Vector Tha Viper is a rapper and music sensation in Nigeria christened David from the family of Mr and Mrs Ogunmefun. His full name is Ogunmefun David Olarenwaju and was born on 7th August, 1984. His school education started from Command Children School, Ijebu-ode Grammar School to Government college Victoria Island & Saint Gregory’s college and he had his first degree at the University of Lagos, graduating in 2008 with a Bachelor’s degree in Philosophy which he always mentions in his sounds. He is a poet and word play genius and he started music in 1994 with a music group and the time it was called ‘Badder Boiz’.
Vector Tha Viper started music professionally in the 2000’s. He was discovered by YSG record label in 2009 and he was with the label until they had a fracas and he moved on to be on his own. Vector is a brand name in hip hop music in Nigeria. His lyrics, style and signature is undisputedly ingenious. They are always very deep and he has a lot to say about reality. Kilode brought him to our screens and his major hit songs among others are Shiga, popular, mary jane, i love Nigeria, born leader, get down and a lot more. He has a lot of collaboration with acts like international act Mavado, Sarkodie and Nigerian big names like Phyno, 2face, Yq, Oristefemi, Sheyi Shey General pipe ,Shalom, Solid star, Chuddy k, Jumabee, Mode 9, Adewale Ayuba among others. He has two studio albums called state of surprise and second coming and one mixtape called Bar racks. He has worked with beat makers like Licious, H code, Pheelz, Samklef, TY mix, Da piano and Del B to mention but a few. What has made Vector Tha Viper very different from other rappers is that he hits freestyle as they come regardless of the time they come.
He is always ready. He likes to call himself a realist and he has won and has been nominating for a lot of awards. His Nominations are Nigerian Entertainment Awards (NEA) 2011- Most Promising Act To Watch, DYNAMIX Youth Awards 2011 – Best New Act, The Headies 2012 – Lyricist On The Roll, He won Nigerian Music Video Awards (NMVA) 2012 – Best Afro Hip-Hop Video, Dynamix Youth Awards 2012 – Recognition Award, Headies 2012 – Lyricist On The Roll, Headies 2012 – Best Rap Single, Nigeria Entertainment Awards (NEA) 2012 – Best Rap Act, Nigerian Music Video Awards (NMVA) 2011- Best Mainstream Hip-Hop Video.