Olamide has helped me more than my mom – Bella Shmurda

Popular musician, Bella Shmurda has opened up about the contributions of ace rapper, Olamide Adedeji to his musical career.

The ‘Newborn Fela’ crooner said that if he is questioned about who helped his life the most, he will mention Olamide before his mother.

Bella Shmurda stated this during the latest episode of the London 90 podcast, while emphasising how supportive the YBNL founder is to him and others.

Olamide has helped me more than my mom - Bella Shmurda

The 28-year-old said; “If my children ask me who helped me, I’ll mention Olamide first before I mention my mother.”

Shmurda also noted in the interview that Olamide is the only successful internationally recognized artiste who still supports African music awards.

He said; “Olamide is the only top artiste that is successful internationally and still supporting African music awards. Others won’t want to come for Headies Award but they can spend millions to go to the Grammys.”

Meanwhile, in another news…

Nigerian Street-hop singer, Habeeb Okikiola popularly known as Portable, has given credit to ace rapper, Olamide for paving the way for him to be successful.

He took to TikTok and expressed gratitude to Olamide for turning his life around, noting that without the YBNL boss, he would have still been on the streets.

Portable said the music executive gave him a chance when nobody believed in him, adding that the rapper signed and sponsored him without asking for anything in return.

The Zazuu Zeh crooner said he used to perform for N200 at events before the ‘Melo Melo’ hit maker helped him. He also said Olamide deserves accolades for his recent collaboration with Skepta in London.

Portable said; “If not for Olamide, I would’ve still been on the streets. I went to London and collaborated with the best rapper in the UK and it’s all thanks to Olamide. When nobody believed in me, you told me that I was gonna make it and I’ve made it bigger than I ever thought.

“Olamide is a boss, he sponsored me without signing me and never asked for anything in return and that’s why I respect him so much. Some people use me to do bläck business but Olamide is the only guy in this industry who showed me love.

“Olamide paved the way for me, he’s my boss and God used him to bless me. I’m from streets and I’ve been through a lot but I thank God for sending Olamide to me. I used to perform for N200 before Olamide helped me and he didn’t rip me like most people do in this industry.”