Victor AD

Victor Adere (born 2 August 1993), better known as Victor AD, is a Nigerian singer and songwriter.[1][2] In 2019 He posted a picture of himself on the street of Dubai with the caption “God I still remember this time last year, I had no passport but now Dubai be like backyard" just to recall the journey to success so far. [3]

Victor AD
Birth nameVictor Adere
Also known asRed Eye, Old Warri
Born (1993-08-02) 2 August 1993 (age 28)
Kirikiri, Lagos State, Nigeria
OriginUghelli, Delta State
GenresAfrobeats
Occupation(s)Singer
Years active2017 –present
LabelsRED EYE
SJW Entertainment
Associated actsBurna Boy, Davido, Patoranking, Erigga

BiographyEdit

Victor Eugenie Adere was born in Kirikiri, Apapa, Lagos State, where he grew up with his family. He is the first of four children. He attended Heritage International School in Lagos and Ekpan Secondary School in Warri.

Victor began his music career in early 2014. He has worked with producers such as Kulboybeat, Kizzybeatz, ID Clef, Mr Nolimitz. Victor AD's first music release was "Jowo"; the song became a theme song for Radio Continental.[4]

In 2017, Victor AD released the single "No Idea".[5] The music video for the song, which was shot and directed by Cinema House Images in late 2018, was endorsed by TV stations in Nigeria.[6]

In 17 June 2018, Victor AD released the single "Wetin We Gain",[7] and was discovered by the management company Longitude Promotions in 2018.[8] The music video for "Wetin We Gain" has garnered more than 9 million views on YouTube.[9]

Awards and nominationsEdit

  • Soundcity MVP Awards Festival: Listener's Choice nominee, 2018
  • SSMA: Best Pop Single and Best New Act, 2018[10]
  • WEA: Street Song of the Year and Next Rated Artiste, 2018
  • City People Magazine Award: Promising Act of the Year, 2018; Pop Artiste of the Year, 2019[11]
  • Ghana Meets Naija: Recognition Award, 2018
  • Ghana 3Music Awards: Best African Act, 2019
  • The Headies: Best Pop Single and Song of the Year nominations for "Wetin We Gain", 2019; Next Rated nominee, 2019[12]

DiscographyEdit

SongsEdit

List of songs, with selected details
Title Details

Wetin We Gain

  • Release: 17 June 2018
  • Label: ETINS Records
  • Format: CD, Digital download

No Idea

  • Release: 2017
  • Label: ETINS Records
  • Format: CD, Digital download

Tire You

  • Release: 26 January 2019
  • Label: SJW Entertainment
  • Format: CD, Digital download

Why

  • Release: 10 February 2019
  • Label: SJW Entertainment
  • Format: CD, Digital download

Emoji

  • Release: 15 May 2019
  • Label: SJW Entertainment
  • Format: CD, Digital download

RED EYE (THE EP)

  • Release: 02 August 2019
  • Label: SJW Entertainment
  • Format: CD, Digital download

Too Much Money

  • Release: 16 October 2019
  • Label: SJW Entertainment
  • Format: CD, Digital download

Tomorrow

  • Release: 09 January 2020
  • Label: SJW Entertainment
  • Format: CD, Digital download

Prayer Request

  • Release: 10 July 2020
  • Label: SJW Entertainment
  • Format: CD, Digital download

Wet

  • Release: 26 November 2020
  • Label: SJW Entertainment
  • Format: CD, Digital download

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "How I felt when I heard my song encourages rituals and fraud – Victor AD". Legit Nigeria. 13 August 2018. Retrieved 11 January 2019.
  2. ^ "My music not the cause of robbers' attack –Victor AD". Punch Nigeria. 13 August 2018. Retrieved 11 January 2019.
  3. ^ "Victor AD shares grass to grace story". Vanguard News. 16 March 2019. Retrieved 27 February 2021.
  4. ^ "Jowo – Victor.A.D". Naijapals. 13 August 2018. Retrieved 11 January 2019.
  5. ^ Tomiwa (20 November 2018). "Victor AD – No Idea". TooXclusive. Retrieved 11 January 2019.
  6. ^ "Victor AD – No Idea Video". 360nonbs. 13 August 2018. Retrieved 11 January 2019.
  7. ^ "Victor AD's 'Wetin We Gain' is the theme song for the average Nigerian youth". Pulse Nigeria. 13 August 2018. Retrieved 11 January 2019.
  8. ^ Mvphenryeto (1 February 2019). "Who is Victor Ad? (Biography, Net Worth, Songs)". Retrieved 3 February 2019.
  9. ^ "Watch Victor AD's Emotional Performance at Day 2 Of Felabration 2018". The Net Nigeria. 13 August 2018. Retrieved 11 January 2019.
  10. ^ "Erigga, Johnny Drille, Victor AD Nominated For 10th Annual South-South Music Awards See Nominees List". TheNet. 13 August 2018. Retrieved 11 January 2019.
  11. ^ "Victor Ad Wins City People's 'Most Promising Act of the Year' Award". Uncova. 13 August 2018. Retrieved 11 January 2019.
  12. ^ "Burna Boy, Starboy, Fireboy DML, Victor AD, Teni and Joeboy Nominated For BEST POP SINGLE category of the 13th Headies Awards". The Headies. Retrieved 21 October 2019.

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