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Olamide- Biography, Career, Net Worth And More

Olamide aka Badoo is a sensational Nigerian rapper, singer, songwriter and performer that gets his music inspiration from the streets. He is well known for rapping in his indigenous Yoruba language and for his energetic stage performance. This article is about his biography, music career, awards and more.

EARLY LIFE

‘Badoo’ as he is popularly called by his fans was born Olamide Adedeji on the 15th of March, 1989, in a slum area of Bariga, Lagos State of Nigeria. He practically grew on the street which informed his style of music that endeared him to his fans and eventually paid off.

He attended schools in Lagos state for his primary and secondary education and later went to Ogun State for his University degree at the Tai Solarin University of Education, where he studied Mass Communication.

Growing up, Olamide nursed the thought of becoming a footballer but fate had it the other way round for him, so he found a passion in music and pursued it fervently.

MUSIC CAREER

Olamide started out under the record label of ID Cabasa’s Coded Tunes Record which was managed by Toni Payne. He launched his debut album titled ‘Rapsodi’ under the label in 2011 which produced the hit track titled ‘Eni Duro’ that topped music charts and received massive airplay on radio and television stations across the country.The video for this single was creatively shot by the video director, DJ Tee to the amazement of all and sundry.

However, in 2012, he left Coded Tunes records to set up his own record label called ‘YBNL Nation’ and thereafter, he released his second studio album titled ‘YBNL’ which featured Tiwa Savage, Davido and Dammy Krane and Reminisce.

Olamide later released more albums in the subsequent years that followed, winning awards and performing in international shows and concerts. This prompted him to organize the Olamide Live In Concert (OLIC) show and tickets were completely bought before the concert which proved that his fans loved the craziness that he brought into his performance.

Other released albums to his credit include, ‘Baddest Guy Ever Liveth, which was released in 2013, and ‘Street OT’ released in 2014. Another album titled ‘Eyan Mayweather’ was released in 2014 and in 2016, he released the album titled ‘The Glory’.

More so, in 2015, Olamide released a compilation album titled ‘2 Kings’ with Phyno.

OLAMIDE ALBUMS

Olamide albums include;

  • Rapsodi 2011
  • YBNL 2012
  • Baddest Guy Ever Liveth 2013
  • Street OT 2014
  • 2 Kings 2015
  • Eyan Mayweather 2015
  • The Glory 2016
  • Lagos Nawa 2017
  • Ghetto Bred 2018
NOMINATION AND AWARDS

Olamide has had so many awards and nominations for his versatility and originality in the music. The following are some of his awards;

  • 2014, Channel O Music Video Awards-
  • Artiste of the Year
  • Best rap Album
  • Album of the Year
  • Best Rap Single
  • 2014, Nigerian Entertainment awards- Most Gifted West African artiste of the Year
  • 2014, MTV Africa Music Awards- Best Rap Act of the Year
  • City People Entertainment Awards- Most Popular Song of the Year
  • Nigerian Music Video Awards-
  • Best Afro Hip Hop Video
  • Most Street Hip-hop Artiste of the Year
  • Song of the Year
  • 2013, The Headies
  • Best Rap single
  • Artiste of the Year
  • Lyricist on the Roll
  • Best Rap Album
  • Album of the Year
  • Best Rap Act of the Year
  • Music video of the Year
ENDORSEMENT DEALS

Olamide has several endorsement deals. He has a deal with Ciroc and was the first Nigeria to sign such a deal with the organization. He also has a deal with Guinness as their brand ambassador in addition to a deal with Globacom Telecoms. Sterling Bank is not left out in the list of companies he has deals with.

NET WORTH

Olamide has been successful in music and with it has made a lot of fortune. He is estimated to be worth about $12 million Dollars.

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