- July 1, 2021
I went through hell as young artiste – Olamide
Popular rapper and YBNL boss, Olamide Adedeji, popularly known as Olamide, recently revealed he went through hell as a young artiste (coming to stardom), hence, his passion about supporting up-and-coming entertainers.
Speaking with newsmen recently, Olamide affirmed that his music was like a bridge between different sets of people, adding that he felt like he was one of, if not the number one person in Nigeria or Africa, whose music can bridge the gap between the old and the young; the rich and the poor.
The Baddoo crooner said, “I took it as a personal thing, like, ‘Bro, I went through hell before I got here. Now, I’m here’. If I have any opportunity to bring up anyone that I know, then I would do anything to make sure that person makes it.”
Addressing the reception which his latest album, UY Scuti is enjoying, Olamide admitted, “It has been amazing. It’s like I just started my career all over again and trust me, if I knew that it would have been this big, I would have been doing this for a very long time. I feel like if there was no older version of Olamide who had been through the street struggle, there wouldn’t be this version of Olamide that does ‘chilled’ music. But, in a way, it still appeals to street people”.