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!
My God , this year's project fame has held me and family spell. We come together every 5.30pm on Sunday . My son had learn some slang from the show such. Wholesome-Benjamin, 'come here give me a hug- Bebie, marvelous marvelous - Adorah, project fame- what are feeling. We enjoyed the show very well. God bless MTN, judges and faculty.
i love marvelous and ayo. u guys are really d best and u guys must win.
whao.cant wait to see the new season of mtnpfwa.thumbs up to
Adetoun am loving every bit of d show just becos of u...I pray God crowns ur effort....
MTN have proven leadership,Project Fame West Africa Season 5 wil always stick on my mind cos I've learnt so much even as a viewer,Mummy J your smile makes my inner spirit lively,Uncle Ben your style taught me to never feel bad under harsh condition cos Nothing good comes easy,Aunty IGE your breath control tip worked for me,Aunty Kaffy U're just!Wow!.All D fantastic 7 are winners to me cos I want each of them to know that "whatever they'll eventually become they're already Becoming" 7Gbosa Please