Instrument: Drums

Other Instruments: Talking Drums

Interesting fact: Dare, a.k.a Dre knew right from the age of 6yrs old that he wanted to be a drummer. He would attend the family church where he was a member of the choir and would spend the majority of the service watching the drummer. When the opportunity arose, he took up the position as the official drummer in the church where he spent hours honing the craft – going against the wishes of his parents who wanted him to concentrate on his studies.

Musical background: Dare’s first job as a professional drummer came at the age of 18yrs when he attended auditions at the Redeemed Christian Church of God (Goshen Parish) who were looking to hire a professional drummer. He secured the job and worked there for four years. From there, he joined Bantu after his mentor Olaolu left to travel abroad and recommended Dare to take his place. As well as being a dedicated member of Bantu, Dare also performs with the singer Lara George, with ‘The Executives’ (with Bantu guitarist Femi), as well as with his own band ‘Courage Band’ who recently performed at the Nigeria Music Video Awards (NMVA) in December.

Favourite genre: All types of African Music.

Favourite musicians: Asa and Bez.

Future plans: To travel and to teach.

Other information: Gives private lessons in drumming. For bookings contact Tel: 0813-1501713 or Email: drperryy9jg@gmail.com