Ade Bantu

Bio

Adegoke Odukoya, better known as Adé Bantu, is a Nigerian-German musician, producer and activist. Born on 13 July 1971 in London, he grew up between Nigeria and Germany. He is best known as the founder of the Afro-German musical collective and NGO, Brothers Keepers. Active since the late 1980s, he was also part of German hip-hop crew Exponential Enjoyment, Weep Not Child, and until 2007 fronted the Afrobeat Academy Band.

He is currently the frontman of the 13-piece band Bantu. The band's third album, 'Fuji Satisfaction', won a Kora Award in 2005. It was followed by 'No Man Stands Alone' (2010) and more recently the EPs 'Oya Oya' (2012) and 'Afropunk' (2015).

Adé Bantu was also a radio host at Deutsche Welle, hosting 'Good Morning Africa' from 1997 to 2000. He co-directed fellow Nigerian-German singer Nneka's video for 'Africans'. He is the co-founder and creative director of BornTroWay a community arts project targeted at disadvantaged youths in African cities. He also hosts the popular monthly Afropolitan Vibes concert at Freedom Park in Lagos.

Music

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No More No Vernacular
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Lagos Jump
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NGLagos, Nigeria
In operation since: 
1989

Contact

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