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Artistes whose careers flourished with Olamide’s support

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Olamide’s talent is not in doubt. Despite churning out several hit songs over the years, the YBNL boss has also supported the careers of many artistes

Fireboy DML

Fireboy is undoubtedly one of the top artistes at the moment. The singer who was signed to YBNL in 2019 recently spoke about how Olamide helped him when he had writers block while recording ‘Playboy’, his new album.

He told Fader Magazine, “I started making the album in late 2020. Along the line, I had writer’s block, which happened to be my first creative block ever. I panicked. I thought I had lost my mojo. I called Olamide, my mentor, and he said, “Relax. It’s your first time. I know how it feels. You need to change your environment.”

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In an earlier interview with The PUNCH, the ‘Peru’ crooner also stated that Olamide was the one who reached out to him. He said, “Olamide actually reached out to me himself. He explained how much he believed in my dream and said he wanted to make things happen for me. I could not refuse.”

Asake

Rave of the moment, Asake, recently acquired a house months after joining YBNL. Earlier in the month, the ‘Sungba’ sensation had written on Twitter, “One call from Olamide and everything changed.”
In an earlier interview with Saturday Beats, he also stated that being signed to YBNL was a miracle. He said, “Getting signed to YBNL was a miracle. One of my friends, Yemolee, played my songs for Olamide. He liked ‘Omo Ope’, and we did the remix together. After the song and video were released, Olamide asked me to come to the house and casually asked, ‘Will you like to join the family’? I was blown away with excitement and took the deal as fast as it came. It remains one of the best decisions I have ever made.”

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Adekunle Gold

Adekunle Gold’s success story is incomplete without Olamide’s contribution. Shedding light on how the self-proclaimed ‘Baddo’ impacted his music career, Adekunle Gold once said, “Getting signed to YBNL took me to London for the first time. That was in 2015. So, YBNL changed everything for me. I am grateful to Olamide for all the support and inspiration.”
Lil Kesh

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Lil Kesh was signed to Olamide’s record label in 2014. While confirming his exit from the label in 2016, Lil Kesh stated that YBNL remained a family to him. He had said, “It is true that my contract ended about two weeks ago. My contract with YBNL was for two years but that is the business side to it. My contract included three videos and one album. But, Baddo went out of his way to shoot about five videos for me. Business or no business YBNL is family and will always be.”

Zlatan Ibile

When ‘Ale Yi’ singer, Zlatan Ibile, needed to leverage on a more established artiste to break into the industry, it was Olamide he featured in his song, ‘My Body’. In an interview, Zlatan noted that Olamide inspired him in the early days of his career.
Portable

Though many have described Portable’s rise to stardom has that of grass to grace, it wasn’t without Olamide’s support. After popular dancer, Poco Lee, introduced Portable to Olamide, Olamide featured on a remix of Portable’s song ‘Zazuu Zeh’. That turned out to be what thrust the controversial singer into the limelight.

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Bella Shmurda

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Dancer, Poco Lee, was also the one who introduced Bella Shmurda to Olamide. In 2019, Shmurda featured Olamide on the remix of his song, ‘Vision 2020’. The collaboration helped Shmurda to gain more acceptance in the music industry.

Other artistes that have enjoyed Olamide’s support include Chinko Ekun, Picasso Rhap, Yomi Blaze, Lyta and Temmie Ovwasa.

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Shatta Wale kneels to apologise to event sponsor for failing to perform

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Shatta Wale has apologized to the sponsor of the Hogbgetsoto festival for failing to perform despite an existing contract.

In a video shared by blogger, Ronnieiseverywhere, Shatta Wale was captured with Bola Ray and officials of the sponsor while asking for their forgiveness for the Dancehall artiste.

“It’s unfortunate what happened, but you are the CEO I will let the man (Shatta Wale) himself speak,” Bola said.

Right after the ace broadcaster ended his speech, the ‘On God’ artiste quickly knelt before the Executive Director of Total Family Health Organisation and brand owner of Ebony Condoms, Joseph Addo-Yobo, to apologise for missing a show they had billed him to be a star performer for.

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Before Shatta Wale could bend both his knees, Addo-Yobo held the musician and asked him to take his seat while expressing shock at Shatta’s actions and demeanour and and the lady among them who stated that it was unnecessary wasn’t the reason for their gathering.

The” Gringo” hitmaker had been billed to perform at the Hogbetsotso Beach Rave festival in Tegbi in the Volta Region, an event sponsored by Ebony Condoms on November 8, 2022.

According to reports, Shatta who was billed as the headliner of the event had made it to the town for the festival, however, due to a scuffle between him and one of the event organiser about an appearance for an interview, Shatta left.

It was said to be a chaotic scene as disappointed fans who were gathered at the venue attacked some organisers by pelting stones at them and destroying their gadgets.

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After days of silence, Shatta has taken to social media to state reasons for his absence on stage.

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Stating his own side of the story, the Dancehall artiste expressed that he was disrespected by the organizers.

Hitting on his point, Shatta asserted that he was driven directly to a radio station to grant an interview when he already had an agreement with organizers that he would not participate in such an arrangement or even greet any chief.

He added that one of the organizers threatened to withhold his accommodation if he fails to grant the interview and that was when he took off.

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My bum is over-exaggerated, JMK reveals

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Reality TV star, Jumoke Zainab Adedoyin aka JMK has stated people usually over-exaggerate the size of her butt.

The curvy former BBNaija ‘Shine Ya Eye’ housemate explained she always has that feeling whenever her backside is being described by people as extremely big.

JMK concluded it’s actually not as big as they say it is.

“I always feel like people over-exaggerate the size of my bum. It’s really not that big,” she wrote.

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Vin Diesel honours Fast & Furious’ Paul Walker for 9th anniversary of his death

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Vin Diesel has honored fast & furious star Paul Walker in commemoration for ninth year anniversary over his death.

The Guardians of the Galaxy star commemorated the nine-year anniversary of Paul’s death by sharing a throwback photo of himself and the late actor to Instagram.

Vin captioned the Nov. 29 post, “Nine years… love you and miss you.”

Paul died on Nov. 30, 2013 at age 40 due to a car crash. And in the years since his passing, Vin has been vocal about the tremendous loss he has suffered having been very close to Paul—who he acted alongside in five Fast & Furious films—for over a decade.

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Immediately following the tragedy of his passing, Vin shared a touching tribute in honor of him and his legacy.

“Pablo, I wish you could see the world right now… and the profound impact, your full life has had on it, on Us… on me,” Vin wrote on Facebook at the time, referring to his nickname for Paul.

Vin Diesel is keeping Paul Walker in his heart year after year.

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