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Why I Rejected Record Deals With Olamide, Akon’s Brother – Mr Eazi

Famous singer and entrepreneur Oluwatosin Oluwole Ajibade, aka Mr Eazi has opened up that he rejected offers from Nigerian rapper and CEO of YBNL Nation, Olamide, and ace American singer Akon’s younger brother, Abou “Bu” Thiam, the executive vice president of Columbia Records.
According to him, the duo approached him separately to join their record labels when he began his music career but he declined because he hadn’t figured out what he was doing and also wanted his “freedom”.
Mr Eazi spoke in the latest episode of the Afrobeats Intelligence Podcast hosted by Joey Akan.
He said, “I remember going for ‘Ghana Meets Naija in Ghana. And that was where I met Olamide. He tried to sign me to his record label. He offered me a deal. Somebody else had also tried to sign me. Bu [Abou Thiam], Akon’s brother was the first person who tried to sign me.
 
“I declined because then I haven’t even figured out what I was doing. It was too early to sign. So, I didn’t sign to Bu.
 
“When Olamide gave me a deal, I knew that I hadn’t totally understood the business or what I was even doing so I declined. Everything was just happening so fast. One thing I knew was that I wanted my freedom.”
Mr Eazi also revealed in the interview that Jay-Z’s record label, ROC Nation, wanted to sign his hit song ‘Skin Tight’ but Wizkid “told me to do the deal only if they offer life changing money”.
”In reality to where I was in my life, the money they offered would have been interpreted as life changing money. But to me because of where I thought I was going, I didn’t think it was life changing money. So, I didn’t accept the deal,” he added.
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Dj Phrowsh drops ‘Reborn Mixtape Vol 1’ featuring 9ninelitty Eazy9ja

Abubakar Oduwusi popularly known as Dj Phrowsh described his new mixtape titled REBORN as a new dawn for him after he recently got signed to BaseonBelieve Management.

Dj Phrowsh
Dj Phrowsh

The Ikorodu born disc jockey featured the hottest songs in the country on the mixtape and he introduced a couple of new artistes on the 35 track tape like one of the fast rising artistes from his hood Eazy9ja who is also signed to Baseonbelieve Management and 9ninelitty a graduate of Ladoke Akintola University of Technology Ogbomosho.

Track List

 

Mohbad_Beast & peace
Olamide_Celebrate
9ninelitty_9CDB
felt kuti_Sorry sorry
Ruger_Girlfriend
Seyi vibez_Trumpet
Asake_Lonely at the top
Davido_Feel
Burna boy_Yababulu
Shallipopi_Ex convict
Mayorkun_Nack remix
Kiss Daniel_Unleash
9ninelitty_Cant see you
Khaid_Anabella
Asake_I Believe
Seyi vibez_Migos
Mohbad_Weekend
Seyi vibez X Burna boy_Giza
Mavins record_Overdose
Asake_Basquiet
Kiss daniel_Shu Peru
Mohbad_Tiff
Asake_2:30
Spyro_Who is your guy?
Seyi vibez_Flakky
Kcee_Ojapiano
Young jonn_Sharpally
Asake_Mogbe
Seyi vibez_Jajo
Aura starr_Stability
Eazy9ja_Koto
Dj phrowsh_Jerusalem remix
Portable_Am not a prisoner
Olamide_Giza

REBORN mixtape Vol 1 was perfectly curated to make listeners feel good and it is available on Audiomack for download.

 

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Why I Didn’t Sign Omah Lay – Olamide

Olamide Adedeji, the popular Nigerian rapper and music executive, who is simply known as Olamide, has opened up on why he didn’t sign singer Omah Lay to his YBNL Nation label.

The YBNL boss said he wanted to sign Omah Lay in the early days of his career, but the singer informed him that he already had a contract with another label.

Baddo, as he is fondly called, disclosed this in an interview with British-Nigerian media personality Adesope Olajide, aka Shopsydoo.

Olamide said, “Somebody sent me Omah Lay’s song, ‘Bad Influence,’ I had to like search for him on Instagram. I messaged him that I want to sign him but he told me that he got a [recording] deal already.”

The rapper also revealed that he was depressed for about four years after running out of hit songs.

He, however, said he got his “swag back” after releasing hits like ‘Wo’ and ‘Motigbana.’

“Till date, songs like WO, MOTIGBANA, are like magic to me. I thought I could never get myself again. I was going crazy,” he said.

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Olamide, Do2dtun, Other Celebrities Mourn Late Singer, Mohbad

Nigerian celebrities have taken to social media to mourn late singer, Ilerioluwa Olademeji Aloba, popularly known as Mohbad.
Recall that he died on Tuesday evening at the age of 27.
Reacting to the demise, popular On Air Personality, Do2dtun shared the picture of their last moment together.
He wrote: “Mohbad. This was just two days ago.”
 
Singer Iyanya in a post on his X handle wrote: “RIP Mohbad your Journey on Earth will never be forgotten. May God receive you in His Holy Hands.”
 
BBNaija reality star and media personality, Natacha Akide, popularly known as Tacha in a post on X wrote: “MohBad, Life is just too short. Mohbad was just on the Big Friday show with me last month. This news is heavy and I still can’t believe it.”
Singer Olamide, sharing a heart broken emoji, wrote: “Damn! Mohbad.”
 
CKay in a post on his official X wrote: “No one should have to go through this. RIP Mohbad.”
 
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What Motivated Me To Start My Record Label – Olamide Reveals

Olamide, one of Nigeria’s most successful and popular rappers, has revealed that ‘Sapa’ inspired his record label YBNL Nation, adding he didn’t want to spend unnecessarily and extravagantly.

 

The artiste decided to reinvest into the music business for wealth recycling.

The YBNL boss, who has signed artistes like Lil Kesh, Fireboy DML, Adekunle Gold, Viktoh, Davolee and several others, revealed in an interview with Nandi Madida of Apple Music’s Africa Now Radio, how he decided to make it his passion for music a business.

Speaking to the host, he said: “The world was in love with my stuff, (and) I was grateful for that. But, I also felt it was time to make sure I reinvested in that same thing that was making people love and appreciate me. It used to be just about passion, but I figured it was high time I stepped up, reinvested and made it a proper business.

“I set up my own record label and started signing artistes because I did not want all that money to just go wasting on ‘ballin’ (having fun). All that money had to go back into the business. That was how the whole thing started.”

Talking about his forthcoming ‘Unruly’ tour, the YBNL CEO said: “I think the last time I was on stage was last year at Mr Money (Asake)’s concert in London, United Kingdom. But, this December, I will be having my concert in Nigeria. Also, I will be going on tour next summer to the United States of America and Europe. I am going to be back on the road.

“My fans have been asking me to ‘come outside’. And now, I am ready. I have been on the ground, trying to put in work and get my stuff together, because the new wave is so crazy right now, and one has to figure out a way to be in tune with the times, which is not easy. So, I have been working on that for so long. That’s why it took me so long.”

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Olamide Is My Favourite Nigerian Artiste, He Inspires Me – Osimhen

Super Eagles striker Victor Osimhen has named Olamide as his favourite artiste.
The 2022/23 Serie A winner added that Olamide inspires him.
Osimhen made this known in an interview with Pooja Media.
According to Osimhen, listening to past hits from the YBNL boss before matches always inspires him.
“First of all like during my spare time after lunch we are relaxing for like two, three hours before the final meeting to get to the stadium, I listen to Olamide’s rap he’s done in recent years that is inspirational to me. Olamide is my best musician actually in Nigeria, I use to listen to him I have his playlist.
 
“Then after before I go for the team meeting I say my prayers and when we are in the bus I use to listen to Nas and Damian Marley’s ‘Only The Strong Survive’.
 
“When I listen to these songs I always put it in my head that I’m going for war everytime, when I’m playing I’m going for war. It’s not like I’m going there to die or someone is going to die but I feel like only the strong means I want to win I don’t want to lose.
 
“These are the songs that I actually listen to that really psych me up.“
Osimhen guided Napoli to their first Serie A title since 1990.
The 24-year-old won the golden boot award after scoring 26 goals in the Italian topflight.
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How one call from Olamide changed my life – Skales recounts

Nigerian musician, Skales has shared how his senior colleague, Olamide rescued him financially after he left Empire Mates Entertainment (EME).

Skales revealed in a recent interview with media personality Chude Jideonwo that he became homeless and broke after EME refused to renew his contract due to the label’s inability to make profits from him.

He said Olamide called him and asked if he wasn’t going to shoot a video for his song ‘Shake Body.’

Skales however, replied that he was broke and homeless. Olamide sent him money for the video shoot, after which the song became a success.

He said: “My deal with them was done and they refused to continue because I wasn’t doing well at that time.

“Olamide contacted me and said he loved one of my songs, Shake Body, and asked if I wasn’t going to shoot the video. I told him I was homeless and couldn’t possibly shoot a video and he sent me money. My God turned my life around after that video shoot”

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My Most Embarrassing Moment – Rapper, Olamide Opens Up

Olamide, the popular indigenous rapper has talked about a really embarrassing moment.

The rapper shared an incident that left him utterly pissed and embarrassed at the same time.

The incident, he explained, happened many years ago when he was still under his one-time boss, ID Cabasa.

Recounting the embarrassing moment, Baddo said: “I was in the studio when this senior artiste came in to record a song, and he said he was hungry. Who else will he send to buy food if not me who was the youngest in the studio?

“The money he gave me was not enough for his meal, so I decided to add my own money. I even used my money to pay for transportation.

“When I got back to the studio with the food, guess what this guy said to me? “Cabasa, tell this your boy to give me my change. If he wants money, he should tell me and I will give him. He should not use a trick to steal my money.

“I almost got angry, but one look from ID Cabasa calmed me down. Today, the guy is one of my biggest fans and he is planning to do a song with me.”

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“I got Olamide to sign Adekunle Gold to YBNL” – Pheelz

Pheelz, a Nigerian music producer/singer, has revealed that he convinced Olamide to sign Adekunle Gold to YBNL.

Pheelz
Adekunle Gold

Pheelz shared in an interview how he got singer, Adekunle Gold signed to Olamide’s label, YBNL. Pheelz, whose real name is Phillip Kayode Moses shared how he knew Adekule would be a star.

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According to him, he got to know Adekunle as the “king of photoshop” back in the day. However, his cover of one direction’s “Story of my life” blew his mind.

Pheelz said:

“I told Olamide Sign this guy, no worry.”

The singer also shared that he is still very much into graphics, as he does all his graphic work by himself.

See video below;

https://www.instagram.com/reel/CoDM5ToA4rA/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link

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I wished that Olamide would sign me. Bella Shmurda Discusses Music Issues in Open Letter.

With Bella Shmurda, self-awareness doesn’t get any more vivid as the celebrity discusses his prior troubles in the music business and his yearning to have been signed by Olamide to YBNL. Read the story below for more information.

Street-hop sensation Bella Shmurda has spoken out about his difficulties adjusting to life after success in the music business and his former dream to be signed by Olamide to his YBNL label.

On her web series “Flow With Korty,” Bella Shmurda discussed these topics and others with well-known YouTuber Korty. She also discussed how she entered the spotlight without having any prior experience in the music business. Upon reflection, he added, “At one point, I hoped Olamide signed me because everything was just so difficult for me. Nobody could put me through, so I didn’t know who to truly ask.

While noting his improvement, Bella Shmurda said, “At least I know some things now, if I’d known then, I’d be better off.”

The singer has so far piqued fans’ interest with two lead singles, including Omah Lay featuring Philo and New Born Fela. His debut album, Hypertension, is scheduled to be released on October 26.