Biography Intro: Adegoke Odukoya, better known as Adé Bantu (born 14 July 1971 in Wembley, London), is a Nigerian-German musician, producer and social activist. He is the front man of the 13 piece band BANTU and the creator of the monthly concert series and music Festival Afropolitan Vibes which holds in Lagos, Nigeria. Adé Bantu is also the founder of the Afro-German musical collective Brothers Keepers. His band BANTU received the Kora Award (the Pan-African equivalent of the Grammy) for their album “Fuji Satisfaction” in 2005.
NAME: Adegoke Odukoya
DATE OF BIRTH: 14 July 1971
PLACE OF BIRTH: Wembley, London
FATHER: Adeleke Odukoya
MOTHER: Barbara Odukoya
CAREER AND PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES: Attracted by Germany’s emerging hiphop movement Adé Bantu joined the Hiphop group Exponential Enjoyment with Goldlover D (Sini Demir), Double A (Mola Adebisi) and General GG (Götz Gottschalk) in 1989. He used the alias and stage name “Duke T”
HONORS AND AWARDS: Ade Bantu was awarded the Nordrhein Westphalia Cultural Prize in 1997 for the Hiphop musical “Coloured Children” a piece he wrote and co-directed with Anita Berger. With Brothers Keepers he was awarded the 1LIVE Krone Radio Award for “Adriano (die Letzte Warnung)” in the category “Best Single of the year 2001”.