(born February 19th 1990), known by his stage name XNADE A.K.A BAALE
is a Nigerian Afrobeat, Afro Pop and Afro Highlife recording artist, Based in Europe Germany. From EDO STATE
OMOGIADE who is well known for his ability to sing was born in UHUNMWODE LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA EDO STATE on February 19th 1990. He had his primary school at: EWEKA PRIMARY SCHOOL and his secondary school education at PARAGONPUBLIC HIGH SCHOOL.
began his musical career as a chorister for a local church, Life Reformation Church of Christ (L.R.C.C) in his hometown of Edo State.
Early Life And Rise To Stardom
Eric Omogiade was born in 1990 in Benin City, Edo State, Nigeria. From a young age, he exhibited a deep interest in music and often performed in his locality. Growing up in a culturally rich environment, he was exposed to a wide array of musical genres, including traditional Edo rhythms, highlife, and the globally renowned Afrobeat pioneered by the legendary Fela Kuti.
After some time, Xnade proceeded to explore contemporary Afrobeat sounds and was able to utilize modern music production techniques such as Amapiano to drop hits in his local dialect (Edo) as exhibited in his latest hit, Omo.
In 2016, he released his first hit single “Say No To Racism” which garnered local attention and marked the beginning of his professional music career. Xnade’s music was characterized by its fusion of vibrant melodies and a deep respect for the roots of Afrobeat.
Entry Into Europe And International Ambitions
As Xnade perfected his craft, he expanded his career to encompass a broader audience. In pursuit of his dreams, he decided to relocate to Europe where he began to introduce his unique blend of Afrobeat and Edo language to a global audience. This transition marked a turning point in his career, as he confronted the challenges of adapting to a new culture while staying true to his musical identity.
Xnade Singles And EPs
The renowned artist has released a couple of songs and unchained EPs. He has also featured several talented artists. Xnade’s commitment to his craft and his ability to authentically connect with listeners propelled him to new heights of success. His music began to receive recognition on both local and international platforms, and he shared the stage with established artists, further solidifying his reputation as a rising star in the Afrobeat genre.
Some of his hit songs include:
Beyond entertainment, Xnade
also uses his platform to promote social identity, cultural pride, and some contemporary issues in African society. His efforts to spark meaningful conversations and promote unity among diverse communities demonstrated his commitment to being not only an entertainer but also a voice for the marginalized.
has already achieved more than many indigenous artists do in a lifetime. His fusion of Edo traditions, Afrobeat rhythms, and European influences had established him as a significant force in the global music scene. With a music career that spanned cultural boundaries and resonated with listeners of various backgrounds, Xnade
has solidified his legacy on lyrical masterclass and cultural identity.
In the years ahead, Xnade
remained dedicated to pushing the boundaries of his artistry, continually exploring new musical horizons while staying connected to his Nigerian heritage. His story served as an inspiration to aspiring artists worldwide, reminding them that with passion, talent, and unwavering determination, they too could create their own unique path in the ever-evolving world of music.
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