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Seyi Vibez is unquestionably a hit-making sensation in the Nigerian music scene. He has garnered immense love from fans, both within and outside the country, and key figures in the music industry have been expressing support for his craft and engaging in collaborations with the talent.

In his five years in the music industry, the “Karma” crooner has not only established a reputable name for himself but has also earned accolades and wealth. To understand the journey that led Seyi Vibez to stardom and to have an inkling of the artist beyond the glitz and glamour, read this article.

Seyi Vibez biography

Seyi Vibez smiling

Balogun Afolabi Oluwaloseyi, born on July 12, 2000, professionally known as Seyi Vibez, is a Nigerian singer and songwriter. Seyi Vibez spent his childhood in Ikorodu, Lagos, where his father worked as a plumber. Vibez’s parents initially moved to Ketu during his mother’s pregnancy and later returned to Ikorodu after his birth.

Growing up in Ikorodu, he discovered his passion for music during high school. He often performed cover versions of his favourite artists’ songs. His journey into music led to his breakthrough with the song God Sent, part of his 2021 debut album, NSNV (No Seyi, No Vibez).

He gained even more recognition after the release of his popular single, Chance (Na Ham), featured in his second studio album, Billion Dollar Baby. The track debuted at No. 19 on the UK Afrobeats singles chart and reached the 7th position on the TurnTable Top 100 chart.

The talented musician is a graduate of sociology from Lagos State University. He stands at 5 feet 11 inches tall and weighs around 172 pounds.

Regarding religious beliefs, Vibez is a Muslim and he is known to incorporate several Arabic melodies and verses from the Quran into a number of his songs.

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Seyi Vibez’s career

Seyi Vibes made his debut in 2019 with the single, Anybody. His breakthrough came in 2021 with the release of Godsent, coinciding with his debut studio album, No Seyi No Vibez (NSNV).  What sets him apart is his decision not to join any music record label, opting for independent distribution through DAPPER Distribution and Records.

Following this, he launched his second studio album, Billion Dollar Baby, accompanied by the mixtape Billion Dollar Baby 2.0 in 2022. The album reached the top spot on the “Turntable 50 Albums chart” and fans discovered a switch in his style. This time, he focused more on the South African trendy Amapiano wave but he twitched his own a little, infusing local local Nigerian music genres like Fuji and Apala, which made his sound more unique. The album found extreme success, going on to amass 50 million Audiomack streams within two days.

In January 2023, Vibez unveiled his five-track debut extended play, Memory Card, featuring American rapper YXNG K.A. Within the first week, the EP garnered over 6.30 million streams, dominating the “Turntable Top 10 charts” and was recognised by Pan African Music among the 10 best albums of January 2023.

Seyi Vibez on stage

In August 2023, he dropped ”Jajoo” and collaborated with Kizz Daniel on a song.

In August 2023, Seyi Vibez was appointed as the brand ambassador for Cardtonic, a leading gift card exchange platform in Nigeria and Ghana. September 2023 marked another milestone for Vibez as he clinched the “Best Street-Hop Artiste” award with his track, Chance (Na Ham), at the 16th Headies Award.

Seyi Vibez’s popularity soared internationally, with his songs reaching charts like the UK Afrobeats singles chart and the TurnTable Top 100 chart.

Clash with Zinoleesky

In 2023, Seyi Vibez found himself entangled in a feud with fellow Nigerian artist, Zinoleesky. The dispute between the two musicians escalated as they took to social media to exchange words and voice their grievances. The disagreement began with Zinoleesky advising Seyi Vibez to return to his previous musical style and offering suggestions for studio improvements.

Seyi Vibez, in response, urged Zinoleesky to refrain from speaking until he could afford a new house, referencing Zinoleesky’s recent property challenges.

The public clash between Zinoleesky and Vibez has garnered significant attention within the music industry and among their respective fan bases. Many fans and followers shared their opinions and speculated about the possible motivations behind the feud. The ongoing dispute between the two artists has raised questions about the future dynamics of their relationship and the potential impact on their music careers.

Seyi Vibez songs

The Lagos state-born singer has put out several records, with some of them becoming street anthems, and he has done so within his short career span.

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Here is a detailed outline of some of Seyi Vibez’s songs so far:

  1. Cana
  2. Different Pattern
  3. Man of The Year
  4. Dejavu
  5. Shazam
  6. Karma
  7. Chance (Na Ham)
  8. Apala Interlude
  9. Para Boi
  10. Billion Dollar
  11. Darling ft. Simi
  12. Today
  13. Bank Of America
  14. Kun Faya Kun (Be and it is)
  15. +234
  16. Alaska
  17. Psalm 23
  18. IG Story
  19. Hushpuppi
  20. Fuji Interlude
  21. Go Low
  22. G.O.A.T
  23. BD Baby
  24. Migos
  25. For the Gods
  26. Ogochukwu
  27. Ife
  28. IQ
  29. Saro
  30. Flakky
  31. Professor
  32. All The Time
  33. Suddenly ft. Young Jonn
  34. Ten ft. Mayorkun
  35. Kingdom
  36. Trumpet
  37. Hat-trick
  38. Professor Peller ft. Zlatan
  39. Gangsta
  40. Money Matter ft. Focalistic
  41. Amdallah
  42. Gangsta (Remix) ft. Russ & Jibrille
  43. Better Days Freestyle
  44. 12:07
  45. Anybody
  46. Bad Type
  47. Big Vibe
  48. Dia Fada
  49. Highlife Interlude ft. Phyno
  50. Blacka Rhythm
  51. LOML ft. Ami Faku
  52. 90’S
  53. NSNV
  54. Picture Freestyle ft. Vibezinc
  55. Catalyst
  56. God Sent
  57. Superstar
  58. Bullion Van
  59. C Major
  60. Payday
  61. Giza (Mixed)
  62. Better Days (Freestyle)
  63. Over Sabi
  64. Para Mode
  65. 90s
  66. Pay Day ft. Reekado Banks
  67. Para Mode ft. Teni
  68. Save Me ft. Otega

Seyi Vibez rocking army camo

EPs:

  • “No Seyi, No Vibez” (2021)
  • “Memory Card” (2023)
  • “Nahamciaga” (2023)

Seyi Vibez’s net worth

There is no accurate information concerning Seyi Vibez’s net worth.

Seyi Vibez family

The Chance singer is known to be very family-oriented and this fact is established in his lyrics, where he often sings about his parents.

However, on March 16, 2023, Seyi Vibez encountered a personal tragedy as he announced the passing of his mother. Using his Instagram page, the singer shared this devastating news, referring to it as the “darkest day” of his life.

In his poignant message, Seyi Vibez paid homage to his late mother, emphasising her impact on his life and expressing his deep sorrow.

His father is alive and actively involved in his life. Regarding the number of siblings, the exact count is undisclosed, but it is known that he has an older brother simply referred to as “AZ”.

Seyi Vibez age

Seyi Vibez was born on July 12, 2000. He is currently 23 years old and will turn 24 in 2024.

Seyi Vibez Instagram

Seyi Vibez has an active social media presence on Instagram. Being the young superstar that he is, he also has several fan pages on the platform.

However, his official Instagram account has the username @seyi_vibez, which currently has over two million followers as of the time of writing this piece.

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