Mode 9 - Babatunde Adewale

Babatunde Adewale Biography / Profile

Babatunde Olusegun Adewale popularly known as Mode 9, Nigel Benn, Samurai IX, Polimaf, Mathematical Sege was born on June 14, 1975 in London, UK but maintains Osun State as his origin. He is the third child of his parents.

Babatunde Adewale Age

Babatunde Adewale is 49 years old.

Babatunde Adewale Early Life

Mode 9 grew up in London, England. He came back to Nigeria in 1979. As a child, his ambition was to become a Spaceman.

He studied Building Technology in Bida Polytechnic graduating in 1999 before going on for his National Youth Service Corps program in Calabar. His parents were not pleased with him when he decided to go into music completely in 2000. 

Babatunde Adewale Career

Modenine who was greatly influenced by artists like KRS-One, Roy Ayers, Kurtis Blow and Big Daddy Kane started his music career while hanging out with friends in school, rapping. In 1991, he decided to make a rap album just for the fun of it. He worked with Rhythm 84.7fm in Abuja (a sister station to Rhythm 93.7 Lagos) as a small time radio presenter featuring up and coming rap acts like Terry Da Rapman and Six-Foot Plus.

He secured a deal with Paybacktyme Records after being introduced to Solo Dee, the owner of the imprint by Ayo Animashaun who he met while in school and quit the radio program. He recorded an album called IX files in 2002 which never saw the light of day but singles like ‘It’s About To Get Ugly’ and ‘Schooling’ emerged from the unreleased album bringing him in tight competition with other hip hop acts.

In 2004, he released his debut album, 'Malcolm IX – The Lost Sessions' on Payback Tyme Records which was followed closely by his Pentium IX – The Mixtape while signed to Question Mark Entertainment.

In 2007, he released E ‘Pluribus Unum and it was heralded as one of the best Hip hop albums to come out of Africa , getting airplay on New york's Hot 97

In 2008, he had the opportunity to tour through Singapore and Malaysia, alongside Terry tha Rapman, as well as be a Judge in the ‘Sprite Emcee Africa’ competition, a South African based, Africa wide freestyle battle and talent search. releasing 'Paradigm Shift' in 2008 and 'DaVinci Mode' in 2010 on his own Redeye Muzik imprint.

In 2014, he released a single titled 'Super Human' with Jamaican-American rapper Canibus before going on to release the album ‘Alphabetical Order’ in thesame year. The single, Super Human was featured on dozens of notable websites on the web including 2DopeBoyz, African Hip Hop Blog, DJ Booth, iStandard Producers, etc.

Modenine known for his sick wordplay and inimitable lyricism stated in an interview, that his latest project, ‘Insulin,’ would be his last album released in Nigeria insisting that it was better to leave when the ovation is loudest and even though he might release albums in other countries, nnone of those countries would be Nigeria.

Babatunde Adewale Personal Life

The singer who guards his personal life with his life, stated in an interview that his role models were Rakim and Eric B

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Babatunde Adewale Awards

  • The Headies Award for Lyricist on the Roll (7 times winner)
  • Best Rap Single, Amen Awards 2004
  • Channel O Music Video Awards (3 times winner)

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