By Osagie Alonge
‘Niggas couldn’t do nothing with me/ They put he devil on me/ I would have preferred niggas squeeze the metal on me’, Jay Z (off Rick Ross’ ‘Freemasons’, 2010).
The worst thing you can do to a man (no matter who he is or what he has done) is assassinate his character. Why attribute something to someone when it’s not just of the person’s character/personality?
Last week my attention was brought to an article on a blog saying Olamide’s ‘Gunman pose’ is demonic and worships the mystical, occult idol, Baphomet.
FYI: ‘Gunman Pose’ refers to an artistic expression Olamide and photographer August Udoh created in 2013 and used for the cover of his third album ‘Baddest Guy Ever Liveth’. The artwork depicts Olamide wearing an ancient Roman Empire tunic with a laurel leaf hat. He bears his arms out, forming both hands into gun signs.
The article goes on to theorize that Olamide’s hand gesture originates from Baphomet’s hand symbols and that his is literally ‘mocking God and giving praise to the Devil’.
Permit me to explain; Olamide’s gunman pose is very different from the symbolism Baphomet makes.
Baphometh’s hands: one must point to the top (white moon) and the other to the bottom (black moon). Hence there is no esoteric theory to Olamide’s pose as both of his hands point downwards.
The writer, a Somto Monanu, seems to be very shallow; he calls out Olamide then hurriedly rushes off to discuss some US popular us artistes who have been rumoured to be tools of the demonic sect (presumably the Illuminati). Anybody who has watched those N150 ‘Illuminati Exposed’ DVDs can tell us that.
I also noticed that he completely left Olamide out of the article and started trying to convince with Rihanna and Lady Gaga lifestyle? Why not interpret Olamide’s lyrics, video et al? Because there’s nothing to talk about.
As explained in an article I wrote back in October 2013, the album name inspired the cover and pose.
Olamide clearly tapped into the current Hip-Hop trend – art and religion, something the likes of Jay Z, Kanye West and J. Cole theme their 2013 albums around.
I’d admit, the article did get me upset. I decided to see who wrote it. I found out it was an 18-year-old blogger and owner of a Millsmusicent blog. His posts (as like 90 per cent of the entertainment blogs out there) were unoriginal content jacked from here and there.
I also looked him up on Twitter to read through his tweets just to know what he thinks and says on the regular. One of his recent tweets read ‘And the cheques just keep pumping in!’, making reference to his Twitter picture of a cheque he just received from Google Advertising company.
I guess it’s all about the traffic; write whatever, just make sure the readers click, click and click. #BaddestBloggerEverLiveth…
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