“Olamide financed my first hit song, music video” – Bella Shmurda


Popular Nigerian singer, Bella Shmurda, has disclosed that the recording and video shoot for his breakthrough song “Vision 2020” were funded by renowned rapper Olamide.

He said that Poco Lee, a well-known dancer, and Zlatan Ibile were important figures in the development of his profession.

In a recent interview with Pulse, Bella made this revelation, saying that the YBNL boss contributed more by promoting the song on his social media profiles.

He claimed that despite not being a YBNL Nation signee, Olamide treated him just how one would ordinarily be treated.


The ‘Cash App’ singer described how Poco Lee introduced him to Olamide.

According to him, Poco who was living with Zlatan on Lagos Island begged the rapper to accommodate him which he obliged.

Shmurda claimed that when he was working with Zlatan, the rapper supported him and worked with him on a number of unreleased tracks.

He said;

“Shouout 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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