This article discusses the biography, girlfriend, net worth, life and times of Vector Tha Viper.
Vector Tha Viper Biography
Vector Tha Viper is a Nigerian rapper and hip-hop artist whose full name is Olanrewaju Ogunmefun. He is better known for his vocals which appears as the cover for the Sprite commercial aired in many radio stations across Nigeria for so many years now (since 2009)
Vector is the fourth child of his parents born on 7th August 1984, in Ogun state Nigeria. He did his primary and high school education at the Saint Gregory’s College, Command Children School, Ijebu Ode Grammar School and Government College Victoria Island.
His journey into the music industry began in 1994 right in secondary school at the Saint Gregory’s College; he was involved in much social performance activities which also included some stage appearances.
Sometime in 1999, he created a group called Babber Boiz which was known for their original songs and in that same year, they began appearing on stages performing as a trio. The group consisted of Vector, Blaze, and Krystal and they played for many years till 2004, when Krystal left the group due to some problems that are undisclosed. At this time, Vector gained admission into the University of Lagos, where he graduated in 2008 with a Bachelor’s degree in philosophy.
Vector Tha Viper Music Career
Vector concentrated on his Academics from his entry in the year 2004 up till 2008, and not much was heard of him with regards to music. However, he came into the spotlight in February 2010, when he released his first official single which he tilted “ kilode” and this single was released for the album “State of Surprise.”
His second official single was released in April the same year and was titled “ Mary Jane,” this was released before he officially released a video for his first hit single “ Kilode” in June 2010.
The full album, “ the state of surprise” was released October that same year and featured top artists like Chuddy K, Ade Piper, Emmsong, Sista Soul, Tuface idibia alongside productions from Sam Klef, J-Smith, Da Piano, Xela-Xelz and Vibex production. Eloka “Culture” Oligbo executively produced the album.
In June, the following year, Vector Tha Viper released a video for his song “Get Down” in which he featured Tuface idibia. This album and hit singles brought him into the limelight and won him many nominations and awards.
In May 2011, Vector took his music to a different level when he released hit singles such as “Angeli” featuring 9ice and “ Mr. Vector” which he featured Don Jazzy. This song received heavy airplay on different radio stations across Nigeria, and in October that year, the video for “ Angeli” was released.
In 2013, Vector released a hit single titled “Born Leader” in which he featured Mavado, who is widely known to resonate under the record label, We the Best Music Group owned by the multitalented musician DJ Khaled. This single heralded the entry of his second album titled “Second Coming,” and the video for the song was shot in Miami, Florida.
He also released another hit single “Popular” for the same album which also gained massive airplay across radio stations in Nigeria.
In 2015, Vector released a rap single titled “King Kong” which also got massive airplay like its predecessors but successfully established Vector as a household name in the Nigerian Music Industry and many another remix, and rap singles have been released since that time showing what a lovely talent Vector Tha Viper has got in him.
Vector Tha Viper Discography
Vector Tha Viper albums
- State of surprise (2010)
- The Second Coming (2012)
- Lafiaji (2016)
- Bar-Racks The MixTapes
Vector Tha Viper Songs
- King Kong
- Lose Myself
- Follow Me Dey Go
- Gee Boys
- Oritse Femi-Better Remix
- Back to sender
- Mary Jane
- TillaMan- Koma Roll
- What’s that
- Blaze n Booze
- Kanawan Dabo
- Ijeoma – Love in the Air
- Morell – Forgive them
- Omo to Shan
- Sharp Sharp
- I believe you
- Love Hurts
- Awon Boyz
Vector Tha Viper Girlfriend
Sometime in 2016, Vector revealed a beautiful, lovely damsel who he termed his girlfriend on Instagram. However, in recent interviews, he has stated that he was not in any relationship or instead wishes to keep his relationship a secret. In more recent events (2017), several speculations were made that he was dating Seyi Shay due to his freestyle rap, where he stated that he liked her, but this has been refuted by him saying, it was only a freestyle session and bore no truth.
Awards and Nominations
- Vector was nominated for the award for “ Most Promising Act to Watch” by the Nigerian Entertainment Awards
- He also received nominations for the “Lyricist on the Roll” at the Headies 2011 and “ Best New Act” at the Dynamix Youth Awards 2011.
- He also received awards for “ Best Mainstream Hip-Hop Video” at the Nigerian Music Video Awards 2012.
- Vector received awards for “ Best Afro Hip-Hop Video” at the Nigerian Music Video Awards 2012.
- He received awards for “Lyricist on the Roll” and “ Best Rap single” at the Headies 2012
- He also received awards for “ Recognition Award” at the Dynamix Youth Awards in 2012.
- Vector Tha Viper received awards for “ Best Rap Single” and “ Lyricist on the Role” at the Headies 2015.
Vector Tha Viper Net worth and Endorsements
Sometime in 2015, Vector alongside Bovi and Toolz received ambassadorship for Vitaform, Nigeria. He is also estimated to be worth about $ 2 million.