The Power of an Olamide Feature & 10 Artists that Benefitted

The Power of an Olamide Feature & 10 Artists that Benefitted

We check out how Olamide’s characteristic has influenced completely different artists’ break-outs, immediately or not directly, citing the ability {that a} co-sign from the king of the streets holds.

Olamide Cosign & Feature

The identify Olamide is of nice significance to the Nigerian music trade. It’s a identify that has regularly watered itself throughout completely different spheres of the music scene (and past), propelled by virtually the identical id and persona. From having his break within the music trade as a budding indigenous rapper who confirmed expertise, ardour, and extra importantly, HUNGER. His large break got here from his basic rap tune ‘Eni Duro ; a hardcore hip-hop tune that took the streets with virtually the identical wave because the late Dagrin’s ‘Pon Pon’ did.

Olamide – Eni Duro

Dagrin – Pon Pon

After the much-needed break-out, Baddo, as he’s recognized, has developed a lot that he might be tagged as a rapper, singer, and songwriter with no flinch. He has honed them a lot that he balances singing, rapping, and songwriting at a topnotch degree.

Having come into the trade with a persona that was cemented as a “correct avenue boy”, his avenue credibility continued to rise due to his intelligence and his means to keep away from public controversies with out entertaining any type of disrespect. Because of this his “OG” standing is inevitably unquestionable. Olamide comes throughout as the massive brother that performs with you, however you continue to received’t dare disrespect him.

Yr after yr of constantly churning out hit information and high quality initiatives (over 10-studio albums to date), he additional established himself as a strong artist, the kind of artist who might make an “ajebutter” love the “avenue”. His ardour, arduous work and dedication helped him rise so excessive that he grew to become a rapper who had extra hits than most singers, and a SOLID FACT is that Olamide, since 2011, has all the time had a minimum of ONE HIT track per yr until date.

As an artist who hasn’t been signed to a report label for some time, as a result of he floated his personal report label tagged YBNL (Yahoo Boy, No Laptop computer) in 2012, it was apparent Olamide was going to construct his profession on his personal phrases, and a type of phrases included working with new artistes, a tradition he cultivates until this present day.

Having singed/co-signed over ten acts (though some had been controversial) in his lifetime, Olamide’s affect in breaking quite a lot of Nigerian acts can’t be undermined as a result of the information resulted in a win for these artistes. Simply by being Baddo, he made recognized acts like Viktoh, Lil Kesh, Adekunle Gold, Chinko Ekun, Zlatan, Naira Marley, Picasso, Lyta, Davolee, the late Olanrewaju Pele Pele, Temmie  Ovwasa, DJ Enimoney, Pheelz, Fireboy DML, and a bunch of others.

The Tremendous Hero Baddo wasn’t only a blessing to acts that had been immediately signed to him, as his affect and expertise additionally paved the best way for lots of artists who had been fortunate to have had him on a track. The checklist under will likely be having a look at 10 artists (in no explicit order) whose careers have benefited from a Baddo Characteristic.

10. Phyno – Ghost Mode

Presumably the largest profession affect on the checklist, Phyno, who began off as a producer, has already launched himself to the trade with the remix of his track ‘Multiply’ which featured heavyweights like Flavour, Timaya, M.I, and RAW. Nonetheless, he nonetheless wasn’t buzzing that a lot till he featured Olamide on “Ghost Mode,” a heavyweight hip-hop tune that correctly launched Phyno to the western a part of Nigeria, which is mostly considered the music hub of the nation.

‘Ghost Mode’, produced by the extremely underrated Main Bangz, was excellent for the second as indigenous rap was taking on the house throughout that interval and having the East and the West be a part of arms on a tune was the best way to go. The track, launched in 2021, received the “Finest Collabo” class at that yr’s Headies Awards and created the beginning of a long-lasting friendship between the duo.

9. Lil Kesh – Shoki (Remix)

In contrast to all of the talked about acts, Lil Kesh was really signed to YBNL. Therefore, the unlikeliness that Olamide’s affect would not to play out. After dropping two singles by himself (Lyrically & Shoki), ‘Kesh wasn’t getting the required buzz he wanted till Olamide featured on the remix of the party jam ‘Shoki’, guaranteeing one other heavyweight singer, Davido, was included within the venture. As predicted, the track, which was launched in 2014, grew to become an enormous hit and, because of this, correctly kick-started the profession of Lil Kesh.

8. Ycee – Jagaban (Remix)

Having dropped a track with Patoranking titled ‘Condo’, the younger and fly YCee had been getting typically good evaluations as an underground rapper. Stepping factor up a notch, he adopted up with a smashing hip-hop tune he titled ‘Jagaban’, produced by D’Will. Despite the fact that the track was doing fairly nicely, the remix with an Olamide characteristic, which was launched in 2015, skyrocketed the motion, propelling each YCee and his music to a a lot wanted bigger viewers. YCee has gone on to launch different hit songs since then.

7. Stormrex – Stroll With Me

One other East and West collaboration launched in 2015, extremely proficient songstress Stormex was already making strikes underground earlier than she was signed to Penthauze, which is owned by rapper Phyno (Olamide’s very shut ally). Stormrex’s soul-stirring voice made her a family identify, however she was largely recognized within the east. Her characteristic on veteran rapper IllBliss’ ‘Naalu Ekene’ was nicely obtained. Nonetheless, similar to her label boss, her recognition in Lagos, the music hub, was cemented with the Olamide characteristic, which propelled her additional. Sadly, she has been lacking from the music scene for some time now.

6. Zlatan – My Physique

A breakthrough earlier than takeoff, Zlatan Ibile, an indigenous who has equally been placing in work, concentrating on laying bars on groovy beats to prepare dinner up what is often referred to as “Lamba” in Nigeria. He acquired his break in 2017 after he featured Olamide on a type of lamba songs referred to as ‘My Physique’ which was the breakthrough he wanted to indicate the newly acquired viewers that he had extra good music. Zlatan later launched a slew of hit songs (together with an insane run in 2018 and 2019) and launch his personal report label, “Zanku Information.”

5. Naira Marley – Issa Aim

One other main profession affect on this checklist, the UK-based Naira Marley, was making an attempt to interrupt into the Nigerian music scene, making an attempt to remodel himself from the hip-hop rapper he dominantly was to a street-hop act, which stays one of many mainstream genres in Nigeria.

Naira Marley’s first main try was with ‘Kosi Weyrey’ which featured Olamide, however the report was not a licensed hit regardless that the Olamide issue pushed it to some extent. Nonetheless, when Naira launched “Issa Aim,” with a Lil Kesh and Olamide characteristic, in 2017, it grew to become such a monster hit that the Nigerian soccer crew used its remix as their official track on the 2018 World Cup.

Naira Marley has gone on to turn out to be one of many largest stars within the Nigerian music scene, churning out bangers after bangers. He at present runs a label referred to as “Marlian Music” that has over 5 wonderful artistes which have flourishing music careers.

4. Bella Shmurda – Imaginative and prescient 2020

Identical to most younger artists that Olamide gave an enormous break, the younger Bella Shmurda had been making strikes by himself, garnering his personal fanbase and a spotlight. Phrase on the road says he and Olamide had been launched to one another by dancer/hypeman Poco Lee. The OG determined to leap on the remix of Bella Shmurda’s ‘Imaginative and prescient 2020′ track, launched in 2019 and the remainder is historical past. Each variations had been produced by veteran producer ID Cabasa, who co-incidentally produced Olamide’s break-out track ‘Eni Duro”.

In a number of interviews, Bella Shmurda revealed that Olamide also sponsored the video for the remix, a transfer that noticed the break of one of the promising street-hop stars Nigeria at present boasts.

3. Jaido P – Tesinapot

A narrative of grass to grace, individuals. The track ‘Tesinapot’ might need been ignored if not for the Baddo impact, which sealed the truth that Jaido P was one other nice act that wanted a serious push to make issues work. Launched in 2020, the track grew to become successful regardless that it was launched in the course of the pandemic yr.

2. Poco Lee x Transportable – ZaZoo Zehh

One other day on the workplace, Basic Baddo discovers a random artist, Transportable from the “streets” who wanted assist, and Olamide didn’t hesitate. On this situation, there was an authentic model, however Olamide spiced issues up by guaranteeing teenage ace producer P-Prime produced the ZaZoo Zehh remix. His verse was glossy and, as anticipated, the PR of getting Olamide on a track did the job, making it arguably the largest songs that rocked 2021’s December.

1. T.I Blaze – Someday (Remix)

We’re 5 days into 2021 and Olamide has already given the world a brand new act to be careful for. A one-minute preview on Olamide’s Instagram web page of the unreleased remix of this track was all that was wanted to offer underground Afro-fusion act T.I. Blaze the eye he wanted. With the remix unreleased, the unique track noticed a serious streaming enhance, and after the remix dropped, it garnered over 500k streams throughout all music platforms in 24hrs. Just one Basic Baddo!

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