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.

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.

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.

76 thoughts on “YBNL Recording Label: Story, Contact Details, etc.”

  1. Yes boss my name is akanni Michael but they call me B boy am a talented upcoming artist which I have the felling of being among the ybnl nation, am a singer, rapper, songwriter and also a comedian. Have released 8 tracks now but no one to help me up so I will be very greatfull if am been sign to ur record label sir

  2. My Name is Wale and my stage name is Walexily am a singer and I can rap but I need your help please and please Olamide baddo I want you to sign me to your record label YBNL nation and if you can do this for me boss I we be happy and I pray for you in Jesus name you we not rundown and your record label will never rundown in Jesus name because I no that I we be there one day I play please help me.contact me 09074658809

  3. am a blind talented singer and i sound exactly like rude boy i need your help olamede i dont need the money i just want the world to know me being blind cant stop me you can also contact me on 08140967824

    If all I wish and pray for can come to pass by YBNL I we never be ungrateful to u boss. I wish the YBNL NATION can have mercy on me and sign me, know how to sing like the devil , if you can rap like birds , But if their is no one to help my brother you are still nothing , olamide i’m begging you for the sake of God that gave this tallent to you and me to shake the nation SIGN ME PLEASE .
    CONTACT ME @ 07040279154 OR 07018371326

  5. Am Smart Dollar, aka Osanla, Am an upcoming Artist, Rapper Singer and also a Song Writer ( Yoruba and English ). I will be Glad if YBNL can give me the opportunity to prove myself worthy of the YBNL Group. All I have in Me is Music and am Ready to shake the MUSIC INDUSTRY.

  6. Am Adewale gbolagade, i have beeing waiting for a lucky day like this ,right from time i love ybnl record label and i want to be part of them..i can sing and rap,have writteing many songs down but looking for helper to bring me up …… sir help your boy for the street o,,,,i will be very greatful if am given full consideration……. it’z (SIRS BOY) the bhad comrade

  7. I have heard, li and love your way????????????Boss. I pray for expansion^^^That’s for sure….. Am still a Freestyler but a beat killer,,. I do *Rap* Boss…. And I need your support for me to go on…. Am a Cross River State Boy.

  8. Good day to the great man baddo,, My name is Gilbert from Edo state, Igueben local government.. Sir i am here to seek help from you, i have been blessed with a great talent which i will not like to waste. So without wasting it will be your help because with you helping me it will go to waste. Please i will like to join the Ybnl nation.. Sire i know you are very busy but please you can message me on my gmail…. Omoiguigilbert@gmail.com…..

  9. I’m a singer, I just need u to sign me into your record label, Please sir let this be a great opportunity for me. thanks sir
    Baddo sneh
    Otarodo sneh
    Turn up sneh
    Olamide Baddo

  10. boss o all bosses, I greet you boss good day..boss I came here for a reason of help from you, baba I was blessed by God with a talent of music baba I can’t show it to the word without your golden backup.. boss I want to be among YBNL.I promise to be of use to you, baba I know you are too busy call or message me, but please try help me…my number 09076436876-08150336877my gmail is collinsdavid794@gmail.com

  11. I know I can do it better in YBNL…. I would be glad if am giving the chance to showcase my talent in your golden record label…boss please give a chance to do It better.. am kind…

  12. I know I can do it better in YBNL…. I would be glad if am giving the chance to showcase my talent in your distinguished record label… Thanks …Am Mayowa…

  13. hello king baddo I am also a talented young musician at the age of 15 years sir I will love u to help me and sponsor me to your record label sir .sir I have been hustling to achieve my aims but no one to sponsor me
    please sir I need your help sir if u signed to your record label you will never regret sir
    I am trying sha and I pray insha Allah you signed me to your record label.

  14. Olamide bad00 no be say he bad oo u no fit harm o na omo jesu oo na real mvp the street dp
    i loyal ooo,,,,,bado daku look my side talent de my side no endoresment de make me hide
    u be bread winner u fit turn me winner….07066615881

  15. hi YBNL boss my real name is ahmed my neckname is no time I am a singer I have so track to release but I don’t have money to carry it out pls I will like too u should help me pls I need your WhatsApp number these my own 08089878409

  16. Hello king baddo YBNL boss, I will be glad if you can help me out have been trying as well but I believe that my help is coming from you after God I have some tracks as well and I will be glad if you can contact me on my cell phone 08059506074 my name is Matoly DK my God continue to bless you

  17. So many amateurs want to join. Are you suprised? That is how people have judged me all my life. So I refuse to give in. I want to join YBNL too. I have fifteen videos online but I can’t give the link. My number is 09039918774. My artiste name will be OLD-POVERTY, I don’t want any name that can help me. I want my songs to speak for me.
    By the way I have been writing songs since 1998, and belief me, I will one day win the grammy.

  18. So many amateurs want to join. Are you suprised? That is how people have judged me all my life. So I refuse to give in. I want to join YBNL too. I have fifteen videos online but I can’t give the link. My number is 09039918774. My artiste name will be OLD-POVERTY, I don’t want any name that can help me. I want my songs to speak for me.
    By the way I have been writing songs since 1998, and belief me, I will one day win the grammy.

  19. Am chukwuebuka but known as splash the young master by my friends am a singer and a rapper and i have written so songs i want to produce but i can’t do it a lone so i need some help if possible a sponsor even if it means serving the person just to fulfill my dreams i will be greatful and that why i choose the winning theme ”YBNL” to help me out my number is 09021132493 once again am greatful to u for time it still me chukwuebuka thank u and may God bless u all

  20. Have been a fan of ybnl since the very day, love it to the peak. I’ll like to be signed by badoo himself,lol
    am an artist who sings any type of African songs foreign not an exception..
    Am JORMORH by stage name..

  21. Am a young talented boy who loves music sign me 2 ur labbel u will never regret.
    I need a label badly I don hustle tire no label .
    Abeg sign me one love from ur fine boi .
    # H prince

  22. it’s hot and burning in my head right now. I’m very sure it’s gonna shake the ground. the song Biola onishakushaku. pls I wish to release D’s under wbnl. 08053930897 or 08038515427

  23. hello YBNL
    My name is Omolade Joseph(joblueth) am from ondo state but I reside in Lagos state
    I do rap and I have some few rap song which I did but i don’t have any record label to record and produce my track
    and I will love to join the YBNL soldier
    and I do listen to all baddo songs
    thank for sparing your precious time to read my message
    this is my email- joblueth7@gmail.com and my number 07058645792

  24. hello ybnl we are youngstarz yeli from ondo state we need a record deal as a group we gat a lot of music i mean real music[tracks]up to 200 songs composed by us not shakushaku and one important thing is dat we are looking forward to challenge u to rap battle contact my email adreess ayorinde.olukayode1996@yahoo.com 08137259060,08102481579
    God bless olamide God bless ybnl God bless youngstarz kprince,lucboy and tomaj

  25. Am lordwizz i do r&b music and English rap i have 7tracks i wish to be in YBNL record because is my dream and i promise to the one and only baddo i will move YBNL forward and boss baddo you will never run down you will always be on top pass your haters@lordwizz say so, you can contact your boy with this(07012520657)lordwizz690@gmail.com or goldlv228@gmail.com Facebook name lordwizz Denm jha bless YBNL

  26. ybnl I am a music boy who leave in Edo state I have no one to help me please olamide baddo if you can help me I will make ybnl proud and I used to write songs which comprises of rap and hip hop song please ybnl this is my contact help me 09077700601

  27. YBNL boss bless, am young hip hop rapper in the area of bariga. i don’t have a record label, i need your record label to assist me in my music career.
    olamide baddo please help me don’t
    let my music dream go down wothout help. i promise to make YBNL proud god bless: My contact is 08024263367. thanks

  28. Hi Badoo, I am a Post Graduate student of the Department of Music in OAU, Ife. I’m working on a research topic titled: FORM AND STRUCTURE IN RAP OF OLAMIDE ADEDEJI’S BRAND OF NIGERIAN HIP-HOP MUSIC. Thus I need to interview you for information about your life and music. I also need to attend few of your life concerts with photographs and videos as evidence of my research. I also need access to all your songs. I will be glad if u can assist me in this direction. The phone nos I got online are not working. My degree depends on this, sir. Academic research on music artistes is one way of making them very great – legendary. Tupac Shakur seems to be the most researched rapper till date. He is dead but his name keeps ringing in academic works all over the world. That’s why he is hard to beat. I will be glad to be a part of your walk into greater glory. I will like to call if I have access to a working phone no. Thanks. Abiola Ayoola (OAU, Ife). 08176190932, 09027070357.

  29. pls baddo nla eyan mhi pls am an upcoming artist please I really need your help pls I beg ur pardon I know you help out for young talents pls baddo help me out wanna be at the top please…..thanks 07085685783,,,08025921324

  30. Pls Olamide Badoo I Hv A Great Talent To Be Signed Buh And I Need Your Hlp To Shine Its Nt Dat Am Always Shy Am Working Hard Nt Going To The Shrine Pls Badoo Sir Pls Help Me Tanks

  31. ICEPARK FRESH BIO Emmanuel Effiong, popularly known as ICEPARK FRESH was born on 10 jun 1994. he began his acting carea from school. he was sign in to YOUNG STARS ENT. HE IS AN actor, comedian and musician. he is an indigin of IKONOR in AKWA IBOM STATE. for buisness call 08050673840

  32. am veri sure of my dat noboby can dare YOUNG.DEE D BADEST PROVEB RAPPER I Can Challeng Anybody I Can Kil Any Beat I Can Kil Any Show Dow Or Any Rap Battle

  33. Pls sir am an artist and have done 2 song of my own and many futureing i just want to be in your recored lebel because have got what the world don’t have pls sir you can use these number to reach me 08142410008

  34. my boss olamide king of rapper i need ur help Iam atistee singerandrapper with edo language I trop my first track tear in my eyes i from edo state i need ur help my boss is urboy m mox

  35. hi sir my name is omolafe Deborah blessing from ondo but I based in Ogun state, I hear DAT u are helping people I am up coming female artist.I already composed many song but no money to produced it,I am 22 years old

  36. Am Popzykay By Stage Name Aka My Guyz Kal Me Popzybaddo Due To D Interest I Av For U Alone Baddo I Wil Be Glad If U Can Approve My Request Of Joining Ybnl So Dat My Dream Of Becoming Ybnl Lion Can Cum 2ru I Dey Trip For U Baba I Wil Neva Let U Down I Promise To Collect Alot Of Award For Ybnl Am All By Myself Am A Competent Rapper Of My Self Am All By Myself Baba U Can Reach Me On 07084000896 09095314288

  37. 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

    • I boss am your biggest
      fans ever and I well love to
      be wet and my family we be
      so greatfull every body in my
      Street no that am a rapper and
      Musician may promote you long in
      Jesus name amen

  39. 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

  40. 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

  41. 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

  42. 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.

  43. 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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