Olamide is a well-known Nigerian rapper, musician, and music entrepreneur from the Ikeja neighborhood of Bariga. Olamide Gbenga Adedeji is his actual name, and he goes by the stage names Olamide, BaddoSneh, or Baddo.
He is well regarded as the top Afrobeats ambassador who helped shape the genre’s culture in the global music arena. Olamide’s music career started in 2010 with the release of his debut song, Eni Duro, and he has since established himself as one of Africa’s top and most influential performers.
Olamide Gbenga Adedeji was born on March 15th, 1989 in Bariga, Lagos State, to parents Pa Adedeji and his second wife Ronke Osisanya Adedeji. Olamide Gbenga Adedeji’s middle name is Gbenga, which is derived from the name of his father.
His mother has also given birth to an elder brother called Eniola Olamilekan and a younger sister who goes by the name TemmyGold. He is the second of his mother’s children (aka DJ Enimone). His elder brother is a disc jockey and is working toward a profession in the same field.
Olamide found out early on that he had a gift for singing and has wanted to pursue a career in the arts ever since he was a child. He grew up in the picturesque setting of Bariga. In the beginning, he came to the realisation that he is talented when it comes to writing rap tunes.
His basic and secondary studies both took place at highly regarded public institutions located in Bariga. After some time, he decided to pursue a degree in public communication at the Tai Solarin University of Education; however, he was unable to maintain his enrollment owing to a number of financial challenges.
With the release of his first song, “Eni Duro,” in 2010, Olamide officially kicked off his career as a professional musician. The song helped him get popularity, and it received a lot of positive feedback from reviewers. In the same year, he also had the opportunity to do a performance at the Hip Hop Awards.
It was at this time that he decided to stop attending the university, got a record contract with ID Cabasa’s Coded Tunes label, and hired Toni Payne as his manager.
Olamide was required to comply with the terms of the agreement by releasing his first album, Raspodi, in 2011, which went on to achieve commercial success. Omo To Shan, the first single from the album, became very popular and climbed to the top of multiple charts after it was played often on a variety of radio stations in Lagos and around the nation. The featured appearances were provided by a wide variety of well-known musicians, such as ID Cabasa, 9ice, Reminisce, D’banj, and Wizkid, among others.
Olamide began a romantic relationship with a woman called Aisha Suleiman, and the couple eventually wed the following year (2014). The couple announced the arrival of their first child on January 30, 2016, and they called him Batifeori Maximilliano Adedeji. On the first of July in 2019, Olamide and Aisha were privileged with the arrival of their second child, Tunrepin Myles Adebeji.
Aside from that, Olamide was once in a relationship with the well-known Nigerian radio personality Maria Okanrende, with whom he had a daughter called Asaiah Monifé Maria. The two of them have a daughter together. Olamide and Maria’s relationship did not last for very long, and soon after the birth of their daughter, they came to the decision to end their union.
Olamide has been able to purchase costly real estate for himself, and he is now enjoying a luxury lifestyle in the opulent home that he has built for himself in the upscale neighborhood of Lekki.
He paid an astounding seventy million Nigerian naira for this home. Additionally, he is the owner of a number of additional properties around the nation. One of his mansions is situated in Bariga and is estimated to be worth about N25 million.
Olamide, much like many other rappers, has a fascination with vintage and luxury automobiles. He is the proud owner of “A Mercedes-Benz G Class,” which set him back around N30 million. In addition to this, Olamide purchased a number of further automobiles, such as a Toyota Camry, a Range Rover Sport, a Range Rover V8, a Rolls Royce Phantom, and a number of other automobiles.
Olamide Net Worth
It is anticipated that Olamide would have a net worth of around $10.5 million by the year 2022. He is one of the wealthiest as well as the highest paid rappers in the Nigerian music business, and during the course of his career, he has created a number of hit tunes.
In addition to this, Olamide is one of the most well-known Nigerian musicians and has amassed a significant amount of recognition all over the globe. The bulk of his earnings come from the music industry, which includes things like selling albums, performing live, having hit songs streamed, and many other types of business endeavors.
The songs “Infinity,” “Triumphant,” “Eru,” “Green Light,” “Shilalo,” “Plenty,” “Unconditionally,” “Another Level,” “Oja Majemi,” “Take,” “Rich & Famous,” “Vision 2020,” and “Loading” among Olamide’s most well-known and popular works. The average yearly revenue for Olamida is close to three million dollars.