popularly known as Olamide is no doubt a household name when it comes to the Nigerian Music scene.
‘The baddest guy ever liveth’ was the guest of another episode of The Truth with Olisa and it was mind-blowing. Olamide talked about the true story behind his popular hit track ‘story for the gods’, his relationship status, how he started music as a career, how he produces songs and more.
The Ogun state born who is of an Ijebu origin studied Mass Communication at Tai Solarin University of Education. When asked about his relationship, the singer who recently welcomed a baby boy from his longtime girlfriend said he is not ready for marriage right now. He said when everything is set, he will definitely get married.
Olamide acknowledged the likes of Don Jazzy, Phyno and Vector, saying their works have been helping the music industry to move forward. When asked if he is a member of a particular political party he performed for during 2015 election rallies, the singer did not give an answer as he obviously succeeded in avoiding the question.
There has been so many reactions about Olamide’s popular hit, ‘Story for the gods’. When Olisa asked the sensational singer what he thinks about people’s reaction to the song as a song which glorifies rape, Olamide said:
”For me, I know the way people get things twisted sometimes. People don’t leave in your head, they don’t understand the idea behind everything. I’ve been just cool with all the reactions. It is not from a real life experience but it is a rather just a party song, a ‘lamba’ music and something everyone can go to. That’s the genera idea all the time when i’m making music. I just wanna do something people can groove to. If i wanna pass a message with a song, I will know I wanna pass a message but if I want a proper ‘lamba’ song, I will do it. So story for the gods is a proper lamba song.”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:
Omo to Shan
Bend down low
Yemi my lover
Olamide means ‘My wealth has arrived’, and indeed it has arrived for Olamide.