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.