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Why Olamide Is Worthy Of Living Legend Status



Holding down the industry from the days of Eni Duro in 2011 up till this moment, it is safe to say Olamide attained a legendary status in Nigeria’s music industry.

Olamide rose to fame after the death of Legendary Dagrin who brought life to indigenous rap before his death.

With hardwork, guts and creative consistency, Olamide has been able make the Dagrin’s Legacy solid.


He might not have gotten lots of International engagement like his peers in the music industry but he has done a lot for Nigeria’s music game more than anyone in his league.

You may begin to wonder, what has Olamide done to really deserve the living legend status?

Anyways, drag a seat and let’s have this conversation.

1. He Established One Of The Biggest Labels In Nigeria

Olamide established YBNL when he was just gaining relevance in the music industry.


He didn’t just establish the label for establishment sake, he signed artistes who are superstars today.

YBNL’s first set of artistes were Lil Kesh, Adekunle Gold, Chinko Ekun and Viktor. Lil Kesh and Adekunle Gold are doing well today as artistes.

Olamide has also signed a couple of youngsters after them who are also stars in their lanes today.

2. He Has Made Stars

Apart from Adekunle Gold, Chinko Ekun and Lil Kesh Olamide has played a huge role in the career-success of many artistes in Nigeria’s music industry.


The likes of Lyta, Picazzo Rhap, Yomi Blaze, Davolee and a host of other acts who were directly involved with him at YBNL have a music career in their hands today all because of Olamide.

Fireboy and Asake are the two latest beneficiaries of Olamide’s star-making attribute through proper record label deal with YBNL.

Fireboy is now a world-class music act under the tutelege of Olamide while Asake is fast becoming a force to reckon with.

Olamide has also made stars through meaningful collaborations with new acts.


Olamide is fond of helping new acts jump on their songs, pay for their debut music videos and have their career start running smoothly from there. He’s done that with Bella Shmurda, Portable to mention but few.

There are other artistes in this Nigeria’s music industry whose career success can be attributed to relationship with Olamide. Some of them are, Phyno, Ycee and many more.

3. Creative Consistency

Olamide has gone through to the dynamics of Nigeria’s music industry from 2011 till date.

He’s been consistent with back-to-back release of singles and yearly drops of body of music work.


From Rapsodi to UY Scuti album, no other artiste has that Olamide’s crazy attribute of consistency in Nigeria’s music industry, not Wizkid, Davido nor even Burna Boy.


As Olamide clocked a year older today 15th of March 2022, his journey in the music industry is worth celebrated.

Olamide has made lots of musical impact and helped young artistes achieve their career goals. What more is required for one to become a living legend?


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