Nigerian Celebrities Biography: Olamide

Olamide’s Biography



Popularly known as Olamide Badoo, Olamide Adedeji was born in Bariga, Lagos State on the 15 March 1989. Olamide was born into a humble family who were not receptive to his musical career from the outset. He was the 6th child and the youngest. Growing up, he started singing in the street, and then in the church where he was discovered and was always heading a choir. Though as a child Olamide said he would like to be a footballer, he was often seen around with friends in their Bariga neighborhoods mimicking songs from popular Nigerian artistes. Having decided that music was his thing, Olamide, in an interview with Andre Blaize, said he had to spend close to six years in the studio learning from ID Cabasa, also a renowned Nigerian artiste where he also met Lord of Ajasa at Coded Tunes Studio. The Nigerian music icon is known for his singing in his mother tongue, Yoruba, an act for which many credited him. Olamide was on his path to fame when in 2011 he released his debut album titled Rapsodi while he was with Coded Tunes. It was in fact a track in this album titled “Eni Duro” that brought Olamide to limelight as the song went viral not only on radio and TV stations across Africa, but also on the lips of many Nigerian song lovers. Rising to fame, Olamide became the first Nigerian artistes ever to be signed into a deal with Vodka Ciroc as an ambassador, placing him along side internationally acclaimed artistes such as Rick Ross and French Montana. The Rap Artiste has released 5 albums and has several awards local and international to his credit.

Genre: Hip Hop

Education: Olamide Badoo was educated at Tai Solarin University where he studied Mass Communication.

Popular Tracks:

  • Eni Duro
  • Eleda Mi
  • Omo Anifowose
  • Story for the gods
  • First of All
  • Omo to Shan
  • Stupid Love
  • Awon Goons Mi
  • Turn Up
  • Durosoke

Album including years released: 

  • Rapsodi (2011), YBNL (2012)
  • Baddest Guy Ever Liveth (2013)
  • Street OT (2014)
  • Eyan Mayweather (2015)


City People Awards 2015, The Headies 2015, Too Exclusive Awards 2015, Channel O Music Awards 2014, Nigeria Entertainment Awards 2014, MTV Africa Music Awards 2014, City People Entertainment Awards 2014, World Music Awards among others


Olamide was not left out in the controversy saga known with most popular artistes. During the 10th edition of the Headies Award event, Olamide was shown on live broadcast name-calling another artistes, who many refer to as Don Jazzy using profane language. As if that was not enough, Olamide was also reported to have destroyed some furniture in the venue used for the event. This was later confirmed in the Headies press released published on Similarly, in a series of tweet on December 2015, De’banj’s producer, DeeVee, accused Olamide of stealing the track “Don’t Stop” from a yet to be released song by De’banj titled “Shake it”.

Social Profiles:

  • Facebook: Olamide Adedeji
  • Twitter: @olamide_YBNL
  • Youtube: officialolamidetv
  • Instagram: @baddosneh
  • Snapchat: @olamideYBNL

Website: NA

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