Here is another internationally based Nigerian artist making a name for himself. Love the videos he’s put out and I’m sure you will too. Check out his bio, and dig into how he came about.
Femii Thai aka Femi Akinade is a Nigerian rising star on the contemporary UK RnB scene.
His outstanding vocal ability is combined with his soulful singing style to make every one of his performances deep and meaningful, whether live or recorded. Drawing influence from great soul legends such as Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder and, of course The King of Pop, Michael Jackson, Femii sets out to create a fresh new sound incorporating his soulful side with a modern urban aesthetic.
Prior to his singing career Femii was an internationally recognised Muay Thai fighter who competed in many high profile tournaments. This disciplined aspect of his personality has heavily influenced his acrobatic approach to singing and given him unparallelled drive and determination when it comes to performances.
Following up his 2010 successes with Broken Record and being heavily involved in the soundtrack for the BBC2 musical Rules of Love, Femii Thai is back with his latest single: Stargate.
Femii’s latest track takes the contemporary urban vibe of Broken Record and turns it on its head to create something totally fresh.
Although Stargate does bear the undeniable hallmarks of an RnB classic, it also takes cues from the most diverse range of genres:
There are elements of rock, dubstep and a ragga Breakdown all fused together with Femii’s soulful vocal performance to produce the powerful sound which is Stargate.