YBNL Recording Label: Story, Contact Details, etc.

YBNL Nation is an acronym for the very popular phrase – Yahoo Boy No Laptop Nation. It’s an independent record label founded by Olamide in 2012. The record label is home to notable music acts including Lil Kesh and Adekunle Gold and a few others who refer to themselves as “YBNL Soldiers”.

It shouldn’t be forgotten that Olamide rose to limelight at Coded Tunes, the record label where he released songs like “Eni Duro” and “Omo To Shan”; the later song being the first of a few collaborations with Wizkid. Before the release of the widely accepted “Rapsody” album in 2011, Olamide went on to release a promotional single that ‘over-wet’ the ground for his album. He titled it “Yahoo boy, No Laptop” Remember it? “Yahoo boy no laptop, always pinging but my money dey pileup” The single remains one of Olamide’s most played single. Soon after, he left Coded Tunes as a ‘lone wolf’ and started YBNL Nation.

YBNL Nation

In 2013, in an interview with MTV, Olamide said the wide acceptance of the song wasn’t what prompted him to start a record label. He had the plan of starting a record label but couldn’t come up with a name. He wasn’t even sure how it’ll sound but he didn’t have a better idea and it wasn’t what he was ready to discuss with anyone about; so he just called it YBNL with a shrug and started working on an album to push the name into public acceptance – and it worked.

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YBNL did not only become a reality, it is now an award winning record label with two really good producers and five artistes (including Olamide badoo himself) currently on board. Adekunle Gold, Lil’Kesh, Chinko Ekun, and Viktoh are artistes that prefer to be referred to as “YBNL SOLDIERS” although Chinko Ekun takes it a little to the edge by referring to himself as “YBNL Tiger”. Olamide in an interview on Cool 96.9 FM in Lagos said he didn’t sign big names to the label because he’s looking to create a platform for raw, upcoming talents and bring them up by grooming and mentoring them.

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YBNL in 2015 was nominated for the City People Entertainment Awards’ Record Label Of The Year; but they lost it to Don Jazzy’s Mavin Records. The nomination according to Olamide is a sign that their hard work is getting close to where it’ll start to pay off. YBNL is currently looking for a female artiste and a few female vocalists, rappers and so on have begun showing interest in becoming the first female act to be signed by record label. A title Olamide tagged as the “YBNL First Lady”.

The Label is based in Lagos with a studio in Lekki and Bariga. Their official website: www.ybnlmovement.com is inactive due to unknown reasons but the CEO’s personal website: www.olamidebaddo.com is active. For bookings and inquiries you could send a mail to aokeke@gmail.com or call 08184702608 or 08186360343.

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  1. mr theo

    Only the weak beg for mercy, go and huzzu for ur money,no money no music, am we be puting 15million on a badest upcoming arstist who ever feature this best yoruba rapper called payo T will promo next year with the money it mine be ur luck, baddo have tried of helping people,i appreciate him a lost, is a man of honor, download payo t folake jijo featuring yoruba rapper called payo T 09030372947 its free, from next year not free again,hurry up.


    I DO rnb & hip pop, all i need is a record lebel to test my talent . I hav many songs. Pls my num is..08119014350 or 08106570927 thanks

  3. superboy

    am a young hip hop rapper in street i don’t have a record label please i need all the boss to help my career olamide baddo please help me don’t let my dream to be dream help my career and i promise i will make you proud god bless 09025188619

  4. Eminence

    nothing much to say, my talent will speak up. kudos to olamide bad do my mentor after dagrin died. watch out for ur boy Eminence

  5. Stainlless2k

    Ybnl nation,one love to u guyz,u guyz re doin a great job in nigerian music industry,keep it up..it ur boy stainlless2k an upcoming artist dat need someone to put him through

  6. ADEYEYE GABRIEL{eazy_gabby}

    olamide badoo,batifeori’s fada,pls sign me 2 ur record label,am a rapa,singa nd a gud per4ma, my phone no_08136897143.I Live @Abeokuta,obantoko,odo_eran,litcem_street no”12,odeda local government,ogun_state

  7. Icekid zamani

    Am Emmanuel Effiong with stage name ICEKID ZAMANI am a raper, singer. I do hip pop, rnb.

    I just need a record lebel to help blow me to the top.


  8. fidelis olaleye

    my name fidelis olaleye{fidesky} i am here for help, i have been try to achieve my aim since when i was small but it did not work out, because there is nobody to help me. i was bless with a talent from God. and i try to make use of it but no way. l love singing, and that is the talent that God gives me. am not too good in rapping, but i can sing like {adekunle gold, nice, orishe femi} and any kind of yoruba music including juju, high live,and gospel hiphop. and i dont want to waste this talent that is why am here for help, because i know that u will do it for me, and make me to achieve my goal.
    i would be glad to see good reply

    MY EMAIL ADDRESS:fidelixolaleye@yahoo.com
    phone no:08064835447.

  9. olamide abiodun

    I mrpincode Baba are dey enjoY you god we heip You, sir am upcoming artist an I have many song dat I have done an I need ur heip

  10. 9jasalary

    weldone mr baddo osha

  11. Criss cross Ahan

    Hey! Olamide badoo kip it up

  12. Daberechi

    I Did Prefer YBNL To All The Record Labels In Nigeria And Even In The World Because:

    1.There Is Always A Second Chance For Everyone On Board.
    2. There are mutil-opportunities.
    3. And Also Because I Love The Label And I Would Love To Be On Board. A Big Shout-Out To My Boss And My Idol: Mr. Olamide. You Are A Real MVP.

    Am An Upcoming Rapper And A Good Performer Too.

    Name:Okeke Humphrey Daberechi.
    Stage Name: Stainless D.
    Address: No 4b Nkama Lane Off No 11 Okigwe Road Aba, Abia State.

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