Olamide was born 15 March 1989 in Bariga, Lagos State of Nigeria. Olamide completed both primary and secondary school in Lagos, He studied at Tai Solarin University of Education in Ikenne, Ogun State.
In 2000, he decided to pursue a career in music. When he was 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 into at the time. The song instantly shot Olamide to limelight. In 2010, Olamide performed at The Hip Hop World Awards. In 2011, he released his debut studio album titled Rapsodi. Olamide’s second studio album YBNL was released in November 2012.
He was signed to ID Cabasa’s Coded Tunes record label. In 2012, he left Coded Tunes and started his own record label YBNL Nation.
2011:Rapsodi And 2012:YBNL
Olamide’s debut album Rapsodi was released in 2011. Its lead single “Omo To Shan”, Olamide’s debut offering led to collaborations with numerous artists, including Wizkid, ID Cabasa, 9ice, Reminisce and D’banj.
Olamide’s second studio album YBNL was released in November 2012 under his own record label. Its production was handled by Tyrone, Samklef, 2 Kriss, Pheelz and ID Cabasa. The album features guest appearances from Davido, Tiwa Savage, Kayswitch, Dammy Krane, Reminisce, Samklef, Buckwylla, Minus 2 and Base One. It was supported by the singles “Ilefo Illuminati”, “First of All”, “Stupid Love” and “Voice of the Street”.
Yahoo Boy No Laptop (YBNL) Nation Label is an independent record label owned and managed by Olamide and it was founded in 2012. The name is a slang referring to young yahoo yahoo boys making money in an illegal dealings. So far, it has signed many artistes: Lil Kesh, Chinko Ekun, Adekunle Gold, D J Enimoney, Picazo, Temmi Ovwasa and many more. While Artistes like Adekunle Gold, Lil Kesh have left the label.
Olamide is an easy going artist, the music legend and a rap star lost his mother to the ghost in 2018, His wife is his long-time girlfriend, Adebukunmi Aisha Suleiman. together they have one son named Batifeori Maximilliano Adedeji. the child’s naming ceremony which was attended by prominent men including the former Lagos State Governor, Babatunde Fashola.
The legendary singer was born in 1989 ans he is currently 31 years old
Joint Venture Deal With EMPIRE
Olamide revealed to the public on 18th of February, 2020 that his record label, YBNL Nation has signed a Joint Venture deal with international distribution company, Empire. He further stated that Fireboy DML, and any new artiste signed to YBNL Nation will join him to benefit from the deal.
Olamide doesn’t have only 1 place to relax. Compared to many other artists, this man seems to be more generous in terms of his accommodations, has many houses e.g Olamide house in Lekki that worth N70 million, Olamide house in Bariga that worth N25 million. and many others which he did not disclose.
just like house Olamide has many cars amongst his cars are:one ₦6-million Toyota Venza which he bought for his producer, N15 million Range Rover Sport, N4 million Toyota Camry for himself, N23 million Mercedes-Benz G-Class for himself, N32 million Range Rover V8 he bought for himself, N68 million Rolls Royce Phantom he aalso bought for himself and lot more.
Baddest Guy Ever Liveth (2013)
Street OT (2014)
Eyan Mayweather (2015)
The Glory (2016)
Lagos Nawa (2017)
Collaborative albums and EPs
2 Kings (with Phyno) (2015)
YBNL Mafia Family (2018)
999 (EP) (2020)
He has won several music awards in his career, including:-
2016 – – Rap Act of the Year
2016 – Nigerian Entertainment Awards (NEAs) – Album of the Year
2015 – The Headies 2015 – Artiste of The Year
2015 – The Headies 2015 – Best Pop Single
2015 – TooXclusive Awards 2015 – Certified Banger of The Year
2015 – TooXclusive Awards 2015 – Video Wonder of The Year
2015 – City People Entertainment Awards – Rap Artist of the Year
2015 – The Headies 2015 – Best Street-Hop Artiste
2015 – TooXclusive Awards 2015 – Artiste of The Year
2015 – TooXclusive Awards 2015 – Male Artiste of The Year
2015 – TooXclusive Awards 2015 – Best Hip-Hop Track
2015 – TooXclusive Awards 2015 – Mixtape of The Year
2015 – TooXclusive Awards 2015 – Album of The Year
2014 – 2014 Channel O Music Video Awards – Most Gifted West
2014 – The Headies 2014 – Best Rap Album
2014 – The Headies 2014 – Album of the Year
2013 – The Headies 2013 – Best Rap Album
2013 – The Headies 2013 – Album of the Year
2013 – 2013 Nigeria Entertainment Awards – Best Indigenous Artiste
2013 – Nigeria Music Video Awards – Best Afro Hip Hop Video
2013 – The Headies 2013 – Best Street Hip-Hop Artiste
2013 – 2013 Nigeria Entertainment Awards – Best Collabo
Olamide’s success story / endorsement deals
Hi top record label; YBNL is the source of income is his music, which has earned him mouth-watering deals with local and international brands, including CIROC, Guinness, Etisalat, Glo, among others.
He was in fact the first Nigerian singer to sing a deal to become a brand ambassador of the french vodka giant, CIROC.
YBNL has been a big hit. The music Label remains one of the biggest rivals to Mavin Records, which is owned by Don Jazzy.
Olamide hard working has really paid off over the years, as he is among the richest artistes in Nigeria, ranging from his record label and numerous endorsement deals, he has estimated net worth of $10.5 million Dollar.