Olamide Adedeji (born 15 March 1989), known by his stage name Olamide but popularly called Olamide Baddo or Baddo Sneh, is a Nigerian hip hop recording artist. He records and performs mostly in Yoruba, his native tongue.
After his elementary and secondary education, Olamide studied at Tai Solarin University of Education.
Olamide performing at the first edition of his OLIC concert.
Olamide’s Early Life And Musical Beginning
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
And the same year, Olamide performed at The Hip Hop World Awards
Tunes record label which he was signed unto at the time. The song received wide APPROVAL and instantly brought Olamide to limelight.
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 has been nominated and won several music awards, including multiple Nigeria Entertainment Awards and The Headies Awards.
Also, in 2011,Olamide’s debut album, Rapsodi, was released. The album’s lead single “Eni Duro” charted on several radio stations in Lagos.
Olamide’s debut offering led to collaborations with numerous artists,including Wizkid,SAMJAY1805, IDCabasa, 9ice, Reminisce and D’banj.
As at 2012, he left Coded Tunes and started his own record label YBNL Nation. Olamide has more than 120 songs to his name since the inception of his career.
In 2012, Olamide released his second studio album, YBNL. The album’s production was handled by Tyrone (producer), Samklef, 2 Kriss, Pheelz and ID Cabasa. It features guest appearances from Davido, Tiwa Savage, Kayswitch, Dammy Krane, Reminisce, Samklef, Buckwylla, Minus 2 and Base One. The album was supported by the singles “Ilefo Illuminati”, “First of All”, “Stupid Love” and “Voice of the Street”.
Olamide has many awards to his credits. They are tabulated below as follow:
|2016||Nigerian Entertainment Awards (NEAs)||Album of the Year||Eyan Mayweather||Won|
|Rap Act of the Year||Himself||Won|
|2015||City People Entertainment Awards||Rap Artist of the Year||Himself||Won|
|The Headies 2015||Best Street-Hop Artiste||Won|
|Artiste of The Year||Won|
|TooXclusive Awards 2015||Certified Banger of The Year||Shakiti Bobo||Won|
|Video Wonder of The Year||Melo Melo||Won|
|Artiste of The Year||Himself||Won|
|Male Artiste of The Year||Himself||Won|
|Best Hip-Hop Track||‘Local Rappers’
(Reminisce featuring Olamide & Phyno)
|Mixtape of The Year||‘2 Kings’
(Olamide & Phyno)
|Album of The Year||Street OT||Won|
|2014||The Headies 2014|
|Best Rap Album||Baddest Guy Ever Liveth||Won|
|Album of the Year||Won|
|2014 Channel O Music Video Awards||Most Gifted West||“Turn Up”||Won|
|The Headies 2013|
|Best Street Hip-Hop Artiste||Won|
|Best Rap Album||YBNL||Won|
|Album of the Year||Won|
2013 Nigeria Entertainment Awards
|Best Album of the Year||Won|
|Best Indigenous Artiste||Himself||Won|
|Best Collabo||“Ghost Mode”
(Phyno featuring Olamide)
Olamide’s Net Worth:
This young talented hip-hop, song writer and Rapper has a net worth of over $4 million dollars. This however aside his assets like flashy cars and mansions to his name.