YBNL BOSS: Olamide Badoo


Olamide, Nigerian rapper and YBNL founder, says his experience about him growing up. I grew up in a slum in the Bariga axis of Lagos state which inspired me to work hard. The 32-year-old singer(Olamide) spoke regarding his journey to fame in an exceedingly recent interview with The Guardian UK whereby he mirrored on his music career. According to him, living at the time was thus troublesome. However, having a three square meals each day was not a possible task for his family to fulfil. The event contend a big role in my drive to succeed against the percentages. However, I had to hustle more, Olamide added.

“Surviving was exhausting. Bariga wasn’t removed from the opposite slums you see across the planet. Meanwhile, glancing through different cultures from Mumbai to New York and London. Life within the ghetto is a constant event all over the world, he said. Olamide, however, added that contrary to opinions in some quarters that the ghetto is created of solely violent personalities, it as well includes people with nice potentials.

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He furthered that ‘Triumphant‘, a track off ‘Carpe Diem’, his 2020 album, was made by the necessity to vary the narrative concerning folks living in ghettos.On the other hand, so many people have a really restricted understanding of the ghetto. They suppose it’s all violence. Thus, the ghetto is far beyond that. Besides, being from the ghetto is not only concerned with guns and knives or living a dangerous life. It’s as well concerned with being good along with your selections and moves,” he added.

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Finally, If you’re good enough you’ll do higher for yourself. I don’t wish anyone within the ghetto to feel inferior or in competition with anybody. The important thing is discovering yourself and trusting your own method.


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