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Olamide (Badoo): Olamide One of Nigeria’s Top Hip Hop artists

Updated on February 10, 2018

Olamide Live In Concert

Olamide Live In Concert
Olamide Live In Concert | Source


The popular Nigerian hip hop artist Olamide Adedeji was born 15 March 1989. Known as Olamide the 29 year old singer, songwriter, rapper is a force to be reckoned with.

His choice of delivery is the Yoruba ethnic language predominantly spoken is western Nigeria. The rapper has a huge fan base haven won various awards domestically and internationally. His music tops various charts both locally and internationally.


“Olamide”  a young Nigerian lad considered one of the fastest rising stars in the music industry.
“Olamide” a young Nigerian lad considered one of the fastest rising stars in the music industry. | Source

Early Life

The hardworking rapper was born in Bariga, Lagos state of Nigeria. Olamide Adedeji studied Mass Communication at the Tai Solarin University of Education. The university located at ijagun, Ogun State, Nigeria was named after Tai Solarin a rights advocate, educationist and activist.

Olamide launched his debut album ‘Rapsodi’ under coded Tunes Label. This was followed by a release under his label YBNL Nation.

Music Career

First Album, Rapsodi (2011)

The first studio album Rapsodi was released in 2011. It had moderate success with the popular single 'Eni Duro'.

Second Album, YBNL (2012)

YBNL his second album released in November 2012 featured top acts in the Nigerian music industry. Popular singles on the YBNL album include Voice of the Street, First of All and Ilefo illuminati.

More Albums

Olamide has consistently released an album since 2011. The third album Baddest Guy Ever Liveth was produced in 2013. In 2014 the next album was Street OT, Eyan Mayweather 2015 and The Glory 2016.

Olamide's New Album 'Lagos Nawa' - Featuring Tiwa Savage, Phyno & More

Listen To Olamide's New Album 'Lagos Nawa' - Featuring Tiwa Savage, Phyno & More
Listen To Olamide's New Album 'Lagos Nawa' - Featuring Tiwa Savage, Phyno & More | Source

Studio Albums

  • Rapsodi-2011
  • YBNL-2012
  • Baddest Guy Ever Liveth (2013)
  • Street OT (2014)
  • Eyan Mayweather (2015)
  • The Glory (2016)


Olamide’s discography includes studio albums Rapsodi, YBNL, ‘Baddest Guy Ever Liveth’ and Street OT. The Baddest Guy had popular singles Yemi My Lover, and 'Durosoke'. Others are ‘Eyan Maywether’, The Glory and a compilation album 2 Kings (2015) with Phyno.

Associated Acts

Associated acts include collaborations with Reminisce, Tiwa Savage, Dbanji and Davido. Other feature appearances are Samklef, Dammy Krane, Karma and Kayswitch. More include 9ice, Wizkid, ID Cabasa, Minus 2 and Pheelz.

Associated Acts and Collaborations

  • Reminisce
  • Tiwa Savage
  • Dbanji
  • Davido
  • Phyno
  • Samklef
  • Dammy Krane
  • Karma
  • Kayswitch
  • 9ice
  • Wizkid
  • ID Cabasa
  • Minus 2

Olamide-Wavy Level Official Video

Social Media

Like most celebrities he is active on social media. His YouTube handle 'OlmideVEVO' was created 2013.

It has over 95,000 subscribers and the most popular video attracted over 16.5 million views. The channel has recorded over 50 million views till date.

His Instagram account has 2.2 verified followers while the twitter account has 1.2 million followers.

Olamide has released 4 studio albums, and a joint work with Phyno

Olamide has released 4 studio albums, and a joint work with Phyno
Olamide has released 4 studio albums, and a joint work with Phyno | Source

Awards and Nominations

By 2016 Olamide was nominated 48 times and won 22 awards. The nominations are Next Rated, Best Rap Album, Best Rap Single, and Hip Hop World Revelation 2012. Others are Best Collaboration, Best Indigenous Artist, Music Video of the Year and Lyricist on the Roll. He won Album of the year, Rap Act of the Year, Best Street Hop, and Best Pop Single in 2016.

  • Next Rated
  • Best Rap Album
  • Best Rap Single
  • Hip Hop World Revelation 2012
  • Best Collaboration
  • Best Indigenous Artist
  • Music Video of the Year
  • Lyricist on the Roll
  • Album of the Year
  • Rap Act of the Year
  • Best Street Hop
  • Best Pop Single in 2016.

Olamide Bobo Official Video


Here are a list of events that offered the awards and nominations. They are ‘The Headies (2011- 2015), Nigerian Entertainment Awards 2013 and Nigeria Music Video Awards 2013.

Others are World Music Awards 2014, City People Entertainment Awards 2014. More are MTV Africa Music Awards 2014, Channel O Music Awards 2014 and TooXclusive2015.

  • The Headies (2011- 2015)
  • Nigerian Entertainment Awards 2013
  • Nigeria Music Video Awards2013
  • World Music Awards2014
  • City People Entertainment Awards 2014
  • MTV Africa Music Awards 2014
  • Channel O Music Awards 2014
  • TooXclusive2015


His endorsement include ambassador of the telecoms giant Etisalat. Others are deal with beverage drink Guinness Nigeria and endorsement deal with Ciroc.

  • Ambassador Etisalat
  • Guinness Nigeria
  • Endorsement deal with Ciroc.

Future Endeavors

The music star is reputed to be one of the highest paid artists in Nigeria. Despite a few sanctions by NBC based on lyrics and video content. The rap sensation is positioned to take the world by storm.


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