Vadú, nickname of Osvaldo Furtado, (January 31, 1977—January 12, 2010) was a Cape Verdean singer and musician. He defined himself as a real "Badiu" or ironically as a "civilized Black".
He was a nephew the brothers of Zezé and Zeca di Nha Reinalda, two great names of the Santiago Island musical scene, Vadú studied in Cuba between 1990 and 1993 where he "drank" the current of Cuban music.
He appeared in music in 2002 with his first album Ayan (English: yes, Portuguese: sim), in which he contributed three tracks, accompanied by members of the funaná sensational group Ferro Gaita, he later recorded two discs, Nha raiz (or Nha rais, My roots) in 2004 with the participation of renowned Cape Verdean musicians and Dixi Rubera in 2007 where he continued the path of popular rhythms and interior styles of Santiago including batuque, tabanka and funaná along with Latin influences.
He was also a virtuous guitarrist, he took part in Cape Verdean music festivals including Gamboa and Baía das Gatas and abroad especially Portugal and the 32nd Dunya Festival in the Netherlands.
He died at the age of 32 of a car accident as his vehicle fell 50 meters into the ravine. His body was founded two days later.