Who is Ladipoe?
Rapper Ladipo Eso, who was born on April 29, 1992, is one of the most prominent figures in contemporary Nigerian music. Under his stage moniker Ladipoe, the Mavin Records artist has established himself as a financially successful and award-winning performer.
The music prodigy ascended to prominence in the industry subsequent to producing the hit single “Fee Okay” with the band Show Dem Camp.
Two years after joining the Mavin Family, he debuted the hit single Jaiye in 2019. However, it was Know You with Simi, which won the Best Collaboration Category at The Headies in 2020, that achieved even greater acclaim.
Providence, his debut EP, was released in 2021 to acclaim. Already, his Afrobeats music landscape had been completely dominated by the number-one-charting, party-inducing Feeling, which featured BNXN.
The song enhanced Ladipoe’s reputation as the preeminent figure in Afro-rap in Nigeria.
Where was Ladipoe Born?
Ladipoe was born into the distinguished Eso family on April 29, 1992. Although the Eso family established residence in Lagos City, their ancestral homeland was the historic Yoruba city of Ilesa, situated in the state of Osun.
His parents bestowed upon the rapper Ladipo Eso, who was raised in a religious household as well, the given name.
Prior to relocating overseas to pursue an academic career, he completed his elementary and secondary education in the economic center of Nigeria, where he spent his formative years.
Ladipoe, who has an academic foundation in the sciences, has harbored an enduring enthusiasm for music that originated during his senior year of high school.
Ladipoe was inspired to pursue a career in rap by the work of American heavyweights such as Jay-Z, Eminem, 2pac, The Notorious B.I.G., and Snoop Dogg. During his adolescence, he pursued this interest through the composition and performance of rap lyrics in front of his family, friends, and peers.
Although rap music is his true passion, Ladipoe aspired to work in the Nigerian music industry. Additionally, he came to the realization that perfecting his sound and composing tunes that would resonate with Nigerian audiences were prerequisites for his success.
Because he comes from a wealthy household, Ladipoe has the means to obtain an excellent education.
He received his elementary, middle, and high education at esteemed private institutions situated in prosperous regions of Lagos.
He pursued his tertiary education at the University of North Carolina, located in Pembroke. He obtained a Bachelor of Science in Biology and Chemistry from the US College.
Ladipoe pursued his lifelong ambition of becoming a rapper upon concluding his undergraduate studies in his native country.
He joined the Mavin Family in 2017 upon signing a record contract with Mavin Records, which marked his initial noteworthy accomplishment. Since 2012, when the record label changed its name from Mo’Hit Records to the present, he was the first rapper to contract with the new label.
Upon being featured as an artist on the 2017 album Feel Okay by Show Dem Camp, the scientist-turned-rapper enthusiastically utilized the opportunity to exhibit his prowess.
The artist’s rap prowess captivated a great number of Nigerians and propelled him into the public eye for the subsequent months.
The debut official compilation by Ladipoe, titled Speak About Poe, was discharged in 2019. The compilation facilitated his appeal to a greater number of Nigerians by introducing him to the country’s rap music enthusiasts.
The same year he achieved number-one status with Jaiye, he emerged as one of the most influential Afro-rap artists in the country.
His career peaked with the 2020 release of the eagerly anticipated duet Know You, which he performed alongside Simi.
The music became an instant viral sensation after it was utilized by millions of admirers in TikTok videos and other video content.
Following weeks of extensive radio play in Nigeria subsequent to its release, the song swiftly ascertained to the top position. Due to radio broadcast, nearly 80 million tracks were streamed on digital music platforms.
With the intention of pleasing his supporters in May 2021, he enlisted the assistance of BNXN (previously referred to as Buju).
Their collaboration produced the number-one single Feeling. Analogous to Know You, this particular track amassed substantial social media traction due to its utilization by a multitude of content creators as the backdrop for their videos, accompanied by the publication of cover versions by hundreds of devoted admirers. Three times, Feeling topped the TurnTable 50 List.
Providence, the anxiously anticipated debut EP by Ladipoe, was released six months later. Amaarae, Rema, and Fireboy DML were featured artists on the six-track compilation.
Each of the top-charting singles from the EP consists of LOTR II, Providence, Love Essential, Running, Law of Attraction, and Afro Jigga.
Ladipoe was invited by the show’s producers, MultiChoice, to perform at the inauguration ceremony of the sixth season of Big Brother Naija.
As a member of Fireboy DML’s Apollo Tour, he performed live in 2022 in the United States, including Dallas, Seattle, Los Angeles, and San Francisco. Additionally, he traveled to Los Angeles in March 2022, where he performed to a sold-out audience.
Awards and Nominations
Ladipoe emerged victorious with the Best Collaboration trophy from The Headies in 2020. A nomination was bestowed upon him for the composition titled “Know You.” The identical composition secured a second nomination for the Net Honors Music Award in the category of Most Played Hip-Hop Song in 2021.
- He received a nomination for the Best International Flow category at the 2021 BET Awards.
Utilizing social media to disseminate information about his work, Ladipoe has propelled himself to prominence.
At present, he maintains over 204k Twitter followers and 534k Instagram followers.
- Instagram handle: @ladipoe
- Twitter handle: @LadiPoe
- Rap Messiah
- Afro Jigga
- Know You
- Providence EP
- Talk About Poe
The performer Ladipoe attained the age of 30 on April 29. Affluent in one of Lagos’s communities, he maintains a collection of exotic automobiles.
He co-founded the musical ensemble Collectiv3 with his companions, of which he is a member. During his collegiate years, he actively participated in Lyrically Equipped, an organization that he and his companions Kurt and Jeffery co-founded.
Ladipoe, a member of the judging panel for the Hennessy vs. Class of 2022 competition, has been conducting meetings with prospective contestants across the country.
As a judge for the competition, he provides guidance and support to up-and-coming rappers, offering them mentorship and advice on how to enter into the industry.
Upon posting a video in August 2021 in which he declared himself a father, Ladipoe infuriated the audience.
He is a member of Mavin Records alongside Crayon, Boy Spyce, Johnny Drille, Rema, Ayra Starr, Korede Bello, and Magixx.
The video captured Ladipoe holding a newborn boy in his arms. He made the decision to maintain his relationship with his companion private and refrained from disclosing the identity of his child’s mother.