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Here's the scoop...

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.

Dare's road 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 Art.

Apart from playing music on piano and drums, Dare also loves riding all kinds of motorbikes and keeping dogs.

The entertainer

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 does.
 
He is a DJ for 96.9 CoolFM, a Lagos-based radio station where a hosts various shows.
 
Dare is a member of an Acapella group called ChordWebs that is fast gaining popularity in Nigeria they sing in churches as a group and individually. 

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 

 

MNet's Project Fame Academy

Dare is one of the two Nigerian musicians chosen to represent the country in MNet’s Project Fame. The Project Fame profiles the progress of 16 students choosen from South Africa and across Africa as they learn and grow in the Fame Academy. The students are expected to be able to play musical instruments, write their own songs, sing and perform.Since entering into the academy, Dare has set himself apart as a young, multi-talented musician who is hungry to be the next big thing in Africa.

 

One thing is for sure, whether he wins the coveted first price of one million rand or not, Dare has already proven himself to be a star on the rise. Champagne anyone?!

Be sure to let me know what you hear and I'll add it to this page!

Tracking a star in the mastery of his artform