10 Nigerian artistes who rose to stardom under Olamide’s influence

YBNL head of honcho, Olamide, has been enjoying undying love since 2010 when he released his debut single “Eni Duro” till this very moment.

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Baddo as he’s fondly called, has helped lots of raw talents on the street get much needed recognition in the music industry and make their songs reach wider audience.

Some of these artistes he has helped to stardom are listed below:

1. CDQ

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He broke into the music industry scene after a  collaboration with Olamide Baddo on the song “Woss wobi”. The song successfully went viral because of  of Baddo’s presence on it which makes it easier for fans to fall in love with the unique style of “CDQ Yeeye”.

2. Phyno

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Olamide used his brand to successfully register Phyno as the No 1 Igbo indigenous rapper.

The two linked up for several collaborations with Phyno being the benefactor of most of them as it sky-rocketed him to a greater height in his musical career.

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3. Pepenazi

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Pepenazi was noticed after Olamide lighted up his career by helping him cook up a street certified anthem “ILLEGAL.”

The singer was struggling to rise before the encounter with Olamide even after dropping his unpopular single titled “LOW”.

4. Adekunle Gold


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Adekunle Gold was signed to Olamide’s YBNL in 2015, after releasing hit hits like Sade, Orente among others he has become a superstar courtesy of God and Olamide.

5. Ycee

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The Tinny Entertainment act, YCee came into limelight dishing out a hit track tittled “Jagaban”. Despite this hit single, YCee still find it hard to sustain his newly found street love. Four months later when he remixed the song with Baddo, it becomes crystal clear to everyone that YCEE has come to stay.

6. Skuki

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Skuki collaborated with Olamide on tracks like Peteru, Over the mountain in 2014 and 2015 respectively  and that has left a huge impact on their music career eversince.

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7. DJ Enimoney

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Eniola Olamilekan Adedeji widely known as DJ Enimoney is the younger brother of the YBNL Boss Olamide Baddo. The massive influence of his Big Brother, Olamide on his career cannot be under-estimated as he made him the official Disc Jockey of YBNL.

8. Lil Kesh

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The biggest benefactor off Olamide’s success on this list is Lil Kesh as Olamide put him on and also made the biggest song of his career happen, that is Shoki (remix) featuring Davido and Olamide.

Lil Kesh’s career is bankrolled by monies from Olamide’s success.

9. Davolee

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Another young talented rapper who just got a massive break into the music industry courtesy Olamide Baddo is Davolee. Olamide has shown him road to fame in just few weeks of getting signed to YBNL.

Aside dropping his debut single, festival bar, Davolee also featured in Pepper Dem Gang, a track off Olamide’s “The Glory album”. His appearance on the Album is a height many young artistes would surely love to attain in their career.

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10. Viktoh

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Despite being widely criticized as Olamide’s worst signing, Viktoh enjoyed much recognition in the music industry as a YBNL act.


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