Music authority MTV Base (DStv Channel 322) has named superstar rapper, Olamide as the channel’s Artist of the Month for March. Starting from the streets, Olamide came into the spotlight in 2010 with hits singles like…. he has since then wormed his way into the hearts of many Nigerians and is now a brand to reckon with. Olamide who was recently a co-host on MTV Base’ weekly music chart, Official Naija Top Ten with MTV VJ, Ehiz, will be featured on the channel throughout the month of March. To shine a spotlight on this sensational Nigerian artist, MTV Base has put the music video for Olamide’s “Turn Up” on high rotation. “I’m so excited that MTV Base has decided to celebrate my work. It’s a big priviledge to be honoured by a huge platform like MTV and it can only get better.” Olamide said during his interview on “Spotlight on Olamide”. Also commenting on Olamide’s selection as MTV’s Artiste of The Month, Head, Marketing and Communications, Viacom Africa, Colette Otusheso says, “Olamide is a perfect choice for the much sought-after “Artist of the Month” slot in Nigeria. He’s already topped the MTV Base Original Naija Top 10 twice this year, and he’s enjoying heavy rotation on our channel. Olamide’s story represents the promise that the typical Nigerian artiste and youth hold and MTV Base is proud to be celebrating him this month” The channel is also focusing its lens on Olamide via a range of themed programming about the artist, to be broadcast across its pan-African TV footprint throughout the month of March. Olamide-themed programmes include Olamide: 54 Secons, Olamide: Top 5 Tips, “Spotlight on Olamide”, “My Mixtape & Videography: Olamide”, and “The Truth: Olamide” Olamide-themed programming will air every Thursday in March on MTV Base from 7PM.
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