The uncrowned king of the streets, Olamide Baddo, has recently come out to clear the air in response to the significant criticism that his brand new banger, ‘Science Student’, has received.
While some of us are more than happy to get our groove on to ‘Science Student’, keeping Olamide’s latest offering on replay so we can try out our recently acquired Shaku Shaku skills, some others have been very vocal about their concerns that the song is a rather negative influence on today’s youth, as the lyrics seem to encourage substance abuse – a social vice which has never been a bigger problem than it is right now.
Some people have gone as far as calling on the authorities to ban the song. Most notable among people who have publicly done this is Nollywood filmmaker and Edo State Politician, Don Pedro Obaseki, who called on the Federal Government and the NBC to ban ‘Science Student’ in the best interest of the youth.
Olamide has therefore thought it necessary to go on Instagram to address the issue, stating that rather than encourage drug abuse and irresponsible alcohol consumption among the youth, ‘Science Student’ discourages it.
Announcing that the music video for the song would soon be released, Olamide had this to say:
“Since the release of #ScienceStudent, the support has been massive. As you are all sharing, dancing, singing along to this relatable music of mine, I want you all to take some time to reflect on the subject, say no to drug abuse. Don’t abuse alcohol. Stop mixing what you don’t know about. Live responsibly and drink responsibly. Don’t aspire the ‘highness state’ but a state of purpose fulfillment and passion discovery.
Together let’s put an end to drug abuse and save as many lives as possible. The video will be out soon and I can’t wait for you all to see it. #SayNoToDrugAbuse #DrinkResponsibly #ScienceStudent”
Do you agree that ‘Science Student’ should be banned for its lyrical content, or do you side with Olamide on this one?