Olamide Adedeji popularly known by his stage name Olamide, is a Nigerian Hip hop recording artist from Bariga, Lagos State. He released his debut album Rapsodi in 2011 which received an extremely positive reception from fans. He was signed to the label Coded Tunes by the time of the release of his first album but his subsequent albums have been released by his label YBNL.
Olamide is an artist to reckon with in his field 'Eni Duro' the lead single in his first album proved to be his breakthrough single. This led to collaborations with other artists, including Wizkid, ID Cabasa, 9ice, Reminisce, and D'banj, among others. Olamide's lead single 'Eni Duro' made the top chart of requests on radio stations.
His second studio album YBNL was released in November 2012. It features guest appearances from Davido, Tiwa Savage, KaySwitch, Dammy Krane, Reminisce, Samklef, Buckwylla, Minus 2, and Base One. The album was supported by the songs 'Money', 'Owotabua', 'Fuji House', 'Voice of the Streets', and 'Street Love', among others. Olamide's second studio offering showcases him as an artiste who has grown to understand his market, and does not hold back in his bid to satisfy the needs of his fans. YBNL was produced by Tyrone, Samklef, 2 Kriss, Pheelz and ID Cabasa.
When asked Olamide was asked, “why music?” The fast rising Rap Artiste said “I found out I was gifted in it so I had to explore it, it’s my life, my hustle, my world”.