Akinade Ibuoye (known under the stage name Gaise Baba) is a Nigerian Afro-fusion Artiste who sings in his native language Yoruba, English, and the Nigerian variation of English – pidgin English, often combining all three languages within his songs. An Economics Graduate (BSc) from Obafemi Awolowo University, he holds a diploma in Music Business from Berklee College of music. Beyond writing, recording and performing music, Gaise Baba is the founder of certain platforms that serve his immediate communities, and the nation at large.
He founded LightOut movement; a High-School musical outreach and concert experience employing music and art as vehicles for social impact, teen advocacy and youth mentorship. On the LightOut movement, Gaise Baba leads The LightOut Collective – an ensemble of musicians, dancers, poets and other creatives, in touring high schools and colleges across the country. Since inception in November 2017, the movement has organized 14 editions and reached over 15,000 teenage and pre-teen students.
He is also the founder of ARAMANDA – a music festival celebrating urban Christian content delivered in an African yet contemporary style. ARAMANDA connects with young, social, digitally savvy and trendy Africans who love music and are looking to experience alternative Christian sounds. The festival debuted at Covenant Christian Centre right by the National Theatre Lagos in July 2019, and in March 2020 its second edition; ARAMANDA – The Elevation, held in partnership with The Elevation Church Lekki.