On the road to the release of his 4th studio album: TESLIM (The Energy Still Lives In Me), Nigerian rap star, creative director/class master for Hennessy VS Class Nigeria Olanrewaju Ogunmefun better known as Vector has dropped a couple of singles; with the most recent being ‘Mama Maradona’ featuring Wande Coal, Cracker Mallo assisted ‘Insomnia’, and others.
Throughout his career; Vector has released three studio albums: State of Surprise (SOS 2010), The Second Coming (2012) with Mavado featuring on Born Leader, and “Lafiaji” in December 2016 with D’banj on the record I Pray. Under his belt are two EPs, Vibes Before Teslim and Crossroads, and four mixtapes, BaR Racks 1&2, A7, and Rap Dialogue.
He has since received recognition both at home and abroad with him being nominated for a slew of awards and performances on the 2020 BET Hip-Hop Awards Political Cypher and BBC 1Xtra African 360 Freestyle.
On the taste of what TESLIM is to deliver:
Vector is to take listeners on a journey on this new project while navigating themes like his quest for self-awareness, the crossroads he encountered before arriving at his current stage of life, and the start of this new chapter.
TESLIM covers a wide range of feelings, subjects, and cognitive processes and is devoted to his father’s self-assurance and tenacity.
The album includes guest appearances by Ladipoe, Nasty C, Seyivibez, GoodGilrLA, and others; and to bring it to life, a variety of producers including Mr Kleb, SELF, Kel P, and Major Bangz were enlisted.
The album’s main A&Rs are Vector and Killer Kane, and Michael Manitshana of Mix House SA completed the final mix and master.
In anticipation of the release, Vector created Lafiaji Radio; a podcast channel recently established on CoolFM and YouTube. The pod challenges the social-political norm of viewing African history or practices as uncouth in an effort to reawaken the African psyche.
TESLIM (The Energy Still Lives In Me) is coming on the 11th of November 2022 & below is a taste of it; a record featuring GoodGirlLA & a personal fav;- Earl Momo.