The multi-award-winning Nigerian hip-hop artist Olamide Gbenga Adedeji, better known by his stage name Baddo, is a key figure in the country’s rap scene.
Because of his success story, many people have praised him for how far he has come and how well he persevered.
We’ve put up a list of five facts any music lover should know about Olamide because he is widely regarded as one of the most important rappers in the Nigerian music scene.
5 things to know about Olamide
On March 15, 1989, Olamide Gbenga Adedeji was born in Bariga, Lagos State. He is the second child of Pa Adedeji, his second wife’s father, and Ronke Osisanya Adedeji, his mother.
The two siblings of Olamide are TemmyGold and Eniola Olamilekan (who is also known as DJ Enimoney)
- He researched mass media.
Olamide, the head of YBNL, studied mass communication at Tai Solarin University in Ijebu Ode, Ogun state.
- His YBNL label’s emergence
Olamide established his own record company, YBNL, under which he released his second studio album, also titled “YBNL,” in 2012. Olamide acquired the moniker “Yahoo Boy No Laptop” and the company. With this, Baddo had taken a significant risk, and it had ultimately paid off.
On the YBNL label, which is now well-known, artists like Adekunle Gold, Lil Kesh, Fireboy DML, Asake, Viktor, and other well-known figures in the music business have all recorded music.
- The first act from Nigeria to sign with Ciroc
On July 13, 2013, Olamide became the first musician from Nigeria to sign an ambassadorial contract with the alcoholic beverage Ciroc.
To represent the best brand, he collaborated with renowned artists like DJ Khaled and Rick Ross.
- People think he’s arrogant.
Olamide may come off to some as a haughty rapper. This is partially due to his blunt lyrics, which are often unpopular with other musicians.
For instance, he asserts that despite other musicians’ much greater experience in the music industry, he has accomplished more than they have in his tune “Ghost Mode,” a duet with Phyno.
Now retired is the vocalist. Olamide made a retirement announcement on February 5, 2022, to come after the release of his 12th studio album.
Now that he has produced Nigeria’s rapidly growing musician Asake, he is modeling and recruiting up-and-coming Nigerian talents to his YBNL label.