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Vector

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Olanrewaju Ogunmefun, better known by his stage name Vector, is a Nigerian rapper and songwriter. He has released three studio albums, including State of Surprise and The Second Coming (2012).

Lanre was born in Lagos State, hails from Ogun State, the fourth of five children. He schooled in Nigeria attending Command children school, Ijebu Ode Grammar School, Government College Victoria Island & Saint Gregory’s College. He started his journey into hip-hop in junior high in 1994 at Saint Gregory’s College from which he proceeded to attended the University of Lagos, graduating in 2008 with a bachelor’s degree in Philosophy.

Vector’s early life in the Barracks where he grew up had a lot of influences on his adult life. He is very passionate about connecting with his roots, fan base and giving back to the society. He has in the past supported provision of de-worming medicine to over 5,000 children between the ages of 2 and 15 years. He has also toured selected Nigerian Universities to deliver motivational speeches and encourage students on the importance of education.

Vector strongly believes in the power of partnerships, building bridges and joining forces to address social issues. This is evident in his music as he is currently one of Nigeria’s most featured musicians.

He has also achieved the longest freestyle in Africa (2hrs 03Mins) and is the voice behind a Sprite commercial that aired on radio stations across Nigeria since 2009.