On April 18, 2021, legendary Nigerian artist and rapper, Olamide announced that he is set to release another album.
The album will be titled UY Scuti and it will be released on June 14, 2021, just eight months after the release of Olamide‘s 10th solo studio album, Carpe Diem, which dropped on October 8, 2021.
In 2019, the YBNL boss didn’t release any body of work. During a 2020 chat, he told Pulse Nigeria that he released 999 EP because he hadn’t released anything in 2019, due to ongoing work with his star act, Fireboy.
However, on the release of the album title, fans got confused on the meaning of ‘UY Scuti‘, but carefully analyzed below is the meaning of UY Scuti and how it relates to Olamide.
Since his debut album in 2011, Olamide has dropped a personal album every year except in 2019. He did make up for this in 2020 with ‘999‘ EP and the still trending ‘Carpe Diem‘.
UY Scuti also follows this pattern of his yearly album release.
Meaning of UY Scuti
If you’re an astrologer or a geography enthusiast, UY Scuti might seem relatable to you, this is because UY Scuti is a star.
UY Scuti is the largest known star in the universe, yes, in the universe. It might seem like the sun is a very big star, but that is because it is near to earth.
Quoting EarthSky directly, “UY Scuti is thought to have a mass only slightly more than 30 times the mass of our sun. But its radius is thought to be something like 1,700 times greater than the radius of the sun. That would make this star nearly eight astronomical units across – that’s eight times the distance between the
Earth and sun. In other words, this single star is so large that its outer surface would extend far beyond the orbit of the planet Jupiter (which lies about five times farther from the sun than Earth).”
Relating UY Scuti to Olamide
On Carpe Diem, ‘Another Level‘ precisely, Olamide said “I be big deal, I fit sell ice water to the sea” and literally, Olamide could, that’s how big of an artiste he is in Nigeria.
He has dropped an album every year since 2011, bar 2019 and he has dropped other collaborative projects like ‘2 Kings‘ with Phyno and the ‘YBNL Mafia‘ album with all his artistes. That’s a lot in 10 years, putting it in perspective, it’s 12 projects in 10 years when UY Scuti is released!
So, it’s easy to see why Olamide will compare himself to UY Scuti that is 30 times the sun’s mass and has a radius more than 1,700 greater than the sun. I mean who comes near him in the Nigerian music industry with such discography?