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Olamide - Biography, Career, Awards & Facts

Olamide Adedeji (born 15 March 1989), known by his stage name Olamide but popularly called Olamide Baddo or BaddoSneh, is a Nigerian hip hop recording artist. He records mostly in Yoruba, his native tongue. In 2011, he released his debut studio album Rapsodi while signed to Coded Tunes. YBNL, his follow-up album, was released under his label imprint YBNL Nation.

The album was supported by the singles "First of All", "Voice of the Street", "Stupid Love", and "Ilefo Illuminati". On 7 November 2013, he released his third studio album Baddest Guy Ever Liveth. The album's singles include "Durosoke" and "Yemi My Lover".

On 17 July 2013, Olamide became the first Nigerian to sign an endorsement deal with Cîroc. Olamide has been nominated and won several music awards, including multiple Nigeria Entertainment Awards and The Headies Awards.

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Childhood and musical beginning

Olamide was born in Bariga, Lagos State on the 15th of March, 1989. In 2000, he decided to pursue a career in music. When asked why music, he said: "I found out I was gifted in it so I had to explore it, it's my life, my hustle, my world". In 2010, Olamide released ‘Eni Duro’ under the Coded Tunes record label which he was signed unto at the time. The song received wide critical acclaim and instantly shot Olamide to limelight. In 2010, Olamide performed at The Hip Hop World Awards. He studied at Tai Solarin University of Education . In 2011, he released his debut studio album titled Rapsodi.

Music career

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He was signed to ID Cabasa's Coded Tunes record label and was managed by Toni Payne. In 2012, he left Coded Tunes and started his own record label YBNL Nation. Olamide has more than 120 songs to his name since the inception of his career

In May 2013, it was reported that Olamide signed a record deal with DB Records. Olamide took to Twitter to debunk the reports. In an interview with Toolz on NdaniTV's The Juice, he said that it is too late for anyone to sign him.

Discography

Studio albums

  • Rapsodi (2011)
  • YBNL (2012)
  • Baddest Guy Ever Liveth (2013)
  • Street OT (2014)
  • Eyan Mayweather (2015)
  • The Glory (2016)
  • Lagos Nawa (2017)
Compilation albums

  • 2 Kings (2015) (with Phyno)
Singles

  • Science student (2018)
  • Motigbana (2018)
  • Criteria (2018)
  • Logba Logba (2018)

Notable awards and nominations

Year Event Prize Recipient Result
2018 The Headies Best Street-Hop Artiste Wo Nominated
Best Rap Album The Glory Nominated
Artiste of the Year Himself Nominated
Song of the Year Wo Nominated
Headies' Viewer's Choice Nominated
2016 Nigerian Entertainment Awards (NEAs) Album of the Year Eyan Mayweather Won
Rap Act of the Year Himself Won
2015 City People Entertainment Awards Rap Artist of the Year Himself Won
The Headies 2015 Best Street-Hop Artiste Won
Artiste of The Year Won
Best Pop Single "Bobo" Nominated
TooXclusive Awards 2015 Certified Banger of The Year Shakiti Bobo Won
Video Wonder of The Year Melo Melo Won
Artiste of The Year Himself Won
Male Artiste of The Year Himself Won
Best Street Hop Track Shakiti Bobo Nominated
'Reggae Blues'

(HarrySong featuring Olamide, KCee, Iyanya & Orezi)

Nominated
'Ladi'

(Olamide & Phyno featuring Lil Kesh)

Nominated
Best Hip-Hop Track 'Local Rappers'

(Reminisce featuring Olamide & Phyno)

Won
Mixtape of The Year '2 Kings'

(Olamide & Phyno)

Won
Album of The Year Street OT Won
2014 The Headies 2014 Artiste of the Year Himself Nominated
Best Rap Album Baddest Guy Ever Liveth Won
Album of the Year Won
Best Rap Single "Dope Money"
(featuring Phyno)

Nominated
2014 Channel O Music Video Awards Most Gifted West "Turn Up" Won
2014 Nigeria Entertainment Awards Best Rap Act of the Year Himself Nominated
MTV Africa Music Awards 2014 Best Hip Hop Nominated
City People Entertainment Awards Musician of the Year (Male) Nominated
Rap Artiste of the Year Nominated
Most Popular Song of the Year "Eleda Mi" Nominated
Rap Album of the Year Baddest Guy Ever Liveth Nominated
World Music Awards World's Best Male Artist Himself Nominated
World's Best Live Act Nominated
World's Best Entertainer of the Year Nominated
2013 Nigeria Music Video Awards Video of the Year "Durosoke" Nominated
Best Afro Hip Hop Video Won
The Headies 2013 Song of the Year Nominated
Best Street Hip-Hop Artiste Won
Best Rap Single Nominated
"Ghost Mode"
(Phyno featuring Olamide)

Nominated
Artiste of the Year Himself Nominated
Lyearicist on the Roll "Voice of the Streets" Nominated
Best Rap Album YBNL Won
Album of the Year Won
2013 Nigeria Entertainment Awards Best Album of the Year Won
Best Rap Act of the Year Himself Nominated
Music Video of the Year "Voice of the Street" Nominated
Best Indigenous Artiste Himself Won
Best Collabo "Ghost Mode"
(Phyno featuring Olamide)

Won
2012 The Headies 2012 Hip Hop World Revelation of the Year Himself Nominated
Best Rap Single "Young Erikina" Nominated
Best Rap Album Rapsodi Nominated
2011 The Headies 2011 Next Rated Himself Nominated
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