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. [more]