The music industry is one sector that has been paving ways for many youth in Nigeria recently. Now, every Nigerian youth sees music as a life career. Gone are those days when everyone regarded musical artist as drop-out and arrogant people.
Many parents in Nigeria now encourage their children whenever they say they want to become a musician which didn’t happen in the last decade. Musical artist in Nigeria are now regarded as one of the richest in the country, hope you can see that this industry is no longer a joking thing again. There is real cash inside.
Olamide Badoo is one Nigerian that has been able to scale his way from the bottom to the top with his Yoruba accent ways of rapping. He is now regarded as an icon in traditional Yoruba rap song. Today, he is known all over Africa and beyond for his style of singing, he has so build a blue-print following the line of Da’grin (May his soul rest in peace) that upcoming artist want to start rapping in their mother’s tongue. Unlike before when everyone were using Pidgin English to sing and rap.
Are you a die-hard fan of Olamide Rapper? Do you really know anything about him apart from just loving his songs and swag? Olamide is being loved by so many, but not many of these fans know much about him.
Today, in this post, I will be sharing some useful history about this great artist that I know you may have never known about him before. Olamide just like other artist has achieved a lot when it comes to the music industry. So, sit back and read everything you need to know about this great celebrity.
The Nigerian hip hop artiste popularly known for his stage name, “Olamide baddo”, hails from Ijebu in Ogun State. He was born and grew up in Bariga, Lagos State. His full name is Olamide Adedeji and he was born on the fifteenth of March, 1989.
In 2011, his first ever debut studio album Rapsodi was released when he was signed to Coded Tunes. He released his next album, YBNL under his record label YBNL Nation.
Olamide signed an endorsement deal with Ciroc as the first Nigerian artist in July, 2013. He has won many music awards which includes The Headies Awards. Olamide join the list of wealthy artist like Davido and others when he signed for luxury vodka Ciroc. This deal put him in the record as the first Nigerian Ambassador for the company which put him among international representative like French Montana and Rick Ross.
He had his primary and secondary education in Lagos. He said he wanted to be a footballer during his childhood. He decided to pursue a musical career because he found out that he is gifted in music and he wants to pursue it saying music is his life, hustle and world. He studied Mass Communication at Tai Solarin University of Education.
He started his professional music career in 2010 with the release of Eni Duro. This song came as a hit and this really made him popular. I personally fell in love with the song. The studio album Rapsodi's gave birth to "Eni Duro" which recounted on various radio stations most especially in Lagos.
His debut album led to collaboration with various top artists which includes Wizkid, Reminisce and D'banj whom he featured in his album. It was reported that Olamide signed a record with DB Records in May, 2013 which falsified using twitter.
YBNL, his second album was released in November, 2012 which featured Tiwa Savage, Kayswitch, Davido, Dammy Krane, Reminisce, Samklef, and other up and coming artistes as guest appearances.
Olamide released another album in 2013 titled "Baddest Guy Ever Liveth" in which singles like Anifowose, and Story for the Gods were featured. On the 24th of October, Olamide signed a multi-million naira deal with the big brand Guinness and he also became an ambassador to Etisalat in November 2013.
Olamide net-worth as at 2015 was estimated at $4.5 million. That means this Badoo is also a millionaire. So interesting! Apart from that, this dude has a luxurious house worth $191,000 in Lekki, Lagos.
His sources of income do not come from music only, and he is also into real estate with lots of expensive houses in his portfolio.
One major thing that has been helping Olamide in his music career is his ability to keep away from scandals and his good working ethics. He has released many numbers of albums in a very short time of his musical career.
Hope this little known secret of Olamide has really opened your eyes. Do you consider going into music? If you really have passion for music, now is the right time to pursue that career because the market is so rich right and it is getting richer irrespective of the country’s economic instability.
Imagine the endorsement, the awards and free tour to so many countries you have ever wished you can travel to. Please read and share this with your friends!
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