Picazo Rhap has rose to limelight after getting signed to Olamide’s YBNL label and here are five highlighted things about him to know.
On Sunday, October 14, Picazo Rhap was announced by Olamide as the latest addition to YBNL alongside his friend, Yomi Blaze after he felt the heat coming from their online Instagram freestyles.
Here we highlight five things you need to know about Picazo Rhap;
1. His real name is Omogbolahan Sodiq Ilabode
The young rapper whose stage name is Picazo Rhap hails from the Western part of Nigeria and was born in Lagos, where he has lived all his life in Lagos Mainland.
2. He was formerly affiliated with Bit Bender Studios
Earlier in the year, Picazo was affiliated with an independent platform known as Bit Bender Frontline, which helped with studio sessions, where he worked with producer, Sleekamo and recorded the single ‘Macaroni’ in August 2018.
3. He emerged winner of the ”Waloda” rap contest hosted by Chinko Ekun
This was the young rappers biggest moment before his recent video went viral.
‘Waloda’ is the title of Chinko Ekun‘s single released late in 2017, which led to him making the instrumental available online for young rappers to jump on with a cash prize of 100,000.
The competition was won by Picazo alongside an opportunity to feature on the remix of ‘Waloda’ with Chinko.
It was also on Chinko Ekun’s ‘Able God‘ freestyle that Picazo delivered the viral rap that led to him signing a record deal with YBNL.
4. He is an undergraduate of the department of Mass Communication at the Lagos State University.
5. His first single this year was released in March titled ‘Raptad.’
What is the reaction online to his signing?
Lots of people have been thrilled by Picazo Rhap’s addition to Olamide’s YBNL family, with many appreciating the Baddo for taking a chance with the young talent.
I’m really happy that Picazo Rhap has now been signed by Olamide.
Man dropped two fire freestyles in a few days and that happened.
Talent and the power of Social Media.
— Iseunife The First (@Shawnife_) October 14, 2018
— Lala & 68 others! (@LalaGidiBoss) October 15, 2018
Congrats G @PicazoRhap . You’re welcome to the industry! All glory goes back to ABLE GOD! 🙏
— CHINKO EKUN #ABLE_GOD (@ChinkoTiger) October 14, 2018
— Williams David (@dwyllyhems) October 14, 2018
— 👑 DaddyMO 👑 🚀♠️ (@officialdaddymo) October 15, 2018