Nigerian Music Producer Olumide Ogunade, fondly called ID Cabasa, in an interview he had with Olaitan Ganiu he spoke about how he started his record label Coded Tunes and how he discovered indigenous rapper Olamide.
Read the excerpts below;
Professionally, when did you start your career?
I started as a teenager way back in the late 80s. I was in the secondary school while also doing music by the side. But, professionally, it was around 2003 after I left the university. I worked in a corporate company for a while before I left to fully focus on music production.
Is that when you started Coded Tunes Record?
I started Coded Tunes production in my house in 2003. But before Coded Tunes, we had a clique called, The Smiling Head Soldier which was headed by 2phat. It comprises me, 2phat, Lord of Ajasa and MC Spako. And then, we used to have a lot of squads coming to make beat in my studio.
There was this massive squad called, Yabtown Squad which is where Reminisce originated from. It is a clique of both rappers and singers and some of them were my juniors in secondary school.
From there, we decided to gather momentum and create something larger than just being Smiling Head Soldier or Yabtown Squad. And obviously, the name of the studio that unites us is Coded Tunes. So, that was how we started Coded Tunes.
You’ve been a blessing to many big stars of today. Do you receive accolades for this?
I will say I’m one of the few lucky ones that got the accolade that I deserve. In fact, I get more accolades than I think I deserve because all of those I’ve worked with till date are still much loyal to our friendship and some of them still mention my name in their interviews. Last year, 9ice titled his album after me. Olamide still doesn’t believe we are in a way apart.
He doesn’t see me as ID Cabasa who just produces beats for him but rather sees me as his father and always consults me at any of his projects. We still play and do things together. The same goes for Reminisce, Seriki and every other guy, even the ones that are not part of Coded Tunes family which I’ve worked with. They still appreciate me; the likes of Banky W, Ruggedman, Durella, and co.
How did you discover Olamide?
Olamide came with a friend to record in my studio; a friend was featuring him. I fell in love with the young boy of 13 or 14 as he delivered his rap line. I could hear a depth that you won’t get from most of his age mates.
I was so impressed that I told him that he’s free to come to my studio at any time. He will come to the studio, then I will make beat while is writing his lyrics. From there, the interest to have him as part of Coded Tunes developed and the rest is history. By the time Coded Tunes transited to a proper recording label, Olamide was the first person signed alongside Seriki and Kayefi.
Oritsefemi’s Spouse, Nabila Slams ladies sliding into his DM – “Have some dignity”
Nigerian singer, Oritsefemi’s Spouse, Nabila went on Instagram to slam ladies sliding into her husband’s DM, now that he has become famous and made wealth.
Read her posts below:
Oritsefemi Majemite Ekele (born January 5, 1985), fondly called by his first name Oritse Femi, is a Nigerian singer-songwriter and performer. He is best known for his remake of Fela Kuti’s “Double Wahala” song.
His rendition of the song earned him two nominations at the 2014 City People Entertainment Awards, winning the award for Most Popular Song of the Year. He also won the Indigenous Artist of the Year award at the 2014 Nigeria Entertainment Awards. In 2014, he released the remix for his version of the song featuring D’banj.
Davido Seen at a Bank Robbery Scene In Atlanta (Photos/Video)
A bank robbery operation happened over the weekend in Atlanta, and Nigerian singer, Davido who was present at the incident scene has shared a video.
David Adeleke, fondly called by his stage name Davido, has gone to his Instagram stories to disclose to his fans and supporters about the bank robbery scene he witnessed in Atlanta, Georgia, United States.
Davido who posted a video clip showing how he was close to the scene of the bank robbery in his Atlanta neighbourhood can be heard in the clip asking residents what’s going on.
See more photos and video from the scene below;
Reekado Banks – “I don’t even know the difference btw SARS and ARMED ROBBERS”
Another Nigerian celebrity who has been harassed by officials of SARS has gone online to share his encounter.
Mavin records act, Reekado Banks, disclosed that the operatives saw his car, they asked him and his crew member to come down from the car they the SARS operatives were pointing a gun at them.
It was only when they saw that he was “Reekado Banks” that their blood came down… The singer took to his Twitter to share,
“I don’t even know the difference btw SARZ and ARMED ROBBERS! The ones I met today overtook in a regular car, No uniforms, immediately pointed their guns and asked that we came down from the car, then calmed down when they noticed me. Biko what if it wasn’t me ??? 😩😩”
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