Olamide, popularly known as “Badoo” is a Nigerian Songwriter, Singer, rapper and Performer. He’s distinct for his rare usage of English in almost all his songs, preferring his local dialect “Yoruba” and does great with it. He grew up from the streets of Bariga, a slum neighborhood in Lagos mainland and that has made him who he is today. Olamide is the king of the street in the Nigerian music industry and is ever proud of his roots.
Olamide Adedeji was born in Bariga, Lagos State on the 15th of March, 1989. Olamide Badoo had both his Primary and Secondary education in Lagos and later went to nearby Ogun State for his University degree at Tai Solarin University Of Education In Ijebu Ogun State Nigeria where he studied Mass Communication. He wanted to be a footballer at the onset but later found his talent in music. He is a graduate of Tai Solarin University of Education. Baddo as he is fondly called ventured into music in 2010. He said, “I found out I was gifted in it so I had to explore it, it’s my life, my hustle, my world” when asked why.
He released ‘Eni Duro’ that same year under the Coded Tunes record label which he was signed to. The song was well received and went viral which instantly shot him to the limelight. Olamide performed at The Hip Hop World Awards in that incredible début year and In he released his début studio album titled Rapsodi the next year.
Olamide is among the most hardworking entertainers within the market. He’s introduced a studio album every season after 2011. His albums include:
- Rhapsodi (2011)
- YBNL (2012)
- Baddest Guy Ever Liveth (2013)
- Street OT (2014)
- Eyan Mayweather (2015)
- The Glory (2016)
Olamide has additionally won Ghana Music Awards, Nigeria Music Video Awards, MTV Africa Music Awards, Magazine Awards, African Muzik Awards, The Headies Awards, Nigeria Entertainment Awards, City People Entertainment Awards and Dynamix All Youth Awards. Olamide is presently among Nigerian best celebrity that has gained the greatest amount of awards all through the musical career of his.
Olamide presently has a kid named “Batifeori Adedeji” with his babymama.
He released his third studio album Baddest Guy Ever Liveth on 7 November 2013. The album’s singles include “Durosoke” and “Yemi My Lover”. On 17 July 2013, Olamide became the first Nigerian to sign an endorsement deal with Cîroc. Olamide has been nominated and won several music awards, including multiple Nigeria Entertainment Awards and The Headies Awards.
On 17th July 2013, Olamide became the very first Nigerian to sign an endorsement deal with “Ciroc” on 17th July 2013. The deal is understood to be worth millions., he also signed a multi-million endorsement deal with Guinness On 24th October 2013. His hit song,’ Wo’ broke the history of becoming probably the fastest Nigerian video to reach one million views on YouTube. This feat was accomplished in six days.
His most recent endorsement was protected in 2017 as he turned into a brand ambassador for Sterling Bank. He is reportedly worth $12 million.
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