Wo’ crooner Olamide is back with the fourth edition of his concert tagged Olamide Live in Lagos: The Concert.
Organized by YBNL, Red & Axla, Pentagon and Powered by the Lagos State Government, this year’s edition is slated to hold at the Teslim Balogun Stadium Surulere, Lagos on the 17thDecember, 2017 at 12noon.
The choice of the stadium which has the capacity of over 25,000 people as the venue for a rapper’s concert is undoubtedly another first as concerts go in Lagos.
With the unbelievable success of the three previous editions, Olamide Live in Concert I: The Beast Unleased ranked the biggest concert of 2014, Olamide live in concert II: Beast Move a sold-out show at Eko Convention Centre and Olamide live in Concert III Beast Mode, which was arguably the most successful concert of 2016 with the Governor of Lagos State, Mr Akinwunmi Ambode and his wife, Oba Saheed Elegushi, Senator Dino Melaye and many other dignitaries in attendance.
Olamide Live in Lagos: The concert will definitely bring Lagos to a halt with the release of his new album titled ‘Lagos Na Wa’. It is clear that 2017, just like every other year in recent memory, is the year of Olamide as he gives back to his fans.
Olamide Live in Lagos: The Concert is on a track to set standards, break existing records, and give fans what they truly crave for and deserve.
Olamide is a Nigerian hip hop recording artist signed to his record label YBNL. Born Olamide Adedeji in Bariga Lagos State, he records mostly in Yoruba.
Olamide’s love for rap music began in his primary school days as he began to nurture it. In 2000, he decided to pursue a career in music. After a few years bubbling underground and working to get his music heard, Olamide worked with ID Cabasa’s Coded Tunes record to release his debut single ‘Eni Duro’. In 2010, he performed at The Hip Hop World Awards and released his debut studio album in 2011 titled ‘Rapsodi’.
The following year, he started his own record label ‘YBNL Nation’ and released his second album ‘YBNL’ in November 2012 under his label imprint YBNL Nation. The album had hit singles ‘First of All’, ‘Voice of the Streets’, ‘Stupid Love’, and ‘Ilefo Illuminati’. His record label housed top acts such as Lil Kesh, AdekunleGold, and Viktoh.
His third studio album ‘Baddest Guy Ever Liveth’ was released in 2013. The album had hit singles “Durosoke” and “Yemi My Lover”. Olamide released his fourth album titled ‘Street OT’ in late 2014. Preceded by the singles “Story ForThe Gods” and “Goons Mi”, Street OT featured guest appearances from notable acts including Pasuma, Lil Kesh, Chinko Ekun, Phyno, Don Jazzy, and Reminisce with studio productions from Pheelz, B-Banks and Young John.
In 2013, he signed a deal with Guinness Nigeria and became an ambassador for Etisalat the following month; a deal he extended in 2015. He released a collaborative album with hip hop artist and producer, Phyno titled “2 Kings” in early 2015, and he followed up with a solo album in the same year.
He released a solo album titled ‘Eyan Mayweather’ was released late November 2015. The album was preceded by four hit singles; “Bobo”, “Matters Arising”, “Lagos Boys” and “Melo Melo”. Olamide announced an endorsement deal with betting company SureBet 247 in 2014. His 6th studio album ‘THE GLORY’ was released in 2016. It was the No 1 selling album on Billboard’s world album chart and it made him the first and only Nigerian rapper in history to have released 6 studio albums and one collaborative album in six (6) years.
Olamide has sold-out international concerts in London, Liverpool, Birmingham, Canada, Manchester, Dublin, Cyprus, Malaysia, Dubai, SouthAfrica , as well as a Five city USA tour in 2016. Olamide is the first and only Nigerian rapper to have an independent sold out concert at the Eko Hotel Convention Centre Lagos; one of the biggest event venues in Nigeria. This he achieved in 2014, 2015 and 2016 respectively with his concerts; OLIC1, OLIC2 and OLIC3 (OLAMIDE LIVE IN CONCERT).
His success in the entertainment industry has earned him several nominations and awards including Best Indigenous Artist, Nigeria Entertainment Award (NEA), Best Rap Album and Album Of The Year, Headies 2013, Best Street Hip hop Artiste Nigeria Music Video Awards, Most Gifted West Channel O Music Video Awards, Best Male Artiste In Africa Afrima.
His concert themed Olamide Live in Lagos the Concert is set to hold on the 17th December, 2017.