YBNL members 2017! Do you want to know about these talented guys? What is the secret of Olamido & Company success? Read and you will soon have all the answers!
Music projects such as a strong combination of stars are a source of success and appeal these days. Producers are looking for gifted young musicians especially when it comes to singers and songwriters. Young stars are assisted through promotion. They record songs, shoot videos, organize concerts and set up tours. In turn, producers earn well from newly successful celebrities.
As a rule, such a "company of stars" works as an integrated and well-coordinated system. Often, a whole team of producers, DJs, administrators, costumers, make-up artists, etc. is created to serve these young talents. The peculiarity of such projects is that, after having gained fame and when they begin to earn decent money, the now-established celebrities will want to manage their fame and grow further in their career. As a rule, after a particular period of time, the stars move on to be on their own, and producers look for new talents to substitute them.
We have something similar here in Nigeria. It’s the music label YBNL. This project was organized in 2012 by the famous Nigerian musician Olamide (Olamide Adedeji). He is a well-known singer and songwriter. Olamide works with the musical genres of hip-hop and rap. The singer is also called Olamide Baddo. Most of his works are performed in his native language Yoruba.
Olamide released his first album in 2011. In 2012, he released his second album which was titled YBNL. Afterwards, the rapper created his label YBNL Nation. After a while and under the YBNL record label, he began to promote young and talented musicians. YBNL Nation became fairly well known among other similar record labels in Nigeria.
Who else apart from Olamide is a part of YBNL Nation?
YBNL agency list
Lil Kesh (Keshinro Ololade) is a Nigerian singer, rapper, and songwriter. He joined the YBNL Nation in 2014. After finishing his contract with a well-known label, he created his own YAGI label and released a rather successful self-titled album. Actually, he and his new label are still being overseen by Olamide.
Adekunle Gold (Adekunle Kosoko) is a Nigerian singer, songwriter, and graphic designer. He calls his music genre urban highlife. He joined the YBNL Nation in 2015 and released his studio album Gold. After ending his contract with the well-known label, the singer has not confirmed or denied any further cooperation with YBNL Nation. Perhaps he will continue to cooperate but on other conditions.
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Viktoh (Victor Fadayomi) was brought into YBNL Nation at the same time as Lil Kesh in 2014. Victor is a former dancer. He also raps in his dialect (Isan). It is spoken by people in a certain part of Edo State.. The guy calls himself "Skinny Bad Guy." Reports say Olamide did not renew his contract with the YBNL boss any further.
Chinko Ekun is also a former member of the YBNL Nation. One of the most talented and promising music industry in Nigeria. After the finishing his collaboration with YBNL Nation, he signed a contract with Dubai-based Record label, Dek-Niyor Entertainment.
Xino (Benjamin Chinedu Ahamefula) was introduced to music by his father at a rather early age. At age of 23, he joined the YBNL Nation. Xino is a singer and songwriter. After the end of his contract, he said that Olamide did not believe in him. According to some sources, Xino is no more a member of the YBNL Nation.
Temmie Ovwasa (YBNLPrincess) is the only female musician in the YBNL label. Olamide discovered the young lady in April 2016. She is a singer, songwriter, guitarist, and poet.
Davolee (Shokoya Segun David) is also a new artist in the YBNL Nation. He is a the famous crooner for the hit'Ileka.' Olamide found the talented rapper through Instagram.
Eniola Adedeji (Dj Enimoney) is the YBNL DJ. Eniola is Olamide's younger brother.
Pheelz (Philip Kayode Moses) is a Nigerian audio engineer and well-known record producer in Africa. He worked with a number of other famous musicians. He also happens to be the YBNL official beat maker. He helped Adekunle Gold with his debut “Gold” album.
Young John (Udomboso John Saviours) is also a Nigerian record producer and audio engineer. He is a professional hit maker. Young John creates for YBNL as well as for Hitfactory studio. He produced ninety percents of Lil Kesh's hits. In addition, Young John worked with such famous musicians as Davido and Phyno.
Alexander Okeke is the YBNL in-house A & R chief and business manager.
Bbanks (Oyebanjo Sunday) is a very talented YBNL in-house engineer in charge of mixing and mastering. He is also a YBNL Nation producer too.
Ojo is YBNL's manager in terms of utility control.
Coolio is the official photographer for YBNL Nation.
Zini Couture (Zachariah Iniemogha) is YBNL in-house stylist and designer. He is responsible for the fashion and style for Olamide and other YBNL members.
As you can see, current YBNL artists, as well as former ones have enjoyed a good start for their musical career in YBNL Nation. How the guys use their chance will depend only on their future diligence and good luck.
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