Meet Ade Bantu, Our Man Crush On This Monday
Musician and activist Adé Bantu was born in Wembley London. His parents moved to Nigeria untill after the death of his father in 1986 when his mother moved back to Germany with his 3 siblings. Our Monday crush Ade has been very active in the fight against racism and neo nazism. He is listed amongst the poineer founders of the musician association called Brothers Keepers, who actively raised awareness about the dangerous stuations of immigrants in Germany.
Together with other artists, Bantu (aka brotherhood) emerged on the Nigerian musical scene in 1999 with their catchy dance single, “Nzogbu”. Since then, the collective has had a string of radio hits which earned them a loyal following and fan base both within and outside Nigeria. They where awarded the Pan African Kora Award in 2005 for their album “Fuji Satisfaction”. Their current CD “No Man Stands Alone is an album of duets and a tour de force of Nigeria’s contemporary urban music soundscape.
Bantu has collaborated with UB40, Gentleman, Nneka, Harry Belafonte, Fatai Rolling Dollar, Orlando Julius, Asa and many others.