His Early Start
Dare Art Alade is the last of the five children
of Olapeju Art Alade, wife to Art Alade a famous Nigerian highlife / jazz artiste in the sixties and seventies. His older
siblings are Abimbola, Taiwo, Kehinde and Bolaji and he hails from Lagos state, the former capital of Nigeria.
to stardom started in 1998 when as a teenager, he was performing at B Jez Nite Club on Victoria Island,
Lagos State. It was there that a member
of the Cool FM management spotted the talent in him and invited him to radio station, where he (Dare) groomed him in all aspects
of radio production and marketing.
Dare grew in Lagos, where he resided with his mum,
and shuttled between the CoolFM radio station and University of Lagos where he was a student in the Department of Creative
Apart from playing music on piano and drums, Dare
also loves riding all kinds of motorbikes and keeping dogs.
Dare works fulltime as a DJ, VJ, events compere, band member and
voice-over artiste. Quite a wide portfolio for this talented Nigerian who creativity and bubbly personality pervades everything
He is a DJ for 96.9 CoolFM, a Lagos-based radio station where a hosts
is a member of an Acapella group called ChordWebs that is fast gaining popularity in Nigeria they sing in churches as a group
Dare also presents a musical show on Channel O called
'Y'ello. This show is aimed at promoting the best of Nigerian entertainment, music video's and interviews. It is a collaboration
between MTN and Scharff Weisberg Media.
As a voice-over artiste and compere, Dare has hosted several
shows including the "Dunhill Symphony of Fire", "Peugeot New Look Fair" and most recently the "St Moritz Style Selection Show".
If there is to be one phrase to describe Dare, he is most
definitely an all-round entertainer