Nigerian music rapper Olamide, is popularly known as Olamide Badoo, but not everybody knows that his real name is Olamide Adeniyi and that he was born on15th of March, 1989. Well, here are some information about Olamide that you might find interesting to know. Olamide grew up in Bariga, Lagos with 6 older siblings. His hometown is Ijebu in Ogun state. He was a part time student of mass communication at the Tai Solarin University.
As a child, Olamide says he wanted to be a footballer. His height is 5feet 9inches. He broke into the Nigerian music industry with his hit track ‘Eni duro’. The Nigerian rapper, whose lyrics are majorly in his native tongue Yoruba, made it big recently when he signed for luxury vodka Ciroc. The deal makes Olamide the company's first Nigerian ambassador putting him amongst other international representatives like Rick Ross and French Montana. Olamide also has a deal with telecoms giant, Etisalat.
Speaking about his major influences to music, Olamide mentioned American rapper Jay-Z as one of them. He says he owes a lot of gratitude to his producer ID Cabasa. According to him, his talent was recognized by another famous musician, D’banj, who wanted to sign him on his record label.
On his personal life, Olamide has pet dogs, a child and is still with his long time girlfriend, Aishat Suleiman.
Best Quote: “Music is all I know, music is all I do"
Some of his popular songs are:
- Ghost mode
- Omo to Shan
- Bend down low
- Yemi my lover