Oyinkasade Dare Akande (born January 13, 1988) now known as Oyinkanade is a Nigerian artist, singer, composer and entertainer best known for his outstanding performance at the MTN Project Fame West Africa Season 5 where he emerged 5th position. He is the first male artist to be signed into Vivace Records. Oyinkanade sings in English and Yoruba. His debut single hit the scene in 2012 and was produced by Tee-Y Mix.
Oyinkanade was born to Mr Shola Akande and Deaconess Ibidunni Akande. He attended Olabisi Nursery/Primary School, Agbowo, Ibadan. He also went to Methodist Grammar school, Bodija Ojurin, Ibadan where he finished his secondary school. Presently, he is a Political Science student in the University of Abuja, Abuja.
He started singing as a chorister in Ajegunle Baptist church, Ibadan. He was in a singing group called Bridgez and learnt the Acoustic guitar.
He discovered he could achieve more and went to audition for the MTN Project Fame season 5 in 2012 where he displayed his unique skills in singing and stage performance. He finished as the 4th runner-up during the competition.