Adebayo Adeleke (born July 23),[1][2] better known by his stage name B-Red, is a Nigerian singer and songwriter. He was featured on two tracks from Davido's debut studio album, Omo Baba Olowo (2012). Primarily known as Davido's cousin and hypeman, his career as a solo act started in 2013 with the release of the single "Insane Girl"; the song features vocals from Davido and was produced by Shizzi.[3] In 2016, he released his debut EP All the Way Up.[4]

Birth nameAdebayo Adeleke
BornAtlanta, Georgia, U.S
  • Singer
  • songwriter
Years active2013–present
Associated acts

Early lifeEdit

Born in Atlanta, Georgia, United States, the son of Nigerian senator Ademola Adeleke,[5] B-Red relocated to Nigeria to pursue music as a career.[6] He is a cousin of the Nigerian singer Davido[7]


In the five years he has been with HKN, B-Red has failed to put out an album, the sole project he released was an extended play EP in mid-2016. Entitled ‘All The Way Up’, the EP contained eight songs, including six bonus tracks, which were mostly pre-released singles.[8] Between 2013 and 2015, he has however released several singles which enjoyed massive airplay including "Uju" and "Cucumber" featuring Akon.[9] in April 2019, the HKN Singer and songwriter, B-Red Dropped Two songs titled “E Better” featuring Mavin records boss, Don Jazzy.[10] And “Achie” featuring award-winning artiste, Davido.[11]


  • All the Way Up (2016)
  • The Jordan (2020)

Awards and nominationsEdit

Top Naija Music AwardEdit

Year Nominee / work Award Result Ref
2017 Himself Artiste of the Year Won [12]


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  2. ^ "B red celebrates his birthday with new photo". Kemi Filani. Retrieved 10 August 2018.
  3. ^ "B-Red Bio". Not Just Ok. Retrieved 10 August 2018.
  4. ^ "Singer takes the first step to being more than Davido's backup". Pulse Nigeria. 15 July 2016. Retrieved 23 February 2019.
  5. ^ "Davido's uncle, Ademola Adeleke dances to his victory in Osun West by-election [VIDEO]". Daily Post Nigeria. 2017-07-11. Retrieved 2017-07-12.
  6. ^ "Sina Rambo and B Red biography". Naij. Retrieved 22 August 2018.
  7. ^ "What people need to understand between Davido and I- B-RED". Vanguard. 2017-03-24. Retrieved 10 August 2018.
  8. ^ "Despite no album in four years, B-Red renews contract with HKN". TheCable. Retrieved 10 August 2018.
  9. ^ "B-Red – "Cucumber" ft. Akon". TooXclusive. Retrieved 22 August 2018.
  10. ^ "B-Red – "E Better" featuring Don Jazzy". Retrieved 11 April 2019.
  11. ^ "B-Red – "Achie" ft. Davido, NorthBoi". Passstyle Onyeka. Retrieved 12 April 2019.
  12. ^ "Winners of 2017 Top Naija Music Awards". 27 December 2017. Retrieved 10 August 2018.