Olamide Adedeji (born 15 March 1989), better known as Olamide Baddo, is a Nigerian hip hop recording artist from Bariga, Lagos State. He records mostly in Yoruba, his native tongue. In 2011, he released his debut studio album Rapsodi and signed a deal with 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”. 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 won several music awards, including multiple Nigeria Entertainment Awards and The Headies Awards.
Olamide Is One Of The Few Rappers Who Doubles Up As A Record Label Executive. He Is The CEO Of Independent Record Label And Event Management Company YBNL Nation. The Label Has Housed Top Nigerian Acts Like Lil Kesh, Adekunle Gold And Viktoh.
Olamide Has In The Past Expressed That Music Is Deeply Rooted In Him And He Cannot Envision Himself Doing Anything Else, Describing His Music As “100% Naija”. Olamide Looks Forward To Collaborating With Jay-Z, Ludacris, Drake And Lil’ Wayne Someday. His Musical Success Has Earned Him Several Ambassadorial And Endorsement Deals With Companies Like Etisalat, Hennessy, Globacom And Sterling Bank.
Olamide Adedeji Was Born In Bariga, Lagos And Grew Up In Ijebu, Ogun State. He Fell In Love With Rap Music As Early As His Primary School Days. Discovering His Skill That Early Gave Him A Chance To Nurture And Perfect His Game. In 2000, He Decided To Pursue A Career In Music And Rode Into The Limelight With His Track Eni Duro.