Real Name: Olanrewaju Ogunmefun
A.K.A. : V.E.C.
Label: Y.S.G. Entertainment
Origin: Ogun State, Nigeria
Genre: HipHop / Rap
Occupation: Song-writer / Rapper
Years Active: 2008 – present
Twitter handle: @VectorYSG
Olanrewaju Ogunmefun, better known by his stage name Vector tha Viper, is a Nigerian Hip hop artist. Vector has released his debut album “State of Surprise” (SOS) and is currently working on his second studio album. He is signed to the YSG Entertainment music label. He is the voice behind the Sprite commercial that has aired on most radio stations across Nigeria since 2009. In anticipation of his second studio album, he released a mix tape titled “Bar Racks” which was released this morning as a personal birthday present.
Lanre was born in Ogun State, the fourth of five children. He schooled in Nigeria attending Command children school, Ijebu-ode grammar school, Government college Victoria Island & Saint Gregory’s college. He started his journey into hip hop way back to junior high in the year 1994. In St. Gregorys College, he was involved in various social activities in which he was made to perform from the stage. In the year 1999, he formed a duo called “Badder Boiz”, and they started writing their own songs and in the same year went on to start performing at showcases as a trio. And with a joined effort they aimed at selling the underground music to the surface
They recorded their first demo series in 1999, and kept on going by attending talent showcases. Vector was going towards the direction of an emcee as his ability to freestyle was made known to the other members of the group. As a group of three, consisting of Vector, Krystal & Blaze, they were together until 2004 when Krystal left the group due to irreconcilable differences. He then attended the University of Lagos, graduating in 2008 with a Bachelors degree in Philosophy.
Vector released his first official single “Kilode” featuring Emmsong 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 the 29th of October, 2010 & Executive Produced by Eloka “Culture” Oligbo. It includes 15 songs, Intro & 2 skits. His album featured the likes of 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 just to name a few.
He also released a video for the song “Get Down” featuring 2 Face in June 2011. At the “Nigerian Music Video Awards 2011”, he was then nominated for “Best Mainstream Hip Hop Video”. He was also nominated at the “Nigerian Entertainment Awards 2010” for “Best Collaboration With Vocals” with the track “Champion” in which he was featured in by General Pype.
He has after then done other songs and has been featured in various songs by notable artistes. His 2 singles “Angeli” ft. 9ice and “Mr. Vector” featuring Jazzy, both produced by Sagzy were released on the 19th of May, 2011 and were on heavy rotation on radio stations around the country. The video for “Angeli” which features 9ice was released in October, 2011.
He is currently nominated for The Best Rap Act at the “Nigerian Entertainment Awards 2012”.
Vector’s style of rap runs through the fast and equally slow tempo. His style of rap has been compared to that of rapper Jay-Z
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Links to Vectors popular songs and collaborations drop here soon.. Meanwhile download Bar-Racks mixtape here Download