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“We dey rep for the Streets” – Olamide is not Interested in Paying for an International Collaboration



OlamideAs a result of the recent collaborations between Nigerian artists and International artists, YBNL Nation boss Olamide was asked if he will ever be willing to pay for an international collaboration.

Hear what he has to say below.


  1. Lucinda

    August 19, 2016 at 3:01 pm

    So all those wizkid collaborations were actually paid for? Why did they try to make us believe otherwise?

    • Feyi

      August 19, 2016 at 4:04 pm

      You’re super wrong. Just cause someone says he is not paying for an intl collabo doesnt mean another is actually paying…

    • Damilola

      August 20, 2016 at 2:39 pm

      Yes, majority of them are paid for. Davido mentioned he paid meek mill. And Timaya spent a whole lot of money to get Sean Paul to do the remix to “shake your bum bum”. . Some international artists reach out to some of them bcos they like a particular artist. For example, I believe that’s what happened inAlicia keys and MC galaxy situation. Maybe drake colloboration with wizkid bcos he rapped to ojulegba. Then Akon hooked P square up with Rick Ross.

  2. Pelumi Pearl

    August 19, 2016 at 3:18 pm

    international act to me is like a good blend for we fans of our local and international artist. it all about choice,music is just a funny business anybody can boldly handle. @Olamide,all what we your fans keeps expecting are your “every single was a hit back to back!!!”

  3. Emmanuel

    August 19, 2016 at 3:24 pm

    @lucinda he never alleged that, he only answered the question given him which was if he would pay. even the blind and deaf know wizkid has never paid for any foreign collabos. cant say the same for our brother davido tho.

    • TeamJenny

      August 19, 2016 at 3:32 pm

      I’m sure Wizzy has dropped a few coins

    • Fermosky

      August 19, 2016 at 4:12 pm

      You seem to be very sure, like you’re his manager…….he’ll just chat up Chris Brown “hey! what’s up?, I want you on my track, are you up?, let me make you popular in Africa!” lol. Get your facts right bro, education isn’t that costly in this country, you’re not the only one who is schooled so save us the fabu!…you want to turn us to mumu pelzons, assually it is impossicant…thainks…lol

  4. Busarni

    August 19, 2016 at 3:24 pm

    Lool!! This is a subtle SHADE. So, apparently these guys have been paying foreign artists to feel validated and you wonder why they will never take them Naija wannabes serious.
    Olamide, be ready; they are coming for you . You just exposed their a**.

  5. Ima

    August 19, 2016 at 4:17 pm

    What’s the big deal about paying any international artist to feature them? Even the international artists pay each other to be on their albums, it doesn’t also have to be money tho, sometimes there are other types of agreements. Asides the money sef, there’s good strategy in collaborations, step outside your comfort zone, explore every aspect there is to your career, learn other cultures and make something beautiful out of it. I respect your opinion Olamide for your not collaborating internationally but don’t forget that fame and popularity is fleeting, diversity is key and helps you stay fresh and abreast with trends. Fans can get tired of your sound and style so keep them excited

  6. Mannie

    August 19, 2016 at 4:30 pm

    I wonder why people here are surprised that non-Nigerian artists are paid to feature on a track. It’s the nature of the job (e.g. rick ross charges $100,000 for a feature; Wizkid was paid to feature on Drake’s album). It is well known that people pay-in cash or kind- to have others feature on their songs. Nigerian artists pay each other to feature on their tracks. Olamide made his statement as though he gets his features for free.
    In truth, this is not the case. Either you charge money, or you barter (feature on my track and I will feature on yours), or you come to some other form of agreement. The only reasons why people would choose to be featured for free are: if you are close pals (really close), a couple, under the same management/ in the same record label, or you are in a joint project (e.g. Olamide/Phyno).

  7. Notimeforstinkingthings

    August 19, 2016 at 5:22 pm

    From Ojuelegba to the world,music on the western market has got a lingua Franca called English,until then,this bro will be in charge of the local market.Not by dropping money.

  8. Sheun

    August 19, 2016 at 7:26 pm

    I like this guy! He stays true to himself and his culture. Proper Naija guy to the core! He is hilarious to me, but so real.

  9. Lacey

    August 20, 2016 at 12:55 am

    @notimeforstinkingthings!Ojuelegba is played all over the US!it was in pidgin and Yoruba,even the one with Drake!

  10. tola

    August 21, 2016 at 7:08 am

    Its a matter of choice anyway. All is to grow your wings

  11. segzoba

    October 8, 2016 at 3:45 pm

    m proud of u bro,

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