Carpe Diem (Olamide album)

Carpe Diem is the eleventh studio album of Nigerian rapper, Olamide and his first body of work under American label and distribution company, Empire Distribution.[3][4]

Carpe Diem
Olamide Carpe.jpeg
Cover art for Carpe Diem
Studio album by
ReleasedOctober 8, 2020 (2020-10-08)
Recorded2020
GenreAfro-pop, Dancehall, Reggae, afropop
Language
LabelYBNL Nation Empire Distribution
ProducerExecutive producers
  • Olamide Adedeji
Additional producers
Olamide chronology
Lagos Nawa
(2017)
Carpe Diem
(2020)
UY Scuti Olamide Album
(2021)
Singles from Carpe Diem
  1. "Eru"
    Released: September 8, 2020[1]
  2. "GreenLight"
    Released: October 2, 2020[2]

BackgroundEdit

In July 2020, Olamide announced he had finished recording his album.[5] He released the tracklist for the album on the 1st of October 2020[6] featuring Fireboy DML, Bad Boy Timz, Omah Lay, Phyno, Peruzzi and Bella Shmurda[7] Album production credits to Young John, Pheelz, ID Cabasa, P.Priime, VStix.[8]


Critical receptionEdit

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Pulse Ng8.5/10
Naijaloaded8/10
Tooxclusive5/5
Gilox8/10

Carpe Diem received positive reviews from music critics with most critics acknowledging Olamide's brilliance on the project. Motolani Alake of Pulse NG stated that Carpe Diem is only bettered by Baddest Guy Ever Liveth in Olamide’s discography, he praised Olamide by saying "It also has zero fillers and it has a topical sonic and topical cohesion merged with a topical progression that no other Olamide album has. It’s his calmest and most methodical bit of music and it marries contemporary conformity with a unique identity".[9] A writer for NATIVE in a more enthusiastic way said that Carpe Diem is a solid project and a stark reminder that the afropop/rap landscape is always changing and with the boisterous 12-tracks on this project, he stated that Olamide continues to show why he will always have the clubs and streets on in a chokehold while giving listeners a newer more-refined side of him. Although the project has its fair share of filler tracks neatly packaged in the form of love songs, Olamide’s unbridled confidence in his abilities and that of the upcoming artists he takes under his wings marks the project’s sweet spot.[10] Naijaloaded awarded the album 8 stars out of 10[11] while Olalekan Okeremilekun of Tooxclusive gave a 5/5 rating stating that the album shows growth and innovation, but it has a lot of contenders and only time will tell its place in a year when a lot of artistes have made efforts to transcend their previous efforts. However, for now, it’s worth listening to.[12] A writer for Gilox have the opinion that Carpe Diem is perhaps the most brilliant display of a musical mastermind that Olamide Baddo is with a 8/10 rating.[13]

Track listingEdit

No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
1."Another Level"Olamide AdedejiP. Priime2:55
2."GreenLight"Olamide AdedejiP. Priime3:15
3."Infinity ft Omah Lay"Olamide Adedeji & Stanley Omah DidiaP. Priime2:52
4."Eru"Olamide AdedejiP. Priime3:03
5."Triumphant ft Bella Shmurda"Olamide Adedeji & Akinbiyi Abiola AhmedPheelz2:54
6."At your service"Olamide AdedejiID Cabasa3:12
7."Do better"Olamide AdedejiYoung Jonn3:13
8."Chimichaga"Olamide AdedejiP. Priime2:59
9."Shilalo ft Phyno"Olamide Adedeji & Chibuzor Nelson AzubuikeP. Priime2:59
10."Loading ft Bad Boy Timz"Olamide Adedeji & Olorunyomi OloruntimilehinP. Priime3:15
11."Unconditionally ft Peruzzi"Olamide Adedeji & Tobechukwu Victor OkohV.STIX4:25
12."Plenty ft Fireboy DML"Olamide Adedeji & Adedamola AdefolahanPheelz2:50

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ MOTOLANI ALAKE (8 September 2020). "Music: Olamide – Eru". Pulse ng. Retrieved 8 September 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ "Olamide – GreenLight". 2 October 2020. Retrieved 2 October 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ TheBoss. "DOWNLOAD: Olamide Carpe Diem Album | Zip & Mp3". JustNaija. Retrieved 2020-10-08.
  4. ^ "Stream: Olamide Releases New Album "Carpe Diem"". The Guardian Nigeria News - Nigeria and World News. 2020-10-08. Retrieved 2020-10-08.
  5. ^ "Olamide to release new album?". Pulse Nigeria. 2020-07-27. Retrieved 2020-10-08.
  6. ^ Abusi (2020-10-01). "Olamide Shares Tracklist & Release Date For Carpe Diem Album". Novice2STAR. Retrieved 2020-10-08.
  7. ^ "Olamide features Fireboy, Omah Lay and more on new 10th solo album, 'Carpe Diem'". Pulse Nigeria. 2020-10-08. Retrieved 2020-10-08.
  8. ^ "Olamide features Fireboy, Omah Lay and more on new 10th solo album, 'Carpe Diem'". Pulse Nigeria. 2020-10-08. Retrieved 2020-10-08.
  9. ^ "Olamide goes 'Carpe Diem' and produces honest and vulnerable moments on cohesive pop music [Album Review]". Pulse Nigeria. 2020-10-12. Retrieved 2021-04-25.
  10. ^ "A 1-Listen Review of Olamide's 'Carpe Diem'". The Native. 2020-10-08. Retrieved 2021-04-25.
  11. ^ Podcast, N. L.; Giveaway, N. L.; Prediction, N. L.; Zone, Talk; Card, Sell Bitcoin/Gift; Us, About; NL, Advertise On; Music/Video, Promote; Posts, Submit (2020-10-29). "NL ALBUM REVIEW!! Olamide's "Carpe Diem" Album Might Be The Biggest Album In 2020, Even Bigger Than Burna Boy's "Twice As Tall" » Naijaloaded". Naijaloaded | Nigeria's Most Visited Music & Entertainment Website. Retrieved 2021-04-25.
  12. ^ "Olamide Enlist Afrobeat New Kings On "Carpe Diem" Album To Seize The Times | STREAM « tooXclusive". tooXclusive. 2020-11-03. Retrieved 2021-04-25.
  13. ^ H, Blue (2020-12-10). "OLAMIDE: Carpe Diem Album Review". Gilox. Retrieved 2021-04-25.