Vector Tha Viper: 11 things you should know about the ‘King Kong’ rapper
Known as one of the top acts in the Naija rap game, Vector is also a poet, and a songwriter. Get to know more about the man behind the voice of one of our favourite soft drink commercial.
Born in 1984, Nigerian hip-hop artist Vector Tha Viper turns 31 years-old today, 7 August, 2015
Vector is currently one of the top acts in the Naija rap game. Also known to be a poet, songwriter and producer, his rap style has been compared to that of American rapper Jay Z.
Here are a list of things you should know about Vector Tha Viper.
1. The rapper’s real name is Olanrewaju Ogunmefun. His middle name is David.
2. He is the voice behind the 2009 Sprite radio commercial.
3. Vector was once part of a group called ‘Badder Boiz’. In 1999 they recorded their first demo. The group remained together until 2004.
4. His debut album ‘State Of Surprise‘ was released on 29 October 2010. Following his solo debut, he has also released a sopH0more album, two mixtapes and a couple of singles.
5. In 2013, he and YSG Entertainment, the record label he was signed to at the time, had a fall out over a breach of contract which led to him being detained by police.
6. The lyricist is not signed to any record label. He is currently associated with a new imprint called G-Rap which he describes as a movement.
7. There was once beef between him and indigenous rapperReminisce. Vector dissed him on Sauce Kid’s ‘Kitchen Street’ in response, Reminisce dissed Vector on a track titled ‘ATA’. On on 30 December, 2013, the two came together and put their differences aside. Reminisce recently featured on Vector’s ‘King kong’ remix.
8. He is headling this year’s Hennessy Artistry alongside R&B /pop singer Praiz.
The cognac brand confirmed his participation in their annual entertainment campaign yesterday, 6 August, 2015.
9. Since he kissed Seyi Shay on stage during a performance of her ‘Irawo’ remix at the Feleabration festival in 2013, the rumours continue to fly about these two are dating. Neither party has said anything about this.
10. He is an ambassador for the Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
11. He is an Arsenal fan.
Watch Vector’s remix of ‘King kong’ featuring Phyno, Reminisce, Uzi and Classiq below: