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BIOGRAPHY OF OLAMIDE

Posted by on March 8th, 2020 Under BIOGRAPHY, Celebrity Gist, Trending

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Olamide Adedeji (born 15 March 1989), known professionally as Olamide (but popularly called Olamide Baddo or BaddoSneh), is a Nigerian hip hop recording artist.

He records mostly in Yoruba, his native tongue. In 2011, he released his debut studio album Rapsodi while signed to Coded Tunes. YBNL, his follow-up album, was released under his label imprint YBNL Nation. The album was supported by the singles “First of All”, “Voice of the Street”, “Stupid Love”, and “Ilefo Illuminati”. On 7 November 2013, he released his third studio album Baddest Guy Ever Liveth. The album’s singles include “Durosoke” and “Yemi My Lover”. On 17 July 2013, Olamide became the first Nigerian to sign an endorsement deal with Cîroc

Olamide
Olamide on the set of his “Sitting on The Throne” music video shoot in January 2014
Background information
Birth nameOlamide Adedeji
Born15 March 1989 (age 30)
BarigaLagos State, Nigeria
GenresHip hop
Occupation(s)Singersongwriterrapper
InstrumentsVocals
Years active2011–present
LabelsYBNL Nation
Associated actsPhynoPheelzLil KeshD’BanjWizkidDavidoWaleReminisceFireboy DML

Early life and musical beginning

Olamide was born in BarigaLagos State on the 15th of March, 1989. In 2000, he decided to pursue a career in music. When asked why music, he said: “I found out I was gifted in it so I had to explore it. It’s my life, my hustle, my world”. In 2010, Olamide released ‘Eni Duro’ under the Coded Tunes record label which he was signed unto at the time. The song received nationwide critical acclaim and instantly shot Olamide to limelight.[3] In 2010, Olamide performed at The Hip Hop World Awards.[1] He studied at Tai Solarin University of Education.[4] In 2011, he released his debut studio album titled Rapsodi.

Music career

Olamide performing at the first edition of his OLIC concert.

He was signed to ID Cabasa’s Coded Tunes record label and was managed by Toni Payne.[1] In 2012, he left Coded Tunes and started his own record label YBNL Nation.[5]

2011:Rapsodi

Olamide’s debut album Rapsodi was released in 2011. Its lead single “Omo To Shan” charted on several radio stations in Lagos and across Nigeria. Olamide’s debut offering led to collaborations with numerous artists, including Wizkid, ID Cabasa, 9iceReminisce and D’banj.[citation needed]

2012:YBNL

Olamide’s second studio album YBNL was released in November 2012. Its production was handled by Tyrone (producer), Samklef, 2 Kriss, Pheelz and ID Cabasa. The album features guest appearances from DavidoTiwa Savage, Kayswitch, Dammy KraneReminisce, 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”.[6]

Improbable record deal with DB records

In May 2013, it was reported that Olamide signed a record deal with DB Records. Olamide took to Twitter to debunk the reports.[7] In an interview with Toolz on NdaniTV’s The Juice, he said that it is too late for anyone to sign him.[8]

Joint Venture Deal With EMPIRE

Olamide revealed to the public on 18th of February, 2020 that his record label, YBNL Nation has 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.

Studio albums

Collaborative albums and EPs

Awards and nominations

This list is incomplete; you can help by comment below

YearEventPrizeRecipientResultRef
2018The HeadiesBest Street-Hop ArtisteWoNominated
Best Rap AlbumThe GloryNominated
Artiste of the YearHimselfNominated
Song of the YearWoNominated
Headies’ Viewer’s ChoiceNominated[9]
2016Nigerian Entertainment Awards (NEAs)Album of the YearEyan MayweatherWon[10]
Rap Act of the YearHimselfWon
2015City People Entertainment AwardsRap Artist of the YearHimselfWon
The Headies 2015Best Street-Hop ArtisteWon
Artiste of The YearWon
Best Pop Single“Bobo”Nominated
TooXclusive Awards 2015Certified Banger of The YearShakiti BoboWon
Video Wonder of The YearMelo MeloWon
Artiste of The YearHimselfWon
Male Artiste of The YearHimselfWon
Best Street Hop TrackShakiti BoboNominated
‘Reggae Blues'(HarrySong featuring Olamide, KCee, Iyanya & Orezi)Nominated
‘Ladi'(Olamide & Phyno featuring Lil Kesh)Nominated
Best Hip-Hop Track‘Local Rappers'(Reminisce featuring Olamide & Phyno)Won
Mixtape of The Year‘2 Kings'(Olamide & Phyno)Won
Album of The YearStreet OTWon
2014The Headies 2014Artiste of the YearHimselfNominated
Best Rap AlbumBaddest Guy Ever LivethWon
Album of the YearWon
Best Rap Single“Dope Money” 
(featuring Phyno)
Nominated
2014 Channel O Music Video AwardsMost Gifted West“Turn Up”Won[11]
2014 Nigeria Entertainment AwardsBest Rap Act of the YearHimselfNominated[12]
MTV Africa Music Awards 2014Best Hip HopNominated[13]
City People Entertainment AwardsMusician of the Year (Male)Nominated[14]
Rap Artiste of the YearNominated
Most Popular Song of the Year“Eleda Mi”Nominated
Rap Album of the YearBaddest Guy Ever LivethNominated
World Music AwardsWorld’s Best Male ArtistHimselfNominated[15]
World’s Best Live ActNominated
World’s Best Entertainer of the YearNominated
2013Nigeria Music Video AwardsVideo of the Year“Durosoke”Nominated[16]
Best Afro Hip Hop VideoWon
The Headies 2013Song of the YearNominated[17]
Best Street Hip-Hop ArtisteWon
Best Rap SingleNominated
“Ghost Mode” 
(Phyno featuring Olamide)
Nominated
Artiste of the YearHimselfNominated
Lyricist on the Roll“Voice of the Streets”Nominated
Best Rap AlbumYBNLWon
Album of the YearWon
2013 Nigeria Entertainment AwardsBest Album of the YearWon[18]
Best Rap Act of the YearHimselfNominated[19]
Music Video of the Year“Voice of the Street”Nominated
Best Indigenous ArtisteHimselfWon[18]
Best Collabo“Ghost Mode” 
(Phyno featuring Olamide)
Won
2012The Headies 2012Hip Hop World Revelation of the YearHimselfNominated[20]
Best Rap Single“Young Erikina”Nominated
Best Rap AlbumRapsodiNominated
2011The Headies 2011Next RatedHimselfNominated

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