16 Oct 2018


YBNL NATION (Yahoo Boy No Laptop) is a lagos based street oriented record label founded in 2012.

Unknown to fans, YBNL as a label was first introduced as a group with three friend being the co-founded. Olamide Adedeji (Baddo), Kayode Odesanya (Kida Kudz) and 2kriss and infact a track was released to validate this titled 'ROAD TO YBNL'

Due to unknown reasons, Kida Kudz and 2Kriss seems to fade of from the YBNL scene leaving the 'ANOBI AWON OMO WOBEY', '5STAR GENERAL', 'BADDEST GUY EVER LIVETH', OLAMIDE as the CEO of the group which later metamorphosed into a later the same here he dropped his life changing Debut album titled YBNL.  

Olamide after the YBNL album was able to make the YBNL NATION reckon-able and even at a time the most popular in the Nigerian Music Industry after releasing several hits songs. Up till date, YBNL is still highly reckon-able with, some peoples favorite and even dream of most young artistes.

Over the 6 years of YBNL existence, YBNL has really grown with high success recorded and can now boast to have elevated upcoming acts who are now established and well celebrated in the Industry.

Members of the YBNL are general called soldiers with the 5Star general being their head.

Below is a full and complete list of who the YBNL soldiers are:

1. Olamide Adedeji (Baddo): CEO of the label and also an artiste under YBNL nation, in his late 20's with a kid named 'MAXIMILLIANO',Indigene of Ogun state but born and raised in Bariga, Lagos state. 

2. Alexander Okeke: Mostly called Ikemefuna 1, he is the YBNL in-house A&R head, talent and business manager. 

3. Keshinro Ololade (Lil Kesh) : Yes! i mean LIL KESH, just exactly like Olamide, he grew up in Bariga too, despite many critics doubting his ability as a rapper, he now tops the chart as any party ancestor and drop a successful debut album titled YAGI, he now has his own label, Y.A.G.I but still fully affiliated under YBNL.

4. Victor Fadayomi (Viktoh): The Edo state born Entertainer was signed by Olamide at the same time with Kesh in 2014. Known to be a long time friend of Olamide far as way-back 2006. “Skinny Bad Guy” as he fondly calls himself is not doing so well for himself with just 2 hit tracks, Skibi dat, Mad Jam etc. He discovered and Introduced LilKesh to Olamide and Lil Kesh seems to be forever grateful to him. Most fans tag him a Yahoo-boy since he isn't really making it big in music but most times seen to be looking fresh and wealthy

5. Adekunle Kosoko (Gold): The talent in GOLD is so obvious, we ain’t making a mistake. The Orente crooner is still well affliated under Y.B.N.L Nation just as the case of Lil Kesh. As far as we are concerned, we haven’t gotten any official statement yet from either of YBNL management or Mr. Gold himself to confirm his exit from the label. 

6. Temmie Ovwasa(Ybnl Princess): Temmie is the youngest and only female artiste in YBNL. A student of the Ladoke Akintola University of Tachnology. She was discovered and signed by Olamide himself in April 2016. happen not to be making any sense but we still wish her goodluck ahead.

7. Shokoya Segun David(Davolee): rumours had it weeks ago that the Festival bar crooner, ‘Ileka’ departed YBNL already, however events had proved that wrong.  This talented rapper was also discovered by Olamide via Instagram. He appeared and killed the beat on ‘Pepper dem Gang’ a track off Olamide’s ‘The Glory’ Album. He wasnt doing well too but of recent back to make waves as his single 'WAY' is seen topping trends alongside the YBNL Mafia he featured in alongside the label new signings.

8. Eniola Adedeji(Dj Enimoney): He is the YBNL official DJ. He is also Olamide’s brother and doing great in the industry even as a DJ, he did a great DJ tour (THE WOBEY DJ TOUR) early this year which recorded good success. Featured Tiwasavage and Slimcase in 'CODEINE DIET' which was nominated for an award category in AFRIMA

9. Philip Kayode Moses(Pheelz): YBNL official in-house beat maker. ‘Mr. Producer’ as he is fondly called has produced 70 percent of Olamide’s album. He also worked with Adekunle Gold on his debut ‘Gold’ album which topped chart and brought Gold to limelight. You cant write Olamide or YBNL success story without dedicating a chapter to Pheelz.

10. Udomboso John Saviours(Young John): This young due is not over-ratted if called a Legendary hit maker, the ‘Wicked producer’ as popularly called works for both YBNL and Hitfactory studio. Quite very YOUNG and he produced 90% of Lil Kesh’s hit songs. You cant write Olamide, YBNL or especially LIL KESH success story without dedicating a chapter to Young John.

11. Oyebanjo Sunday(Bbanks SNEH): Very talented YBNL in-house mixing and mastering engineer. He is a passionate producer too with a couple of hit tracks to his credit. Known for a quite a while now with Olamide Baddo just like Victor and some few others

12. Fortune Ibrahim (Limerick): A gifted rapper and singer based in Mangoro, Lagos state, The young Ondo state Indigene joined YBNL alongside lyta in February 2018 after Olamide came across his song freestyle 'Pesin' on Instagram. Attends Nigeria Open University and has dropped the YBNL version of person after he got signed featuring Olamide on it. He as dropped another single titled 'RUFF PLAY' afterwards and was also featured on the hot trending 'YBNL MAFIA'.

13. Lawal Raheenm (LYTA): A talented singer with sonorous voice, Lyta in an indigene of Kwara state but born and bred in Ajegunle Lagos. Lyta joined Ybnl alongside Limerick in February 2018 after he was lucky to perform at a show Olamide was present. The Don who never fails to recognize talents contacted him for some close observations before later signing him. Strucked limelight with his song 'TIME' featuring Olamide and also have a Remix featuring Junior Boy. He was also featured on the hot trending 'KPAKUJEMU'.

14. Ojo Sneh: Ojo is YBNL’s utility control manager. just like Bbank, Pheelz, Enimoney and Victoh, Ojosneh has also been with Olamide since way back.

15. Omogbolahan Sodiq Ilabode (Picazo): A 21 year old indigenous rapper based in lagos and currently studying mass communication in Lagos states University, first came to limelight when he won the @Chinko_Ekun 'WALODA' rap contest and was rewarded 100,000. He however was well noticed after he did a cover to Chinko_Ekun hit song 'ABLE GOD'. The cover went viral and Olamide notice him. Picazo was finally signed on 14th October 2018 to the YBNL Labels and has being immediately featured in a the trending 'YBNL MAFIA'.

16. YomiBlaze_IKA:  This sensational rapper was signed about 24hours after his friend Picazo was signed to the YBNL, He was one of the guys hyping Picazo in his viral freestyle and Baddo signed him after feeling the lines in his IKA freestyle and other freestyles on his IG page. He was signed on the 15th October and immediately featured in a the trending 'YBNL MAFIA'.

17. FireboyDML: Fireboy DML is an Afro-pop act who music style is quite synonymous to Reekado Banks, nevertheless, he’s got total charge of his own melody. The Obafemi Awolowo University graduate poses to be a promising artiste and with sonorous voice. He was signed on the 15th of october 2018.

18. Coolio: Apart from being a professional Documentary official. This veteran photographer also serves as the official photographer for Y.B.N.L, he captured the famous Muhammad Ali styled pose which happened to serve as the cover art on the popular Olamide’s ‘Eyan Mayweather’ album.

19. Zachariah Iniemogha(Zini Couture): "Zini Couture the tailor" as baddo shout at times in his songs is the Ybnl in-house stylist and bespoke designer, He is in charge of styling Olamide and other YBNL members, especially when the need for native wear arises.

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