BIOGRAPHY

Akinade Ibuoye, better known as Gaise Baba, is a Nigerian recording and performing Artiste, a Culture Architect and Creative Entrepreneur. An Economics Graduate (BSc) from Obafemi Awolowo University, he holds a diploma in Music Business from the Berklee College of music. With a Recording and Performing career spanning 10 years and counting, he experienced first-hand the dearth of opportunities, representation and platforms available to Christian artistes and creatives within the entertainment space across Africa. He is creating the solutions that meet this need.

 

He released his debut album in August 2011 under Sanctified Records, which introduced him into the music industry as a uniquely different lyricist with a distinctive style of delivery and appellation that cuts across generations. The album was accompanied by a video for its lead single ‘follow follow’ which was nominated for the Best Indigenous Concept at the Nigerian Music Video Awards (2011) and the Africa Entertainment Awards (2012) in Malaysia. Gaise Baba was awarded ‘New Revelation’ at The Scepters 2011 and ‘Best New Artiste’ at the premier edition of Crystal Awards in 2013.

SHOWS & EVENTS

With a rapidly growing fan base, and the South-Western region of Nigeria as launch pad, he has headlined and performed at major shows across the country, and also organized and participated in community projects for inner-city kids, teenagers and youth. Some of these events include the 2011 Ekiti Mega Fiesta, where he performed alongside 2face Idibia and Sasha, Felabration 2011, CoolFM Praise Jam 2011, RCCG National Youth Conventon, MFM National Youth Convention, Hip Hop World Awards Nominees’ party 2012.

 

InspirationFM Praise Jam 2012, PremierFM Ibadan 10th anniversary celebrations, Pepsi Campus Tour, GLO LafftaFest Ado-Ekiti 2012, Ondo State YouGoFest 2012, Crystal Awards 2013, Bloggers’ Symposium with Governor Kayode Fayemi at Ado-Ekiti 2014, Lagos State Sallah Celebrations 2014, Afropolitan Vibes (felabration edition) 2014 alongside highlife maestro Etubom Rex Lawson, Dr. Myles & Ruth Munroe’s Memorial service in Lagos 2014, Lagos State Christmas Carol 2014.

IMPACT & VISION

He was the youngest of fourteen (14) influential artistes honored by the Ekiti State Government as Cultural Ambassadors in October 2013. As Ekiti State’s cultural ambassador, Gaisebaba travels the country and beyond delivering outstanding musical performances and building a groundbreaking movement around his brand.

 

He organized his first official flagship event – Korinsodi, a conscious concert with 9ice and ID Cabasa in May 2016, at the City Mall Lagos; this was nationally televised on Channels Television. Then in July 2017 there was a more intimate concert with his teeming fan-base at The Waterside, Ikoyi.

 

Gaise Baba founded the LightOut High-School Initiative in November 2017, a value driven mélange of entertainment and advocacy for young students in High Schools and Colleges, inspiring and mentoring the students as they navigate their way through the critical season of adolescence. LightOut through its twelve (12) editions so far has reached tens of thousands of teenagers and pre-teen students across high schools, colleges and universities.

 

In October 2019, Gaise Baba launched 464 Projects, an entertainment company focused on Music and Live events. At 464 Projects, Gaise Baba developed ARAMANDA – an Afro-Gospel and Alternative Christian music and Arts Festival, touring Christian audiences across churches and cities.