Olamide Nigerian Rapper)
Olamide Gbenga Adedeji (born March 15, 1989) is one of Afrobeats’ biggest ambassadors, who has helped shape the genre’s culture in the global scene.
Known professionally by the monikers, Olamide or Olamide Baddo, the leading Nigerian artiste wears the hat of a singer, rapper, and music executive.
Specializing in indigenous rap (Yoruba), Olamide rose to stardom with the release of his highly successful debut studio album, Raspodi, in 2011. He followed it up by dropping another great album titled YBNL, which is home to hit singles like Stupid Love, Voice Of The Street, and Ilefo Illuminati.
The talented artiste who raps in both Yoruba and English is the founder and owner of YBNL Records, which has produced other music stars like Lil Kesh, Fireboy DML, Adekunle Gold, Lyta, Limerick, Temmie Ovwasa, Chinko Ekun, Yomi Blaze, Picazo, Asake, and Viktoh.
Olamide Adedeji is a famous Nigerian lyricist and indigenous hip-hop rapper. He is prominently called ‘Olamide Baddo’, ‘Baddo Sneh’ or basically ‘Olamide’.
He established the YBNL Nation, a free record name where a few top Nigerian Music Stars marked under its engraving. Olamide sings in his local language, Yoruba, and he is an honor-winning Nigerian rapper.
Olamide was born to the family of Pa Adedeji on the 15th Of March 1989. He comes from a polygamous home, and his mother is the second wife of the family. He is the second child of his mother, Mrs. Ronke Osisanya Adedeji. He has two siblings, an older brother named Eniola Olamilekan (known professionally as DJ Enimoney) and a younger sister named TemmyGold.
His parents named him Olamide Gbenga. He and his siblings were raised in the heart of Bariga, a city in Mainland Lagos. From his teenage age, Olamide had expressed interest in pursuing music. This decision came after discovering his musical talent, as he was good at composing rap songs. His first set of fans were his siblings and friends in the neighborhood, who he performed for regularly.
Although he faced difficulties in the early days of his music career, he kept the dream alive and didn’t give up on his goal. He initially started out rapping in English to stand out from the crop of rappers in the country. He switched to indigenous rap and started composing songs in his native dialect, Yoruba.
This decision proved to be a good move later in life and was the reason behind the actualization of his dream of becoming a music star.
Olamide was conceived on March 15, 1989, in Bariga, Lagos, Nigeria, and he has two different kin. Subsequent to finishing his essential and auxiliary education in Lagos, he went on to Tai Solarin University of Education, Ijagun, Ijebu-Ode, Ogun State to contemplate Mass Communication.
For his elementary and secondary school education, Olamide attended top-tier public schools in Bariga.
After completing his high school studies, he gained admission into the Ogun State-owned Tai Solarin University Of Education. However, he had to drop out of the institution due to financial challenges.
Olamide took to his music vocation in 2000, in the wake of finding his ability in music. after 10 years, after the arrival of Eni Duro, he rose to fame. He discharged his first single ‘Eni Duro‘ under the Coded Tunes name and was overseen by Toni Payne. Olamide later performed at the hip-bounce world honors function that equivalent year.
Baddo Sneh began with ID Cabasa‘s Coded Tunes record mark headed by Toni Payne where he did his first studio collection. He left in 2012 to begin his own record mark.
Olamide‘s career started to blossom when he was still signed to Coded Tunes Records, owned by ID Cabasa. Under Coded Tunes, he released his commercially successful debut album, Raspodi, in 2011. The album’s lead single, Omo To Shan, helped solidify Olamide‘s stance as the new king of Indigenous Rap (Yoruba). The single also paved the way for more fantastic collaborations in the industry with big names like D’banj, Reminisce, 9ice, and Wizkid.
Working with producers ID Cabasa, Samklef, Pheelz, and 2kriss, Olamide recorded and released his sophomore album, Yahoo Boy No Laptop (YBNL), in 2013. The project featured a collaboration with some of the industry’s most acceptable such as Dammy Krane, Kayswitch, Davido, Tiwa Savage, and Reminisce.
In like manner, Olamide dropped the third album the following year. The project titled Baddest Guy Ever Liveth was released in November 2013. The 13-track project had twelve of its tracks produced by Pheelz and had stars like Ice Prince, Pepenazi, Viktoh, Phyno, and Bez as guest artists.
The album, which won Best Album Of The Year at the 2014 Nigeria Entertainment Awards, is composed of top-charting singles such as Eleda Mi O, Yemi My Lover, Durosoke, and Turn Up. The album also clinched Best Rap Album and Album Of The Year at The Headies in 2014.
The follow-up album of Baddest Guy Ever Liveth was released on the 14th Of November 2014 titled Street OT, the music project, is Olamide‘s fourth studio album and has hit singles like Story For The Gods and Goons Mi on its tracklist. Young John, Pheelz, and B-Banks, a team of maverick sound producers, worked on its production.
On the 23rd Of November 2015, Olamide released his fifth studio album titled Eyan Mayweather, which comprises 21 tracks. There was no featured artiste on the project. Earlier that year, in April, he had dropped a collaborative project with Ibo rapper, Phyno titled 2 Kings. The album which is a joint project by Penthhauze Music and YBNL Records.
Teaming up with Pheelz, Phyno, Burna Boy, Davolee, Wande Coal, Olamide dropped his sixth studio album titled The Glory. Pheelz executed the production of the 16-track project, and the album was released on the 23rd Of December 2016.
Between 2020 and 2021, Olamide released a 9-track EP titled 999 and two albums – Carpie Diem and UY Scuti.
999 was released on the 10th Of February 2020, with no prior announcement to the public, making it a surprise project. At the same time, Carpie Diem was released on the 8th Of October 2020 and is composed of 12 tracks.
UY Scuti, which Olamide‘s son inspired, was released on the 18th Of June 2021. Olamide has made it known that he has another album coming up, which would be his last full-length project as an artist.
Yahoo Boy No Laptop (YBNL) Nation Label is a free record name established in 2012 by Olamide Adedeji. The name is slang alluding to little fellow bringing in cash with no illicit dealings. The label marked numerous artists: Lil Kesh, Chinko Ekun, Adekunle Gold, D J Enimoney, Picazo, Temmie Ovwasa, and some more including Fireboy DML. While any semblance of Adekunle Gold, Lil Kesh, Chinko Ekun, Lyta, Limerick, Picazo Rhap, Yomi Blaze have left, Fireboy DML and others are still under the label.
In 2016, it won the record mark of the year in the City People Entertainment Award.
Other Business Deals
Olamide‘s melodic achievement has profited him various chances to be supported as a brand minister to some top organizations. A portion of these brands are Hennessy, Globacom, Etisalat, and some more.
For example, he turned into the main Nigerian rapper to sign support manage Ciroc Ultra Premium Vodka, a mixed beverage. He joined universal stars like Rick Ross, Ray Jay, French Montana, and others as an envoy for the brand in 2013 for many nairas.
In 2017, he turned into the primary brand envoy for Sterling Bank, in this manner turning into the second big name in music to be formally supported into the financial area, after Ice Prince.
Likewise, Olamide turned into the brand representative for the Goldberg Lager brew in April 2019, joining Odunlade Adekola, a Nigerian Star in the motion picture industry.
Olamide is a family man, and he is happily married to Mrs. Adebukunmi Aisha Suleiman Adedeji. Their union has been blessed with two children, who are boys. The first is named Maximilian Boluwatife, while the second is named Tunrepin Myles.
The Adedejis live a very comfortable lifestyle in one of the highbrow neighborhoods in Lagos Island. Olamide has influenced pop culture in Nigeria with his music sound and fashion sense, and he is known to have propagated specific street phrases, which were popular while they lasted.
In 2020, Olamide and YBNL Records signed a collaborative deal with Empire, an international distribution company. Artistes signed under him are also benefitting from the agreement.
Olamide has been involved with Adebunkunmi Aisha Suleiman well before he rose to fame in the music business. He proposed to her in March 2018.
Olamide Net Worth
The Eni Duro crooner Olamide has grown from one of the country’s top music acts into one of the most prominent music executives in the country.
Besides the money he makes from his music career, he also generates high returns from his investment in YBNL Records.
Thus, Olamide is estimated to have a net worth of US$15 million to US$20 million.
- UY Scuti
- Carpie Diem
- The Glory
- Eyan Mayweather
- Baddest Guy Ever Liveth
- 2 Kings
- Street OT
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