Nigerian rap star and YBNL founder, Olamide Adedeji, professionally known as Olamide, has revealed why he could not sign Afropop singer, Stanley Omah Didia aka Omah Lay to his record label.
The music executive recounted listening to Omah Lay’s one of his hit songs and loving it to a point that he reached out to the 26-year-old.
Olamide while speaking in an interview with UK-based broadcaster Adesope Olajide, revealed that he wanted to sign the ‘Understand’ crooner in the early days of his career, but the singer informed him that he already had a contract with another label.
He said; “Somebody sent me Omah Lay’s song, ‘Bad Influence,’ I had to like search for him on Instagram. I messaged him that I want to sign him but he told me that he got a [recording] deal already.”
Speaking further, the rap star also revealed that he was depressed for about four years after running out of hit songs. Olamide, however, said he got his “swag back” after releasing hits like ‘Wo’ and ‘Motigbana.’
“Till date, songs like WO, MOTIGBANA, are like magic to me. I thought I could never get myself again. I was going haywire,” he said.
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Aliaune Akon Thiam professionally known as Akon has expressed regrets for not signing Nigerian indigenous rapper, Olamide to his record label.
The Konvict Muzik founder said he wished he had signed the YBNL boss some years ago before he became a superstar and music executive.
According to Akon, the ”Melo Melo” crooner was his favourite artiste back then and he told him that the first time they met.
The Senegalese-American made the revelation in a Skype interview with On-Air-Personality, Dotun, of Cool FM, Lagos.
Akon said; “I would probably say the one person in Nigeria that I wish I had signed is Olamide. Honestly, I wish I had signed Olamide because he would have signed a lot of new artists anyway.
“Olamide was my favourite artist before he reinvented himself as a music executive. The first time we met, I told him he was my favourite artist”.