Olamide rose to fame after the death of Legendary Dagrin who brought life to indigenous rap before his death.
With hard work, guts, and create consistency, Olamide has been able to make 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's sake, he signed artists 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 also star in their lanes today.
2. He Has Made Stars
Apart from Adekunle Gold, Chinko Ekun and Lil Kesh Olamide have played a huge role in the career success of many artists 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 a proper record label deal with YBNL.
Fireboy is now a world-class music act under the tutelage 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 artists 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 the dynamics of Nigeria’s music industry from 2011 to date.
He’s been consistent with the back-to-back releases of singles and yearly drops of the body of music work.
From Rapsodi to UY Scuti album, no other artist has Olamide’s crazy attribute of consistency in Nigeria’s music industry, not Wizkid, Davido, or even Burna Boy.
As Olamide clocked a year older today 15th of March 2022, his journey in the music industry is worth celebrating.
Olamide has made lots of musical impacts and helped young artists achieve their career goals. What more is required for one to become a living legend?