Olamide Biography: Age, Wife, Children, Awards & Net Worth

Olamide – Eni Duro

Stage Name Olamide
Real Name Olamide Adedeji
Occupation Musician
Date Of Birth/Age 15th March, 1987 (36 years old)
Gender Male
Height 5”7.5
Weight 88k kg
Place of Birth Lagos State
State of Origin Ogun State
Nationality Nigerian
Marital Status Adebukunmi O Adedeji – (Wife)
Education Tai Solarin University
Known for Eni Duro

Early Life

Olamide Adedeji, popularly known as Olamide or Badoo, was born on March 15, 1989, in Bariga, Lagos State, Nigeria. Raised in a music-loving family, Olamide developed a passion for music at an early age. His journey into the Nigerian music industry reflects a remarkable rise from the streets of Bariga to becoming one of Africa’s most influential and successful artists.

Educational Journey

Having completed his primary and secondary education in Lagos, he embarked on a higher education path at Tai Solarin University of Education, Ijagun, Ijebu-Ode, Ogun State. His chosen field of study was Mass Communication. However, despite his initial pursuit of academic goals, financial constraints became a significant hurdle in his educational journey. Unfortunately, faced with these challenges, he had to make the difficult decision to drop out of Tai Solarin University. This turn of events marked a shift in his life trajectory, eventually leading him toward other endeavors beyond formal education.

Musical Journey

Olamide’s entry into the music scene can be traced back to 2010 when he released his debut single “Eni Duro.” The song, with its catchy Yoruba lyrics and street appeal, announced Olamide as a force to be reckoned with in Nigerian hip hop. His unique style, often rapping in his native Yoruba language, quickly resonated with a broad audience.

YBNL and Breakthrough

In 2011, Olamide founded his record label, YBNL Nation (Yahoo Boy No Laptop), signaling his desire to provide a platform for emerging talents. His debut studio album, “Rapsodi,” released the same year, included hit tracks like “Omo Toh Shan” and “Igara Chicken.” The album marked the beginning of Olamide’s journey to becoming a major player in the Nigerian music industry.

Consistency and Prolific Output

Olamide’s success is attributed not only to his talent but also to his consistency. He gained a reputation for releasing albums annually, each featuring a mix of street anthems and commercially successful tracks. Some of his notable albums include “YBNL” (2012), “Baddest Guy Ever Liveth” (2013), “Street OT” (2014), and “Eyan Mayweather” (2015).

Olamide and Asake
Olamide and Asake

Street Credibility and Indigenous Flair

What sets Olamide apart is his street credibility and ability to infuse indigenous elements into his music. He proudly represents the streets and addresses societal issues faced by the average Nigerian youth. His Yoruba verses, often laced with street slang, connect him with a grassroots audience.

Hit Singles and Collaborations

Olamide’s discography is adorned with numerous hit singles. “Shakiti Bobo,” “Wo!!,” “Science Student,” and “Pawon” are just a few examples of tracks that have dominated the airwaves. His collaborations with other artists, both within Nigeria and internationally, have further solidified his status. Notable collaborations include “Durosoke” with Phyno, “Who You Epp?” featuring Wande Coal and Phyno, and “Kana” with Wizkid.

Awards and Accolades

Olamide’s impact on the Nigerian music scene has earned him several awards and nominations. He has received recognition at The Headies, Nigeria Entertainment Awards, and MTV Africa Music Awards. His ability to consistently deliver chart-topping songs has made him a mainstay in the industry.

Entrepreneurial Ventures

Beyond music, Olamide has ventured into entrepreneurship. He launched his own clothing line, Badoo Sneakers, and in 2018, he opened a nightlife spot named Club 02 in Lagos. These ventures reflect his business acumen and diversified interests beyond the music realm.

Legacy and Influence

Olamide, often referred to as the “Voice of the Streets,” has played a significant role in shaping the sound of contemporary Nigerian music. His influence extends beyond his personal artistry, as he has mentored and supported emerging talents through YBNL Nation. His impact on the indigenous rap genre has paved the way for a new generation of artists proud of their cultural heritage.

Wife and Kids

Award-winning Nigerian singer Olamide has reportedly married his longtime partner and baby mama, Bukunmi Aisha. This news is supported by Aisha changing her name on Instagram to Adebukunmi O. Adedeji. The couple got engaged in 2018 after being together for eight years. Olamide’s three children, Batifeori Maximilliano Adedeji, Tunrepin Myles, and Asaiah Monifé Maria, were born to two different women, Adebukunmi O. Adedeji and Maria Okanrede.

Net Worth

Olamide holds the position of the fifth richest musician in Nigeria with a net worth of $15 million. Serving as the president of YBNL Nation, he has played a pivotal role in the success of artists such as Asake and Fireboy DML. You can connect with him on Instagram.

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Facts & Stats

Languages: English, Yoruba

First song: Eni Duro


  1. Unruly – 2023
  2. YBNL – 2012
  3. Eyan Mayweather – 2015
  4. Carpe Diem – 2020
  5. Street OT – 2014
  6. Rapsodi – 2011
  7. Baddest Guy Ever Liveth – 2013
  8. UY Scuti – 2021
  9. The Glory – 2016
  10. 2 Kings – 2015
  11. 999 – 2020
  12. Lagos Nawa! -2017
  13. Double – 2019
  14. Good Vibez Afro Pop, Vol. 9 – 2021

Genre: Afropop, Afrobeats

The year he started signing: He started signing in 2010

Hit songs: 1. Eni Duro, 2. Voice of the Street, 3. Science Student, 4. Bobo, 5. First of All.


  • The Headies Award for Artiste of the Year – 2016
  • The Headies Award for Album of the Year – 2016 · Street OT
  • The Headies Award for Best Collabo – 2016 · Local Rappers
  • The Headies Award for Best Street-Hop Artiste – 2016
  • The Headies Award for Song of the Year – 2016 · Fada Fada (Ghetto Gospel)
  • The Headies Award for Best Rap Single – 2016 · Eyan Mayweather
  • The Headies Award for Best Pop Single – 2016 · Reggae Blues
  • The Headies Award for Best Rap Album – 2022 · Carpe Diem
  • Nigeria Entertainment Award for Best Rap Act of the Year – 2017, 2016, 2015
  • City People Music Award for Music Artist of the Year (Male) – 2015
  • City People Entertainment Award for Indigenous Artiste of the Year – 2015
  • The Future Awards Africa Prize in Entertainment – 2015
  • Late Ambassador Segun Olusola NBMA for Artiste of the Year-Male – 2016
  • Nigeria Entertainment Award for Best Album of the Year – 2017, 2016, 2014 · The Glory, Eyan Mayweather, Baddest Guy Ever Liveth
  • City People Entertainment Award for Rap Artiste of the Year – 2015