|Full name||Olamide Adedeji|
|Date of Birth||March 15, 1989|
|Nationality||Nigeria (Ogun State)|
|Occupations||Musician and Record label producer|
|Net worth||$12 Million|
Olamide’s net worth is estimated at $12 million, making him one of Nigeria’s wealthiest and highest-paid rappers in Nigeria. Olamide, popularly known as ‘Badoo’, is a popular and prolific rapper who sings and raps mainly in Yoruba and English, blending various musical styles to create his unique sound.
As the founder and CEO of YBNL Nation, a record label and event management company, Olamide has signed several major endorsement deals and made other investments, contributing to his impressive net worth. He is a renowned performer with a global following, having released multiple hit singles throughout his career.
Olamide is a proud father of two sons and is known for his remarkable success story, rising from humble beginnings to become one of Nigeria’s most successful and influential musicians.
In this blog, we will delve into Olamide’s career journey, examining his accomplishments and how he has managed to maintain his wealth despite the ever-changing nature of the music industry.
Olamide Adedeji was born on the 15th of March 1989 in his hometown, Bariga, Lagos state. He is the second-born child of Pa Adedeji and Ronke Osisanya Adedeji. He has two siblings, Temmy Gold and Eniola Olamilekan, popularly known as DJ Enimoney, the official DJ of YBNL Nation.
Olamide 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. At the onset, he wanted to be a footballer but later found his talent in music.
The renowned hip-hop artist, Olamide, revealed in 2017 that he dropped out of University. However, not because he needed to improve academically but because of his father’s inability to fund his studies due to financial constraints.
He opened up about this when asked to motivate pupils in Nigeria at a Summer Camp organised by the Ogun State Government for Secondary Schools.
Olamide’s Net Worth
Olamide, a Nigerian music icon, has amassed a considerable net worth of $12 million through various sources such as album sales, ambassador deals, and streaming platforms. His immense popularity has made him one of the most successful artists in the industry.
Apart from his impressive net worth, Olamide Baddo is also known for his lavish lifestyle, as evidenced by his impressive car collection and luxurious mansion.
Baddo’s fleet of cars is a sight to behold, with vehicles that exude luxury and class. One of his prized possessions is a Lamborghini worth over N218 million, a statement of his high taste and preference for exclusive items. Additionally, he also owns a Toyota Camry worth N4 million and a Mercedes-Benz G Class worth N23 million.
He is a proud owner of a magnificent mansion in Lekki Phase 1, worth over N200 million. The mansion has a breathtaking architectural design and luxurious interior decor.
Olamide’s net worth and possessions has become an inspiration to many aspiring artists in the industry, showcasing that success is achievable through perseverance and determination.
Olamide’s Career in Music
Olamide’s career began in 2010 when the musician released his ever first single. The song became an instant hit, and everyone wanted more of Olamide. In 2011, Olamide released his first Album, “Rapsodi”. The tracks featured some vast stars of the Nigerian show business, and the Album was a success immediately
After spending just a year with Coded Tunes Record Label, he parted ways with the label and started his record label, YBNL Nation, in 2012, where he released his second Album, titled YBNL, November 2012.
In 2013, the star released the “Baddest Guy Ever Liveth” album. It included a couple of popular singles. In 2014, there came another album titled “Street OT”. The artist has been releasing albums every year since 2011.
2015 was super creative for him, as he released two studio albums that year, “2 Kings” and “Eyan Mayweather”. In 2016, Olamide released “The Glory.” After “The Glory”, the musician created a collection of the best songs he has ever written. This collection was titled “The Best of Olamide”.
Here is a list of the albums by Olamide:
Rapsodi was Olamide’s first studio album, released in 2011 and this paved the way for collaborations with top musicians like Wizkid, Reminisce, D’Banj, and 9ice.
2. YBNL Album
Yahoo Boy No Laptop (YBNL) was the second studio album. It featured singles such as “ILefo Illuminati,” “First of All,” “Stupid Love,” and “Voice of the Street” served as promotional material for the Album.
3. Baddest Guy Ever Liveth
Olamide released his third studio album, titled Baddest Guy Ever Liveth. It was made available for public listening by YBNL Nation on November 7, 2013.
The Album was recorded by Olamide between 2012 and 2013, featuring guest appearances from Pheelz, Buckwyla, Ketchup, Ice Prince, Pepenazi, Endia, Viktoh, B.Banks, Phyno, and Bez, among others.
Pheelz was responsible for the production of the whole Album, except for the thirteenth track titled “Sitting on the Throne.” There were four singles released in promotion of Baddest Guy Ever Liveth.
4. Street OT.
Olamide announced the release of his fourth studio album, titled Street OT, on November 14, 2014, through YBNL Nation. This Album is the follow-up to his Baddest Guy Ever Liveth album, which was released in 2013.
The songs “Story For The Gods” and “Goons Mi” served as introductions to the Album Street OT, which featured guest performances, including Pasuma, Lil Kesh, Chinko Ekun, Phyno, Don Jazzy, and Reminisce, among others. Pheelz, B-Banks, and Young Jonn were responsible for its production.
5. 2 Kings
In 2015, Olamide and Phyno released a joint project under the name 2 Kings. On April 1, 2015, it was quietly made available on Cloud 9 and the iTunes Store by Penthauze Music and YBNL Nation.
Both platforms received little promotion ahead of their launch. The Album contains guest appearances and collaborations from musicians and producers like Wizkid, Lil Kesh, Storm Rex, Pheelz, Major Bangz, B.Banks, and Young John.
In the time leading up to the production of the Album, Olamide and Phyno often worked together on several tracks, including “Ghost Mode” and “Dope Money.
6. Eyan Mayweather
Olamide’s 5th studio album, Eyan Mayweather, was released on November 23, 2015. The album follows 2 Kings, which was a joint effort between Olamide and Phyno and distributed by YBNL Nation. Pheelz, Young Jonn, B Banks, and ID Cabasa produced the album.
7. The Glory
This was his 6th studio album, The Glory, was released worldwide on December 23, 2016. YBNL Nation distributed the album, while Pheelz produced it in the studio.
8. Carpe Diem
Carpe Diem features Omah Lay, Fireboy DML, Peruzzi, Bad Boy Timz, Bella Shmurda, and Phyno. A number of producers have been credited with the album’s production, including Young John, Pheelz, P. Prime, ID Cabasa, and VStix. Streams for the album reached 500 million on June 1, 2021, according to the Olamide Music Chart.
9. UY Scuti
On March 16, 2021, Olamide announced that he had completed his work on another album. On April 18, he announced that he would release the Album UY Scuti on June 18. Olamide said that the idea behind the name “UY Scuti” was his kid.
After releasing his 12th studio album on February 5, 2022, Olamide hinted at his impending retirement.
Olamide’s Awards and Nominations
One thing that endears Olamide to his fact is his excellent work ethic and ability to avoid scandals and other activities that can negatively affect his career. Within a decade, he has released many albums that attest to his strong work ethic. His efforts and diligence in his musical career have won him many awards and nominations, which are listed below.
- Rap Act of the Year – Nigeria Entertainment Awards
- Best Album of the Year, ‘YBNL’ – Nigeria Entertainment Awards
- Best Collabo of the Year, ‘Ghost Mode by Phyno featuring Olamide’ – Nigeria Entertainment Awards
- Album of the Year, YBNL – The Headies
- The Best Afro Hip-hop Video Durosoke – Nigeria Music Video Awards
- Best Indigenous Artist, Nigeria Entertainment Awards
- Male Artiste of the Year – Too Xclusive Awards
- Artiste of the Year, Too Xclusive Awards
- Artist of the Year – The Headies
- Best Street-hop Artiste, The Headies
- Rap Artist of the Year – City People Entertainment Awards
- Best Street Hip-hop Artiste, Durosoke, The Headies
- Most Gifted West ‘Turn Up’ – Channel O Music Video Awards
- Album of the Year, ‘Baddest Guy Ever Liveth’ – The Headies
- Best Rap Album, ‘Baddest Guy Ever Liveth’
- – The Headies
- Best Hip-hop Track ‘Local Rapper’ Reminisce ft. Olamide & Phyno- TooXclusive Awards,
- Video Wonder of the Year, ‘Melo Melo’ – TooXclusive Awards
- Certified Banger of the Year ‘Shakiti Bobo’ – Too Xclusive Awards