Following the enormous success of “Feeling” with Buju, Ladipoe teams up with Fireboy for “Running,” a new fire track.
LADIPOE, a Nigerian rapper, released his new track “Running” featuring Fireboy DML today, October 22nd, ahead of his highly anticipated EP next month. Poe’s strong lyrical flow and delivery are combined with an anthemic chorus from Fireboy in this instantly infectious tune. “Running” represents Poe’s musical DNA, integrating his sensitive handwriting and feel-good energy, with production by Andre Vibez.
Ladipoe’s worldwide popularity surged following the success of his recent track ‘Feeling,’ which he co-wrote with breakout vocalist BUJU, went viral throughout the world. The song shattered records by amassing over 80 million listens and became the first Nigerian song to reach No. 1 on YouTube without a video. The track’s international success garnered him a BET Award nomination for Best International Flow, which he barely lost to Little Simz.
Celebrating the triumph of ‘Feeling,’ he spent weeks in the UK this summer immersing himself in the culture, meeting up with in-demand rapper Millions before performing on stage with Mavin Records label mate Rema at All Points East before returning to Lagos.
Poe had a totally different life planned for him as a child. In the United States, he studied for a double major and a master’s degree in North Carolina, with the goal of becoming a doctor. His fascination with music and composing lyrics didn’t begin until a buddy brought him a rhythm, and the rest, as they say, is history. He was present during the start of the renowned Alté movement and has since collaborated with artists such as Tems, Teni, Falz, Crayon, Simi, and others.
LADIPOE has succeeded in shaking things up and altering the narrative around Nigerian rappers. His words set him apart in the worldwide rap arena, and they never fail to elicit an emotional response.
Listen to his most recent track, ‘Running,’ below.