Olamide is widely loved and appreciated by those Nigerians who enjoy hip-hop music. He has a lot of fans who follow him on social media. They are also interested in his biography and path to success. If you are one of his fans or admire his music, read about Olamide biography and awards.
Nowadays, the music-loving Nigerians are carried away by Olamide’s catchy songs. But he did not achieve his fame in a blink of an eye – like any other popular star, he had to work hard and aim big. The biography of Olamide is really exciting, and you can read it right here.
The singer was born under the name Olamide Adedeji on March 15th, 1989. The current Olamide age is 29 years old. However, most Nigerians know him under his famous stage name Olamide Badoo, or just as Olamide. Olamide decided that his career will be music when he was only ten years old. He felt that he has a large talent and dedication towards music, and since then it has become his entire life.
Olamide went to primary and secondary school in Lagos. However, he decided to pursue a degree in Mass Communication at the Tai Solarin University of Education. In 2010, he started his fruitful career when he released the debut single “Eni Duro”. This single was released under the label that he was signed to, Coded Tunes Records. The song was highly praised by the critics, and it made Olamide instantly famous. The same year, he got to perform at the Hip-Hop World Awards ceremony.
In 2011, Olamide released his first studio album, “Rapsodi.” Olamide first album made him a national star. The songs from this album were widely played on the best radio stations in Nigeria. Multiple famous musicians, including D’Banj, Wizkid, ID Cabasa, Reminisce, and 9ice, expressed their wish to collaborate with the young and promising Olamide.
In 2012, the singer left the Coded Tunes label and founded his own label, which he named YBNL Nation. Under his new label, he produced his second album – “YBNL”. This album left a trace in history as the one which had a lot of hit singles, such as “Voice of The Street”, “First of All”, “Stupid Love”, “Ilefo Iluminati”, “Owotabua”, and “Durosoke”. The album also featured a lot of collaboration with the prominent musicians like Davido, Tiwa Savage, Kayswitch, Dammy Crane, and Samclef. The album got a good reception both from the public and the music critics.
Later, in 2013, the rumours started appearing that the singer signed a deal with the DB Records label, but Olamide informed everyone that he is already signed to his own label and it is too late for the other ones to sign him. 2013 was also the year when he produced his third album “Baddest Guy Ever Liveth”. Some of the popular singles from this album included “Anifowose” “Yemi My Lover” and “Story for the Gods”. Only a year later, he released another album, which became his fourth – “Street OT”. On this album, he collaborated with Don Jazzy (the song “Skelemba”), and Viktoh (the song “Up in the Club”).
After the huge successes of his first four albums, the superstar decided to release an album every year. This is how “Eyan Mayweather” (2015), “The Glory” (2016), and the latest hit compilation “Lagos Nawa” (2017) came out. Olamide songs have already become the classics of Nigerian hip-hop industry.
Olamide is not the kind of person who easily gives up. That is why he keeps working hard and never stops being involved in music. He always stays away from the scandals and drama and this quality has helped him to become one of the most known and recognized singers in Nigeria. He is only 29 years old, but if you look at his discography, you will be impressed because since 2011 he continuously released one album per year – not every musician can do that. Of course, his achievements did not go unrecognized, he has won a lot of prestigious awards. Let’s have a look at them.
The superstar was nominated for various Nigerian and international awards countless times, and he won a lot of these nominations. His victories include Artiste of the Year, Album of the Year, Mixtape of the Year, Best Hip Hop Artiste, Best Rap Act of the Year, Most Popular Song of the Year, Music Video of the Year, Best Rap Album, and many, many others. Perhaps the music awards ceremony that loves Olamide the most is The Headies because they nominate him in multiple categories every year. You can see the full list of Olamide Headies Award and his other awards on his Wikipedia page.
Of course, Olamide music is innovational, catchy, and amazing. However, his personal life is no less interesting. This man seems to spend all his time in the studio, but he still finds time to sacrifice to his family. Even though it might seem impossible given his tight schedules and lack of time, Olamide has a happy and loving family. He has a father and two siblings – the older sister and the younger brother, who he is often in touch with. Sadly, his mother passed away this year.
The celebrity has been dating his long-time girlfriend, Adebukunmi Aisha Suleiman, long before he got famous and wealthy. She was with him in his best and worst moments. When the name of his girlfriend became known to the wide public, the fans noticed Olamide’s obvious love and care for Aisha. Lots of Nigerians fell in love with this happy couple and kept wondering when they will get married. Olamide kept saying in the interviews that he does not need a ring on his finger to be happy, but recently, in March 2018, he finally proposed to Aisha. He popped the question on Aisha’s birthday, which coincides with International Women’s Day. Obviously, his sweetheart agreed to marry him, and now the happy couple is planning their wedding.
Olamide and Aisha have a son who was born in 2015. His name is Batifeori Maximilliano Adedeji. Olamide son is a very sweet and beautiful boy, and the happy father spends every free second with him. The famous rapper appreciates his family more than anything because they are his main support.
- Olamide has rightfully become one of the most recognizable celebrities in Nigeria, and we hope he will continue making us happy with his memorable hits.