Gospel Music’s New School of Music Excellence


The Ultimate Music & Business Academy is the brainchild of Prince Adeboye Akingbade Adefolalu (aka Uncle ADÉ) pka The Voice Coach UK

ADÉ’s mission statement is simple, yet powerful: ‘Career Defining Music Training, Without the Student Debt’!

25 years of expertise as a university lecturer, music business manager, artist development coach and vocal trainer, have perfectly prepared ADÉ to succeed, in what many believe is God’s purpose.

ADÉ has guided and mentored the careers of Grammy Award Winners, MOBO winners, and scores of Music Business executives. His client resume includes A Grammy Award Wiinner – Deauxpe (Rihanna – What Now), A prestigious Dove nomination (Raymond & Co.), and several MOBO and UMA awards (Raymond & Co, Kele Le Roc, Lisa Maffia, Allyson Brown).

His list of notable client achievements also includes the likes of Nigeria’s very own Seyi Shay, Ikechukwu Onuorah (Director – The Orchard), Eunice Obianagjha (Enspire Management – Gidifest, Lagos Music Week, The Voice of Nigeria, MOBO Awards), and Steve Osagie (Spotlight Management – Midem Nigeria)

His expertise is highly sought on international training programs for prestigious institutes including: University of Westminster (London), Pop Akademie (Mannheim), BGR (Birmingham), and Paris Gospel Workshop (Paris).

According to the UK based coach, the ‘2 Day Academy is an intensive training program, designed to improve the career development artists, producers, song-writers, PR, Managers and all Aspiring Music Business practitioners, at a very affordable rate.”

ADÉ’ states that “Fundamentally, the 2 Day Academy, “is designed to provide attendees with an insightful, look into the best music & business practices. Those who attend will take-away a wealth of knowledge and insight into the business practices, and thought processes of some of the most successful practitioners in the Music industry.”

“We Want To Impact Lives”

The UMBA is not simply about educating music people about the music business. There is a much deeper purpose for ADÉ, who says “We want to impact lives, and change people’s futures in unique and tangible ways”.

“We Are Giving Away A Record Deal, And 14 Internships”

Aside from the outstanding international line-up of music industry professionals, UMBA are challenging the status quo of music industry seminars, with their Dream Team Single Deal. They are not stopping there. As well as changing the music career of 1 lucky artist, they are launching their Dream Team Mentoring & Intern Program!

14 lucky, aspiring, Future Music Moguls, will win the chance to mentored by a Dream Team of high achieving music business practitioners, who have an enviable client list!

Undoubtedly UMBA are going to disrupt the Music Education landscape, with some wow factors that will leave the competition trailing far behind!

An Exceptional Line-up of International Dream Makers

The panel line-up for the 2 Day Academy, and the Dream Team Deal reads like a who’s who of Music Industry Black Excellence! The listings include Multi Award Winning Producer Harmony ‘H-Money’ Samuels (Janet Jackson, Ariana Grande, Seyi-Shay, Chris Brown, Major, Fantasia, Michelle Williams), celebrated PR Guru Buki Sawyerr-Izeogu (Burna Boy), Music Management expert Godwin Tom (iManage Africa), TV & Radio Presenter Lady T, Radio Personality DJ Gosporella, Social Media Guru Oye Akideinde, Beat 99FM Program Head Douglas Jekan, and Media Mogul Ademola Ogundele (notjustok.com).

“A Man on a Mission to Help Put Nigerian Gospel on the Global Map”

ADÉ predicts exciting times ahead for Nigeria, on the world stage. And believes that there should be a proactive agenda “to establish Lagos as the Music Capitol of Africa”. ADÉ envisages Nigeria’s Gospel music scenes as “being the next big creative export behind Afrobeat”!

However, ADÊ is acutely aware that in order for there to be sustainable success, “there needs to be a culture of music, and music business training excellence, that is accessible to all”.

The 2 day program is slated to be held on August 28th & 29th 2020  via live stream. The program is targeted at music artist, aspiring producers, managers, writers, and music industry practitioners.

“The program is structured in a manner that will give practitioners at all levels, greater insight, understanding, and a solid foundation on which to develop their careers.

The program is also open non-Christian singers, because technically exactly the same principles apply.