Why I cried when Olamide left my record label – ID Cabasa

Written by on May 17, 2024

Olamide was like a son to me, I cried when he left my record label – ID Cabasa recounts

Olumide Ogunade, also known as ID Cabasa, a renowned music producer and executive of Coded Tunez, recently opened up about the emotional moment when Olamide left his record label.

In an interview on the Afrobeats Podcast with Adesope Olajide, ID Cabasa recalled the events that led to Olamide’s departure. He shared that he first met the future YBNL boss at the age of 13, when Olamide visited his studio to record a song with a friend.

Despite his friend lacking significant talent, everything changed when Olamide took the microphone and delivered a powerful 16 bars.

Despite efforts to persuade him to stay, ID Cabasa ultimately gave his blessing when the “Mayweather” singer insisted on leaving.


In 2012, Olamide left Coded Tunes and founded his own record label, YBNL Nation. The label has since signed notable artists such as Adekunle Gold and Lil Kesh, with its current roster featuring talents like Asake and Fireboy DML.

ID Cabasa said;

“Olamide was 13 years old when I met him. He came to my studio with a friend who wanted to feature him on a song. His friend was not good musically. Olamide was quiet and unassuming. I gave him a beat, and he did 16 bars that changed everything. Olamide became more like a son to me.

“When he was about to leave my record label, we sat down to discuss it. It was painful to me. It wasn’t the pain of not wanting him to progress; it was the pain of seeing someone you love leave. I cried.

“I said, ‘Olamide, you should’ve waited o!’ He said, ‘Bros, I want to do something, and I’m sure, by your code, we might not be able to do some of them.’ We didn’t have a fight. I gave him my full blessings.”


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