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Ty Bello reveals a Different Side of Olamide for ThisDay Style | See the Photos



Baddosneh is still sitting on top!
With a new album and major concert coming up this month, it’s fair to say that the YBNL boss has solidified has place as a force du jour in the music industry.

Read what Ty Bello had to say and also the amazing photos.


Everyone knows how big a fan I am of @baddosneh’s work. I listen to some of the lyrics and wonder if everyone can hear the depth of his genius often hidden under playful indigenous word play ., I hear it ..differently all the time .poetry .. codes .. Art . I had toyed with the idea of taking Olamide to the streets.. I had this crazy idea of shooting him crowd surfing .. in Yaba .. I was way way way out of my mind .. We never could have survived that kind of shoot .,

Baddo is king of my area..

I had @davidoofficial over a few weeks before and the crowd broke down my gate ..I chickened out last minute ., called him up at 2am and scrapped the idea. I would come to him instead …quietly .

When he arranged for us to shoot at a hotel ., I was thrown off. Hotel rooms are some of the most boring places to shoot ., I had shot at the Oriental so many times and could figure a fresh angle . As I looked over clothes with the stylist @moashystyling .. said out loud their’s always a fresh angle . I looked around the suite and nothing inspired me till I looked at floor.

The room had some of the most painterly CARPETS I had seen in a while . That was it . !!!..would shoot him Rembrandt style like I was making a painting . The flowery patterns would signify the depth and sensitivity ..his poetry .We just paired each outfit with interesting patterns we found on the floor…it was easy flow from then on.

There’s always an authentic solution.. you just have to be open to seeing things differently.. Give yourself permission to see from new perspectives. #tybellophotogtaphy #thisdaystyle #olamide #interview by @duchesskaykay #styled by @moashystyling #photographed @orientalhotel


  1. esther

    December 18, 2016 at 4:54 pm

    Hahahahaha bassoon. Ty belly is multi gifted.

    • Waffy babe

      December 18, 2016 at 7:25 pm

      Dis gehhh eeeehhh! Dis my warri sist! Why you deh fall awa hand like so? You neva hear from osharhe dem say dem no dey fall mugu for dis ya scam again? Abeg abeg abeg. E don do! We all don sabi your game and e nor fit work again. From Bella, go Stella, go Linda, go Laila, go Ladun, your matter dey ground. Sist abeg e do!!

  2. TeeS

    December 18, 2016 at 5:09 pm

    Yummmm?. His lipsssss

  3. nunulicious

    December 19, 2016 at 3:14 am

    fine boy!

  4. Nv

    December 19, 2016 at 5:19 am

    “Baddo is King of my area”

    Hmmm, could think of a number of ways to interprete this statement and my mind didnt leap to the clean one o. I’ll stop.

    The carpets are nice backdrops. Olamide always looks different each time i see him and my brother finds it funny that i can’t seem to have a grasp of his face in my mind. I always go “this is olamide?’ lol.

    And here, he’s looking very young. Maybe its all the serious, almost frightened faces he’s making. No street raga raga face in sight, makes me wonder what TY Bello had to do to get him this composed, a sceaming match? Lol.

    That awkward pose though. Haba, you wan tear him pants? Testing the strecheability of de material?

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