OLAMIDE

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN : NIGERIA
GENRE : HIP-HOP

 

SOCIAL MEDIA

 

Of course he doesn’t look like Awilo Longomba. The music industry at large is not ready for the aggression of this 26-year-old. The new father seems to be reaching for the stars with his recent works in collaboration with artists such as Don Jazzy, Lil Kesh and Pasuma. Olamide is not afraid to cause a stir and surely numbers don’t lie because he has a little over 150k Facebook followers. His collaboration with Kenya’s finest Femcee Fena on Coke Studio Season 2 was mind-blowing and we are sure you will love the #YBNL owner and signee in Coke Studio Season 3 sessions.

CAREER
Olamide Adedeji, simply known as Olamide is a Nigerian artist.
His music is a mix of Yoruba (his native language), English and other dialects.
Olamide has made a name for himself both at home and internationally. Among the countries that he has performed in include the United States, London, Malaysia, Europe and others.

MUSIC INTERESTS
Olamide has in the past expressed that music is deeply rooted in him and can not envision himself doing anything else. He describes his music as ‘100% Naija'. If given a chance, Olamide would collaborate with Jay-Z, Ludacris, Drake and Lil’ Wayne. He is the C.E.O of YBNL Nation record label.

BACKGROUND
His music career started in the year 2000. He broke into the Nigerian music scene with his track “Eni duro'.

ADVICE
Olamide has a mission statement that states, “I am here to preach realness generally and make the youths believe in whatever they do and what little they have because with God everything is possible”.

FUN FACTS
The name ‘Olamide’ translates to “wealth has come”. What a coincidence that he has lived up to his name!