Friends and fans of iconic Nigerian rap artiste, Olamide, has taken to their social media account to wish the ace artiste a happy birthday.
Also known as Baddo, the entertainer turns 33 today. Born Olamide Gbenga Adedeji, he is one of the biggest and most influential artists in Africa.
His songs are usually recorded in the Yoruba and English languages. However, based on his birthday the rap artiste is trending at number one in the Nigerian Twitter space based on the good wishes received from his fans.
A user of the microblogging app, @OfficiallyLiMa, while reeling out the singer’s achievements since he shot into the limelight 12 years ago wrote, “10 solo albums, 2 joint albums. 12 albums in the space of 12/half years.
“He’s the only African rapper/ afrobeats artiste to achieve this feat. Yes, his name is Olamide. TBH, you shouldn’t be disrespecting Olamide if your MCM can only boast of 2 albums since ‘010.” (sic)
Another Twitter user with the handle, @Brainy_keyz, who seems to have studied Olamide’s modus operandi on his birthday wrote, “March 15 a day when #Olamide will not tweet, post or engage in anything on socio medium. Cos it’s the kings birthday quote me if I’m wrong. Happy birthday my king Asarailu hiphop.” (sic)
Also, @The__fuckboy_ while hailing the superstar rap artiste noted that beyond foreign recognition, Olamide has done better than his peers. He tweeted, “Happy birthday to the man that did the most in the industry. Forget international recognitions and whatnot, this goat surpassed all his peers. Birthday blessings @Olamide badoo. May u reap everything you’ve sowed in multiple folds and more. God bless you.”(sic)
In 2011, Olamide released his debut studio album, Rapsodi, while signed to Coded Tunes. YBNL, his follow-up album, was released under his label imprint YBNL Nation. The album was supported by the singles “First of All”, “Voice of the Street”, “Stupid Love”, and “Ilefo Illuminati”.
On November 7, 2013, he released his third studio album Baddest Guy Ever Liveth. The album’s singles include “Durosoke” and “Yemi My Lover”.
On 14 November 2014, Olamide released his fourth album Street OT through YBNL Nation. The album is a follow up to his 2013 Baddest Guy Ever Liveth album.
He continued to release hit albums like Street OT (2014), Eyan Mayweather (2015), The Glory (2016), Lagos Nawa (2017), Carpe Diem (2020), UY Scuti (2021).
Some of his collaborative albums include; 2 Kings (with Phyno) released in 2015; YBNL Mafia Family (2018), and 999 (2020).
The artiste is also responsible for the success of several Nigerian established acts like Adekunle Gold, Lil Kesh, Fireboy DML, among others.