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- Born: 15 March 1989 (age 33 years), Lagos State
- Also Known As: Olamide Adedeji
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- Edited: Mar 26, 2021 - 08:32AM
Olamide BiographyPopular Nigerian singer Olamide is one among many other fast rising stars. The “Baddo” master sure knows how to make his fans happy by giving them good and entertaining music.
Popularly known as “Baddo” or “Baddosneh“, Olamide whose full name is Adedeji Olamide was born and raised in Bariga, in the city of Lagos on the 15th of March 1989. He is one of the most promising music artists in Nigeria. He also goes by other stage names which include “Baddo”, YNBL, Young Erikina, and Baddest Boy Ever Liveth”. It’s no doubt that Olamide belongs to a clique of young musicians that are taking Nigerian music to the next level.
Born in Bariga, Lagos State on the 15th of March, 1989. The Baddo boss decided to pursue a career in music in 2000. 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”. Baddo Sneh started with ID Cabasa’s coded Tunes record label headed by Toni Payne where he did his first studio album. He left in 2012 to start his own record label. He released his first single ‘Eni Duro’ under the coded Tunes label and was managed by Toni Payne. Olamide later performed at the hip-hop world awards ceremony that same year.
YBNL nation (Yahoo Boy No Laptop as the name implies basically refers to a young man making good money without engaging in any form of online scam) is a street oriented record label founded in 2012.
Unknown to many, YBNL firstly came out as a group which was co-founded by Olamide Adedeji (Baddo) and his then friends Kayode Odesanya(Kida Kudz) and 2kriss in which a track was released titled ROAD TO YBNL.
His debut studio album ‘Rapsodi’ was released in 2011, while signed to Coded Tunes label. His second album, YBNL, was released on 12th November 2012 under his own label of the same name, “YBNL.” 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.”
One notable aspect about the music done by Olamide is the fast-paced rap with a mix of both traditional raps.Olamide’s music does well to bring out a deep cultural aspect of Nigerian culture to anyone that listens to it. The music focuses on his background and upbringing and this makes it easy for many people to reflect on the music. People from the high life society, professionals, students, market traders, as well as ordinary well-meaning Nigerians appreciate the young man’s music.
Olamide Baddo makes cool money from numerous endorsement deals which has seen his worth increase in recent times.
The YBNL boss has secured endorsements with different top companies. These endorsements are worth millions of naira and it’s no doubt that it has a positive effect on the singer’s wealth. Some of these companies include, Peak milk, Guinness, Etisalat and many others.
Olamide has won several music awards amidst lots of nominations, just to mention a few;
Nigeria Entertainment Awards
Best Collabo (Ghost Mode by Phyno featuring Olamide);
Best Indigenous Artiste;
Best Album of the Year;
Best Rap Act of the Year;
Music Video of the Year.