Dotman

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Dotman
Birth nameOlatunji Oladotun Alade
Also known asDOTMAN
Bornc. 1993
Ogun State, Nigeria
OriginAgosasa, Ipokia Local Government, Ogun State, Nigeria
Genres[#Afro Pop|Rap]]
Occupation(s)Singer, rapper, performer.
Years active2014 – present
Labels
Associated actsOlamide, Davido, Mr Eazi, Terry Apala
Websitewww.dotmanofficial.com

Olatunji Oladotun Alade (born in c. 1993 in Ogun State, Nigeria), popularly known as Dotman, is a Nigerian singer, rapper, performer and the CEO of 808 Recordz.[1] He is most famous for his hit singles "Akube", "My Woman", "Afro Girl" and "Omoge".

Career[edit]

Olatunji Oladotun Alade was born in Agosasa, Ipokia, Ogun State, Nigeria and originates from the Yoruba ethnic group in South-Western Nigeria. He attended Abeokuta Grammar School and studied at the University of Lagos (degree in Physics Education).[2][3] Inspired by artistes like King Sunny Ade, Fela Kuti, Akon, 9ice and Da Grin, he credits the start of his music career to him winning a rap competition at the University of Lagos.[4]

In 2016, he was featured on TooXclusive's "Artistes To Watch in 2017 and Vibe.ng's "7 Breakthrough Acts To Watch Out For in 2017"[5][6] In January 2017, Dotman performed at Big Brother Naija's Live Eviction Show in South Africa.[7][8]

In 2020, Dotman got signed to the music label Labo Entertainment which is a subsidiary of Labo Group owned by Nigerian entrepreneur Olabisi Akanbi.[9][10][11]

Discography[edit]

Releases[edit]

  • 2015 "Yes Melo"
  • 2015 "Blessing"
  • 2015 "Fine Girl"
  • 2015 "Kilowade"
  • 2015 "Orimi"
  • 2015 "Yes Melo (Remix) Ft. Olamide"
  • 2016 "Akube"
  • 2016 "Respek" (Collaboration: DJ Kaywise featuring Dotman)
  • 2017 "Escobar Ft. Davido"
  • 2017 "My Woman"
  • 2017 "Do Proper" (Collaboration: Ike Chuks featuring Dotman)
  • 2017 ″Afro Girl″ (Collaboration: Dotman featuring Mr Eazi)
  • 2017 "I Want You" (Collaboration: DJ Moh Green featuring Dotman)
  • 2017 "Popping Bottles"
  • 2018 "Iyawo"
  • 2018 "Rara"
  • 2018 "Pepesu" (Collaboration: Dotman featuring DJ Tunez)
  • 2018 "Owo" (Collaboration: Dotman and Wolfgang featuring DJ Memphis)
  • 2018 "Omoge" (Collaboration: DJ Spinall featuring Dotman)
  • 2018 "Flyaway" (Collaboration: MKO featuring Dotman)
  • 2018 "Nomali"
  • 2019 "Best Behaviour"
  • 2019 "Frenemies"
  • 2019 "Naija (Say No To Xenophobia)"
  • 2019 "Awe"
  • 2019 "Till I Die"
  • 2020 "Pariwo" (Collaboration: DJ XCLUSIVE featuring Dotman)
  • 2020 "These Days"[12]
  • 2020 "Enugbe"

References[edit]

  1. ^ Encomium. "Yes Melo crooner, Dotman on how he intends to take over 'I'M INTRODUCING MY NEW SOUND'". Encomium Magazine. Retrieved 2 March 2017.
  2. ^ Encomiun. "Yes Melo crooner, Dotman on how he intends to take over 'I'M INTRODUCING MY NEW SOUND'". Encomium Magazine. Retrieved 2 March 2017.
  3. ^ Ekah, Mary. "Nigeria: 'My Music Different From the Norm' – Dotman". AllAfrica. ThisDay Live. Retrieved 2 March 2017.
  4. ^ Ekah, Mary. "Nigeria: 'My Music Different From the Norm' – Dotman". AllAfrica. ThisDay Live. Retrieved 2 March 2017.
  5. ^ Yhussuff. "7 Breakthrough Acts To Watch Out For in 2017". vibes.ng. Retrieved 2 March 2017.
  6. ^ "TooXclusive's Artistes To Watch in 2017!!!". TooXclsive.com. Retrieved 2 March 2017.
  7. ^ MTV, Base. "dotman just released the music video for "escobar"". Retrieved 2 March 2017.
  8. ^ "Live Show 2: Bless the mic, light up the stage!". Africa Magic DSTV. Retrieved 2 March 2017.
  9. ^ "Labo Entertainment signs popular singer Dotman". Pulse Nigeria. 13 April 2020. Retrieved 13 May 2020.
  10. ^ "I'm ready to invest in entertainment big time, says LABO Group CEO". Vanguard News. 16 April 2020. Retrieved 13 May 2020.
  11. ^ "Dotman joins Labo Entertainment - The Nation Nigeria News". Latest Nigeria News, Nigerian Newspapers, Politics. 23 April 2020. Retrieved 13 May 2020.
  12. ^ "Dotman – "These Days" | Download MP3 « tooXclusive". tooXclusive. 4 March 2020. Retrieved 4 March 2020.