Nigerian Hip Hop superstar Olamide shares the inspiration behind his successful label Yahoo Boy No Laptop.
For over a decade, Olamide has operated at the summit of the Nigerian music industry with his music making him one of the most successful artists from Africa and one whose contributions changed the commercialization of indigenous rap and Street Music in Nigeria.
In an interview with Apple Music Africa Now Radio with Nandi Madiba, Olamide who recently released his highly anticipated tenth album ‘Unruly’ talked about his desire to get back on the road.
“I think the last time I was on stage was probably last year at Mr. Money’s concert in London, but this year in December, if you’re going to Ghana just stop by Nigeria! I’m going to be having my concert in Nigeria. Right after that, I’m going on tour next summer – US tour, Europe and all that – I’m gonna be back on the road man.”
Olamide revealed that his desire to get back on the road is also motivated by his fans who have been clamouring for him to go on tour. He also shared that he delayed getting back on the road because he was working hard to get in tune with the current international ascension of Afrobeats.
“My fans, they’ve been hollering ‘Yo come outside! Come play!’ Now I’m ready. I’ve been on the ground, trying to put in work and get my stuff together because the new wave is so crazy right now and you just have to figure a way to be in tune with time, which is not easy so I’ve been working on that for so long. That’s why it took me so long.”
Asides from being a successful musician, Olamide also runs YBNL which he created in 2012 after leaving ID Cabasa’s Coded Tunes.
The label has churned out several stars including Adekunle Gold, Lil Kesh, Fireboy producers Pheelz and Young Jonn, and more recently Asake.
According to Olamide, he created YBNL as a way to reinvest in his passion instead of spending his fortunes on balling.
“The world is in love with my stuff, [and] I’m grateful for it but now it’s time to make sure I reinvest in that same thing that’s making you love and appreciate me. It used to be just passion but it’s high time I step up, reinvest and make this a proper business. I set up my own label, and started signing artists because I didn’t want all that money to just go wasted on ballin’ and all that! All that money had to go back into the grind, man. That’s how the whole thing started.”
Olamide’s landmark tenth album ‘Unruly’ was released on August 9th, 2023 which was heralded bu the singles ‘Trumpet’ featuring CKay and ‘New Religion’ featuring Asake. According to Olamide, the album is likely to be his last and it offers listeners a bittersweet experience as they look back on the career of the legendary artist.
Ibadan chef, Peniel Idowu attempts to break Hilda Baci’s cooking record
A Nigerian chef simply identified as Peniel Idowu is attempting to break the Guinness World Record (GWR) for the longest cooking marathon by an individual.
The Ibadan-based cook shared a flier on her Instagram page to announce the attempt.
Peniel, who is assisted by another chef, however, did not state how long she plans to cook.
She also did not reveal whether she got approval from the GWR before embarking on the cooking stint.
The cooking marathon commenced at Omooke Hotels Apartments and Events Centre, Kuola area of Ibadan, Oyo state, on Thursday.
As of the time of this report, Peniel has surpassed 29 hours of cooking.
“Neat and Highly cautious. Peniel has been preparing for a long time,” she wrote in one of her posts.
Burna Boy tops Apple Music’s biggest Nigerian artistes of all time
Nigerian music is enjoying huge commercial success as Nigerian superstars are appearing on international charts, selling out concerts in multiple countries, and reaching millions of listeners globally through streaming platforms.
In the list of the most streamed Nigerian artists of all time on Apple Music, international megastar Burna Boy tops the list.
The Grammy-winning hitmaker has enjoyed a speedy ascension to the top since breaking into the international scene in 2018.
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The number one (No. 1) most-streamed Nigerian artist of all time on Apple Music, has smashed record after record with his blockbuster albums, and his latest was no exception: ‘I Told Them’… not only broke the African record for first-week streams but also topped the albums chart in 69 countries simultaneously worldwide, a new record for the genre.
The Grammy winner still holds the record for the most-streamed African song of all time with ‘Essence’ featuring Tems, which has reached the Daily Top 100 in more than 100 countries worldwide and continues to reach the charts three years after its release.
Africa’s foremost hitmaker, Davido enjoyed a record-breaking release with his 2022 album Timeless which shattered multiple streaming records on Apple Music. He continues to be a force to be reckoned with as his hit single ‘Unavailable’ is enjoying international success.
The superstar has had one of the biggest songs of the summer on Apple Music worldwide with the Afrobeats hit ‘Calm Down,’ which now holds the record for the African single with the longest run in the top 15 of the Global Daily Top 100.
Asake’s surreal rise to the top has made him one of the biggest stars in Nigerian music. The talented superstar has seen an impressive 11 songs reach the Global Daily Top 100.
Police detain Sam Larry amid probe into Mohbad’s death
The Nigeria police say they now have Sam Larry, the music promoter, in their custody — amid an investigation into the death of Mohbad.
The law enforcement agency broke the news in a short statement on Thursday night.
“Balogun Olamilekan Eletu aka Sam Larry is now in our custody. He is currently assisting with ongoing investigation,” the statement reads.
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