Born in London in the early seventies, Ade tried his hand at various trades, from selling shoes, touting tickets for concerts, managing bands, to publishing an international horse racing magazine.
He had known Guy Ritchie for several years before they both decided to enter the film business. Shortly before the release of Guy’s showstopper Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, they met up and Guy told Ade about his new project, provisionally titled Diamonds, but now known as Snatch. Guy decided to cast Ade as Tyrone the getaway driver, a character that particularly appealed to Guy, so that when the film was completed Ade set off with Guy on the European press jaunt and later they travelled to the United States for the film’s preview, where Ade was asked to address the audience at the Harry Knowles’ 24hr film festival at The Alamo, Texas.
Ade has since been involved with several other film and TV projects; notably as Infante in the James Bond movie Casino Royale, as well as being cast in Sugerhouse, 51st State and Madonna’s directorial debut Filth and Wisdom.
“Everyone has dreams, hopes and desires and at some time in their life everyone has been disappointed, let down and ignored, but for the many young people today who have no encouragement or guidance, this can have a devastating effect. So now is time to show these same young people that someone is really listening, someone who is prepared to support and guide them through their problems and issues, to help them understand the cause and effect of their actions and to teach them how to achieve happier and more successful resolutions”.