US-based Nigerian singer popularly known as Speed Darlington took to his page to share this beautiful throwback photo of himself and his mom posing together.
Sharing the photo, he wrote: ‘Nwa mama aka Hot lava aka Speedometer da da da hottest African in America.’
Speed Darlington began to trend on social media sometime in 2016 after a couple of his music videos hit the internet. From giving himself titles like “energy god”, “Scorpio king” “ Irregular speedometer” to associating himself with phrases such as “I am not regular” “Inspiring Diddy since 2017”, Speed has proven he is not one to be fazed by anything. One of his most popular hits “bang da dadang” was released in 2017. Despite the backlash from a section of the public, he stays optimistic about his journey to stardom. He constantly refers to himself as an international rapper, always ready to spit a freestyle and never hesitates to request for support or ask for what he wants.
Speed has not left his controversial style outside the political spac. On one of his Instagram rants, he expressed anger at US President, Donald Trump, for granting African artists, visas to the US to hold concerts, to the satiric post where he called out dogs bearing the names of allegedly corrupt Nigerian leaders, he seems to be a man of the people. He has even expressed his views on IPOB in a post where he put up a picture stating “Buhari is dead! Glory be to God!!” and supported it with the caption:
” I’m happy! If I can’t be the 1st president of Biafra, then I don’t want it.”
Darlington is certainly not regular. He is hardly ever pressured to conform to fashion or beauty trends. He actually has a unique style which he constantly rocks. Most outstanding perhaps, is his unique hairstyle, which he has confirmed to be a “transmitter and receiver of energy”.
His popularity stems from an explosive Twitter feud Vic O. Since then he has had his popularity stems from an explosive Twitter feud Vic O. He has also had beef with Princess Vitarah, Bobrisky, Don Jazzy, Wizkid. He is also very apt at cussing out event organizers who swindle him or refuse to give him props. Most explosive perhaps is the one with the organizers of One Africa Fest for not giving him his props as the “King of New York City”.
In September 2017, the rapper took to social media to celebrate after he made $135 in music sales for the first time in 7 years. He wrote, “Lmaoooo! Thank God! Finally I have made $100 & more from music selling. After 7 years I been releasing music singles + video to help push it. #BangDadaDangdone make me money lol. Still grateful *My Party* made me 13$.”