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Olamide in shades and maroon jacket

About

Olamide is a free-flowing rapper who has been dubbed the “Kanye West of Nigeria”. He’s also earned street cred with the title “King of the Streets”. Olamide raps in Yoruba and English, something that has separated him from his peers. Olamide has been in the rap industry for more than a decade but his music is still adored by his fans. Here's his journey.

Personal Life

It may not look like it but Olamide Gbenga Adedeji, born in March 1989, wanted to be a footballer. That did not come to fruition. He turned his attention to music. He was diligent about his studies but he could not resist his urge to go into music. According to an interview Olamide did with Ndani TV, his parents PA Adedeji and Ronke Osisanya Adedeji hoped that he’d pursue his studies further but he decided to focus on his music career. Olamide grew up in the era of ID Cabassa whom he says influenced his brand of music which is why he settled for rap music. 

Olamide is currently 33 years old. He is the second born of three children. His siblings are Temmy Gold and Eniola Olamilekan, a famous DJ.    

Schooling

Before he got into music, Olamide says that he was “in love” with his studies just like any other kid would be. His academic pursuit has seen him go through primary and secondary school in Lagos.  He moved to Ijagun, Ijebu-Ode, Ogun state for his university education. He attended the Tai Solarin University of Education where he studied mass communication. Unfortunately, he dropped out due to financial problems.

Career

“Music chose me” Olamide confidently said in his interview with Ndani TV. True to his word, he has already built an illustrious career and still going strong. One of the highlight features of his music is that he sings in Yoruba and English. Here is Olamide’s career trajectory.

It all started in 2010 under the Coded Tunes record label with whom he published his first single “Eni Duro”. The song was a massive hit such that he was invited to perform at the Hip Hop Worlds Awards.

A year later, Olamide released his debut album “Rapsodi”. It contains 16 songs some of which have featured A-list names such as Wizkid, Pheelz, 9ice, Reminisce, ID Cabassa, 2Phat, Adol, Ab1, Jumoke, Lord of Ajasa, B-Rank, Soul Joe and Terry Da Rapman. “Omo Toh Shan” featuring Wizkid is the biggest track of the album. Rapsodi was nominated for the album of the year award at The Headies.

Olamide did not rest on his laurels despite the success of his first album. 

The following year, Olamide made a huge leap. He founded his own record label, Yahoo Boy No Laptop (YBNL) Nation and released his second album under his own label. Guess what he titled it? YBNL. 

It also features guest acts, some of whom are household names like Davido, Tiwa Savage and Reminisce. The others are Dammy Krane, Buckwylla, Base One, Kayswitch and Minus Two. YBNL has 20 tracks whose theme is about Olamide’s love for God and the streets where he grew up in. “Iliefo Illuminati” was YBNL’s first release followed by “First Of All” then “Stupid Love” and “Voice of the Street”

YBNL won Album of The Year and Best Rap Album at The Headies in 2013.

Olamide's third album, Baddest Guy Ever Liveth (BGEL), came out the following year. He collaborated with several artists throughout the 21 tracks. These are Buckwyla, Pepenazi, Ice Prince, Ketchup, Endia, B.Banks, Viktoh, Pele Pele and Bez. In this album, Olamide explores the Yoruba language by having different variations - Ijebu in “Dope Money”, you can hear indigenous rap and juju music in “Eleda Mi O”, Makossa beat is in “Position Yourself”. Durosoke is the lead single of the album, "Turn Up", Yemi My Lover and Eleda Mi O. Like his first two albums, BGEL won multiple awards.

Yes! Olamide is on a roll. The albums kept trickling in. 

His fourth Street OT dropped in November 2014. It was a follow-up to his previous album Baddest Guy Ever Liveth. It contains 22 songs. Two of those - “Story For The Gods” and “Goods Mi” came out before the album launched. It pays tribute to his life on the streets. As is his trend, he worked with artists like Lil Kesh, Pasuma, Don Jazzy, Phyno, Chinko Ekun and Reminisce. As far as accolades are concerned, Street OT was no exception. In 2015, it was nominated for the Best Rap Album at The Headies and Nigeria Entertainment Awards. It was named Album of the Year at The Headies. The album topped the iTunes World Albums Chart. 

Two more consecutive albums followed in 2015 and 2016 before Olamide took a break. 

2 Kings and Eyan Mayweather and The Glory respectively. The release of 2 Kings was done through the iTunes store and Cloud 9. Guest artists include Wizkid, Pheelz, Storm Rex, Major Bangz and Young John. Eyan Mayweather was a follow up to King 2. On both, he worked with Phyno. 

Phyno is also part of Olamide’s sixth album, The Glory alongside Burna Boy, Akuchi, Davolee and Wande Coal. The Glory contains 16 songs.

After back to back albums, Olamide went on a four-year break. He made an astounding return with a surprise release of EP 999. This featured Phyno, Olamide’s son Maximilliano and others. He undertook this project with Empire, an international distribution company. 

Also in the same year, Olamide published another album, Carpe Diem which has 12 tracks. His latest album UY Scuti was released in 2021.

Olamide's Albums         

Rapsodi (2011)

YBNL (2012)

Baddest Guy Ever Liveth (2013)

Street OT (2014)

Eyan Mayweather (2015)

The Glory (2016)

Lagos Nawa (2017)

UY Scuti (2021)

Carpe Diem (2020)

Collaborations

YBNL Mafia Family (2018)

2 Kings (2015)

EP 999 (2020)

Relationship

Family

Olamide was raised by his parents in Lagos - his father was PA Adedeji and his mother Ronke Osisanya Adedeji. He lost both of them in 2016 and 2018 respectively. The Yoruba rapper has two siblings, a brother - Eniola Olamilekan who is a famous DJ and sister Temmy Gold, a businesswoman known for her company House of Temmy. Olamide is the second of the three.

Baby mamas and children

Olamide has three children, two boys and one girl, from two different women. His firstborn child is Maximilian Boluwatife Adedeji was born on 30th January 2015. Tunrepin Myles Adedeji is the second born child. He was born on 1st July 2019 and his third, the only girl, Asaiah Monifé Maria Adedeji was born on 16th August 2019. 

Radio and television personalities Maria Okanrende and Adebukunmi Aisha Suleiman are Olamide’s baby mamas. The former is the mother to Olamide’s only girl child and the latter is the mother to his two sons. 

The end of Olamide’s relationship with Maria carries different narratives. One of them is that the media personality moved on after she found out that the YBNL boss was still in a relationship with his long term partner Adebukunmi. She believed that the two parted ways only to find out that they were seeing one another. The other narrative states that Olamide was only interested in having a good time with Maria.

All that aside, Adebukunmi has been Olamide’s long term girlfriend. The two have been together for at least eight years now. It's not clear whether Olamide and Adebukunmi are married despite their engagement in 2018. 

Controversy

Science Student

Olamide’s music might be alluring but that doesn’t mean his fans can’t sieve out the message that his songs carry. Known for his rap style and catchy hits, the Yoruba singer found himself at the centre of a storm in 2018 after the release of his hit single “Science Students”. He was accused of implicitly glorifying the use of hard drugs. Ex filmmaker Pedro Obaseki and actress Kemi Lala Akindoju condemned Olamide's song. 

The Yoruba singer released a statement via his Instagram page denying allegations that his song promoted drug abuse. Instead, he said that the song spread awareness against drugs abuse. 

“Don’t abuse alcohol. Stop mixing what you don’t know about. Live responsibly and drink responsibly. Don’t aspire the “highness state” but a state of purpose, fulfilment and passion discovery.”

Despite calls to have the song pulled down, it's still on Olamide’s YouTube channel, Olamide Baddonseh with over 13 million views.  

Ritual Killings

Seems like Olamide can’t get out of trouble with his lyrics. Yet another one of his songs, “Logo Benz”, put him in the spotlight for the wrong reasons. The Yoruba singer was accused of promoting ritual killings, a tetchy subject in the country. 

Some musicians have been accused of undertaking rituals in exchange for gaining wealth which is what they are calling “blood money”. The line “I dey pray to Jesus, ko wo wole, if money no enter, I go do blood money" particularly hit the nerve.

As such, lots of fans were angered by Olamide’s lyrics. Regardless, the song still received airplay from some stations. Again Olamide defended his song. He said that it's intended to create awareness about this situation in society.  

YBNL Nation

Temmie Ovwasa dubbed the queen of YBNL Nation made scathing comments about the record label YBNL Nation and its CEO Olamide. Temmie was signed in 2016 and left YBNL Nation in 2020 after a dispute with Olamide. 

The singer accused Olamide’s label of sabotaging her career by not approving her shows and not upholding their side of the agreement. Also, she claimed that Olamide is a hypocrite; that his public image has been carefully crafted to make him look good when he is the complete opposite of that display. Further, Temmie challenged Olamide to explain his rapid rise within the music industry. 

All this happened in 2020. The following year, Temmie revealed that she had mended bridges with the YBNL Nation boss. She even termed the record as “family”.

Is Olamide In A Cult?

Some quarters view Olamide’s quick rise to stardom with suspicion. His song “Logo Benz” did not help his course. He openly talked about going for blood money if Jesus doesn't bless him. This gave people reason to question his motives. 

Olamide’s silence over the killings perpetrated by the killer Badoo cult gave people a further reason to believe that Olamide is part of a cult.

Recently, a prophetess warned her congregation and music lovers that the YBNL Nation boss is a member of the Illuminati. These claims have not been substantiated. 

Car

The success that he’s enjoyed allows him to buy any car he sets his eye on. Olamide’s cars include Land Rover Range Sport that is estimated to cost ₦15 million, Toyota Camry said to cost  ₦4 million, Mercedes Benz G-Class sold to him at  ₦23 million, Ranger Rover V8 and Rolls Royce Phantom. Olamide’s Rolls Royce cost him about ₦68 million. He also owns a Lamborghini Aventador which he bought at ₦218 million.

Accident

You might have heard that a certain Olamide got into an accident in 2021. You’d be forgiven to think that it was the Yoruba rap singer Badoo. Olamide’s car accident which happened along the Lekki-Epe expressway in Lagos involved comedian Ogunleye Babatunde who also goes by the name Olamide. He crashed his white Lexus Salon car beyond repair.

House

It’s not a surprise that Olamide lives large. Olamide’s houses are located in Nigeria. One is in Lagos. He’s also built one in Bariga where he grew up. The three-bedroom apartment said to have cost him  ₦20 million is for his parents. Olamide also owns a mansion in Lekki. 

Does Olamide have a house in London? Well, he’s been to London for business. One of his baby mamas moved to London after they fell out. That noted, Olamide’s houses are all based in the country.

Net Worth

Olamide’s investments in music, business and endorsement deal he’s received has made him one of the richest musicians in Nigeria. In fact, in 2021, he was listed amongst the top ten musicians in the country. Let’s get to it. Olamide’s net worth is estimated to be between $12 to $14 million.

Awards & Recognition

Olamide has produced hit after hit during his career. These have been recognised at different awards events. Let’s take a look at the list.

2021: 

All Africa Music Awards

Nominated for Song of the Year for “Infinity”.

Nominated for Best West African male artist.

Nominated for Album of the Year for Carpe Diem.

2020: 

Olamide won Listener’s Choice at Soundcity MVP Awards Festival.

2018:

Olamide won the Best Street-Hop artiste, the Best Rap Album and artiste of the year at The Headies.

2016: 

Olamide won the Album of the year for Eyan Mayweather and was named Rap Act of the Year at the Nigerian Entertainment Awards.

2015: 

He won Rap Artist of the year at the City People Entertainment Award. At The Headies, he was named Best Street Hop Artiste, Artiste of the Year and was nominated for Best Pop Single for “Bobo”

At the TooXclusive Awards that year, Olamide won big. Best hip-hop track, Mixtape of the Year and Album of the Year.

2014: 

Olamide was the big winner at The Headies. He won Best Rap Album and Album of the Year. He received nominations for Artiste of The Year and Rap Single in this award.

Olamide won the Channel O Music Video Awards for the Most Gifted West for “Turn Up”

At the City People Entertainment Award, he was nominated for the Musician of the year, Rap Artiste of the Year, Most Popular Song of the Year and Rap Album of the Year.

He also got nominations at the Nigerian Entertainment Awards and MTV Africa Music Awards for Best Rap of the Year and Best hip hop.

At the World Music Awards, he was nominated for the World’s Best Artist, World’s Best Live Act, World’s Best Entertainer of the Year.  

2013:

Olamine received three nominations at The Headies - Artiste of the year, Lyricist on the Roll and Best Rap Single.

At the Nigeria Music Video Awards, he received three nominations - Video of the Year, Song of the Year and Best Rap Single for his song “Durosoke”. At the same event, he won Best Afro Pop Video and Best Street Hip Hop Artiste.

At the Nigerian Entertainment Award, he bagged the Best Indigenous Artiste for “Himself”, the Best Album of the Year for YBNL and the Best Collabo Award for his single “Ghost Mode”

2012:

At The Headies, he was nominated for the Best Rap Single and Best Rap Album for Young Erikina and Rapsodi.

In 2011, he was nominated as the Next Rated musician at The Headies Awards. 

Social Media

Olamide’s Instagram: @Olamidé 

Olamide’s YouTube Channel: Olamide Baddosneh 

Olamide’s Twitter: @Olamide 

Olamide’s Facebook: Olamide 

Q&A

Is Olamide a billionaire?

Olamide’s net worth is estimated to be between $12 - $14 million. He is not yet a billionaire.

How many awards has Olamide won?

Olamide has won multiple awards throughout his career. You can look at the Awards & Recognition section to see his list of awards.

How old is Olamide now?

Olamide was born on 15 March 1989 which means he is 33 years old. 

How many songs does Olamide have in total?

Olamide has over 50 songs, at least 12 albums with multiple collaborations.

Did Olamide go to university?

Olamide attended the Tai Solarin University of Education where he studied mass communication.  

Did Olamide buy a Lamborghini?

The Yoruba rapper is said to have bought a Lamborghini Aventador estimated to be worth ₦218 million. 

Who is richer between Olamide and Wizkid?

Wizkid is richer. As of 2020, his net worth stood at $20 million while Olamide’s was $12 million. 

What car does Olamide drive?

Olamide owns up to six luxurious cars. Rolls Royce Phantom, Land Rover Range Sport, Toyota Camry, Mercedes Benz G-Class, Ranger Rover V8 and Lamborghini Aventador.    

Also known as:
Baddo. Badoo Sneh
Birthday:
15 March 1989
Nationality:
Nigerian
Star sign:
Pisces
Birth place:
Bariga, Lagos State, Nigeria
Height:
5'9

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Olamide in shades and maroon jacket
Also known as:
Baddo. Badoo Sneh
Birthday:
15 March 1989
Nationality:
Nigerian
Star sign:
Pisces
Birth place:
Bariga, Lagos State, Nigeria
Height:
5'9

About

Olamide is a free-flowing rapper who has been dubbed the “Kanye West of Nigeria”. He’s also earned street cred with the title “King of the Streets”. Olamide raps in Yoruba and English, something that has separated him from his peers. Olamide has been in the rap industry for more than a decade but his music is still adored by his fans. Here's his journey.

Personal Life

It may not look like it but Olamide Gbenga Adedeji, born in March 1989, wanted to be a footballer. That did not come to fruition. He turned his attention to music. He was diligent about his studies but he could not resist his urge to go into music. According to an interview Olamide did with Ndani TV, his parents PA Adedeji and Ronke Osisanya Adedeji hoped that he’d pursue his studies further but he decided to focus on his music career. Olamide grew up in the era of ID Cabassa whom he says influenced his brand of music which is why he settled for rap music. 

Olamide is currently 33 years old. He is the second born of three children. His siblings are Temmy Gold and Eniola Olamilekan, a famous DJ.    

Schooling

Before he got into music, Olamide says that he was “in love” with his studies just like any other kid would be. His academic pursuit has seen him go through primary and secondary school in Lagos.  He moved to Ijagun, Ijebu-Ode, Ogun state for his university education. He attended the Tai Solarin University of Education where he studied mass communication. Unfortunately, he dropped out due to financial problems.

Career

“Music chose me” Olamide confidently said in his interview with Ndani TV. True to his word, he has already built an illustrious career and still going strong. One of the highlight features of his music is that he sings in Yoruba and English. Here is Olamide’s career trajectory.

It all started in 2010 under the Coded Tunes record label with whom he published his first single “Eni Duro”. The song was a massive hit such that he was invited to perform at the Hip Hop Worlds Awards.

A year later, Olamide released his debut album “Rapsodi”. It contains 16 songs some of which have featured A-list names such as Wizkid, Pheelz, 9ice, Reminisce, ID Cabassa, 2Phat, Adol, Ab1, Jumoke, Lord of Ajasa, B-Rank, Soul Joe and Terry Da Rapman. “Omo Toh Shan” featuring Wizkid is the biggest track of the album. Rapsodi was nominated for the album of the year award at The Headies.

Olamide did not rest on his laurels despite the success of his first album. 

The following year, Olamide made a huge leap. He founded his own record label, Yahoo Boy No Laptop (YBNL) Nation and released his second album under his own label. Guess what he titled it? YBNL. 

It also features guest acts, some of whom are household names like Davido, Tiwa Savage and Reminisce. The others are Dammy Krane, Buckwylla, Base One, Kayswitch and Minus Two. YBNL has 20 tracks whose theme is about Olamide’s love for God and the streets where he grew up in. “Iliefo Illuminati” was YBNL’s first release followed by “First Of All” then “Stupid Love” and “Voice of the Street”

YBNL won Album of The Year and Best Rap Album at The Headies in 2013.

Olamide's third album, Baddest Guy Ever Liveth (BGEL), came out the following year. He collaborated with several artists throughout the 21 tracks. These are Buckwyla, Pepenazi, Ice Prince, Ketchup, Endia, B.Banks, Viktoh, Pele Pele and Bez. In this album, Olamide explores the Yoruba language by having different variations - Ijebu in “Dope Money”, you can hear indigenous rap and juju music in “Eleda Mi O”, Makossa beat is in “Position Yourself”. Durosoke is the lead single of the album, "Turn Up", Yemi My Lover and Eleda Mi O. Like his first two albums, BGEL won multiple awards.

Yes! Olamide is on a roll. The albums kept trickling in. 

His fourth Street OT dropped in November 2014. It was a follow-up to his previous album Baddest Guy Ever Liveth. It contains 22 songs. Two of those - “Story For The Gods” and “Goods Mi” came out before the album launched. It pays tribute to his life on the streets. As is his trend, he worked with artists like Lil Kesh, Pasuma, Don Jazzy, Phyno, Chinko Ekun and Reminisce. As far as accolades are concerned, Street OT was no exception. In 2015, it was nominated for the Best Rap Album at The Headies and Nigeria Entertainment Awards. It was named Album of the Year at The Headies. The album topped the iTunes World Albums Chart. 

Two more consecutive albums followed in 2015 and 2016 before Olamide took a break. 

2 Kings and Eyan Mayweather and The Glory respectively. The release of 2 Kings was done through the iTunes store and Cloud 9. Guest artists include Wizkid, Pheelz, Storm Rex, Major Bangz and Young John. Eyan Mayweather was a follow up to King 2. On both, he worked with Phyno. 

Phyno is also part of Olamide’s sixth album, The Glory alongside Burna Boy, Akuchi, Davolee and Wande Coal. The Glory contains 16 songs.

After back to back albums, Olamide went on a four-year break. He made an astounding return with a surprise release of EP 999. This featured Phyno, Olamide’s son Maximilliano and others. He undertook this project with Empire, an international distribution company. 

Also in the same year, Olamide published another album, Carpe Diem which has 12 tracks. His latest album UY Scuti was released in 2021.

Olamide's Albums         

Rapsodi (2011)

YBNL (2012)

Baddest Guy Ever Liveth (2013)

Street OT (2014)

Eyan Mayweather (2015)

The Glory (2016)

Lagos Nawa (2017)

UY Scuti (2021)

Carpe Diem (2020)

Collaborations

YBNL Mafia Family (2018)

2 Kings (2015)

EP 999 (2020)

Relationship

Family

Olamide was raised by his parents in Lagos - his father was PA Adedeji and his mother Ronke Osisanya Adedeji. He lost both of them in 2016 and 2018 respectively. The Yoruba rapper has two siblings, a brother - Eniola Olamilekan who is a famous DJ and sister Temmy Gold, a businesswoman known for her company House of Temmy. Olamide is the second of the three.

Baby mamas and children

Olamide has three children, two boys and one girl, from two different women. His firstborn child is Maximilian Boluwatife Adedeji was born on 30th January 2015. Tunrepin Myles Adedeji is the second born child. He was born on 1st July 2019 and his third, the only girl, Asaiah Monifé Maria Adedeji was born on 16th August 2019. 

Radio and television personalities Maria Okanrende and Adebukunmi Aisha Suleiman are Olamide’s baby mamas. The former is the mother to Olamide’s only girl child and the latter is the mother to his two sons. 

The end of Olamide’s relationship with Maria carries different narratives. One of them is that the media personality moved on after she found out that the YBNL boss was still in a relationship with his long term partner Adebukunmi. She believed that the two parted ways only to find out that they were seeing one another. The other narrative states that Olamide was only interested in having a good time with Maria.

All that aside, Adebukunmi has been Olamide’s long term girlfriend. The two have been together for at least eight years now. It's not clear whether Olamide and Adebukunmi are married despite their engagement in 2018. 

Controversy

Science Student

Olamide’s music might be alluring but that doesn’t mean his fans can’t sieve out the message that his songs carry. Known for his rap style and catchy hits, the Yoruba singer found himself at the centre of a storm in 2018 after the release of his hit single “Science Students”. He was accused of implicitly glorifying the use of hard drugs. Ex filmmaker Pedro Obaseki and actress Kemi Lala Akindoju condemned Olamide's song. 

The Yoruba singer released a statement via his Instagram page denying allegations that his song promoted drug abuse. Instead, he said that the song spread awareness against drugs abuse. 

“Don’t abuse alcohol. Stop mixing what you don’t know about. Live responsibly and drink responsibly. Don’t aspire the “highness state” but a state of purpose, fulfilment and passion discovery.”

Despite calls to have the song pulled down, it's still on Olamide’s YouTube channel, Olamide Baddonseh with over 13 million views.  

Ritual Killings

Seems like Olamide can’t get out of trouble with his lyrics. Yet another one of his songs, “Logo Benz”, put him in the spotlight for the wrong reasons. The Yoruba singer was accused of promoting ritual killings, a tetchy subject in the country. 

Some musicians have been accused of undertaking rituals in exchange for gaining wealth which is what they are calling “blood money”. The line “I dey pray to Jesus, ko wo wole, if money no enter, I go do blood money" particularly hit the nerve.

As such, lots of fans were angered by Olamide’s lyrics. Regardless, the song still received airplay from some stations. Again Olamide defended his song. He said that it's intended to create awareness about this situation in society.  

YBNL Nation

Temmie Ovwasa dubbed the queen of YBNL Nation made scathing comments about the record label YBNL Nation and its CEO Olamide. Temmie was signed in 2016 and left YBNL Nation in 2020 after a dispute with Olamide. 

The singer accused Olamide’s label of sabotaging her career by not approving her shows and not upholding their side of the agreement. Also, she claimed that Olamide is a hypocrite; that his public image has been carefully crafted to make him look good when he is the complete opposite of that display. Further, Temmie challenged Olamide to explain his rapid rise within the music industry. 

All this happened in 2020. The following year, Temmie revealed that she had mended bridges with the YBNL Nation boss. She even termed the record as “family”.

Is Olamide In A Cult?

Some quarters view Olamide’s quick rise to stardom with suspicion. His song “Logo Benz” did not help his course. He openly talked about going for blood money if Jesus doesn't bless him. This gave people reason to question his motives. 

Olamide’s silence over the killings perpetrated by the killer Badoo cult gave people a further reason to believe that Olamide is part of a cult.

Recently, a prophetess warned her congregation and music lovers that the YBNL Nation boss is a member of the Illuminati. These claims have not been substantiated. 

Car

The success that he’s enjoyed allows him to buy any car he sets his eye on. Olamide’s cars include Land Rover Range Sport that is estimated to cost ₦15 million, Toyota Camry said to cost  ₦4 million, Mercedes Benz G-Class sold to him at  ₦23 million, Ranger Rover V8 and Rolls Royce Phantom. Olamide’s Rolls Royce cost him about ₦68 million. He also owns a Lamborghini Aventador which he bought at ₦218 million.

Accident

You might have heard that a certain Olamide got into an accident in 2021. You’d be forgiven to think that it was the Yoruba rap singer Badoo. Olamide’s car accident which happened along the Lekki-Epe expressway in Lagos involved comedian Ogunleye Babatunde who also goes by the name Olamide. He crashed his white Lexus Salon car beyond repair.

House

It’s not a surprise that Olamide lives large. Olamide’s houses are located in Nigeria. One is in Lagos. He’s also built one in Bariga where he grew up. The three-bedroom apartment said to have cost him  ₦20 million is for his parents. Olamide also owns a mansion in Lekki. 

Does Olamide have a house in London? Well, he’s been to London for business. One of his baby mamas moved to London after they fell out. That noted, Olamide’s houses are all based in the country.

Net Worth

Olamide’s investments in music, business and endorsement deal he’s received has made him one of the richest musicians in Nigeria. In fact, in 2021, he was listed amongst the top ten musicians in the country. Let’s get to it. Olamide’s net worth is estimated to be between $12 to $14 million.

Awards & Recognition

Olamide has produced hit after hit during his career. These have been recognised at different awards events. Let’s take a look at the list.

2021: 

All Africa Music Awards

Nominated for Song of the Year for “Infinity”.

Nominated for Best West African male artist.

Nominated for Album of the Year for Carpe Diem.

2020: 

Olamide won Listener’s Choice at Soundcity MVP Awards Festival.

2018:

Olamide won the Best Street-Hop artiste, the Best Rap Album and artiste of the year at The Headies.

2016: 

Olamide won the Album of the year for Eyan Mayweather and was named Rap Act of the Year at the Nigerian Entertainment Awards.

2015: 

He won Rap Artist of the year at the City People Entertainment Award. At The Headies, he was named Best Street Hop Artiste, Artiste of the Year and was nominated for Best Pop Single for “Bobo”

At the TooXclusive Awards that year, Olamide won big. Best hip-hop track, Mixtape of the Year and Album of the Year.

2014: 

Olamide was the big winner at The Headies. He won Best Rap Album and Album of the Year. He received nominations for Artiste of The Year and Rap Single in this award.

Olamide won the Channel O Music Video Awards for the Most Gifted West for “Turn Up”

At the City People Entertainment Award, he was nominated for the Musician of the year, Rap Artiste of the Year, Most Popular Song of the Year and Rap Album of the Year.

He also got nominations at the Nigerian Entertainment Awards and MTV Africa Music Awards for Best Rap of the Year and Best hip hop.

At the World Music Awards, he was nominated for the World’s Best Artist, World’s Best Live Act, World’s Best Entertainer of the Year.  

2013:

Olamine received three nominations at The Headies - Artiste of the year, Lyricist on the Roll and Best Rap Single.

At the Nigeria Music Video Awards, he received three nominations - Video of the Year, Song of the Year and Best Rap Single for his song “Durosoke”. At the same event, he won Best Afro Pop Video and Best Street Hip Hop Artiste.

At the Nigerian Entertainment Award, he bagged the Best Indigenous Artiste for “Himself”, the Best Album of the Year for YBNL and the Best Collabo Award for his single “Ghost Mode”

2012:

At The Headies, he was nominated for the Best Rap Single and Best Rap Album for Young Erikina and Rapsodi.

In 2011, he was nominated as the Next Rated musician at The Headies Awards. 

Social Media

Olamide’s Instagram: @Olamidé 

Olamide’s YouTube Channel: Olamide Baddosneh 

Olamide’s Twitter: @Olamide 

Olamide’s Facebook: Olamide 

Q&A

Is Olamide a billionaire?

Olamide’s net worth is estimated to be between $12 - $14 million. He is not yet a billionaire.

How many awards has Olamide won?

Olamide has won multiple awards throughout his career. You can look at the Awards & Recognition section to see his list of awards.

How old is Olamide now?

Olamide was born on 15 March 1989 which means he is 33 years old. 

How many songs does Olamide have in total?

Olamide has over 50 songs, at least 12 albums with multiple collaborations.

Did Olamide go to university?

Olamide attended the Tai Solarin University of Education where he studied mass communication.  

Did Olamide buy a Lamborghini?

The Yoruba rapper is said to have bought a Lamborghini Aventador estimated to be worth ₦218 million. 

Who is richer between Olamide and Wizkid?

Wizkid is richer. As of 2020, his net worth stood at $20 million while Olamide’s was $12 million. 

What car does Olamide drive?

Olamide owns up to six luxurious cars. Rolls Royce Phantom, Land Rover Range Sport, Toyota Camry, Mercedes Benz G-Class, Ranger Rover V8 and Lamborghini Aventador.