Monday, October 12, 2015

Personality of the week: OLAMIDE

Music has become the deal of the day that those who are gifted in it are known and will be known for what they do best, no matter how long it takes. Olamide Adedeji born on 15th  March 1989, is one of Nigerian artist whose gift in music is currently making way for. He is popularly known by his stage name Olamide but popularly called Olamide Baddo, he is  a Nigerian hip hop recording artist.

Olamide who was born in Bariga, Lagos State; started his career in music in early 2010. 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. Olamide's debut album, Rapsodi had the lead single "Eni Duro" which charted on several radio stations in Lagos. Olamide's debut offering led to collaborations with numerous artists, including Wizkid , ID Cabasa, 9ice , Reminisce and D'banj .
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. Olamide's second studio album, YBNL, was released in November 2012. The album's production was handled by Tyrone, Samklef, 2Kriss, Pheelz and ID Cabasa. It features guest appearances from Davido, Tiwa Savage, Kayswitch, Dammy Krane, Reminisce, Samklef, Buckwylla, Minus 2 and Base One. The album was supported by the singles "Ilefo Illuminati". Being a goal getter,  he has earn several award including multiple Nigeria Entertainment Awards and The Headies Awards . In 17 July 2013, Olamide became the first Nigerian to sign an endorsement deal with CĂ®roc . On 24 October 2013, he signed a multi-million Naira deal with Guinness. In November 2013, he became an ambassador for Etisalat alongside Ice Prince and he's presently doing well for himself with chart topping singles and videos to his credit.

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