OLAMIDE: Biography and Photos
Olamide is a popular Nigerian rapper, singer-songwriter and hip hop recording artist born on 15th of March, 1989. He was born as Olamide Adedeji and his stage name is his real name, Olamide. He is also known as Olamide Baddo. Olamide is a descent of Bariga in Lagos state, Nigeria.
Olamide had his university education at Tai Solarin University of Education. In the year 2000, Olamide decided to pursue his dream in music after he discovered that he was gifted in it. According to him, music is his life, his hustle and his world. Like his crony rapper, Phyno, Olamide records most of his songs in his native language, Yoruba. Olamide had performed at The Hip Hop World Awards in 2010. In the following year, his debut studio album, ”Rapsodi” was released. Olamide’s musical career began to expand when ID Cabasa’s Coded Tunes record label which was managed by Toni Payne signed him. In a bid to further explore into music, Olamide quit Coded Tunes and established YBNL Nation which is a record label owned by him.
The “First of All” rapper made waves with his debut album called Rhapsodi as the lead single of the song hit the streets and radio stations of Lagos times without number. In November, 2012, his second studio album, YBNL hit the Nigerian music market. Fellow music stars like Dammy Krane, Davido, Tiwa Savage, Minus 2, Samklef, Kaystwitch, Base One, Reminisce and Buckwylla featured in the album while 2 Kriss, Pheelz Tyrone, and ID Cabasa handled the production of the album.
On 17 July, 2013, Olamide signed an endorsement deal with Ciroc making him the first Nigerian to sign such dael with Ciroc. As if that was enough, he signed a multi-million naira deal with Guiness on the 24th of October, 2013. Alongside Ice Price, the talented rapper, Olamide became an ambassador for Etisalat in November, 2013.
His studio albums include Raphsodi(2011), YBNL(2012), Baddest Guy Ever Liveth(2013), Street OT(2014), Eyan Mayweather(2015). He has received so many awrds including the Rap Artist of the year, Most Gifted West, Male Artist of The Year, Certified Banger of The Year, Artist of the Year, Best Street-Hop Artist, Video Wonder of the year among others. Olamide has bing active in the Nigerian entertainment industry since 2011 till date.