Olamide On Cleaning the Streets and Raising Awareness

Sterling (Bank's) Environmental Makeover (STEM) series

Asides entertaining fans and supporters by recording hit songs and performing at live shows, a lot of musicians also like to give back to society in whatever way they know how to. Chance the Rapper, for instance, is no stranger to philanthropy in his hometown in Chicago, JayZ (and Beyoncé) make charitable contributions in his hometown in New York as well, and similarly, over here in Lagos is (arguably) the state’s biggest rapper Olamide giving a free performance to extend his support to the STEM community.

Just a month after his endorsement as brand ambassador for Sterling (Bank’s) Environmental Makeover (STEM) series, Olamide is seen at Lagos state’s landmarks on Thursday, shooting a music video as part initiative to protect the environment and its people. He dons the neon orange overalls alongside mob dancers skating and performing stunts around him, while he sings and raps highlighting the mission and vision to keep Lagos clean.

Giving back to the society is a mutual thing for Olamide seeing as his career’s profit partly comes off rapping and singing about the streets. JayZ is very peculiar with greyscaled videos, but , “Empire State of Mind” his collaboration with Alicia keys’ is a classic that captures New York the same way Baddoo often tries to capture Lagos: the grand hustle city, for a grand master hustler like Olamide.

We should get the full video recorded on Olamide for the STEM initiative outed soon. Meanwhile, peep the snippets beneath the #STEM2017 tag below.





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