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Olamide

Name: Olamide Adedeji

Birthday: March 15 1989

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Olamide Adedeji (born 15 March 1989), known by his stage name Olamide but popularly called 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 while signed to 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”. On 7 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 was born in Bariga, Lagos State. In 2000, he decided to pursue a career in music. When 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 performed at The Hip Hop World Awards.He studied at Tai Solarin University of Education. In 2011, he released his debut studio album titled Rapsodi.

He was signed to ID Cabasa’s Coded Tunes record label and was managed by Toni Payne.In 2012, he left Coded Tunes and started his own record label YBNL Nation

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