Victor AD Biography: Who is Victor AD?
Born and brought up in Lagos State Nigeria, Victor AD is a popular Nigerian singer and songwriter known for his viral song “wetin we gain”.
Victor AD Biography: Early Life & Education
Although he was born in Lagos, Victor AD is actually from the southern part of Nigeria, Delta (warri) to be precise. Victor AD latter moved back to warri at Auchi Polytechnic In Edo State. Not much has been revealed about his family or personal life yet, we sure would update it here once it is out.
Victor AD Biography: Music Career
Victor AD developed a very strong passion for music at a very early age of six(6) drawing inspirations from legendary artists Bob Marley, Michael jackson, Lucky Dube and King sunny Ade. He began taking music more seriously while he was still in Auchi Polytechnic starting out as a rapper, but he later switched to singing after he discovered he was not making headway in rap.
In 2014 he released his first official single “Jowo” but the song did not receive recognition. He went on to release few more songs but they too did not do so well and were only selling in the south.
Before he released the song “wetin we gain”, Victor AD had began to garner small fame after he was featured By erigga in the song “Motivation” taking the chorus so beautifully. Upon the release of song “wetin we gain”, Victor AD was blown as the song went viral all around Nigeria.
Victor AD Biography: Interview with pulse.ng
”I have been doing music professionally for four years now,” he announced as we settle into the interview, ”I was born and brought up in Lagos, stayed here for eight years, then my family and I relocated to Warri, Delta state.
He insists that he has actually been composing his own song from the age of six, inspired by a neighbour while growing up in Lagos.
The singer who is a graduate of Electrical Engineering from Auchi Polytechnic in Delta state, where he won the best singer in the 2013/14 session recounts how he was able to get money to record his first single, ‘Jowo.’
”In 2008 when I was at Auchi Polytechnic, that was when I decided to start taking music seriously, I started as a rapper but it didn’t work for me, so I joined a live band and I started doing pidgin music covers to western songs, which made people notice me.”
He shares his first major experience on stage
”When I was performing a cover for John Legend’s ”All of you”, then my departmental Dean was actually crying and on stage, he gave me money to record my first song, that was how it all started.”
I have released five songs before ‘Wetin We Gain’. ‘Jowo’ paved way for me a little, ‘Bigger You’ was my biggest song in the south then, then I did ‘Body Go Tell You’.
When asked at what point he realised he had a hit record in his hands, he replies,
”It was when I got a call to come perform in Ghana, back then in Warri, I had not even travelled up to five states for shows, I never even cross-border, so when I got the call I thought it was a joke.
It turned out to be a blast, everyone was singing along, it blew my mind and I could not sleep all night.”
Speaking on what inspired the song
”The song is something out of the ordinary, it was more like a conversation between God and me.
I composed the song in November 2017 at the edge of giving up, cos I thought my last song ‘No Idea’ was supposed to be my breakthrough song, but it did not work the way I planned, so I was basically talking to God from my
heart on the song.”
I thought it will be big only in the south like my other songs, but I never anticipated it to be this big in Lagos and even beyond,” he admits.
Following several calls to come perform at events, he soon made his way to Lagos where he shot a video for the song at the popular Alaba International Market, and the boy from Warri says people now recognize him when he
walks on the street.
”Now when I walk on the streets, people be shouting my name, and then they think I have so much money that some people now throw their bill at me without conscience.” he joked.
Victor AD assures his fans that he is more than a one hit wonder and has plenty more to offer in the industry.
Victor AD Biography: Net Worth
Victor AD is a getting lots a fame right now, but he is still a new kid on the block. We cannot exactly place his financial worth or value right now, what we can tell you however is that he signed a deal worth millions of naira with new record label ENTINS records. So even if we don’t know the exact figure Victor AD is worth, what we do know is if you add the money he made from YOUTUBE views on viral song “wetin we gain” and his new record label deal, he would be worth roughly around $100,000 dollars.
Victor AD Biography: Record label
Based on the success of his song “wetin we gain”, Victor AD recently signed a recording ccontract with Ghana based record label ENTINS records.
Victor AD Biography: Awards
Victor AD has not won any awards yet, he has however been nominated for rookie of the year at the 2018 Headies awards alongside starboy act Terri, Lyta and T-classic. Many believe Victor AD to be the favorite to claim this award.
Victor AD Biography: Songs
Before his hit track “wetin we gain” Victor AD had a major collaboration with warri rapper Erigga on song Motivation and also had also dropped a few cool songs over the years.songs include;
- loving you
- Body go tell you
- No Idea
- Wetin We Gain
- Bigger You
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