5 Facts You Should Know About The YBNL Boss Olamide


YBNL boss Olamide Baddo is an important figure in the Nigerian music industry to date. We have compiled the top five facts you did not know about the superstar.

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Being viewed as one of the most influential rappers in the Nigerian music industry is not an understatement for the YBNL Boss Olamide; this is why we compiled a list of five facts every music lover should know about the superstar.

Award-winning Nigerian hip-hop artist, Olamide Gbenga Adedeji, professionally known as Olamide and also Olamide BaddoBaddoSneh or sometimes Baddo, is an important figure in indigenous rap. His success story has had many people admiring him for how far he has come and how well he persevered.

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People's interest in the popular rapper has often been at his peak as a popular figure. Olamide never shies away from sharing his thoughts and putting out quality music.

He confirmed that his next studio album, titled 'Unruly,' is 95 percent done, and fans couldn't seem to hide their excitement even though it might be the last album from the talented musical genius.

Here are the top 5 things you did not know about Olamide

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1. He Studied Mass Communication

The YBNL boss, Olamide, was a former student of Tai Solarin University in Ijebu Ode, Ogun state, where he studied Mass Communication.


2. When Olamide Signed His First Record Deal

Most people are unaware that the young rapper signed his first deal with ID Cabasa under the record label Coded Tunes in 2011. He released his first album titled 'Rapsodi' under Coded Tunes and featured top artists like Wizkid, Reminisce, 9ice and D Banj. The lead song off this album was ' Omo To Shan,' on which he featured Wizkid.

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3. When Olamide Started His Label YBNL

Olamide embraced the name of Yahoo Boy No Laptop and set up his own record label, YBNL, under which he released his second studio album in 2012 titled 'YBNL.' This had been a bold move for Baddo, and his risk had finally paid off YBNL became a brand and the record label of top acts like Adekunle Gold, Lil Kesh, Fireboy DML, Asake, Viktor and other notable acts in the music industry till date.

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4. He Has Co-Written A Song With Tiwa Savage

Aside from being a rapper in his own rights, Olamide is also a songwriter, and he co-wrote the song 49-99 alongside Tiwa Savage. Tiwa Savage had mentioned in an interview in 2019 that Olamide had co-written the song with her before Pheelz produced the song.

She said;

I would say most of it was already done before I got there. I had to add a little bit of myself into it and change a few things. every thing took an hour and a half, while recording took about forty minutes…

5. First Nigerian Act To Sign With Ciroc

On July 13. 2013 Olamide became the first Nigerian act to be signed as an ambassador for the alcoholic beverage Ciroc. He joined top acts like Rick Ross and Dj Khaled to represent the top brand.

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