Olamide is a Nigerian hip hop recording artist signed to his record label YBNL. Born Olamide Adedeji in Bariga Lagos State, he records mostly in Yoruba.
Olamide’s love for rap music began in his primary school days as he began to nurture it. In 2000, he decided to pursue a career in music. After a few years bubbling underground and working to get his music heard, Olamide worked with ID Cabasa's Coded Tunes record to release his debut single ‘Eni Duro’. In 2010, he performed at The Hip Hop World Awards and released his debut studio album in 2011 titled ‘Rapsodi’.
The following year, he started his own record label ‘YBNL Nation’ and released his second album ‘YBNL’ in November 2012 under his label imprint YBNL Nation. The album had hit singles ‘First of All’, ‘Voice of the Streets’, ‘Stupid Love’, and ‘Ilefo Illuminati’. His record label housed top acts such as Lil Kesh, AdekunleGold, and Viktoh.
His third studio album ‘Baddest Guy Ever Liveth’ was released in 2013. The album had hit singles "Durosoke" and "Yemi My Lover". Olamide released his fourth album titled ‘Street OT’ in late 2014. Preceded by the singles "Story ForThe Gods" and "Goons Mi", Street OT featured guest appearances from notable acts including Pasuma, Lil Kesh, Chinko Ekun, Phyno, Don Jazzy, and Reminisce with studio productions from Pheelz, B-Banks and Young John. He released a collaborative album with hip hop artist and producer, Phyno titled “2 Kings” in early 2015, and he followed up with a solo album in the same year.
He released a solo album titled ‘Eyan Mayweather’ was released late November 2015. The album was preceded by four hit singles; "Bobo", "Matters Arising", "Lagos Boys" and "Melo Melo". Olamide announced an endorsement deal with betting company SureBet 247 in 2014. His 6th studio album ‘THE GLORY’ was released in 2016. It was the No 1 selling album on Billboard’s world album chart and it made him the first and only Nigerian rapper in history to have released 6 studio albums and one collaborative album in six (6) years.
Olamide has sold-out international concerts in London, Liverpool, Birmingham, Canada, Manchester, Dublin, Cyprus, Malaysia, Dubai, SouthAfrica , as well as a Five city USA tour in 2016. Olamide is the first and only Nigerian rapper to have an independent sold out concert at the Eko Hotel Convention Centre Lagos; one of the biggest event venues in Nigeria. This he achieved in 2014, 2015 and 2016 respectively with his concerts; OLIC1, OLIC2 and OLIC3 (OLAMIDE LIVE IN CONCERT).
His concert themed Olamide Live in Lagos the Concert is set to hold on the 17th December, 2017.