Olamide Biography And Net Worth

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Olamide Biography And Net Worth

Olamide Adedeji better known as “Olamide” or “Badoo” as he chooses to address himself is a Nigerian indigenous rapper gone international. He is a sensational singer, recording artist, songwriter, and entertainer. He renders his music mostly in his local dialect “Yoruba” with a blend of English.

“Badoo” grew up in a slum neighborhood of Lagos mainland in an area known as Bariga, from where he derived his music orientation and which greatly influenced his musical career. Olamide regards himself as the, “King of The Street” as far as the Nigerian music industry is concerned. His sources of wealth include sales of music, promotions, endorsements, his record label (YBNL), and business.

With this background, therefore, let’s now delve a little further into the life and times of Olamide, his early years, achievements, and net worth.

Olamide Biography And Net Worth

Birth and Early Life

Olamide was born on the 15th of March, 1989 in Bariga, Lagos state where he comes from. He had both his Primary and Secondary Education in Lagos state before proceeding to Tai Solarin University Of Education In Ijebu, Ogun State, Nigeria for his University education where he studied Mass Communication. His initial dream was to be footballer but later switched to music which he also had passion for.

Music Career

Olamide was initially signed to Coded Tunes owned by ID Cabasa’s and had Toni Payne as his manager. From Coded Tunes, he launched his debut album titled, “Rapsodi” in 2011 which had as it’s hit track “Eni duro”. The track would later top the music charts across several Radio and Television stations, and other media houses in the country.

In 2012, he exited Coded Tunes to start his own record label, YBNL Nation where he released his second album titled “YBNL” according to the name of the record label. The album featured Davido, Tiwa Savage, Reminisce, and Dammy Krane. Signees to the label include Lil Kesh, Adekunle Gold, Victoh, Davolee, etc.

In the years that followed, Olamide continued to produce several other albums, win several awards and perform both locally and internationally. In 2014, he began the OLIC (Olamide Live In Concert) show. This show has been phenomenal such that most of the times, the show’s tickets get exhausted prior to the event’s date. This goes on to show the level of responsiveness his style of music has received from his mammoth of fans

Olamide’s Studio Albums

Olamide is a very wealthy musician and is among the richest musicians in Nigeria at the moment. His record label, YBNL, has given birth to fast-rising Nigerian music stars like Lil Kesh, Victoh, Davolee, Adekunle Gold, etc.

Over the time, Olamide has done several studio albums and in order of year they are:

  1. Rapsodi (2011)
  2. YBNL (2012)
  3. Baddest Guy Ever Liveth (2013)
  4. Street OT (2014)
  5. Eyan Mayweather (2015)
  6. The Glory (2016)
  7. Lagos Nawa! (2017)

Compilation albums

In 2015, Olamide did a prominent compilation album with Nigerian Igbo indigenous rapper, Phyno. The album was titled, “2 Kings.”

Olamide’s List of Songs

Below are some of the songs Olamide has done including singles and collaborated songs (in alphabetical order):

  1. 1999
  2. Abule Sowo
  3. Baddo Love
  4. Batifeori
  5. Be Happy
  6. Be Mine
  7. Bobo
  8. Boom Boom
  9. Dansaki
  10. Don’t Stop
  11. Dope Money
  12. Eleda Mi
  13. Eleda Mi O
  14. Eni Duro
  15. Eni Suun
  16. Esupofo
  17. Everyday Is Not Christmas
  18. Ewo Idi
  19. Eyan Mayweather
  20. F*king With Devil
  21. Falila Ketan
  22. Fe Nu Shey Street
  23. First of All
  24. Gbadun Arawa
  25. I Love Lagos
  26. I’m OK
  27. Ibebe
  28. Igara Chicken
  29. In My Circle
  30. Inferiority Complex
  31. King Shii
  32. king With the Devil
  33. Konkobility
  34. Lagos Boys
  35. Lagos Nawa
  36. Letter to Milli
  37. Love No Go Die
  38. Melo Melo
  39. Mo Je Dodo
  40. Money
  41. Nyarinya
  42. Oluwa Loni Glory
  43. Omo Ologo
  44. Omo to Shan (feat. Wizkid)
  45. Orobo
  46. Owo Blow
  47. Owo Shayo
  48. Pepper Dem Gang
  49. Position Yourself
  50. Prayer For Client
  51. Say Something
  52. Shakitibobo
  53. Sitting On the Throne
  54. Sold Out
  55. Stem
  56. Story For the Gods
  57. Stupid Love
  58. Symbol of Hope
  59. The Real MVP
  60. Turn Up
  61. Up In The Club
  62. Update
  63. Voice of the Street
  64. Voice of the Street (V.O.T.S)
  65. Warri
  66. Wavy Level
  67. Where the Man
  68. Who You Epp
  69. Yagaga
  70. Yemi My Lover
  71. Zero Joy

Olamide’s Collaborations

Olamide does a lot of musical collabos with Phyno, the highly-rated igbo indigenous rapper and has so far sold over 40 million copies of his over 120 songs from 6 albums and 7 singles. Other artists commonly featured in Olamide’s songs include Reminisce, D’banj, Wizkid, 9ice, etc.

Olamide’s Awards and Nominations

Due to the versatility of his music, Olamide has received several nominations for several national and international awards and some of them include:

  1. Artiste of the Year, Best Rap Album, Album of the Year, Best Rap Single, 2014 Channel O Music Video Awards
  2. Most Gifted West, 2014 Nigeria Entertainment Awards
  3. Best Rap Act of the Year, MTV Africa Music Awards 2014
  4. Best Hip Hop and “Male Musician of the Year”,
  5. City People Entertainment Awards “Most Popular Song of the Year”
  6. Rap Album of the Year and “World’s Best Male Artiste”, World’s Music Awards “World’s Best Live Act” ,
  7. World’s Best Entertainment of the Year” and “Video of the Year”,
  8. Nigeria Music Video Awards “Best Afro Hip Hop Video”,
  9. Song of the Year, “Best Street Hip Hop Artiste,
  10. Best Rap Single, The Headies 2013 “Artiste of the Year”, “Lyricist on the Roll”, “Best Rap Album”, “Album of the Year”, Best Album of the Year”, “Best Rap Act of the Year” and “Music Video of the Year”.

A recent study shows that Olamide “Badoo” has won 22 awards out of the 42 nominations he has received.

Olamide’s House and Assets

Olamide has a mansion at Lekki, Lagos state which is worth N38 million. It is also rumored that the artist owns two filling stations aside other assets and a chain of investments in Lagos state. Hence, aside from music, Olamide makes money from entrepreneurship and business too. He owns a Land Range Rover and a Hummer Jeep.

Olamide’s Endorsement Deals and Net worth

Olamide makes most of his money from the sales of music, music promotions, awards, deals and endorsements, his record label (YBNL), business and investments. Olamide, on 17, July 2013 got an endorsement deal with Ciroc, a United States based liquor company which was worth over N30Million, hence becoming the first Nigerian to get that deal.

That same year, he got a deal with Guiness as the company’s brand ambassador which was worth about N80m, where he graced the much popular “Guiness Made Of Black” campaign. Still that same year, he got an endorsement deal with Telecom giant, Etisalat and it was worth N50m. He recently renewed this deal which fetched him an additional N30Million plus the initial sign on fee.

In 2017, Olamide got an ambassadorship deal with Sterling bank plc. Olamide is said to charge between N2m and N4m for shows and about N300, 000 for organized events and concert. Olamide’s current Net worth is thus estimated at between $7.5m and $12million as at this 2019.

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