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How I discovered Olamide at age 14′ – Veteran Producer, ID Cabasa reveals

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Veteran music producer, Olumide Ogunade, popularly known ID Cabasa, in an interview with Olaitan Ganiu spoke on the origination of his record label Coded Tunes and how he discovered hip hop star 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.”

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.”

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.”

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Davido reacts after clash with Portable

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Davido reacts after clash with Portable

Davido reacts after clash with Portable

 

Nigerian Afrobeats singer David Adeleke, popularly known as Davido, has reacted after his colleague, Portable, called him out for allegedly giving him ‘bad advice’ during their recent dinner in the United States.

 

 

 

It would be recalled that Portable recently lamented that Davido, who signed with Sony Music, advised him against joining the label and urged him to sign with Empire instead.

 

 

The ‘Zazu’ crooner alleged foul play, saying he is also aiming for a Grammy like Davido yet the DMW boss is asking him to join a label that might not influence the award for him.

 

 

Davido has now reacted by unfollowing Portable on Instagram.

A visit to their respective Instagram accounts on Thursday evening confirmed that the DMW boss has now unfollowed Portable.

Portable had earlier raised the alarm that some people were trying to pit Davido against him.

According to him, people have been “pushing” him to fight with Davido but he refused because the DMW boss has helped him in the past.

 

 

 

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Ex-Miss Commonwealth, Nkem Ituludiegwu Loses Mum @ 72

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Ex-Miss Commonwealth, Nkem Ituludiegwu Loses Mum @ 72

 

 

Former Miss Commonwealth Nigeria, Nkem Ituludiegwu has announced, with deep sorrow, the passing of her beloved mother, Lady Iyom Okwesileze Adaeze Ituludiegwu. Lady Iyom passed away peacefully at the age of 72.

 

 

Ex-Miss Commonwealth, Nkem Ituludiegwu Loses Mum @ 72

A British-trained medical practitioner, Lady Iyom was known for her dedication to healthcare and her compassionate service to the community. She met her husband, Sir Ozonkpu Okwudili Mike Ituludiegwu, in England during their academic years. Sir Ozonkpu Okwudili, a distinguished veteran who served in the Royal Navy and later in all arms of the Nigerian Military – the Army, Air Force, and Navy – shared a life of service and commitment with Lady Iyom.

 

 

 

The Ituludiegwu family invites friends, relatives, and well-wishers to join them in celebrating the life of Lady Iyom through a series of memorial events:

Commendation/Tribute Service: Friday, June 28, 2024, at Our Saviour’s Anglican Church, TBS, Lagos Island.
Wake Keep: Friday, July 5, 2024, at the family country home in Iridana Ifite, Njikoka LG area, Nawfia, Anambra State.
Funeral Service: Saturday, July 6, 2024, following the Wake Keep at the family country home.

 

 

 

Outing Service: Sunday, July 7, 2024, at St. Paul’s Anglican Church, Uruoji-Ifite, Nawfia, Anambra State.
The family expresses their gratitude for the outpouring of love and support during this difficult time and requests continued prayers for strength and solace.

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CELEBRATING N.O.I AT 70: A Journey of Resilience and Leadership* _By Segun Awolowo_

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*CELEBRATING N.O.I AT 70: A Journey of Resilience and Leadership*

_By Segun Awolowo_

 

Dearest N.O.I, as you celebrate your 70th birthday, I’m filled with immense gratitude and admiration for the extraordinary person you are. Our 20-year journey together has been a masterclass in leadership and resilience. Your unwavering dedication to Nigeria and the world is a beacon of hope and inspiration.

 

 

 

Working alongside you under President Obasanjo’s administration was a defining period in my life. Your guidance and unwavering belief in me helped shape my perspective and purpose. Your influence has been a steady source of strength and motivation. You taught me to love my job !!!

Visiting you at the WTO, Geneva , I was struck by the global impact of your vision and leadership. You’ve successfully bridged borders, fostered understanding and championed equality. I remember with nostalgia when you arranged a surprise birthday dinner for me . You will always be celebrated in Jesus’s mighty name

Today, Nigeria and the world celebrate your remarkable journey and your unwavering commitment to excellence.

May God in His infinite wisdom bless you immensely. Happy 70th birthday, dear N.O.I – a true icon. #joyonly🤗🤗🤗🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾

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