Olamide was born on March 15, 1989 in Bariga, Lagos State.
He started his career at a tender age.
Olamide's road to fame is one for the history books, this time some years back he was a regular kid growing up in the Heart of Lagos Mainland; Bariga. Even though Olamide insisted he is still that Bariga boy a lot has changed in his life.
He was signed onto ID Cabasa's Coded Tunez Record label and was managed by Industry's heavy weight, Toni Payne. Earlier in 2012 he left coded tunes and started his own record label 'YBNL Nation' where he released two albums.
Olamide's debut album Rapsodi was released in 2011, yielding several singles, with "Eni Duro" as the lead single. This proved to be his breakthrough single. Olamide's debut offering led to collaborations with other artists, including Wizkid, ID Cabasa, 9ice, Reminisce, and D'banj, among others. Olamide's lead single "Eni Duro" made the top chart of requests on radio stations.
Olamide's second studio album YBNL was released in November 2012. It features guest appearances from Davido, Tiwa Savage, KaySwitch, Dammy Krane, Reminisce, Samklef, Buckwylla, Minus 2, and Base One.
The album was supported by the songs "Money", "Owotabua", "Fucking with the Devil", "Fuji House", "Voice of the Streets", "Ilefo Illuminati", and "Street Love", among others. Olamide's second studio offering showcases him as an artiste who has grown to understand his market, and does not hold back in his bid to satisfy the needs of his fans. YBNL was produced by Tyrone, Samklef, 2 Kriss, Pheelz and ID Cabasa.