Nigerian music icon, Olamide, has supported and launched the careers of several talented artists through his label YBNL (Yahoo Boy No Laptop). These artists include Fireboy DML, Asake, Adekunle Gold, Lil Kesh, Zlatan Ibile, Portable, Bella Shmurda, Chinko Ekun, Picasso Rhap, Yomi Blaze, Lyta, and Temmie Ovwasa. Olamide‘s unwavering dedication to nurturing talent has helped these emerging artists overcome creative hurdles, gain exposure, and achieve success in the music industry. Olamide’s influence has solidified his status not only as a prolific artist but also as a key figure in shaping the future of Nigerian music.
Olamide is a renowned icon in the Nigerian music industry who has not only established himself as a prolific artist with a plethora of hit songs, but he has also played a pivotal role in launching the careers of several talented artists. His label, YBNL (Yahoo Boy No Laptop), has served as a platform for nurturing and promoting emerging talents, catapulting them to new heights of success. For instance, Fireboy DML, who was signed to YBNL in 2019, recently shared how Olamide came to his aid during a period of writer’s block while recording his latest album, ‘Playboy.’ Olamide advised him to change his environment, which helped him overcome the creative hurdle and grow artistically.
Asake, another rising star, witnessed his life transform after receiving a call from Olamide. Within months of joining YBNL, Asake acquired a house, which is a testament to the rapid impact that Olamide’s support can have on an artist’s career. Adekunle Gold, Lil Kesh, Zlatan Ibile, Portable, Bella Shmurda, Chinko Ekun, Picasso Rhap, Yomi Blaze, Lyta, and Temmie Ovwasa are some of the artists that have benefited from Olamide’s unwavering support and collaborative efforts. Olamide’s influence and impact extend far beyond his own successful career.
By fostering a supportive and collaborative environment, he has paved the way for the rise of several stars in the Nigerian music industry. His unwavering dedication to supporting emerging talents has solidified his status as not just an exceptional artist, but also a key figure in shaping the future of Nigerian music.