Olamide Badoo, whose real name is Olamide Gbenga Adedeji, is a Nigerian singer, artist, songwriter, and CEO of the YBNL record label.


On March 15, 1989, Olamide was born in Lagos, Nigeria. He began his musical career under the Coded Tunes Record Label and is regarded as one of the most influential musicians in Nigeria and Africa overall.

Since the day that Olamide released his song “Emi Duro” he has become so popular and is now loved by everyone, so in other to give back to his fans, Olamide has helped so many young artist grow, he has signed more than 13 artist both new artists old artists he has helped revive their career.

These are some artist that Olamide helped bring to lime light:

1. Asake: Olamide’s impact on Asake’s career is nothing short of immense. Asake himself recognized the significance when he received the legend’s verse for his breakthrough track “Omo Ope”, A viral video captured the moment when Asake listened to it for the first time, shedding tears of joy.

Following this pivotal moment, the impact on Asake’s career was substantial, ultimately leading to his signing with YBNL and a remarkable rise to prominence.

2. Lil kesh: Lil kesh is one of the best artist that Olamide brought into lime light, he was signed into YBNL in 2014 and since then he has been making waves in the music industry.

Olamide made sure he pushed and promoted his songs, he just spent 2 years with his label but before he left he has produced so many hit songs.

3. Pheelz: Pheelz was also a producer in YBNL record label before he left to start singing music, he wasn’t signed into the label but he was made popular by Olamide

4. YCee: While Ycee had previously released a hit titled “Condo,” his significant breakthrough and widespread recognition occurred when he collaborated with the YBNL boss to remix “Jagaban”.

This partnership solidified his stardom and significantly boosted his acceptance and popularity, particularly among the urban audience.

5. Chinko Ekun: One of the nearly extinct artists that Olamide brought back to life is Chinko Ekun.

Baddo was intrigued by the hard-core Yoruba rapper, and he wasted no time in recruiting him to YBNL.

He recently signed a record deal with Dek-Niyor Entertainment, a record company based in Dubai.

It is safe to say that Olamide gave Chinko the voice of the street he enjoys now when looking back at the beginning of his career.

6. T I Blaze: TI blaze who is known for his hit single with Olamide “sometimes” was brought into lime light by Olamide after featuring in the song sometimes which later became a street anthem.

He has also praised Olamide in his social media handle for helping him gain popularity.

7. Bad Boy Timz: Bad Boy Timz had gained relative mainstream recognition thanks to his 2020-released hit “MJ”. However, his most remarkable achievement that year was his collaboration with the YBNL boss on the track “Loading,” featured on Olamide’s 2020 album, “Carpe Diem” .

This specific song has accumulated over 30 million streams, firmly solidifying its position as Bad Boy Timz’s standout record.

8. Portable: The influence Olamide has had on Portable’s career is written in bold caps. The track “Zazoo Zeh” played a pivotal role in catapulting Portable to fame, with Olamide’s significant contribution being a key factor in its success. Notably, Portable has shared that Olamide generously financed the music video for the song, highlighting Olamide’s selfless support and legendary status.

9. Young John: Young John was not really signed into YBNL record label, he was just working with them as a producer and he sang too.

He was friends with Olamide and he produced many of their songs and from there he met fame