1. Meet Olamide
The 28 year-old New York City native was born on July 21, 1983.
2. Can You Tell Me How to Get to Sesame Street?
If you’re younger his face may be familiar because of his role as Miles Robinson, the adopted son of Susan and Gordon on the children’s television series “Sesame Street.”
3. Music Scribe
O wrote his first song with former Imajin group member John Fitch and hasn’t stopped writing since.
4. Family Biz
Faison is the younger brother of actor Donald Faison who starred in the NBC sitcom “Scrubs.” Donald makes a cameo in the music video for Imajin’s second single “No Doubt.”
5. Behind Every Bad Boy…
Olamide was romantically linked to Bad Girls Club cast member Natalie Nunn.
6. Destined for Stardom
The Harlem-bred singer is the son of talent agent Shirley Faison and Donald Faison Sr. who were both active in the National Black Theater of Harlem.
7. Imajin That
If you’re a bit older you may recognize him as the lead singer of the Jive recording group Imajin, which formed in 1998.
8. Pulling Strings
All four members of Imajin played instruments. Olamide’s weapon of choice is the guitar.
9. Familiar Face
In addition to his role on Sesame street Olamide has appeared in commercials for Pizza Hut, Chevrolet and Mattel.
10. Mind Games
While with the R&B boy band Imajin, Olamide became best known for his lead vocals on the hit “Shorty (You Keep Playing With My Mind)” featuring Keith Murray.