Nigerian rapper, singer-songwriter and music executive, Olamide Gbenga Adedeji, known professionally as Olamide – Baddo, is one of the biggest and most influential artists in Africa.
His hard works, consistency and other factors had contributed a lot to his musical career.
The “Story for The gods” crooner who left Coded Tunez to start his own imprint – YBNL Nation in 2012, had ever since then become a pillar to lots of Nigerian music artists today.
Olamide has not only been a legendary rapper in the game, but he has given platforms to so many younger artists for almost a decade now.
Below are the list of artists Olamide has influenced their career;
1. Lil Kesh
2. Adekunle Gold
4. Temmie Ovwasa (YBNL Princess)
6. Picazo Rhap
10. Jaido P
12. Bella Shmurda
13. Naira Marley
16. T.I Blaze
17. Fireboy DML
19. Jayboi (His newest artist)
Baba Milli has done a lot for the culture, hence, the say “Baddo na Baba“. Some netizens call him a “National Treasure”.
More recently, he won “Best Rap Album” award for his recent body of work, “Carpe Diem” at the just concluded Nigerian most prestigious music awards, ‘The Headies”, held in Atlanta, USA.
Furthermore, Baddo had been on the trend couple of times this year for the massive success of his protégés, Fireboy DML and Asake.
In conclusion, Olamide has maintained a very high profile in the industry. His record label YBNL has a history of signing and ‘graduating’ artists with talent.
Written by Precious Michael