Biography of Olamide Gbenga Adedeji
Olamide Gbenga Adedeji, known popularly as Olamide, is also popularly called Olamide Baddo, or BaddoSneh is a Nigerian hip hop recording artist, and he records in Yoruba and English.
Olamide is the second of the three children of Pa Adedeji and his second wife, Ronke Osisanya Adedeji and his two siblings, namely TemmyGold and Eniola Olamilekan (who is also known as DJ Enimoney).
Olamide is married to Adebukunmi Aisha Suleiman, and they have two boys together, namely Maximilian Boluwatife and Tunrepin Myles. He allegedly had a love child with Maria Okanrende, who was then working with Beat F.M., and the name of the child is Asaiah Monife Maria.
|Full Name||Olamide Gbenga Adedeji|
|Age||32 years old|
|Occupation||Singer, Songwriter & Rapper|
|Genres||Afrobeats, Afro-pop, Hip-hop, Reggae & r*b|
|Place of Origin||Bariga, Lagos State|
Olamide Biography – Age
How old is Olamide? Olamide is 32 years old and was born on March 15, 1989, in Bariga, Lagos State, Nigeria’s southwestern region.
Olamide began his career when he released the debut single, “Eni Duro,” in 2010and; later that same year, he performed at Hip Hop World Awards. He attended Tai Solarin University to study mass communication but dropped out due to financial difficulties.
Olamide was signed to ID Cabasa’s Coded Tunes record company and was managed by Toni Payne, but he left the label in 2012 to form his own record label, YBNL Nation.
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Olamide released his debut studio album Rapsodi while signed to Coded Tunes in 2011, and YBNL, his follow-up album, was released under his record label imprint YBNL Nation which was supported by the singles “Voice of the Street”, “First of All”, “Stupid Love”, and “Ilefo Illuminati” before He released Baddest Guy Ever Liveth, his third studio album. On November 7, 2013, which included singles like “Durosoke” and “Yemi My Lover”,. He then became the first Nigerian to sign an endorsement deal with Cîroc on July 17, 2013.
Olamide’s debut album Rapsodi was published in 2011. The lead single “Omo To Shan” charted on multiple radio stations in Lagos and across Nigeria, leading to collaborations with Wizkid, ID Cabasa, 9ice, Reminisce, and D’banj.
Samklef, 2 Kriss, Tyrone (producer), Pheelz, and ID Cabasa collaborated on Olamide’s second studio album, YBNL, which was released in November 2012. This album featured guest appearances from Davido, Tiwa Savage, Kayswitch, Dammy Krane, Reminisce, Samklef, Buckwylla, Minus 2 and Base One, and it was supported by the singles “Ilefo Illuminati”, “First of All”, “Stupid Love” and “Voice of the Street”.
Olamide was reported to have signed a deal with F.B. Records back In May 2013, but he took to Twitter to debunk the reports and in an interview on NdaniTV’s The Juice with Toolz, he said that it is too late for anyone to sign him.
On February 18, 2020, Olamide announced to the world that his record label, YBNL Nation, had signed a joint venture arrangement with Empire, an international distribution company and that Fireboy DML and any new singer signed to YBNL Nation would also benefit from the partnership.
Olamide is considered the greatest artist in Africa and has released countless numbers of hits. Here are some of his songs;
- Don’t Stop
- Melo Melo
- Lagos Boys
- Awon goons mi
- Eni Duro
Olamide Awards and Nominations
Olamide has been rewarded with so many awards during his career for his contribution to the music industry, and he has also been nominated for countless awards. Here are some of the awards;
- Album of the Year at the 2016 Nigerian Entertainment Awards
- Rap Artiste of the Year at the 2016 City People Entertainment
- Artiste of the year at the Headies
Olamide Net Worth
Olamide is among the most influential African musician and has an estimated net worth of $12 million.