Last Updated on February 13, 2023 by Okoro Daniel O.
FULL NAME: Olamide Adedeji.
SOBRIQUET: Olamide Baddo, BaddoSneh, Baddo
DATE OF BIRTH: March 15, 1989.
STATE OF ORIGIN: Bariga, Lagos, Nigeria.
SPOUSE | WIFE : Adebukumi Aisha Suleiman
OCCUPATION: Singer-songwriter, Lyricist, Rapper
GENRE: Hip hop; Afro Pop; Afrobeats; Afro Trap; Reggae; Dancehall; R&B; Fuji; Street Hop; Nigerian Hip Hop.
LANGUAGES: Yoruba, Pidgin, English.
LABEL: YBNL Nation (CEO)
NET WORTH: $12 million (as of 2021)
SOURCE OF INCOME: Music, Brand deals, business.
YEAR ACTIVE: 2010 – till date.
— High School: Tai Solarin University Of Education Ijagun, Nigeria.
— COURSE STUDIED IN COLLEGE: Mass Communication.
NET WORTH: As at July, 2020, Olamide’s net worth is estimated to be $14million .
INSTAGRAM: Olamide Adedeji – Olamide
Olamide Adedeji (born 15 March 1989), known professionally as Olamide (but popularly called Olamide Baddo or BaddoSneh), is a Nigerian hip hop recording artist. 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.
Life And Career
Olamide was born in Bariga, Lagos State on the 15th of March, 1989. 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 a song that would reveal his talent to the world ‘Eni Duro’ under the Coded Tunes record label which he was signed unto at the time. The song received nationwide critical acclaim and instantly shot Olamide to limelight. In 2010, Olamide performed at The Hip Hop World Awards. He studied at Tai Solarin University of Education, he dropped out from school to fully pursue his career in music, he studied MASS COMMUNICATION. In 2011, he released his debut studio album titled Rapsodi.
He was signed to Coded Tunes record label and was managed by Toni Payne. In 2012, he left Coded Tunes and started his own record label YBNL Nation.
Olamide’s debut album Rapsodi was released in 2011. Its lead single “Omo To Shan” charted on several radio stations in Lagos and across Nigeria. Olamide’s debut offering led to collaborations with numerous artists, including Wizkid, 9ice, Reminisce, I.D Cabasa, 2Phat, Adol, Ab1, Jumoke, Lord of Ajasa, B-Rank, Soul Joe, and Terry Da Rapman..
Olamide’s second studio album YBNL was released in November 2012. Its production was handled by Tyrone (producer), Samklef, 2 Kriss, Pheelz and ID Cabasa. The album features guest appearances from Davido, Tiwa Savage, Kayswitch, Dammy Krane, Reminisce, Samklef, Buckwylla, Minus 2 and Base One. It was supported by the singles “Ilefo Illuminati”, “First of All”, “Stupid Love” and “Voice of the Street”.
2013:” Baddest Guy Ever Liveth”
Baddest Guy Ever Liveth is Olamide’s third Studio Album. It was released on November 7, 2013, by YBNL Nation. Olamide recorded the album between 2012 and 2013 and enlisted Pheelz, Buckwyla, Ketchup, Ice Prince, Pepenazi, Endia, Viktoh, B.Banks, Phyno, Pele Pele and Bez to appear as guest artists on it. The album was produced entirely by Pheelz, except for the thirteenth track “Sitting on the Throne”.
Baddest Guy Ever Liveth was supported by four singles: “Durosoke”, “Turn Up”, “Yemi My Lover” and “Eleda Mi O”. Premium Times newspaper included the album on its list of the 5 yet to be released Nigerian albums of 2013. It was ranked 12th on Afrikka Radio’s list of the top 12 best Nigerian albums of 2013. Baddest Guy Ever Liveth won Best Album of the Year at the 2014 Nigeria Entertainment Awards, and was nominated for Rap Album of the Year at the 2014 City People Entertainment Awards. It won Best Rap Album and Album of the Year at The Headies 2014.
On November 14, 2014, Olamide released his fourth album Street OT through YBNL Nation. The album is a follow up to his 2013 Baddest Guy Ever Liveth album. Preceded by the singles titled “Story For The Gods” and “Goons Mi”, Street OT features guest appearances from Pasuma, Lil Kesh, Chinko Ekun, Phyno, Don Jazzy, and Reminisce. Its production was handled by Pheelz, B-Banks and Young John. The ideology of the title of the album is to glorify and show his love for the “streets”, a word with which Olamide is synanimous with.
2015:” 2 Kings”
Olamide collaborated with Phyno in 2015 to release 2 Kings. It was released through Cloud 9 and the iTunes Store with little announcement on 1 April 2015, by Penthauze Music and YBNL Nation. The album features collaborations with producers and guest artists such as Wizkid, Lil Kesh, Storm Rex, Pheelz, Major Bangz, B.Banks and Young John. Prior to recording the album, Olamide and Phyno frequently collaborated with each other on several songs, including “Ghost Mode” and “Dope Money”. The album produced the singles “Une” and “Confam Ni”, both of which were released in the months leading to the album’s release.
Olamide’s fifth studio album Eyan Mayweather was released on 23 November 2015. Released through YBNL Nation with studio production from Pheelz, Young Jonn, B Banks and I.D. Cabasa, Eyan Mayweather is the follow up to 2 Kings, a collaborative album by Olamide and Phyno. The album boasted of having 21 tracks with no single feature.
The Glory, Olamide’s sixth studio album, was released on 23 December 2016. Released through YBNL Nation with studio production from Pheelz. The Album contains 16 back to back track with features from your favourite artistes like Phyno, Wande Coal, Burna Boy, Akuchi and Davolee. The Glory is the follow up to Eyan Mayweather.
2017: Lagos Nawa
Lagos Nawa is the eighth Olamide’s album.
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. In an interview with Toolz on NdaniTV’s The Juice, he said that it is too late for anyone to sign him.
Joint Venture Deal With EMPIRE
Olamide revealed to the public on 18th of February, 2020 that his record label, YBNL Nation has signed a Joint Venture deal with international distribution company, Empire. He further stated that Fireboy DML, and any new artiste signed to YBNL Nation will join him to benefit from the deal.
2020: 999 EP
Olamide released his ninth studio album titled ‘999‘ it has nine songs in it, it’s production was handled by Pheelz with guest appearances from Phyno, Maximilliano (Olamide’s Son) and others, which includes; Cracker Mallo, ID Cabasa, Cheque, Rhatti, Jayboi, Jackmillz, etc.
2020: Carpe Diem
Carpe Diem is the eleventh studio album by Nigerian rapper Olamide and his first body of work under American label and distribution company, Empire Distribution.
In July 2020, Olamide announced he had finished recording his album. He released the tracklist for the album on the 1st of October 2020 featuring Fireboy DML, Bad Boy Timz, Omah Lay, Phyno, Peruzzi and Bella Shmurda. Album production credits to Young John, Pheelz, ID Cabasa, P.Priime, VStix.
2021: UY SCUTI
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 track listing of the album which features Layydoe, Fave, Jaywillz and Phyno on June 9 via his Instagram page. The album was later released on June 18, 2021.
ANEWiki.com is unable to get the exact primary and secondary schools Olamide had attended but we know for sure that he schooled in Lagos, Nigeria,this biography will be re-edited as soon as we get the correct details. Olamide schooled at Tai Solarin University Of Education Ijagun, Nigeria where he stuided Mass Communication but unfortunately he dropped out.
Yahoo Boy No Laptop Nation, popularly known as YBNL Nation or just “YBNL” is an independent record label founded by Olamide in 2012.
The record label has signed a lot of wave-making artists in Nigeria.
Olamide, DJ Enemoney & Fireboy DML are currently the only acts in YBNL as of July, 2020.
Former acts include; Lil Kesh, Viktoh, Chinko Ekun, Adekunle Gold, Xino, Davolee, Lyta, Picazo Rhap, Pelepele, Limerick.
- Rapsodi (2011)
- YBNL (2012)
- Baddest Guy Ever Liveth (2013)
- Street OT (2014)
- Eyan Mayweather (2015)
- 2 Kings (2015)
- The Glory (2016)
- Lagos Nawa (2017)
- YBNL Mafia Family (2018)
- 999 (EP) (2020)
- Carpe Diem
- UY SCUTI (2021)
Olamide is the father of three kids from two different women.
- Adebukumi Aisha Suleiman (2 sons for Olamide)
- Maria Okanrende (1 daughter)
As at July, 2021, Olamide Baddo is estimated to be worth a whooping $12 million.
Awards And Nominations
Olamide has been nominated for 55 different awards, he’s won 22 out of 55 (as of 2020).