Can you pause for a moment and imagine how the Nigerian music industry would have been without Olamide also known as Baddo. Well, I guess you can’t even begin to fathom what it would be like without the YBNL boss.
For roughly 10 years now Olamide has been an integral part of the Nigerian music industry. In fact, he has been a major influence on the overall outlook of the industry as it is today. Baddo na Baba, a legend if you ask me.
One of the talking points about his career would be his very long discography and the monstrous hit tunes he has served the public over the years. The man is the biggest hitmaker among his peers and very versatile with his craft.
We have seen Olamide as a rap maniac, with some flawless rap hits under his belt. We also have witnessed him as a sensational pop singer and overall a legendary indigenous musician.
While the aforementioned attributes remain valid, there is another side of Baddo that has further bolstered the industry. Olamide has a knack for pushing and lifting up-and-coming music stars. He is very keen at identifying talents and giving such talents the spotlight to shine.
There are several music stars who are where they are today because Olamide took a chance on them. They owe their various levels of successes to the YBNL boss.
The Afro Urban singer is one artiste who has grown and transitioned over the past few years in the Nigerian music industry. Before becoming the AG Baby we now know, Adekunle Gold was a super talented graphic designer working with YBNL before switching to music full time. Like Lil Kesh, Adekunle Gold made a cover for One Direction’s ‘Story of My Life’ titled ‘Sade‘, a smash hit that got him signed to YBNL as an artiste.
Under Olamide’s music imprint Adekunle Gold dropped his debut album ‘Gold‘, made several hit records and sold out the 800 capacity O2 Academy Islington Arena.
As we keep enjoying Adekunle Gold and his music we subtly thank Olamide for being the catalyst to his career.