Ade Bantu is a Nigerian-German musician, producer, activist, lecturer, public speaker and grenzgänger. He is the founder of the band, Bantu (Brotherhood Alliance Navigating Towards Unity), and the Afro-German NGO & Musical collective, Brothers Keepers. He currently resides in Lagos, Nigeria
Deservingly, Bantu netted the 2005 edition of the prestigious Kora Award (the pan African equivalent of the Grammy) in the categories “Best Group West Africa” and “Best Group Africa”.
Bantu was introduced to the Nigerian audience in 1999. The group became an instant success with their radio hit singles “Nzogbu” & “Fire Inna Dancehall”. Over the years, they have consistently released videos and audio recordings of their works which has helped garner a loyal fan base and following. He has collaborated with various artists such as: Xavier Naidoo, UB40, Gentleman, Patrice, Nneka, African China, Adewale Ayuba, Abiodun, Fatai Rolling Dollar, Azadus, Mode 9, Tony Allen, Soundsultan, Harry Belafonte and Asa.
He is presently the newest judge on Project Fame West Africa!
To all the contestants in the academy av dis at d back of ur minds y'all are d best do not feel inferior cos y'all are gonna stand out 1ce u're of the academy...kip doing ur thing and u're gonna get the best thanks to God and project fame!
Am enjoying every bit of the action..i like the judges comments on the contestants, the faculty i respect your knowledge and training in Music and equally learning one or two things from your classes. All the contestant are doing great. May the best Win.
I love this programme so much.
Guys, u amazed me this weekend. Ayo, U are indeed d son of the soil, I will call U "Fela mimick crooner". Musulyn, keep the African Queen Fag flying. To my newest love birds, Ella & Marvelous or is it Beauty and the Beast? Don't worry, great things start from small beginnings, don't put out da fire!!! Kudos guys!! How I wish u guys could come to my studio and do a collaboration music hit. Think about it...Luv to all the Judges, Faculty members..Mr. Ben, take am easy..Adora & Ben, Well done.
this is the only TV show i look forward to all the time.