I cried when Olamide left my label – ID Cabasa

Ace music producer and CEO of Coded Tunez, Olumide Ogunade, popularly known as ID Cabasa, has revealed that he cried when superstar rapper, Olamide left his record label.

He sat down for a chat with Adesope Olajide on Afrobeats Podcast and recounted the circumstances surrounding Olamide’s exit from his label.

I cried when Olamide left my label - ID Cabasa

ID Cabasa said he met the YBNL boss when he was just 13 years old as he had come to his studio with a friend and they wanted to record a song.

He said the friend was not impressive but when Olamide jumped on the mic, he dropped 16 bars, and that ‘changed everything’.

I cried when Olamide left my label - ID Cabasa

The producer narrated how he tried to persuade the ‘Shakiti Bobo’ crooner to stay and gave him his blessings when he insisted on leaving.

Olamide left Coded Tunes in 2012 and launched his record label, YBNL Nation which housed great artistes like Adekunle Gold, Lil Kesh and boasts of Asake, Fireboy DML as its current acts.

Cabasa said; “Olamide was 13 years old when I met him. He came to my studio with a friend who wanted to feature him on a song. His friend was not good musically. Olamide was quiet and unassuming. I gave him a beat, and he did 16 bars that changed everything. Olamide became more like a son to me.

“When he was about to leave my record label, we sat down to discuss it. It was painful to me. It wasn’t the pain of not wanting him to progress; it was the pain of seeing someone you love leave. I cried.

“I said, ‘Olamide, you should’ve waited o!’ He said, ‘Bros, I want to do something, and I’m sure, by your code, we might not be able to do some of them.’ We didn’t have a fight. I gave him my full blessings.”