In this write-up is Olamide net worth alongside every other thing you need to know about him. Do not just take my word for it, go through the entire post and see how everything about him has been covered in different subheadings.
Born on the 15th of March 1989, Olamide Adedeji is a Nigerian musician that goes by the stage name “BaddoSneh,” “Olamide Baddo” or simply “Olamide.”Known for his “street” or “ghetto” style of singing, the Nigerian rapper is one of the richest musicians in the country today.
Olamide Net Worth 2022
He is estimated to be worth around $9 million. Which when converted to Nigerian currency is about 3.717 Billion Naira.
Olamide is one of the richest Nigerian musicians presently. Apart from his music, endorsement deals, and shows, the YBNL Nation’s boss makes a whole lot of money from his other investments which he has managed to keep away from the media.
His Early Life And Childhood
Like I have earlier mentioned, Olamide was born on March 15, 1989, at Bariga, Lagos State, Nigeria. He had his university education at the Tai Solarin University of Education.
Growing up, he discovered there is a part of him that has always had a soft spot for music and decided to pursue it as a full-time career.
As someone who is very versed in the Yoruba language (a language spoken by the Yoruba people of Nigeria, of the three major tribes in Nigeria). it wasn’t difficult for him to find his music niche. He is today one of Nigeria’s finest rappers that uses his dialect to make beautiful music.
Rise To Glory In The Nigerian Music Industry
Having found out what his heart truly desires in the form of music in 2010, he set out to give it his very best ao as to leave a tangible mark in the Nigerian music industry.
When asked why he chose music when there were other things he was very good at from which he could have chosen a career for himself, BaddoSneh as he is fondly called replied:
“i found out I was gifted in it so I had to explore it. It’s my life, my hustle, my world.”
(like Olamide, until you find that one thing you are gifted at that is capable of keeping you at your feet, do not stop. That may be your channel to a life of fame, abundance, and prosperity)
In 2010, having been signed to ID Cabasa’s record label called Coded Tunes, he released his first single titled “Eni Duro” under the same label.
(I can still remember how I danced to this song with my friends back then in 2010. The song was one of the biggest hits of 2009 to 2011.
The only song I can remember now that went more viral than Eni Duro within that time frame is Wizkid’s single “Holla At Your Boy”).
Eni Duro as a song really did well in announcing the upcoming artiste then. The song received accolades from several parts of Nigeria and beyond.
The name Olamide soon became a household name that is the same 2010, he performed at The Hip Hop World Awards. A musical stage so many artists of his day considered a rare privilege then.
In 2011, the already popular singer dropped his first album titled “Rapsodi.” The songs that made up the album alongside his first single “Eni Duro” were so good the album became one of the top trending albums of the year 2011.
His fame spread even further across the country and the money started rolling in large numbers. Top trending artists of that period like 9ice, D’banj, Reminisce, and Wizkid started calling for collaborations.
The Birth Of YBNL Nation
Now a big artiste, in 2012 Olamide left Coded Tunes to start his own record label. Of course, he didn’t leave because he is now a “big” artiste and bigger than Coded Tunes, ID Cabasa, or his manager then Toni Payne.
He left because he felt it was time for him to move on and further take his career to greater heights in his own way.
The new record label he started in 2012 is known as YBNL Nation. The ideology behind the name is a young man who seriously wants to make money and live big without involving in online scams or any kind of illegitimate deals.
In November 2012, he released his second studio album “YBNL,” named after his newly founded record label. The album was produced by ID Cabasa, 2 Kriss, Pheelz, and Tyrone.
In the album, Olamide featured top stars like Dammy Krane, Tiwa Savage, Davido, Samklef, Base One, Minus 2, Buckwylla, Reminisce, and Kayswitch.
Since its inception, the record label YBNL Nation has signed so many stars among whom are:
- Alexander Okeke known as “Ikemefuna 1”
- Keshinro Olalade known as “Lil Kesh”
- Adekunle Kosoko known as “Adekunle Gold”
- Shokoya Segun David called “Davolee”
- Victor Fadayomi stage name “Viktoh”
- Eniola Adedeji known as “DJ Enimoney”
- Temmie Ovwasa, YBNL Princess
- Philip Kayode Moses (Pheelz)
- Udomboso John Saviours, popularly known as “Young John the Wicked Producer”
- Oyebanjo Sunday (Bbanks).
Music Albums From 2010 Till Present
Ever since he released his first album “Rapsodi” in 2011 under the Coded Tunes record label, he has gone on to produce several albums with his new record label YBNL Nation.
All his music albums are as follows.
- Rapsodi (released in 2011 under Coded Tunes)
- YBNL (the first album produced under YBNL Nation in 2012)
- Baddest Guy Ever Liveth (released in 2013)
- Street OT (released in 2014)
- Eyan Mayweather (2015)
- The Glory (2016)
- Lagos Nawa (2017)
International Recognitions And Awards
The self-proclaimed “King of the Streets” or “Street General,” has received so many international recognitions and awards for his electrifying music. Below is just a few of them.
1.) “Next Rated” by The Headies awards 2011.
2.) At The Headies 2012, he was awarded “Hip Hop World Revelation of the Year,” “Best Rap Single” and “Best Rap Album.”
3.) In 2013, Nigeria Entertainment Awards gave him “Best Album of the Year,” “Best Rap Act of the Year,” “Music Video of the Year” and “Best Indigenous Artiste” Awards.
4.) In the same 2013, Nigeria Music Video Awards gave him “Video of the Year,” “Best Afro Hip Hop Video,” “Song of the Year” and “Best Street Hip Hop Artiste” awards. He was also awarded “Best Rap Single” and “Artiste of the Year” at The Headies 2013.
5.) In 2014, he was named “Musician of the Year (Male)” and “Rap Artiste of the Year” by City People Entertainment Awards and “World’s Best Male Artist,” “World’s Best Live Act,” “World’s Best Entertainer of the Year” by World Music Awards.
6.) In 2015, Olamide received “Certified Banger of the Year,” “Video Wonder of the Year,” “Male Artist of the Year” and “Best Street Hop Track” at TooXclusive Awards 2015.
7.) In 2016, he was named “Rap Act of the Year” and also received the “Album of the Year” award by Nigerian Entertainment Awards.
8.) At The Headies 2018, he received “Best Street-Hop Artiste,” “Best Rap Album,” “Artiste of the Year,” “Song of the Year” and “Headies Viewer’s Choice” awards.
Endorsement Deals And Music Shows
One of Olamide’s greatest sources of income apart from his music and collaborations is his numerous endorsement deals with top companies in and outside of Nigeria.
He has signed different endorsement deals worth over 100 million Naira with companies like Guinness, Ciroc, Peak Milk to mention but a few.
He also makes around two to four million Naira per show (for bookings) and around ten to three hundred thousand Naira for organized events.
His music show “Olamide Live In Concert (OLIC)” is one of the most attended music shows not only in Nigeria but Africa as a whole. It is reported that from this particular music show, the YBNL Nation boss rakes in millions of naira yearly.
The young Nigerian rapper is a proud owner of 3 mansions. The first is the N20 million house he built for his parents at Bariga, the part of Lagos where he grew up.
His second is the one he lives in at Lekki, Lagos, Nigeria. This particular mansion is said to have cost him N38 million.
The third house is reported to be located somewhere in the mainland, still in Lagos.
Like several other musicians out there, Olamide is a lover of crazy and expensive rides. And he owns quite a few of them.
Some of his numerous cars include.
- N22 million Mercedes G-Class
- A N15 million Land Rover Range Rover
- 2012 Honda worth around 6 million naira
- A N6 million Toyota Venza. (He reportedly bought this car for young John “the Wicked Producer,” YBNL Nation’s music producer).
The current Olamide net worth puts him among the richest artist not just in Nigeria but also in Africa.
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