Baddo! Olamide Adedeji, known as Nigeria’s most popular and prolific rapper, Olamide has scored several radio hits and won awards in his homeland. With a mix of Afro-pop, dancehall, hip-hop, and other genres, he sings and raps mainly in Yoruba and English.
Olamide is the founder and CEO of YBNL Nation, a record label and event management organization. In addition to endorsement deals, Olamide owns several other assets, making him one of Nigeria’s wealthiest musicians.
With Baddest Guy Ever Liveth (2013) and Eyan Mayweather (2015), the series has been successful nationally. After signing a deal with Empire, an American music distribution company, he released his first widely distributed album Carpe Diem in 2020.
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Who Is Olamide?
Olamide Gbenga Adedeji (born 15 March 1989), known professionally as Olamide (and also Olamide Baddo, BaddoSneh or simply Baddo) is a Nigerian rapper and singer. He is one of the biggest and most influential artists in Africa.
He records in Yoruba and English. 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.
Olamide Early Life
Part of Olamide Biography is his Early Life. Olamide Gbenga Adedeji was born in Bariga, Lagos State, on the 15th of March, 1989. He is the second child of Pa Adedeji and his second wife, Ronke Osisanya Adedeji. Olamide has two siblings, TemmyGold and Eniola Olamilekan (who is also known as DJ Enimoney).
Olamide broke into the music industry with his debut single, “Eni Duro,” released in 2010. He performed at The Hip Hop World Awards that same year.
He studied mass communication at Tai Solarin University but dropped out due to financial problems.
Olamide in an interview advised students that despite being a dropout, he was focused and determined to achieve greatness and urged the students to remain focused and disciplined if they are to achieve their ambition in life.
Olamide Discography: Singles and Albums
No one would discuss Olamide Biography, without his music. So far, Olamide has 12 music projects to his name. Olamide has released 9 studio albums, 2 collaborative albums and one EP, and numerous hit singles.
The Eni Duro crooner has managed to stay afloat in the music scene given his hard work ethic and ability to stay out of scandal. This is evident in the number of albums he has released over the short time of launching his music career.
Rapsodi is the debut studio album by Nigerian rapper Olamide, released by Coded Tunes. It was nominated for Best Rap Album at The Headies 2012.
YBNL (an abbreviation for Yahoo Boy No Laptop) is the second studio album by Nigerian rapper Olamide. It was released on November 12, 2012, as the follow-up to his debut studio album Rapsodi (2011).
Baddest Guy Ever Liveth (2013)
Baddest Guy Ever Liveth (abbreviated as BGEL) is the third studio album by Nigerian hip-hop recording artist Olamide. It was released on November 7, 2013, under his label, YBNL Nation.
Street OT (2014)
Street OT is the fourth studio album by Nigerian rapper Olamide. It was released on November 14, 2014, through YBNL Nation. The album is a follow-up to his 2013 Baddest Guy Ever Liveth album. The ideology of the title of the album is to glorify and show his love for the “streets”, a word with which Olamide is synonymous.
Eyan Mayweather (2015)
Eyan Mayweather is the fifth studio album by Nigerian rap artist Olamide, released on 23 November 2015. Released through YBNL Nation with studio production from Pheelz, Young Jonn, B Banks, and I.D. Cabasa.
The Glory (2016)
The Glory is Olamide’s sixth studio album which consists of 15 tracks including one bonus track.
Lagos Nawa! (2017)
Lagos Nawa is a follow up to The Glory, with 17 solid tracks.
Carpe Diem (2020)
Carpe Diem is the eleventh studio album by Nigerian rapper Olamide and his first body of work under the American label and distribution company, Empire Distribution. According to The Olamide Music Chart on Twitter, Carpe Diem crossed the 500 million stream mark across all DSPs on June 1, 2021.
Carpe Diem received positive reviews from music critics with most critics acknowledging Olamide’s brilliance on the project. Motolani Alake of Pulse NG stated that Carpe Diem is only bettered by Baddest Guy Ever Liveth in Olamide’s discography.
A writer for NATIVE in a more enthusiastic way said that Carpe Diem is a solid project and a stark reminder that the Afropop/rap landscape is always changing and with the boisterous 12-tracks on this project.
UY Scuti (2021)
UY Scuti is the twelfth studio album by Nigerian rapper Olamide, released on June 18, 2021. It follows his 2020 album, Carpe Diem
On March 16, 2021, via his Instagram story, Olamide announced he was done working on another album. He made public the name and release date for the new project on April 18. He released the tracklisting of the album which features Layydoe, Fave, Jaywillz, and Phyno on June 9 via his Instagram page.
Collaborative Albums And EP
2 Kings (with Phyno) (2015)
YBNL Mafia Family (2018)
999 (EP) (2020)
Some of his 10 famous songs include:
- Eleda Mi
- Lagos Boys
- Melo Melo
- Science Student
Baddosneh is best known for living a low life, despite being a top celebrity, you would rarely see him flaunting his wealth or achievements, he’s aimed at helping young acts in the industry. “Badoo dey for everybody.”
News broke some time ago about a popular radio personality, Maria Okan, being allegedly pregnant for YBNL Boss. The news took many by surprise because the Okesuna crooner welcomed a second child with his fiancée in the UK at the same time frame.
Who is Olamide’s Wife? Her name is Adebukunmi Aisha Suleiman. She’s now Adebukunmi Adedeji officially, her Instagram page can testify to that. Olamide is married to Adebukunmi, they have two boys together, Maximilian Boluwatife and Tunrepin Myles.
- Best Indigenous Artist, Nigeria Entertainment Awards (2013)
- Best Album of the Year, ‘YBNL’ Nigeria Entertainment Awards (2013)
- Entertainment Awards (2013)
- Best Rap Album and Album of the Year, YBNL, The Headies (2013)
- The Best Afro Hip-hop Video Durosoke Nigeria Music Video Awards (2013)
- Best Street Hip-hop Artiste, Durosoke, The Headies (2013)
- Most Gifted West ‘Turn Up’ Channel O Music Video Awards (2014)
- Album of the Year, ‘Baddest Guy Ever Liveth’ The Headies (2014)
- Best Rap Album, ‘Baddest Guy Ever Liveth’ The Headies (2014)
- Male Artiste of the Year, Too Xclusive Awards (2015)
- Artiste of the Year, Too Xclusive Awards (2015)
- Artist of the Year, The Headies (2015)
- Best Street-hop Artiste, The Headies (2015)
- Rap Artist of the Year, City People Entertainment Awards (2015)
- Mixtape of the Year, ‘2Kings’, Olamide and Phyno, Too Xclusive Awards (2015)
- Best Hip-hop Track’ Local Rapper’ Reminisce featuring Olamide & Phyno, Too Xclusive Awards (2015)
- Video Wonder of the Year, ‘Melo Melo’ Too Xclusive Awards (2015)
- Certified Banger of the Year’ Shakiti Bobo’ Too Xclusive Awards (2015)
- Album of the Year ‘Eyan Mayweather’ Nigeria Entertainment Awards (2016)
- Rap Act of the Year, Nigeria Entertainment Awards (2016)
- The Best Collabo of the Year, ‘Ghost Mode Phyno featuring Olamide’ (2016)
How old is Olamide?
Olamide is 33 years. Born on 15 March 1989
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Olamide Net Worth
Olamide’s estimated net worth is $12 million in 2022, being one of the top 10 richest musicians in Nigeria.