Olamide's twelfth and maybe final studio album should be released in 2022 if all goes according to plan.
Olamide's upcoming album, dubbed "Unruly," is expected to be his final endeavor before he stops recording music altogether.
While there is some debate about whether he would truly quit making music, the album has been confirmed, and "Unruly" will undoubtedly be released in the coming months, whatever happens.
There isn't much information about the upcoming project available, but Olamide claims to be nearly finished with it, which means all that's left is a rollout and then the release.
As we wait for the album, here are five things I believe fans should expect from it.
1. Major Collabos
“Unruly” is going to be more like “Baddest Guy Ever Liveth” and less like “Eyan Mayweather.” You don’t have to be a prophet to know that.
Olamide doesn’t call an album “unruly,” and WandeCoal will be the only featured artist. That’s just not possible. At least we should expect a Phyno collabo and a couple of other singers and rappers.
Whatever this album is, it’s sure that there are going to be some major collaborations coming along. “Hate Me” is just the beginning.
Unlike “UY Scuti,” this album will definitely have more hip-hop content. Maybe not a lot of street stuff, but definitely some rap.
If there’s ever any chance that this might be his last album, then the man would want to bring back that old Baddo flow one last time.
3. Fewer Hits
Olamide is a serial hitmaker and he has been for most of his career. He has more hits than anybody else and still has the energy to continue to deliver.
But even with that, Olamide isn’t trendy anymore. There is no guarantee that he would be able to replicate the “Carpe Diem” magic.
If anything, we should expect “Unruly” to have fewer hits than most of his other projects. “Hate Me” has underperformed and most of his other singles probably will too.
4. YBNL 3.0
At the very least, he should put some of his guys on the album. There should be Asake, Jayboi, and probably Fireboy.
If there’s any other artist he’s looking to sign right now, he’s probably going to feature that artist on the album to give him—or her—some shine.
5. Longer Tracklist
Olamide’s last two albums have had twelve and ten tracks, and a very shorter duration than he usually does.
With “Unruly,” Olamide would probably return to that The Glory era vibe and give us a longer project of something like sixteen or seventeen tracks.
Especially if he’s expected to have a good number of features on the album