Tochukwu Gbubemi Ojogwu (born 19 October 1993),[2] popularly known as Odumodublvck, is a Nigerian rapper, singer and songwriter.[3] He is known for his stage performances, genre-blend and his often portrayal of Okpu Agu.[4] Odumodublvck is a member of the hip-hop collective Anti World Gangstars. He currently resides in Abuja, Nigeria and is fast becoming a rap sensation in the afro music industry.[5]

Background information
Birth nameTochukwu Gbubemi Ojogwu
Also known as
  • Big Kala
  • Big Gun
  • Oye Pumper
  • Vladimirovich
Born (1993-10-19) 19 October 1993 (age 30)
Lagos, Nigeria
OriginDelta State, Nigeria[1]
Occupation(s)Rapper, Songwriter, and Content Creator.
Years active2017–present
LabelsNATIVE Records, Def Jam
Member ofAnti-World Gangstars, Blvck Sheep Music.

In 2022, he signed a record deal with NATIVE Records, in partnership with Def Jam.[6] On 23 November 2022, he released his first single under the NATIVE, titled "Picanto" featuring ECko Miles, and Zlatan, which earned him his first chart entry on the Nigeria Top 100 at number 79,[7] and reached number 65.[8] On 23 January 2023, he ranked number 4 on TurnTable's NXT Emerging Top Artistes.[9] In 2023, Def Jam Recordings signed an exclusive deal with Odumodublvck upon the release of EZIOKWU mixtape.[10]

Early life

Odumodublvck was born and raised in Lagos State. He had his junior high education at Christ the King College at Gwagwalada Abuja,[11] where he got the stage name "Odumodu" in his second year of his junior high, and relocated with his family to Abuja at the age of 17.[12][11] He attended Bowen University for his tertiary education.[13][11]


In 2022, Odumodublvck released a joint studio album with B.O.C Madaki, titled The Drop,[14] and a few months later he released a follow-up single, "Picanto", featuring ECko Miles, and Zlatan. On 21 November 2022, the single debuted on TurnTable Bubbling Under Top 100 at number 8, and number 15 on Nigeria Hip-Hop/Rap Songs chart.[15] On 28 November 2022, "Picanto" debuted at number 79 on the Top 100, and number 44 on Nigeria Radio,[16] the song also reached Number 6 at Nigeria Hip-Hop/Rap Songs chart.[15]

On 26 March 2022, Odumodublvck performed at the Jameson Connects concert alongside DRB LasGidi, and Vict0ny at Abuja.[17] On 8 December 2022, he won the Next Rated Artist category at Galaxy Music Awards.[18] The rapper gets a new Lexus IS 350, as part of the prize that comes with the Next Rated award.[19] On 9 December 2022, he was announced on the line up of Vertical Rave concert opening acts alongside Teezee, Cruel Santino, PsychoYP, Odunsi the Engine, among others, to be held on 17 December 2022.

In March 2023, he released his first single on Friday 24, titled "Declan Rice",[20] shortly after surviving a surgery that almost took his life. On 27 March 2023, Odumodublvck earned his first top 10 entry on TurnTable official Nigeria Top 100 Songs chart at number 8.[21] On 1 April 2023, "Declan Rice" leads TheCable Lifestyle airplay chart at number 1.[22]

West Ham united captain, Declan Rice expressed his excitement as Nigerians sang his name, courtesy of Odumodublavk. On 15 July 2023, Arsenal announced the signing of Declan Rice using his song in the background[23][24]

Political awareness

On 25 May 2023, Odumodu tweeted about the presidential inauguration of the 16th President of Nigeria Bola Tinubu Renewed Hope concert. In the quote, he wrote "They Tried To Get Me To Perform At The Inauguration. They Did Not Do Their Research."[25] However, on 2 March 2023, following the release of NATIVE Sound System single "Vex", Odumodu declared his support to Peter Obi in the second verse "I dey hope on Peter Obi to save me",[26] and earlier described himself as Peter Obi's running mate on social media.[25]


Odumodublvck is known for fusing Afrobeat, with Drill and Grime music. According to Dazed, "His unrelenting style of drill employs high-life inspired melodies which he calls OKPOROKO RHYTHMS and Nigerian Pidgin English to tell vivid stories about his community and everyday experiences – his narrative style is so specific to Nigerians, it’s hard to pick up on the nuances as an outsider."[27]


Mixtape albums

List of studio mixtape albums, with selected details and chart positions
Title Details Peak chart positions
T.A.B.S (TO ALL Blvcksheep)
  • Released: 22 August 2017
  • Label: Blvcksheep Media House
  • Formats: Digital download
Anti-World Gangstars
  • Released: 15 December 2018
  • Label: Blvcksheep Media House
  • Formats: Digital download
  • Released: 3 December 2021
  • Label: Blvcksheep Media House
  • Formats: Digital download
The Drop
EZIOKWU[28] 1[29]

Extended plays

List of extended plays, with selected details and chart positions
Title EP details Peak chart positions
Time & Chance
  • Released: 19 October 2018
  • Format: Digital download, streaming
  • Label: Blvcksheep Media House
T a D E : The Afro Drill Experiment
  • Released: 1 July 2020
  • Format: Digital download, streaming
  • Label: Coincidence Music & Entertainment, Blvcksheep
Time & Chance
  • Released: 12 March 2021
  • Format: Digital download, streaming
  • Label: TopBoy Music
T a D E : The Afro Drill Experiment II
  • Released: 1 July 2022
  • Format: Digital download, streaming
  • Label:

Selected singles

List of singles, showing title and year released with selected chart positions
Title Year Chart positions Certifications Album
"Dog Eat Dog" 2022 96 Non-album single

(featuring ECko Miles, and Zlatan)

"Declan Rice" 2023 8 1 27

(featuring Cruel Santino, and Bella Shmurda)

17 1

(featuring Fireboy DML)

10 15
"WOTOWOTO SEASONiNG" Non-album single
"Declan Rice (Arsenal Version)" Non-album single

(featuring Bloody Civilian & Wale)

1 10 18


Year Awards ceremony Award description(s) Nominated work Results
2022 Galaxy Music Awards Next Rated Artist[31] Himself Won
2023 African Muzik Magazine Awards[32] Best Newcomer Won
Best Male Rap Act Nominated
The Headies Rookie of the Year Won
Best Rap Single "Declan Rice" Won
Trace Awards & Festival Best Newcomer Himself Nominated


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  3. ^ Yawson, Jude. "Meet Odumodublvck, The West Ham-Loving Naija Rapper Co-Signed By Skepta". Complex. Retrieved 15 July 2023.
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  23. ^ Itodo, Sunny Green (15 July 2023). "Odumodublvck reacts as Arsenal use his song to announce Declan Rice signing". Daily Post Nigeria. Retrieved 17 July 2023.
  24. ^ Sports, Pulse (15 July 2023). "Odumodublvck to the world as Arsenal features his song on Declan Rice's announcement". Pulse Sports Nigeria. Retrieved 17 July 2023.
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  26. ^ Ihekire, Chinonso (4 March 2023). "Sholz taps native sound Ssystem on Cruel Love, Vex". The Guardian Nigeria News. Retrieved 31 May 2023.
  27. ^ "Meet the artists pushing Nigeria's burgeoning drill scene". Dazed. 3 November 2022. Retrieved 13 December 2022.
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  32. ^ Ayodele, Racheal (17 August 2023). "Davido leads 2023 AFRIMMA with six nominations [FULL LIST]". Daily Post Nigeria. Retrieved 18 August 2023.

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