Ade Adefolalu

UMBA founder Uncle ADÉ, has over 25 years of expertise as a University Lecturer, Music Business Manager, Artist Development Coach and Vocal Trainer, all of which has perfectly prepared ADÉ to make a major contribution to the Music & Business Education Sector in Africa.

ADÉ has guided and mentored the careers of Grammy Award winners, MOBO winners, and scores of Music Business executives. His clientele includes A Grammy Award Winner – Deauxpe (Rihanna – What Now), A Headie Winner (Seyi Shay) and several MOBO awards
(Raymond & Co, Kele Le Roc, Lisa Maffia, Allyson Brown). Music Business students and mentees include Ikechukwu Onuorah (Director – The Orchard), Chris Dampier (SVP – Tunecore) Eunice Obianagha (Enspire Management – MOBO Awards, Lagos Music Week, The Voice of Nigeria), and Steve Osagie (Spotlight Management – Midem Africa).

His expertise is highly sought on international training programs for prestigious institutes including:
University of Westminster (London), University of West London ( Pop Akademie (Mannheim),