Biography of Olamide, Career and Personal life
Olamide Adedeji popularly known as Olamide badoo is a Nigerian hip hop recording artist, singer, rapper song writer and the CEO of YBNL Nations. He is popular for recording mostly in Yoruba dialect. Olamide was born on 15th March 1989 in Bariga, Lagos state. Olamide was the first Nigerian artiste to sign an endorsement deal with Ciroc.
Olamide went to primary and secondary school in Lagos. Then, he decided to pursue a degree in Mass Communication at the Tai Solarin University of Education.
In 2000, he decided to pursue a career in music. However, it was not until 2010 that he started recording songs. Most of his songs are done in Yoruba, his native language. His first song, “Eni Duro” which he recorded with Coded Tunes was what brought him to limelight. That same year, Olamide performed at The Hip Hop World Awards.
In 2011, he released his debut studio album Rapsodi while signed to Coded Tunes. In 2012, he left Coded Tunes and started his own record label YBNL Nation.
Olamide’s second studio album YBNL was released in November 2012 under his label imprint, YBNL Nation. Its production was handled by Tyrone (producer), Samklef, 2 Kriss, Pheelz and ID Cabasa. The album featured guest appearances from Davido, Tiwa Savage, Kayswitch, Dammy Krane, Reminisce, Samklef, Buckwylla, Minus 2 and Base One.
It was supported by the singles “Ilefo Illuminati”, “First of All”, “Stupid Love” and “Voice of the Street. So far he has released 8 studio albums including; Baddest Guy Ever Liveth (2013), Street OT (2014), 2 Kings (2015), Eyan Mayweather (2015), The Glory (2016) and one compilation, “The Best of Olamide.”
In 2020, Olamide’s YBNL Nation signed a joint venture deal with international distribution company, Empire. He further stated that Fireboy DML, and any new artiste signed to YBNL Nation will join him to benefit from the deal.
Olamide’s associates include Phyno, Pheelz, Lil Kesh, D’Banj, Wizkid, Davido, Wale, Reminisce, Fireboy DML and many others.
Awards and Endorsements
Olamide has been nominated and won a lot of awards in Nigeria such as Artiste of the Year, Album of the Year, Mixtape of the Year, Best Hip Hop Artiste, Best Rap Act of the Year, Most Popular Song of the Year, Music Video of the Year, Best Rap Album, and many, many others.
He also happens to be the very first Nigerian Musician to be signed as an ambassador for Ciroc brand on 17 July 2013. He is also an ambassador for Guinness, Glo and Sterling Bank.
Olamide is in a relationship with one Aisha Suleiman. They have been together since 2014 and has a son named Batifeori Maximilliano Adedeji who was born on the 30th of January 2016, in St. Ives Hospital in Lagos. Olamide proposed to his girlfriend in 2018 but they are yet to be married.
He is one of the richest Nigerian musician with a financial networth estimated at $12 million.