olamide
from the album Eyan Mayweather
ReleasedMay 2, 2015 (2015-05-02)
RecordedMay 2, 2015
Songwriter(s)Olamide Adedeji
Producer(s)Young Jonn
Olamide singles chronology
"Melo Melo"


"Bobo" was met with positive reviews among music critics and massive airplay. With a view of promoting the song, a dance style called "Shakiti Bobo" was named after the song.[2] Tola Bolaji of Nigerian Entertainment Today described the song as a combination of "rap and poetry" and further went on to state that: "This song obviously goes beyond the leg jumping to meet the hand rhythmic dance steps. It has a message. Next time take more time in listening to the message of Nigerian songs. You might just be lucky to meet one, just like a song writer in Naija said, one in a million".[3] Henry Igwe of 360Nobs stated on the song: "The song is mellow, catchy, and carries tingly features that can freeze the industry heartbeat today, and get the people listening. The girls are spanking hot and popping".[4]


Year Award ceremony Prize Result Ref
2016 The Headies 2015 Best Pop Single Nominated [5]
Song of The Year Nominated [5]


  1. ^ "Olamide – "Bobo" (Prod by Young John)". tooXclusive. 2 May 2015. Retrieved 2 May 2016.
  2. ^ "Olamide's 'ShakitiBobo' – Hit or Miss – Next Big Dance Style?". NextHop. 8 May 2015. Archived from the original on 3 June 2016. Retrieved 2 May 2016.
  3. ^ Sanusi, Hassan (12 September 2015). "Subjective poetic analysis of Olamide's 'Shakiti Bobo' – By Tola Bolaji". Nigerian Entertainment Today. Tola Bolaji. Archived from the original on 31 January 2016. Retrieved 2 May 2016.
  4. ^ Igwe, Henry (18 May 2015). "Review: Olamide Shoots Further Up The Scoreboard With 'Bobo' [Watch]". 360Nobs. Retrieved 2 May 2016.
  5. ^ a b Arogundade, Funsho (2 January 2016). "Dakolo, Olamide, all the winners at The Headies 2015". The News Nigeria. Retrieved 2 May 2016.

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