In a candid episode of the Honest Bunch Podcast, Sexy Steel, joined by iconic producer ID Cabasa, delved into the reasons behind his unwavering respect for Olamide Baddo and the pivotal role the YBNL boss played in the Nigerian music scene.
Recalling the early days at Coded Tunez, Sexy Steel reminisced about encounters with Olamide, who, among stars like 9ice, Reminisce, and Lord of Ajasa, silently observed and absorbed insights. He highlighted Olamide’s humility and keenness to learn as defining characteristics that propelled him to superstardom.
ID Cabasa, a mentor to Olamide and the brains behind his debut album ‘Rhapsody,’ echoed Sexy Steel’s sentiments, emphasizing Olamide’s ability to glean wisdom from the mistakes of predecessors, steering clear of common pitfalls in the music industry.
Olamide, with his breakout single ‘Eni Duro’ in 2010, has evolved into one of Afrobeats’ most celebrated figures. A trailblazer in both individual success and label ownership, he holds the distinction of winning the Headies Album of the Year for three consecutive years, showcasing his musical prowess and consistency.
Beyond personal achievements, Olamide’s impact as a label boss at YBNL is undeniable. Under his guidance, talents like Lil Kesh, Adekunle Gold, Pheelz, Young Jonn, Fireboy, and Asake have risen to prominence, solidifying Olamide’s influential role in shaping the Nigerian music landscape.
As Sexy Steel pays homage to Olamide Baddo on the Honest Bunch Podcast, the discussion unravels the layers of respect and admiration for an artist and mentor who continues to shape and define the industry with his humility, learning ethos, and strategic decision-making.