10 records about Olamide And Why he is known as ‘Baddo’ – No. eight may Make You Hate Him (With pix)


Facts about Olamide : The mention of the
name “Olamide” brings into focus a young
Nigerian lad who is considered one of the
fastest rising stars in the music industry. He
is quite good at what he does thus making
him one of the highly sought music artists. He
belongs to a clique of young musicians that
are taking Nigerian music to the next level.
In this category, we have the likes of Davido,
Wizkid, among others. In this article, we will
be looking at 10 facts about this great artist.
Place Of Birth
Olamide’s real name is Adedeji Olamide. He
also goes by other stage names, which
include “Baddo, YNBL, Young Erikina, and
Baddest Boy Ever Liveth”. He was born and
brought up in Bariga in the city of Lagos 27
years ago. He is one the most promising
music artists in Nigeria.
Genre Of Music

One notable aspect about the music done by
Olamide is the fast – paced rap. This type of
music genre is still in its early stages in
Nigeria where majority of the people prefer
the high energy, fast-paced party popping
jams. However, Olamide has managed to bring
change by incorporating new skills into his
rap music.
3. Highly Flexible

The Nigerian rap artist is well-known for his
versatility in making music. He is able to
easily blend different tunes and beats.
Although he majorly raps in Yoruba, Nigerian
slang, and Pidgin English, Olamide has
produced a few tracks in English.
4. All-Rounded Appeal

Olamide’s music will bring out deep cultural
aspect of Nigerian culture to anyone that
listens to it. The music will focus on his
background and upbringing. This makes it
easy for many people to reflect on the music.
People from the high life society,
professionals, students, market traders, as
well as ordinary well-meaning Nigerians
appreciate the young man’s music.
5. Money Flaunting Habits

Having being brought up in a “razz”
background, Olamide joined the list of the
wealthy musicians at a very young age. Just
like most artists, he also lives lavishly and
spends lavishly on exquisite, luxurious and
state of the art vehicles.
6. Nominations and Awards

Although he has not been in the music
industry for long, Olamide has managed to
scoop quite a number of awards. During the
recently held Nigerian Entertainment Awards
held in New York City, He managed to walk
away with three awards making him the
biggest winner of the ceremony. The
achievements includes “Best Indigenous artist,
Album of the year, and Best Collaboration”.
7. Controversial and Multi-talented

One aspect that makes Olamide distinct from
other artists in the region is his style of
music. Other than being a new breed of rap,
he is also known to be quite outspoken when
delivering his lyrics. Some people may view
his music weird but it appeals to quite a large
number of people.
His stunt at the 2015 Headies award with Don
Jazzy is one topic people are still talking
about till date.
8. Arrogant

Some people may view Olamide as an
arrogant rapper. This is possibly attributed to
his hard-hitting lyrics, which often do not go
down so well with other artists. For instance,
in his track “Ghost Mode” where he
collaborated with Phyno, he states that he has
achieved more than what other artists have
despite them having been in the music scene
much longer.
9. Collaborations
Olamide has performed alongside other
popular artists such as MI, Dbanj, Eja Nla,
among others. The young man has created a
niche for himself in this industry.
10. Future Prospects
Olamide’s music career is really flourishing.
He is always featured among the best artists
in the industry. There is no doubt that
Olamide has brought a change in the Nigerian
music industry. Listening to his music is like
“Breathe of fresh air”. Initially, Rap music was
not well appreciated in Nigeria. However,
people are now embracing and accepting this
genre of music particularly his fast-paced
rapping skills. This appeal is also experienced
beyond the Nigerian borders.

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