BIOGRAPHY OF OLAMIDE BADDO

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Olamide Adedeji (born 15 March 1989), known
by his stage name Olamide but popularly called
Olamide Baddo , is a Nigerian hip hop recording
artist from Bariga, Lagos State. [1] He records
mostly in Yoruba , his native tongue. 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 . [2] Olamide has been nominated and won
several music awards, including multiple Nigeria
Entertainment Awards and The Headies Awards.
Childhood and musical
beginning
Olamide was born in Bariga , Lagos State . 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
performed at The Hip Hop World Awards. [1] He
studied at Tai Solarin University of Education . In
2011, he released his debut studio album titled
Rapsodi .
Music career
Olamide performing at the first edition
of his OLIC concert.
He was signed to ID Cabasa’s Coded Tunes
record label and was managed by Toni Payne.
[1] In 2012, he left Coded Tunes and started his
own record label YBNL Nation. [3]
2011: Rapsodi
Olamide’s debut album, Rapsodi , was released
in 2011. 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, ID
Cabasa, 9ice , Reminisce and
D’banj . [ citation needed ]
2012: YBNL
Olamide’s second studio album, YBNL , was
released in November 2012. The album’s
production was handled by Tyrone, 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”. [4]
Improbable record deal with DB
records
In May 2013, it was reported that Olamide
signed a record deal with DB Records. Olamide
took to Twitter to debunk the reports. [5] In an
interview with Toolz on NdaniTV’s The Juice, he
said that it is too late for anyone to sign him.
[6]
Endorsements
On 17 July 2013, Olamide became the first
Nigerian to sign an endorsement deal with
Cîroc . [7] On 24 October 2013, he signed a
multi-million Naira deal with Guinness. In
November 2013, he became an ambassador for
Etisalat alongside Ice Prince . [8][9][10]
Discography
Main article: Olamide discography
Studio albums
Rapsodi (2011)
YBNL (2012)
Baddest Guy Ever Liveth (2013)
Street OT (2014)
Eyan Mayweather (2015)
Compilation albums
2 Kings (2015) (with Phyno )
Awards and
nominations
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Year Event Prize Recipient
2015
City People
Entertainment
Awards Rap Artist
of the Year
Himself
The Headies
2015
Best
Street-Hop
Artiste
Artiste of
The Year
Best Pop
Single “Bobo” N
TooXclusive
Awards 2015
Certified
Banger of
The Year
Shakiti
Bobo
Video
Wonder of
The Year
Melo Melo
Artiste of
The Year Himself
Male
Artiste of
The Year
Himself
Best Street
Hop Track
Shakiti
Bobo N
‘Reggae
Blues’
(HarrySong
featuring
Olamide,
KCee,
Iyanya &
Orezi)
N
‘Ladi’
(Olamide &
Phyno
featuring
Lil Kesh)
N
Best Hip-
Hop Track
‘Local
Rappers’
(Reminisce
featuring
Olamide &
Phyno)
Mixtape of
The Year
‘2 Kings’
(Olamide &
Phyno)
Album of
The Year Street OT
2014
The Headies
2014
Artiste of
the Year Himself N
Best Rap
Album Baddest
Guy Ever
Liveth Album of
the Year
Best Rap
Single
“Dope
Money”
(featuring
Phyno)
N
2014
Channel O
Music Video
Awards
Most
Gifted
West
“Turn Up”
2014 Nigeria
Entertainment
Awards
Best Rap
Act of the
Year
Himself
N
MTV Africa
Music
Awards 2014
Best Hip
Hop N
City People
Entertainment
Awards
Musician
of the Year
(Male)
N
Rap Artiste
of the Year N
Most
Popular
Song of
the Year
“Eleda Mi” N
Rap Album
of the Year
Baddest
Guy Ever
Liveth
N
World Music
Awards
World’s
Best Male
Artist
Himself
N
World’s
Best Live
Act
N
World’s
Best
Entertainer
of the Year
N
2013
Nigeria
Music Video
Awards
Video of
the Year
“Durosoke”
N
Best Afro
Hip Hop
Video
The Headies
2013
Song of
the Year N
Best Street
Hip-Hop
Artiste
Best Rap
Single
N
“Ghost
Mode”
(Phyno
featuring
Olamide)
N
Artiste of
the Year Himself N
Lyricist on
the Roll
“Voice of
the
Streets”
N
Best Rap
Album
YBNL
Album of
the Year
2013 Nigeria
Entertainment
Awards
Best
Album of
the Year
Best Rap
Act of the
Year
Himself N
Music
Video of
the Year
“Voice of
the Street” N
Best
Indigenous
Artiste
Himself
Best
Collabo
“Ghost
Mode”
(Phyno
featuring
Olamide)
2012 The Headies
2012
Hip Hop
World
Revelation
of the Year
Himself N
Best Rap
Single
“Young
Erikina” N
Best Rap
Album Rapsodi N

2011 The Headies

2011 Next Rated Himself

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