ADUKE is a multi-disciplinary performing artiste from Nigeria who uses Music, dance, poetry and acting as means of expression.
Born to a dentist father and lawyer mother in Osogbo, Osun state, Nigeria, Ayobamidele Aladekomo popularly known as ADUKE is a consummate performer, song writer, multi-instrumentalist, arts educator and an all-round creative soul.
Aduke has background in dance-theatre having worked with the renowned Crown Troupe of Africa and exceptional Creative Director Segun Adefila for 6 years.
She started a band called SSV (sticks, strings and voices) in 2009 with two other people. The band has grown to have 8 members in total including Aduke. The versatile band now named The SoundWagon, expands taking on visiting musicians and reduces to satisfy the need of any performance. Aduke and The SoundWagon have performed at several events.
As a musician, Aduke plays afro-soul, folk, afrobeat, afrojazz and uses her primary language, Yoruba, English and Pidgin to covey her message. She is an advocate for the use of Art for social and political reforms and makes conscious music that talk about relevant issues.
As an Arts Educator, Aduke strongly believes in shaping young minds, she has an interest in working with young people and engaging in teaching the Art of performing for musicians.
In 2010 she was one of the 10 instructors assigned to selected secondary schools in Lagos in preparation for The Macmillan Literary youth day, where she tutored Queen’s college, Yaba and led them to victory at the final competition.
Aduke was also a facilitator for the song’s category in the TFL (teenage festival of life) organized by Action health incorporated (AHI) in Lagos state 2014- 2018.
Aduke has performed at several notable and literary events alongside great artistes as Femi Kuti, Seun Kuti, Ade Bantu, Nneka, Ekow Alabi, Ebo Taylor, British Dependency to mention but a few.
Aduke is an emerging, distinct and powerful voice out of Africa.