Olamide

Olamide


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Olamide Adedeji (born March 15, 1989), popularly known by his stage name Olamide, is a Nigerian Hip hop recording artist from Bariga, Lagos State. He records mostly in Yoruba, his native tongue. In 2011, he released his debut studio album, Rapsodi, while signed to Coded Tunes. His follow-up album, YBNL (2012), was released under YBNL Nation, his label imprint. The album was supported by the singles “First of All”, “Voice of the Street”, “Stupid Love”, and “Ilefo Illuminati”. On November 7, 2013, he released his third studio alBµm Baddest Guy Ever Liveth. The alBµm’s singles include “Durosoke” and “Yemi My Lover” among others. On July 17, 2013, Olamide became the first Nigerian to sign an endorsement deal with Cîroc. Olamide has won several music awards, including multiple Nigeria Entertainment Awards, The Headies, and Nigeria Music Video Awards (NMVA) to name a few.

Olamide was born in Bariga,Lagos State. He Started his Career at a tender age. Roughly a year into his professional music career, Olamide became a household name. Eni Duro, armed with only his pen and paper, the 300 level mass communication part-time student of Tai Solarin University then in 2011 released what was without a doubt an outstanding debut album,titled RapSoDi. Olamide’s 1st album. Sometime in 2000, Olamide decided he would like to pursue a career in music. When asked why music, the fast rising Rap Artist 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, fresh faced Olamide performed on arguably the biggest stage in the Nigerian Music scene; “The Hip Hop World Awards”

Olamide’s road to fame is one for the history books, this time some years back he was a regular kid growing up in the Heart of Lagos Mainland; Bariga. Even though Olamide insisted he is still that Bariga boy a lot has changed in his life. He was signed onto ID Cabasa’s Coded Tunez Record label and was managed by Industry’s heavy weight, Toni Payne. In 2012 he left coded tunez and started his own record label ‘YBNL Nation,’ where he released two of his three albums.

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