ODUMODUBLVCK And Shallipopi’s Joint Tour – ‘Nigeria’s Most Wanted Tour’ Kicks Off This Spring

Afrobeats artists Shallipopi and ODUMODUBLVCK announce their co-headline ‘Nigeria’s Most Wanted Tour 2024’, the first-ever joint tour in Afrobeats history. Produced by Live Nation, the 9-city tour kicks off on April 27 at Uptown Theater in Minneapolis, making stops across the U.S. in New York, Atlanta, Los Angeles and more before wrapping up in Dallas at House of Blues on May 27.

Their joint single, “Cast”, released in November 2023 peaked at #1 on TurnTable Top 100 and at Top 10 on Billboard US Afrobeats. Shallipopi & ODUMODUBLVCK’s individual projects “Presido La Pluto” and “EZIOKWU” also peaked at #1 on the TurnTable Top 100 Albums lists with #1 hits “Elon Musk” and “Ex-Convict” from Shallipopi and “Blood On the Dance Floor” feat. Wale & Bloody Civilian + “Declan Rice” from ODUMODUBLVCK.

Shallipopi (Crown Uzama), also known as Pluto Presido, stands as a testament to the boundless potential of creativity and the rapid influence of social media in the music world. Hailing from Benin in Nigeria, Shallipopi has crafted a unique niche for himself as an exceptionally talented singer and trendsetter. It was 2023 that witnessed his meteoric ascent, as he unleashed his hit single “Elon Musk.” The song became an instant sensation, catapulting him into the spotlight and setting the stage for a series of subsequent triumphs. Hits like “Sharpiru” and the electrifying remix of “Elon Musk” further solidified his status as a musical force to be reckoned with. Determined to surpass his own achievements, Shallipopi collaborated with Fireboy DML and Zlatan on a much-anticipated second remix of “Elon Musk.” This strategic move not only broadened his listener base but also earned him his very first number one hit, the infectious track titled “Ex-Convict.” Shallipopi’s impact isn’t limited solely to his musical prowess. His debut EP, aptly titled “Planet Pluto,” along with his debut album “Presido La Pluto,” both soared to the coveted number one spot on the charts upon their release in July and November 2023, respectively. Marking another milestone in his extraordinary journey, he launched his record label -“Plutomania Records” in October of 2023 with two signees – Zerrydl & Tega Boi Dc who have both featured on previous projects with him. Shallipopi’s fusion of raw talent, unrelenting determination, and unwavering dedication positions him as a true trendsetter.

ODUMODUBLVCK, born Tochukwu Gbubemi Ojogwu, has emerged as a prominent voice inNigerian Hip-Hop, seamlessly blending drill, grime, and Afrobeat influences. His viral 2023 single, “Declan Rice,” showcased his shapeshifting flows, paving the way for his critically acclaimed mixtape “EZIOKWU” on NATIVE Records/Def Jam. Despite his diverse musical aesthetics, ODUMODUBLVCK emphasizes the universality of his songs, aiming to connect with a broad audience. Originally a soccer enthusiast from Abuja, ODUMODUBLVCK absorbed Ghanaian music from his father’s collection and later drew inspiration from artists such as Sisqó, Sean Paul, Lil Wayne, 50 Cent, and JAY-Z. Stylistically influenced by 50 Cent and inspired by JAY-Z’s journey to superstardom, ODUMODUBLVCK navigates the music scene with determination.“EZIOKWU” made history as the first Hip-Hop/Rap album to yield a No. 1 song in Nigeria, according to the Turntable Charts. The mixtape propelled ODUMODUBLVCK to become the most streamed artist in Nigeria at a time on Spotify and set a record for the longest-charting #1 Album by a rapper on Spotify NG, spending 15 weeks at the top. Additionally, he achieved the milestone of being the fastest Nigerian rapper to surpass 100 million streams across all credits on Spotify.

Sat Apr 27 – Minneapolis, MN – Uptown Theater
Sun Apr 28 – Boston, MA – Big Night Live
Thu May 02 – New York, NY – Irving Plaza
Wed May 08 – Silver Spring, MD – The Fillmore Silver Spring
Sun May 12 – Atlanta, GA – Tabernacle
Sat May 18 – Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern
Wed May 22 – San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore
Fri May 24 – Houston, TX – House of Blues Houston
Mon May 27 – Dallas, TX – House of Blues Dallas