Olamide set to release his new album, Uy Scuti, on June 18th, which will be his 10th studio album.
A look at his broad discography reveals the rapper’s versatile personality, with certain album titles reflecting both his humble street upbringing and hip-hop leanings. While there have been some unusual titles, such as 999 and his previous work, Carpe Diem, a testament to living in the moment,
Uy Scuti, on the other hand, remains an obvious deviant, and for many, it is an unfamiliar term that leaves them unsure of its meaning and significance. This post is for you if you’re one of the many.
Meaning of UY SCUTI
Uy Scuti is the largest star in the universe. It is so large that it is referred to as a hypergiant star which is a classification for stars that comes after the terms giant and supergiant.
Simply put, a hypergiant star is a very rare type of star that shines very brightly.
Discovered 161 years ago by German astronomers, Uy Scuti is so large that its radius is around 1,700 times larger than the sun. This in turn makes its volume about 5 billion whopping times that of the sun.
In fact, if this hypergiant star were to replace the sun in the center of the solar system, its photosphere the luminous energy of a star radiated by its light and heat would extend just beyond Jupiter’s orbit, which is the 5th planet from the sun.
An interesting fact about Uy Scuti is that it is a variable star as it was noticed to have gotten brighter and dimmer over a period of 740 days when observed. It also has some contenders for its spot as the largest star, but so far sits in the number one position in the universe.
The star was named Uy Scuti as it is the 38th variable star of the Scutum constellation.
While many Nigerians debate Olamide’s place in the Nigerian music industry, the truth remains that he is one of the decade’s biggest Nigerian stars.
Olamide, like Uy Scuti, has shone brightly in the industry with his star power, both via his creativity and by providing his support to a number of artists in the past, assisting them on their way to the top.
A look at his tracklist reveals that he’s included Fave, an underground RnB beauty, twice, indicating that she could be the next act to get a co-sign from him if all goes well.
Olamide, like Uy Scuti, has experienced periods of varied brightness in his amazing discography, with periods where he dominates the airways with smash singles and moments where he entertains fans with his range on yearly album releases. The celebrity, on the other hand, took a vacation from releasing albums in 2018 and 2019, after releasing two in 2016.
It’s the year 2021, and Olamide is set to enchant the scene once more, this time with Uy Scuti. And, based on all indicators, it would be a confirmation of his standing as a Nigerian music hypergiant.