Legendary music producer, Olumide Ogunade, popularly known ID Cabasa, has opened up on how he discovered, hip hop star, Olamide.


In an interview, the originator of record label Coded Tunes said he exploited the innate talent in the ace musician.

According to him, “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 he 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.

“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.”