I went through hell as young artiste – Olamide recounts

Popular rapper and YBNL boss, Olamide Adedeji, simply known as Olamide, says he went through hell trying to make it as a young artiste and that’s why he is determined to support up-and-coming entertainers.

He said this while speaking in an interview with Apple Music’s Africa Now Radio, the rapper said, “I took it as a personal thing, like, ‘Bro, I went through hell before I got here. Now, I’m here’. If I have any opportunity to bring up anyone that I know, then I would do anything to make sure that person makes it.”

On the reception that his latest album, UY Scuti has enjoyed, he stated, “It has been amazing. It’s like I just started my career all over again and trust me, if I knew that it would have been this big, I would have been doing this for a very long time. I feel like if there was no older version of Olamide, who had been through the street struggle, there wouldn’t be this version of Olamide that does ‘chilled’ music. But, in a way, it still appeals to street people.”

He added, “I feel like I’m one of, if not the number one person in Nigeria or Africa, whose music can bridge the gap between the old and the young, and the rich and the poor.”

On which African artistes he would like to collaborate with, the YBNL boss said, “I really like Cassper Nyovest. I like his music. I also like Black Coffee and Master KG, as well as Sauti Sol from Kenya. I love their music.”

 

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