Popular Nigerian-born rapper Olamide has received recognition from the Nigerian and overseas audience. Below are awards he has received for his success in the entertainment industry.
Olamide Adedeji popularly known as Olamide Baddo started his music career in 2000. But he was practically unknown until 2011 when his single “Eni Duro” propelled him into the limelight. Since then he has been at the peak of popularity in the Nigerian Music Industry. Here we have highlighted all Olamide awards he has won in his career so far.
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Olamide awards and nominations
Olamide has won 22 awards out of the 46 he has been nominated for till date.
In 2011, he was nominated for Next Rated at the Headies Award.
In 2012, at the Headies Awards, he was also nominated for Hip World Revelation of the Year and Best Rap Single. His album “Rapsodi” was nominated for Best Rap Album.
After missing out in 2011 and 2012, Olamide got his first set of awards at the 2013 Nigeria Entertainment Awards in the following categories:
- Best Collabo (Ghost Mode by Phyno featuring Olamide);
- Best Indigenous Artiste;
- Best Album of the Year;
- Best Rap Act of the Year;
- Music Video of the Year.
At the Headies 2013, he won 3 out of the 7 categories he was nominated for. They included:
- Best Rap Album;
- Album of the Year Award;
- Best Street Hip-Hop Artiste.
Other categories he was nominated for include Lyricist on the Roll, Artiste of the Year, Best Rap Single and Song of the Year.
At the 2013 Nigeria Music Video Awards, Olamide’s music video “Durosoke” was nominated for Video of the Year and Best Afro Hip Hop Video. The video won just the Best Afro Hip Hop Video category.
2014 was not a great one in terms of awards received as Olamide won just 3 out of the 14 nominations he got that year. They were:
- Channel O Music Video Award for Most Gifted West;
- The Headies 2014 Award for Album of the Year;
- The Headies 2014 Award for Best Rap Album.
In 2015, things were different. Olamide received 10 out of 12 nominations he got at different awards shows. They included:
- TooXclusive Awards 2015, Album of the Year;
- TooXclusive Awards 2015, Mixtape of The Year (2 kings, Olamide and Phyno);
- TooXclusive Awards 2015, Best Hip-Hop Track (Local Rappers by Reminisce featuring Olamide and Phyno);
- TooXclusive Awards 2015, Certified Banger of The Year;
- TooXclusive Awards 2015, Video Wonder of The Year;
- TooXclusive Awards 2015, Artiste of the Year;
- TooXclusive Awards 2015, Male Artiste of The Year;
- The Headies 2015, Artiste of The Year;
- The Headies 2015, Best Street Hip Hop Artiste;
- 2015 City People Entertainment Awards, Rap Artist of the Year.
In 2016, at the Nigerian Entertainment Awards, Olamide won in two categories he was nominated for. The Album of the Year and Rap Act of the Year.
We wish him more success and we hope he will add more awards to his collection this year.