By Obiajulu Chiagoziem
Nigerian rapper Olanrewaju Ogunmefun, better known by his stage name Vector, has spoken up against the incessant cases of cult clashes in the country.
Vector took to his Instagram page to vent his frustrations, saying: “If them [sic] kill you, you go like am? Let’s make it clear that the killings of the youth by the youth is a horrible idea.
“If you belong to a gang and you are reading this, know that killing each other doesn’t make you harder or rugged.
“If anything it makes you a destroyer of life and purpose. You too will open your mouth and say “Nigeria don spoil finish”… Wetin make you different from the people wey Dey spoil am because na Nigerians be Nigeria.”
“If you are truly a free man, we will know by how many men you influence out of the mental slavery around. If you have an argument that the people I’m taking to are not here, you can share where you know they are. #Gangwarisnotfreedom.”
Vector who is also a songwriter, has released three studio albums, including State of Surprise and The Second Coming (2012).In anticipation of his second studio album, he released a mixtape titled Bar Racks.”Lafiaji” which was released in December 2016.
He also released a mixtape in October 2018, “The Rap Dialogue” in an effort to keep the spirit of Nigerian hip-hop alive.
He released his first official single “Kilode” for the album State of Surprise in February 2010.He later released the video for this single in June 2010.His second official single was “Mary Jane” which was released in April of the same year.
The album was released on 29 October 2010, executive produced by Eloka “Culture” Oligbo. It featured 2 Face Idibia, General Pype, Chuddy K, Ade Piper, Emmsong, Sista Soul and with productions from H-Code, Sam Klef, Da Piano, J-Smith, Xela Xelz and Vibez Production.