‘Modupe’ is the sixth track housed under BNXN (Buju)’s newly released ‘Bad Since ’97’ studio album and it features Nigerian rapper and singer, Olamide.
After coming of age on 2021’s Sorry I’m Late—released on the back of an unprecedented run of hitmaking features and inescapable singles that established him as one of Afropop’s most talented singer-songwriters—BNXN fka Buju is enjoying bringing his music to people across the world.
Pieced together on many stops along his unending journeys crisscrossing the globe, BNXN’s sophomore project, Bad Since ’97, is an audacious attempt to situate himself among the greats of Afropop. If Sorry I’m Late was a long-winded apology to fans for a quiet 2020, Bad Since ’97 veers into self-mythology, positioning Buju as a peerless act operating at the zenith of his powers.
Speaking extensively on ‘Modupe,’ BNXN (Buju) said;
‘Modupe’ means I’m grateful in Yoruba. While I was recording this song, I was thinking about my journey and all the experiences I’ve been through to date, and how grateful I am for everything. I felt like [pouring] out my emotional side in gratitude to God for my success and everything that’s happened over time. When Olamide recorded it, he told me it was the first time in a long time that he had recorded on something that’s slow and inspirational, and he loves it.”
Listen to the perfect collaboration below.