Nigerian Celebrities Biography: Modenine

Modenine’s Biography



Born Babatunde Olusegun Adewale in London, United Kingdom, on the 14 June, 1975, Modenine who hails from Ogun State. He is a Nigerian foremost hip-hop artiste.  While an undergraduate, Modenine was so much in love with music so much that he already worked on 18 tracks. So when he wanted to venture into music full-time after school in 2000, his parents who wanted him to get a good job frowned at the idea. But modenine remain undeterred. He moved on with his musical career. Pursuing his passion further, he moved to Abuja where he worked together with other artistes like Solo Dee, Eldee, De Weez, with whom he worked on an album. In Abuja, Modenine worked at Rhythm 93.7fm after coming out with a hit single titled “It’s about to get ugly.” Sealing a deal with Playtime Records, Modenine released Malcom IX,   an album that brought him in competition with top artistes in the rap industry. Modenine has received several awards and recognitions home and abroad for his unique rap style and punchlines.

Genre: Hip-hop, Rap


He studied Building Technology at Bida Polytechnic in 1999.

Popular Tracks:

  • ‘My Country’
  • ‘Fire’
  • ‘Leaders of the True School’
  • ‘Game Change’
  • ‘Rise Up to Dance’

Albums including year released:

  • Above Ground Level (2014)
  • Modenine & XYZ (2013)
  • Modenine & Mills (2011)
  • Modenine & Alias (2010)
  • Da Vinci Mode (2010)
  • The Paradigm Shift (2008)
  • E’Pluribus Unum “One Amongst Many” (2006)
  • Pentium IX (2005)
  • Malcom IX (2004)


  • (Best Hip Hop Album from Africa) 2007 H.I.P. H.O.P. first France Television show
  • (lyrist on the Role, Best Rap Album, Best Rap Single) 2006 The Headies
  • (Best Hip Hop Video) 2006 Channel O Music Video Awards
  • (Best Rap Single) 2005 AMEN Awards


In 2015, Reminisce, also a popular rap artiste, released a hit single titled ‘Local Rappers’ which soon became controversial. Featuring other notable rappers like Olamide and Rhyno, the song was said to have glorified rap artistes who rap in mother tongue rather than in plain, standard English. This went viral and it was soon revealed that the song was actually directed at Modenine in whose song is the use of punchlines and great lyrics in plain English. In an interview, Modenine responded by calling the bluff of anyone who claimed that punchlines does not sell anymore. The enraged rap artiste did not atop there; he took on the likes of Reminisce and co. saying, “they were clowning around”.

Social Profiles:

Modenine  on Facebook: Modenine Polymath

Modenine  on Twitter: @Modenine

Modenine  on Youtube: Modenine Polymath

Modenine  on Instagram: @virginiemode9

Modenine  on Snapchat:

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