How Afro act, Victor AD made his mark in Naija music scene
Victor Adere was born in Kirikiri, Apapa, Lagos State, where he grew up with his family.
He is the first of five children. He attended Heritage International School Lagos, Ekpan Secondary School, Warri and Auchi Polytechnic.
Victor began his music career in early 2014. He has worked with several producers, Kulboybeat, Kizzybeatz, ID Clef, Mr Nolimitz, Kel P Vibes, T Spize, Wicked Beats, Jay Synth, Osho Beat, Black Culture, Ozedikus, Coco Beats and Selebobo. Victor AD’s first musical release was ‘Jowo’. The song became Radio Continental’s theme song.
In 2017, Victor AD released ‘No Idea’. The music video for the song was shot and directed by Cinema House Images, Director Dindu in late 2018 and was endorsed by TV stations across Africa.
In January 2018, Victor AD was discovered by his management, Longitude Promotions, who positioned his music career, after which he released his hit single ‘Wetin We Gain’ in June 2018.
The music video of the song has garnered more than 10 million views on popular video platform, YouTube.
On January 26, Victor AD released his third hit single titled ‘Tire You’ in which he featured multiple award-winning Nigerian superstar, Davido.
He featured on and shut down the O2 Arena stage for Davido’s 2019 concert. In May 2019, Victor AD released yet another monster hit titled ‘Emoji’, which received major airplay.
Victor AD’s most recent project is his first EP titled ‘Red Eye’, which according to him is dedicated and made for all the ghetto kids out there.
Shortly after the release of his globally accepted extended playlist, due to popular demand, he released another hit single for his fans titled ‘Too Much Money’.
He was also in the news in 2019 for his Auchi Thank You Concert, which had up to 15,000 people in attendance.
He has featured other releases like ‘Prayer Request’, where he featured another Nigerian heavyweight, Patoranking and his hit single titled ‘Wet’, which also features Nigerian singer and songwriter, Peruzzi.
On July 30, 2021, he released his second body of work, an extended playlist titled ‘Nothing to Prove (The EP)’, the extended playlist where he ruminates on joy, success and the pressures that come with his career as an artist. He enlists help from a talented crop of Afropop stars including Mr. Eazi, Phyno, and Tanzanian singer, Lava Lava.
From the melancholic confessional on ‘Anymore’ to the Amapiano-inspired ‘Olofofo’, Victor AD clearly shows his renewed lease on life and music as he fearlessly speaks his truth.
Victor AD’s most recent releases are ‘Omo Ologo’, ‘Billz’, and ‘Simple Life’ which buttress his views and principles of life.
Following the major releases over the years, he has also featured his Red Eye Movement, as well as a clothing line he dubbed Redeye Xclusive.
Victor AD has been nominated and won a notable number of awards.