Adewale Ayuba grew up as a child singer. By the age of eight, he began singing at local music competitions and festivals in Ogun State, Nigeria. He obtained a diploma from Ogun State Polytechnic, an advanced diploma from The University of Lagos and an associate degree from the Queens borough Community College in New York along with other degrees. In early 1990, Ayuba was signed by Sony Music Nigeria under which he released the album, “Bubble” in 1991. This album brought Ayuba into national prominence. Singles from this album topped musical charts for months and won multiple awards at the Nigerian Music Awards including Artiste of the Year, Album of the Year, Song of the Year and Best Fuji Album of the Year. Ayuba’s hi-tech instrumentation and distinct voice changed the face of Fuji Music. After the success of Bubble, Ayuba released a follow-up album; Mr. Johnson Play for Me also under the Sony Music Nigeria label. He has released numerous works since then; the latest being his 2000 release, Turn Me On.
Adewale enjoys reading and studying in his free time. His musical influences include: Fela, KSA, I. K. Dairo, Ebenezer Obey, Ayinde Barrister, Kollington Ayinla, Haruna Ishola, Orlando Owoh, e.t.c . and on the foreign scene, Bob Marley and Celine Dion.
Birth Name: Adewale Ayuba
Born: May 6, 1966