“He is very supportive” – Bella shmurda shares how Olamide ‘badoo’ financed his first hit song

Nigerian singer Bella Shmurda has recently shared the untold story behind his breakthrough song “Vision 2020.”

In an exclusive interview with Pulse, the artist disclosed that the recording and video shoot for the hit track were financially supported by renowned rapper Olamide, who went above and beyond to promote the song on his social media platforms.

Bella shmurda. Photo credit: @bella_shmurda Source: Instagram

Despite not being signed to YBNL Nation, Bella Shmurda expressed his gratitude for how Olamide treated him, highlighting the rapper’s significant contribution to his career.

He also acknowledged the instrumental roles played by dancer Poco Lee and fellow artist Zlatan Ibile in his artistic development.

According to Bella, it was Poco Lee who introduced him to Olamide.

Loads of love from Malibu. Photo Credit: @olamide Source: Instagram

Poco Lee, who was residing with Zlatan on Lagos Island at the time, pleaded with the rapper to accommodate Bella Shmurda, a request that Olamide willingly obliged.

Bella Shmurda further revealed that during his collaboration with Zlatan, the rapper provided support and worked on several unreleased tracks with him.

In his words;

“Shout out to Baddo [Olamide]. He was so supportive. He had to pay ID Cabasa for the reproduction of ‘Vision 2020’. He sorted my video. And even posting it more [on social media]. He did everything he could do for Fireboy without me signing a paper.

“Poco Lee used to stay with Zlatan. I was in Mainland, and he [Poco Lee] was like, ‘Bella, come now we go just dey manage for here small small.’ And Zlatan, he received me with opened hands. Anything he [Zlatan] is in the studio recording, he always calls me. He always gives me motivations.

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