YBNL record label boss and Nigerian rapper, Olamide Gbenga Adedeji has been an integral player to the success of the Nigerian music industry over the past decade since he stepped into the scene.
He has been a major influence in the music industry most especially with his amazing, lengthy discography and viral hits that has rocked not only the country but Africa and the world as a whole.
Despite been very versatile with his craft, Olamide stands out for identifying amazing talents and helping them with the platform that will bring them to limelight. There are several artists who have enjoyed this privilege and they owe their success to him.
In this post we will take a look at 7 Music Stars Olamide Pushed To The Limelight through his YBNL Record Label.
Real name Phillip Kayode, Pheelz although a music producer was one of the early talents pushed into limelight by Olamide. The music producer became popular after producing most of the songs off Olamide’s Baddest Guy Ever Liveth album.
Keshinro Ololade popularly known as Lil Kesh was one of the first people taken under the wing of Olamide. Lil Kesh caught the attention of Olamide with his debut single ‘Lyrically’ and got signed. His 2 years stay under YBNL was super amazing as Lil Kesh like his mentor became a serial hitmaker. He had hits like ‘Shoki‘, ‘Efejoku‘, ‘Gbese‘, etc., and a debut album while under YBNL.
He was a nominee for the controversial 2016 Headies ‘Next Rated’ award.
Adekunle Gold signed to YBNL record label in 2015 and this brought him in to the spotlight within the Nigerian music space. While with the label, his singles, ‘Sade,’ ‘Orente‘ and ‘Pick Up‘ became mega-hits and resulted in ‘Sade‘ winning Best Alternative Song at the Headies 2016.
However, he left the label in 2016 after releasing his debut album, Gold on July 28, 2016.
Oladipo Olamide Emmanuel got signed to YBNL record label in 2014 while still a law student at Obafemi Awolowo University. He was able to gain quite a good following and fame while at the time and was popular for his Mandarin style of rap. He left YBNL in 2016, before he later released his mega-hit single “Able God.”
Opeyemi Rahim was another amazing talent discovered by Olamide. He joined the record label in 2018 and followed up with the release of hit singles; ‘Self Made‘ and ‘Time,’ both featuring Olamide. He however left the record label a year later in 2019 after he had gotten the needed fame.
Fast rising Nigerian singer and YBNL record label signee, Ahmed Ololade, popularly known as Asake has become the rave of the moment. Asake announced his signing to YBNL at the beginning of 2022 and since then has dominated the charts with hit after hit, including Omo Ope, Palazzo, Sungba as well as a remix with Burna Boy, and the most recent, Peace Be Unto You.
Adedamola Adefolahan joined YBNL in 2018. Prior to his arrival at the label, Fireboy released singles like ‘King‘ and ‘Sing‘ alongside Oxlade. However, he became popular with “Jealous” the biggest track off YBNL Nation’s collaborative album “YBNL Mafia Family” in 2018. This was closely followed by his first solo album, Laughter, Tears and Goosebumps which is one of the best-received ever in Nigerian pop. Fireboy is currently doing very well, getting international recognition with a high standard of music.