Adé Bantu


Ade Bantu is a Nigerian-German musician, producer, music consultant and social activist.
He is best known as the front man of the 13-piece award winning band BANTU (Brotherhood Alliance Navigating Towards Unity). Ade Bantu is the creator of Afropolitan Vibes a quarterly concert series & annual music festival which has been running for 8 years in Lagos.

He is the founder of the chart-topping Afro-German music and anti-racism collective Brothers Keepers.
Ade Bantu’s 30 year recording career has seen him work with various international acts and record labels this has helped him build an extensive network that spans several continents. He has recorded with musical acts such as UB40, Nneka, Tony Allen, Fatai Rolling Dollar and Seun Kuti.
He has also collaborated with the likes of Burna Boy, Yemi Alade, Harry Belafonte and many more.

Asides from music, Ade Bantu co-produced “Elders Corner” a documentary film that chronicles the history of Nigeria through the lives and works of its music icons.
Ade Bantu has developed and executed numerous performing arts, cross-cultural and community arts projects across Europe and Africa. He curated “Naija Pop In HD” as part of the Ex-Africa exhibition series in Brazil.

In September 2020 his band BANTU released the long player “Everybody Get Agenda” which debuted at the top 5 spot on the European World Music Charts. Ade Bantu is a board member of Music In Africa Foundation.

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Profile added by Ano Shumba on 18 Jul 2022