Nicholas Ogundele (born March 21st, 2001) popularly known as “Bahd Man Niko” is a 23 years old Nigerian Hip-Hop Artist from Lagos State, Nigeria.
Rising Nigerian hip-hop star known for his unique sound, which blends elements of hip-hop, Afrobeat, Dancehall, and R&B. His music is often described as being both catchy and introspective, and it has resonated with audiences of all ages.
Early Life and Musical Beginnings
Born and raised in Lagos, Nigeria, Bahd Man Niko (the “Bahd” stands for “Bad”) started writing music at a young age. He was influenced by a wide range of artists, including American hip-hop stars like Kendrick Lamar and J. Cole, as well as Nigerian Afrobeat legends like Fela Kuti and contemporary stars like Wizkid and Burna Boy.
In 2020, Bahd Man Niko released his debut single, “Bahd Man,” which quickly gained traction online. The song’s catchy hook and introspective lyrics resonated with audiences, and it helped to establish Bahd Man Niko as a rising star in the Nigerian hip-hop scene.
He followed up with a string of successful singles, including “Abule,” “Tie Me Down,” and “One Day,” which further solidified his reputation.
In 2022, Bahd Man Niko released his debut EP, “Bahd Man Niko,” which was met with critical acclaim. The EP showcased his unique sound and lyrical talent, and it garnered praise from both national and international media outlets. The EP’s lead single, “Abule,” became a radio hit and further solidified his rising star status.
In 2023, Bahd Man Niko released his second EP, “The Journey,” which continued to explore his unique sound and introspective lyrics. The EP was praised for its maturity and depth, and it further solidified Bahd Man Niko’s reputation as one of the most exciting young artists in Nigerian hip-hop.
Musical Style and Influences
Bahd Man Niko’s music is a blend of hip-hop, Afrobeat, Dancehall, and R&B. His lyrics are often introspective and personal, and they often explore themes of love, loss, and social commentary. His sound is characterized by its catchy hooks, intricate rhythms, and soulful melodies.
Bahd Man Niko’s influences are diverse, ranging from American hip-hop giants like Kendrick Lamar and J. Cole to Nigerian Afrobeat legends like Fela Kuti and contemporary stars like Wizkid and Burna Boy. However, he carves his own unique path, injecting his music with a fresh and original sound that resonates with audiences around the world.
With his talent, dedication, and rapidly growing fanbase, Bahd Man Niko is poised for even greater success in the years to come. He is already making waves on the international stage, and his music has the potential to connect with listeners everywhere who appreciate unique and introspective hip-hop. Bahd Man Niko is a name to remember, a young artist with a bright future ahead of him.