On September 21, 2020, word on the street was that Nigerian superstar, Olamide would release his new album, 'Carpe Diem' on October 8, 2020.
The album will be a follow-up to 999, released in January 2020. 'Carpe Diem' means a plea used to urge someone to make the most of the present time and give little thought to the future.
A few weeks ago, Olamide had teased that his album was 100% done.
The project features Fireboy DML, Omah Lay, Peruzzi, Phyno, Bella Shumrda and Bad Boy Timz. 18-year-old prodigy P.Priime (Fireboy DML, DJ Cuppy) produces the majority of the tracks on Carpe Diem, with the remainder coming from a production squad of Pheelz, VStix, ID Cabasa and Young Jonn.
“The project is a reflection of my mind, and also the current sound brewing underground in Nigeria,” OLAMIDÉ says. “It’s a combination of a lot of traditional elements and also a sound from way back in Nigeria called galala, which has a little bit of reggae/dancehall. It’s also a fusion of something we call Celestial, which is when you are playing secular music in church. It’s like taking pop to the church.”
The album will be Olamide's first on EMPIRE and his first since Lagos Nawa.