Olamide commonly known as BaddoSneh or Olamide Baddo is one of Nigeria’s greatest hip hop recording artiste. He is commonly known as the hip hop artiste with the high taste of Yoruba lyrics, which happens to be his native tongue.
Despite his “Cocky Attitude” according to some fellow artists, one cannot mention the top ten Nigerian hip-hop artists without mentioning the one and only “BaddoSneh”.
Olamide the original Lagosian came into this world with no sliver spoon, he worked his way to the height he has reached this present day. In this article we will let you know everything about Olamide starting from his biography, career, net worth and many more.
- Full Name: Olamide Adedeji
- Age: 31 years old
- Nationality: Nigerian
- State of Origin: Lagos
- State of residence: Lagos, Nigeria
- Marital status: Engaged
- Occupation: Singer, songwriter and a rapper
Our greatest Yoruba hip-hop artiste was born in Bariga, Lagos State in the western region of Nigeria on the 15th March, 1989.
Olamide grew up in Bariga, Lagos State and is believed to have completed his early childhood, primary and secondary education there.
However it has been confirmed that he went to Tai Solarin University of Education, sited in Ijagun, Ijebu-Ode, Ogun State. It was there, where he completed his tertiary education and is recognized as a notable alumni.
Olamide right from childhood days had passion for music and as such thrust into music in the early 2000s. As at 2010, our famous Nigerian hip-hop artist released ‘Eni Duro’ under the ID Cabasa’s Coded Tunes record label which he was signed into during that period of time.
The song ‘Eni Duro’ was widely received nationwide by the public and shot Olamide to limelight within hours. Under this label Olamide was managed by Toni Payne.
In 2011, Olamide released ‘Rapsodi’ a debut studio album. This particular album was played on Lagos radio stations and across the country. This album got him great collaborations with star artists such as Wizkid, 9ice, ID Cabasa, Reminisce and D’banj.
However, as at 2012 Olamide withdrew from Coded Tunes and put together his own record label YBNL Nation on the 12th November, 2012.
YBNL (Yahoo Boys With No Laptop meaning; young guy making better money without involving in any form of online scam). Although YBNL first came out as a group that was co-founded by Olamide Adedeji (BaddoSneh) and his old time friends Kayode Odesanya (Kida Kudz) and 2kriss in which they released a track titled ‘ROAD TO YBNL’ .
Under this record label, he released 8 albums namely; Baddest Guy Ever Liveth in 2013, Street OT in 2014, 2 Kings and Eyan Mayweather in 2015, The Glory and one compilation, “The Best of Olamide” in 2016.
The YBNL album production was handled by Tyrone (producer), Samklef, 2 Kriss, Pheelz and ID Cabasa. The album features guest artists such as Davido, Tiwa Savage, Kayswitch, Dammy Krane, Reminisce, Samklef, Buckwylla, Minus 2 and Base One.
The album was supported by the singles “Ilefo Illuminati”, “First of All”, “Stupid Love” and “Voice of the Street”.
One aspect of Olamide music that stands out about is the fast-paced rap with a mix of both traditional raps.Olamide’s music is well appreciated as it brings out a deep cultural aspect of the Yoruba Nigerian culture to anyone that listens to it.
His music foundation is strongly based on his background and upbringing, this makes it easy for the public to connect and reflect on the music.
People from the high life society, professionals, students, market traders, as well as ordinary well-meaning Nigerians appreciates and love this young Nigerian hip-hop artist music.
In May 2013, they were rumours that Olamide signed a record deal with DB Records, but he debunked the news on Twitter. However, Olamide annouced to the public on 18th of February, 2020 that his record label, YBNL Nation has signed a Joint Venture deal with international distribution company, known as the Empire.
He further revealed that Fireboy DML, and any new artiste signed to YBNL Nation will benefit from the deal.
Olamide Baddo apart from music also makes cool money from numerous endorsement deals which has caused his net worth to increase in recent times.The Olamide has got endorsements with different mega companies.
These endorsements comes with values ranging in millions of naira and is without a doubt, this has a large effect on the rapper’s wealth. Some of these companies include, Peak milk, Guinness, Etisalat, Cîroc and many more.
Olamide’s girlfriend , Aisha Suleiman have being dating from 2014 till 2016 when he proposed to the love of his life on her birthday, have been together till date.
The two love birds are known to have started of their relationship before Olamide became a big superstar in the Nigerian music industry. Their relationship is admired by his fans and has been waxing stronger and stronger by the day. His fans have been kept up to date on the relationship via pictures of them together on social media.
As usual to most Nigerian artist’s relationships, on the 30th of January 2016, the love birds both have a son together named Batifeori Maximilliano Adedeji in St. Ives Hospital, Lagos.
Despite not being long in the music industry, Olamide has achieved a lot and won many wons, some which are; norminated for Headies Award of being the Artiste of the a Year in 2018, Nigerian Entertainment Awards of Rap Act of the Year and City People Entertainment Awards in 2016.
Olamide finally won the Headies Award for Best Street-Hop Artiste and Artiste of the Year in 2015. In the same year, Olamide also received Tooxclusive Awards for Male Artiste and Artiste of the year.
In 2014, he was nominated for Headies Award for Artiste of the year, and won Album of the Year, Best Rap Album and Best Rap Single of the year.
In 2013, his record label won the Headies Award for Best Rap Album, Album of the Year and Best Album of the Year. He also received Nigerian Entertainment Awards as the Best Indigenous Artiste and Best Collabo for the song ‘Ghost mode’ featuring Phyno.
In 2012, Olamide was norminated for the Headies Award as the Hip-hop World Revelation of the Year, and Next rated in 2011.
Olamide Net Worth
Olamide is among the top 10 richest musician in Nigeria with a current net worth of $12 million.