Olamide Adedeji known mononymously as Olamide is a Nigerian Hip Hop artist and also an Afro pop artist. He is regarded as one of the country’s biggest Hip Hop artists having released a long list of hits throughout the course of his successful music career. He is popular for singing and rapping in both English and Yoruba.
Olamide released his debut studio album, “Rapsodi” while signed to Coded Tunes. His second album “YBNL” was released via his own label imprint, YBNL Nation. It features the popular singles “First Of All”, “Stupid Love” and more. In November 2013, he released his third studio album “Baddest Guy Ever Liveth”. It features the hits “Durosoke”, “Yemi My Lover”, and more. His seventh studio album “Carpe Diem” was released in 2020. It became the first Nigerian Hip Hop album to amass 30 million streams on Boomplay, and 100 million streams on Audiomack.
Olamide is known for the famous slang “Every single was a hit” referring to his list of hit tunes. He became the first Nigerian to sign an endorsement deal with Ciroc in July 2013.
Early Life & Career
Olamide Adedeji a.k.a Olamide was born in Bariga, Lagos State, Nigeria. He is the second of 3 children born to Pa Adedeji and his second wife, Ronke Osisanya Adedeji. His two siblings are named TemmyGold, and Eniola Olamilekan popularly called DJ Enimoney.
In 2010, Olamide began his career with the release of his debut single “Eni Duro”. He performed at The Hip Hop World Awards in the same year. He was signed to ID Cabasa’s Coded Tunes label and managed by Toni Payne. He left the label in 2012, and started YBNL Nation. He has released a total of 9 projects via the label. This includes 7 solo studio albums, one joint album “2 Kings” with Phyno, and an EP “999”.
In February 2020, Olamide announced that his label, YBNL Nation had signed a joint deal with international distribution company, Empire. He also revealed that his artist, Fireboy DML and every other artist signed to YBNL would benefit from the deal.
He is a recipient of several Awards including multiple Headies, Nigerian Entertainment Awards, Nigeria Entertainment Awards, and more. He is credited for the successful careers of Fireboy DML, Lil Kesh, and more.
Olamide was born on the 15th of March, 1989. He is 31 years old.
With his massive endorsement deals, business deals, music sales, shows and record label, Olamide’s net worth is estimated to be around $10-$15 million.
Olamide has three children. His first two sons, Maximilian Boluwatife and Tunrepin Myles are with his wife, Adebukunmi. Olamide also allegedly had a love child with former Beat FM presenter, Maria Okan. Rumour is that he opted to abort the child but Maria went ahead and had it. He is named Asaiah Monife Maria.
Olamide reportedly has a fleet of luxurious cars in his garage including a Lamborghini Aventador, Range Rover V8, Mercedes Benz G Class, Rolls Royce Phantom, and a Toyota Camry.
Olamide is famous for rapping and singing in two different languages including Yoruba and English. He also raps in the indigenous Pidgin.
Olamide is married to Adebukunmi Aisha Suleiman. The couple met at the beginning of Olamide’s career. She is known to be his biggest fan and supporter and usually attends all of his Live shows. In 2015, he released “Melo Melo” a song written and dedicated to her. It has since become one of his biggest hits.
Olamide studied Mass Communication at Tai Solarin University but dropped out due to financial issues.