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Olamide who is famously known as “Baddo” is one of Nigeria’s indigenous rap gods with a net worth of $10 million. He has been storming the Nigerian music industry over the years. He is unmatched when it comes to rap in his native tongue (Yoruba).
Olamide is the owner of the famous record label YBNL (Yahoo Boy with No Laptop), in which young music star, FireBoy DML is signed. Olamide is among the top 10 most successful and influential Nigerian artists.
Over the years, the rap star has released loads of award-winning albums and he is not showing any sign of slowing down. Is success in his musical career is a result of hard work, dedication, and determination, this article brings you exciting facts about the life, career, and net worth of Nigerian finest rap artist, Olamide.
|Full Name||Olamide Gbenga Adedeji|
|State Of Origin||Ogun State|
|Birth Date||March 15, 1989|
|Age||33 years old|
|Profession||Songwriter, Rapper, Entertainer|
|Net Worth||$10 Million|
Olamide was born Olamide Gbenga Adedeji, on March 15, 1989 in Bariga, Lagos State. Of the three children born to his parents PA Adedeji and Ronke Osisanya Adedeji, Olamide is the second child. Interestingly, he is also related to one of the top DJs in the music industry, Eniola Olamilekan popularly known as DJ Enimoney.
Olamide’s primary and secondary education is not known, it is a known fact that he attended the Tai Solari University of Education where he studied mass communication.
The professional music career of Olamide “Baddo” or “Baddo Sneh”, as he is widely known, began in 2010 under the umbrella of Coded Tunes record label where he released his debut single titled “Eni Duro”.
In 2011, “Baddo Sneh” released his debut album which he named Rapsodi which got a lot of approval from the public through the hit single “Omo to shan” which was among the tracks in the album. Omo to shan was mostly played on several radio stations in Lagos and across the country. The hit track featured guest artists like Wizkid
Not only is Olamide an amazing musician, but he is also an amazing father to his son Maximilian. He is married to Adebukunmi Aisha Suleman with who they are parents to two beautiful children.
With the release of the Rapsodi album, Olamide Baddo was offered a golden opportunity to work with several musical icons like D’banj, 9ice, ID Cabassa (who is the owner of Coded Tunes Record Label).
Olamide released another album titled YBNL. Popular names like Samklef, Pheelz, Young John, Davido, etc were among those who worked with Olamide to produce his second album. Several popular musicians were featured in the album, among them were Sammy Krane, Reminisce, Kayswtich, and Tiwa Savage. Apart from Omo to Shan, there were other hit singles like “First of All”, “Stupid Love” and “voice of the Street”.
The third studio album that was released by the indigenous rap god was BGEL (Baddest Guy Ever Liveth) in 2013, by this time Olamide had set up his record label YBNL Nation. The album contained more than 12 tracks that were produced by Pheelz the producer.
Baddest Guy Ever Liveth housed a truckload of hit singles like “Turn Up”, “Durusoke”, “Yemi My Lover” and “Eleda MI O”. BGEL was ranked number 12 on the top 12 list of Nigerian albums, on Afrikka Radio. release of Baddest Guu Liveth album. “Street OT” consisted of hit singles such as; “Goons Mi”, “Story for the Gods” which featured prominent artists like Lil Kesh, Don Jazzy, Phyno, and Reminisce.
The fifth studio album of Olamide titled Eyan Mayweather was released. Producers such as Pheelz, ID Cabasa, and Young John worked on the production of the album which contained 21 tracks. Following Eyan Mayweather was the release of “The Glory”, Olamide’s sixth album in 2016. The Glory consists of 16 tracks, featuring artists like Burna Boy, Davoler, and Sande Coal.
Olamide further shocked the world with a release of a “999 EP” which contained nine tracks. Though the 999 EP didn’t get as much recognition as other projects and also received a lot of criticism because of the consistency in the use of rap in all the tracks after he had stayed off rap songs for some time.
It was later disclosed by Olamide on 18th February 2020, that YBNL had signed a joint venture deal with an international distribution company called Empire. According to him, the new signing, Fireboy DMLand other new intakes to the record label had the prospect of becoming beneficiaries of the deal.
Olamide has gone on to release other albums including Carpe Diem which happened to be his eleventh studio album on 8th October 2020. The album features young stars like Fireboy DML, Omah Lay, Bad Boy Tim’s, etc. He is currently working on another album titled “UY Scuti” which he announced on social media, on March 16, 2021.
Olamide Awards and Nominations
One thing that endears Olamide to his fact is his great work ethic and his ability to avoid scandals and other activities that can affect his career negatively. Within a decade he has released so many albums which attest to his strong work ethic. His efforts and diligence in his musical career have won him so many awards and nominations which have been listed below.
- Rap Act of the Year, Nigeria Entertainment Awards
- Best Album of the Year, ‘YBNL’ Nigeria Entertainment Awards
- The Best Collabo of the Year, ‘Ghost Mode Phyno featuring Olamide’, Nigeria Entertainment Awards
- Best Rap Album and Album of the Year, YBNL, The Headies
- The Best Afro Hip-hop Video Durosoke Nigeria Music Video Awards
- Best Indigenous Artist, Nigeria Entertainment Awards
- Male Artiste of the Year, Too Xclusive Awards
- Artiste of the Year, Too Xclusive Awards
- Artist of the Year, The Headies
- Best Street-hop Artiste, The Headies
- Rap Artist of the Year, City People Entertainment Awards
- The Best Afro Hip-hop Video Durosoke Nigeria Music Video Awards
- Best Street Hip-hop Artiste, Durosoke, The Headies
- Most Gifted West ‘Turn Up’ Channel O Music Video Awards
- Album of the Year, ‘Baddest Guy Ever Liveth’ The Headies
- Best Rap Album, ‘Baddest Guy Ever Liveth’ The Headies
- Mixtape of the Year, ‘2Kings’, Olamide and Phyno, Too xclusive Awards
- Best Hip-hop Track ‘Local Rapper’ Reminisce featuring Olamide & Phyno, Too Xclusive Awards,
- Video Wonder of the Year, ‘Melo Melo’ Too Xclusive Awards
- Certified Banger of the Year ‘Shakiti Bobo’ Too Xclusive Awards
Olamide Endorsement Deals
Olamide has signed several multimillion-dollar endorsement deals in the course of his music career, these deals are listed below;
- Brand Ambassador of Globacom
- Brand Ambassador of Vodka company
- Brand ambassador of Intel mobile
- Brand ambassador of Ciroc
- Brand ambassador of Goldberg Lager
What is exciting about these deals is that they are all mega million deals.
Olamide Cars and Houses
Olamide has known to be obsessed with cars, the varieties of luxurious cars at his disposal attest to his affinity for cars. He also has good taste, as his multi-million Naira worth of houses scattered all over Lagos, shows. Olamide has a Duplex in his hometown Bariga, which is valued at the price of 45 million Naira. He also has another mansion at Lekki phase 1 which is worth 100 million Naira. He also has a house at Banana Island worth hundreds of millions.
Regarding cars, Olamide also has a new 2014 Red Toyota Camry Muscle worth 5 million Naira, he has an SUV Mercedes Benz G55 worth 30 million Naira, an Infiniti SUV worth 7 million Naira, A Range Rover sport worth 25 million Naira, and finally his latest acquisition, a Rolls Roy e worth 69 million Naira.
Of course, he has made a ton of money as a musician and he is not showing any signs of slowing down.
Olamide Baddo Net worth
As the saying goes, “Hard with determination pays “. Olamide has worked so hard to establish himself as one of the most successful and wealthy musicians in Nigeria and Africa at large. He currently boasts of a ground-shaking net worth of $10 million