Wednesday, 9 December 2015

Olamide wins Africa Prize in Entertainment in Future Awards


Young lyricist, Olamide Adedeji, aka Badoo, made a great impression at this year’s edition of The Future Awards, beating the likes of Yemi Alade, Vanessa Mdee,

Anne Kansiime, and South Africa’s Refiloe Maele ‘Cassper Nyovest’ Phoolo to clinch The Future Awards Africa Prize in Entertainment.

InterContinental Hotel, Victoria Island, venue of the event swelled with pomp on Sunday with noatable society and showbiz personalities around Africa making  a loud presence the award show.
The annual event celebrates Africa’s most creative minds across various fields, and it was Olamide’s major excitement after he lost his dad recently.

“Future awards! Oshey ….thanks God bless you guys… God bless my supporters,” the artiste said on his Twitter handle.

Nation reports that Olamide, 26, entered the spotlight in 2010 when he released his first single, Eni duro.  He has gone ahead to release four commercially successful studio albums as well as a collaborative record with fellow indigenous rapper, Phyno.ý His latest album, Eyan Mayweather ýwas recently released to critical acclaim.

Olamide who runs his own label, YBNL, raps in a unique blend of Yoruba and English. He has emerged in the last five decades as one of the most prolific and commercially viable artistes on the continent.

Artistes on his label include Lil Kesh, Viktoh, Chinko Ekun and Adekunle Gold.

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