Nigerian rapper Olamide, born, Olamide Gbenga Adedeji is one of the biggest and most influential artists in Africa.
Olamide is the second of the three children of Pa Adedeji and his second wife, Ronke Osisanya Adedeji.
He has two siblings, TemmyGold and Eniola Olamilekan (who is also known as DJ Enimoney).
He was signed to ID Cabasa’s Coded Tunes record label and was managed by Toni Payne.In 2012, he left Coded Tunes and started his own record label YBNL Nation.
In 2020, it was reported that the rapper, Olamide is married to his longtime girlfriend, Bukunmi Aisha.
The couple had been engaged since 2018, after Olamide Adedeji, proposed to her.
The couple have been together for almost 10 years now and it is said the two are married but that information was never leaked to the media.
Children: Rapper and label exec owner, Olamide Adedeji is the proud father of three kids from two women.
- Batifeori Maximilliano Adedeji
- Tunrepin Myles Adedeji
- Asaiah Monifé Adedeji
2 baby mama’s
Adebukumi Aisha Suleiman
Olamide’s first baby mama and wife, Adebukumi Aisha Suleiman gave birth to two sons within four years. Bukunmi bore Maximilian Boluwatife Adedeji and Tunrepin Myles Adedeji.
Olamide’s love for Adebukumi has always been special as it is even rumoured that back in 2015, one of his hit singles ‘Melo Melo’ was dedicated to her.
Maria Okanrende is Olamide’s second baby mama. Maria is popular as an On-Air Personality, who made her mark on Beat FM alongside Toolz and Gbemi Olateru Olagbegi. Her relationship with Olamide was short-lived after she got pregnant. However, on August 16, 2019, she welcomed the rapper’s first female child. A week after the birth of a daughter, Maria revealed her name as Asaiah Monifé Maria.
born 15 March 1989
Born in Lagos State, Nigeria, Olamide attended Tai Solarin University and studied mass communication but dropped out due to financial constraints.
Source of wealth
- Nigerian rapper and singer
- Song writer
He founded the record label Yahoo Boy No Laptop Nation (or YBNL) in 2012.
The roster includes fellow Nigerian artists DJ Enimoney, Fireboy DML, B.Banks, and Temmie Ovwasa.
• Olamide primarily raps in Yoruba, a language spoken in West Africa. His rapid flow has helped to popularize hip-hop in Nigeria.
Olamide’s net worth is estimated at 10.5 million US dollars.
• In 2011, Olamide released his debut album Rapsodi, which earned a Best Rap Album nomination at the Nigerian awards show The Headies.
• Olamide won Album of the Year at The Headies with three consecutive LPs: 2012’s YBNL, 2013’s Baddest Guy Ever Liveth, and 2014’s Street OT.
- Rapsodi (2011)
- YBNL (2012)
- Baddest Guy Ever Liveth (2013)
- Street OT (2014)
- Eyan Mayweather (2015)
- The Glory (2016)
- Lagos Nawa (2017)
- Carpe Diem (2020)
- UY Scuti (2021)
- Unruly (TBA)
Collaborative albums and EPs
In 2016, there was a major face-off between Don Jazzy’s MAVINS and Olamide’s YBNL.
This came after MAVIN’s Reekado Banks won the award for the Next Rated Artiste Category at the 2015 Headies Awards.
This obviously didn’t go down well with Olamide and he made his feelings known when he climbed the stage with his whole YBNL team, when his artist Adekunle Gold won the award for Best Alternative act for his song, Shade.
While expressing his appreciation, Lil Kesh prostrated before Olamide who then took the mic and said; “Lil Kesh is our own Next Rated artist. F**k that sh*t! The streets ti take over. Every f**king single was a hit back to back. From lyrically, to Shoki to Efejoku. Ko ni dafun Iya anybody. ”
He then dropped the mic on the ground, threw away his cup with its content spewing on stage as he and his crew walked away.
After Olamide’s diatribe, Don Jazzy won The Special Recognition Award and in his vote of thanks after receiving the award from Tony Okoroji said: “I don’t like awards. I told Ayo Animashaun that I don’t want this award. I said the award should be given to D’banj but they found a way to get me here.”
Reacting to Olamide’s rant he said: “I came out here to support my children. As they were trying to present the award, Reekado Banks was performing at Ali Baba’s show. I have already told my children that I will buy cars for all of them.
“Egbon Olamide, if you want the car, come and collect it”, Don Jazzy added. (The 2015 Headies Next Rated Artiste Award winner goes home with a Hyundai SUV car).
Afterwards, Olamide went berserk and came for Don Jazzy on Twitter. In a number of tweets, Olamide declared war on Don Jazzy and ripped him to pieces and also on the way Don treats artistes on his label. In one of this tweets, he left a warning that brings to mind a deja vu of what pretty much started the bloody feud between late Tupac Shakur and Notorious BIG, by telling Don Jazzy not to come to the Mainland.
“…. Don’t f**king come to the Mainland. Honestly, f**k you, I am f**king Mainland”
He continues: “ I did not mention father’s name on the stage. Don’t f**king mention my name f**k boy. Don’t try all this sh*t with me”
He blasted him further on how he treated D’banj:
“You crave attention so bad, cool with everyone on your team but na you be Don f**k everything up, ruin every relationship”, (obviously referring to how Don Jazzy and Dbanj parted ways.)
“U dey chance your boys, Dem dey call you baba, my niggas call me my brother”
“After you don ruin D’banj with packaging, na de same u come dey form humble on social media. I called to strike a deal with Di’ja.”