It is a generally accepted fact that the country with the best musicians in the African continent is Nigeria
Nigerian artists are working out well and are the best in the business of music-making. Some of the very successful artists have seen their musical careers blazing high above the skies across continents. But after some initial glitz and glamour, a few have been blown away by the wind of musical fad.
However, Olamide and his label, YBNL have contributed to some of the biggest music careers in recent Nigerian history. While some have since left him in acrimony, most preserve honor for him.
Olamide’s YBNL has seen its share of success, failures, and controversy with artists it’s signed.
Even when the people they put on don’t quite attain the presumed level of greatness, enthusiasts can see the work done by the co-signer. But over the past nine years, legendary Nigerian rapper, Olamide has endorsed certain acts with his co-sign, and other times, he’s signed them.
About Olamide (YBNL Record Boss)
The Baddosneh himself, Gbenga Adedeji (born 15 March 1989) well known as Olamide is Nigerian hip-hop and rap artiste who enjoys singing with his local dialect (Yoruba) and English combine.
Olamide Badoo became famous in the industry after his monster hit song, ‘Eni Duro.’ He released the tune when he was signed to ID Cabasa’s brand, Coded Tunes Records alongside his label mates Seriki and Kayefi. Under the label, he released his first album called Rapsodi.
The terms of his exit were cordial. Olamide then diverged and established his record label, YBNL Nation (Y.B.N.L is an acronym for Yahoo Boy No Laptop, a homage to how much money he makes) under which he released his successive albums.
Since then Olamide tried to maintain that relevancy with most of couples of hit singles and had also lived up to expectations. Thereafter, While gaining victories and building authority in the game, Olamide moved to sign young talents to YBNL, But today, report shows that not all these artists are still present in the label. In this post, GalantNaija Media is going to look at the first five Artists who departed from Olamide’s Record label YBNL and flee off the bar.
Below are 5 Nigerian Artistes Who Left Olamide’s Record Label (YBNL) And Died off Completely
1• Lil Kesh
As far as music is concerned, Lil Kesh would never be forgotten due to his flattering mouth claiming next big thing and too much social media stunts.
He is among the most influential Nigerian musician who made good use of his time in the YBNL record.
He took to the spotlight after releasing the popular hit “Shoki” in 2014. (the singer behind the signature Skiboroskibo, egba, oshey… Baddest)
In 2015, Under YBNL Records, Lil Kesh dropped series of hit songs including Shoki, Efeoku, and Gbese.
He then moved away from Olamide’s imprint and launched a music company of his own (YAGI) meaning “Young And Getting It”
Kesh had only released a few accepted tracks since he created his record label. The singer denied his career is Dead following several pundits that arises last two years.
Lil Kesh been trying so hard to make waves again in the industry not knowing the unfortunate has happened
2• Temmie Ovwasa
Temmie Ovwasa attributed the fault to her label issues. Many could remember that the YBNL princess accused olamide of limiting her growth in the music industry.
Temmie was signed by olamide years ago, she unveiled barely few songs with no solid publicity until she slowly began to fizzle out of our consciousness.
In 2020, she strived a return with badly thought-out blackmailing her boss which did more harm than good for her career. There she Lost her Swagger.
3• Picazo Rhap
Picazo gained lots of impact after winning a label deal with a freestyle song, “Able God” that went viral in September.
YBNL welcome Picazo to its record label in October 2018, after spotting his rap video on social media.
During his stay at the label, Picazo Rap made a positive impression throughout that year. Every music devotee could prove his sounds and uplift were sponsored by the Label.
His exit from the YBNL family was not certain. After his departure, he went on to release some follow-up masterpieces but failed to meet the height of his previous smash hits.
YBNL soldier, Viktoh also suffered a ghastly fall after leaving Olamide’s record label. I could remember how Viktoh celebrated massive recognition after releasing the buzzed track “Skibi Dat” that topped every popular charts in 2015 featuring his label mate Lil Kesh.
Viktoh had eventually instilled worries in the heart of good music fans urging for more potential records from him but he’s no where to be found.
Presently, he’s facing lots of challenges ever since he left Olamide, he struggled vividly to feature Zlatan after saving-up hard-earned cash for almost a year before he could afford the collaboration fee.
Yet, baba promised us that he won’t be dropping any song again unless he’s lucky to locate a sponsor to fund his craft.
Opeyemi Lyta can arguably still be classified as a mainstream fast-rising star, notwithstanding his inability to release new songs after his old hit songs subsided is obvious.
Lyta’s breakthrough came in the year 2018 following the song titled “Time”, which was vocally assisted by Olamide and trended over that time.
In 2019, he left YBNL Nation due to contractual and personal issues. After exiting YBNL, he signed with Doro Musik Gang and released another song “Monalisa”, the track was barely promoted until he made a remix rendition with Davido.
Not long ago, we heard Lyta again left Doro Musik and got signed up to Marlians Record where he managed to drop a single “Hold Me Down”.
He was later dragged by a Korean artiste after the song started pulling tractions and was nearly arrested for stealing the “Got7” musical concept.
Afterward, Lyta has been trying so hard to reawaken his career but everything seems complicated around him. We’re forced to believe his career is dead,
Maybe going back to Olamide YBNL will help the Ajegunle-born singer reinstate his lost popularity.
I drop my pen here, So its upto you
I Think If All These Musicians Return To YBNL, They Will Regain Thier Value. Or What Do You Think?❓
— please drop your opinion at the comment session below.