Olu's captivating lyrics invite you into his life long quest to experience love in color. Born & raised in Lagos, Nigeria he learned to appreciate the diversity of music. With fragments of afro-beat, Jazz and Funk all around him and was drawn to rhythms, scales and melodies of all sorts. His family would say he started singing way before he knew how to talk.
Shortly before his 10th birthday Olu's family moved to New York City, opening him up to a world of new beginnings and sounds that sparked a boundless desire to create music. This opportunity finally came in college at SUNY Fredonia University. During a random conversation about wanting to start a band he met a female vocalist by the name of Lauren Williams who shared the same sentiment. By the end of that conversation a band was conceived and the first gig was booked.
Olu became lead singer of the Soul/Alternative group by the name of “DejaVu”. The band proceeded to play in various venues around the New York area, gaining a cult following of college students with an appreciation for soulful music. In April 2010 the band opened for Capitol records recording artist "Bobby V" during his tour stop in western New York. Shortly after upon Gbenga's graduation in May 2010 the group went their separate ways but not before releasing their anticipated "DejaVu" EP as an appreciation to all their supporters. What's Next? Nothing but growth.
Olu moved to Dallas, Texas where he is currently working on an introduction EP entitled "En Contraste" and collaborating with other local artists in the area. His current focus is showcasing his musical talents at as many live performances as he can, showing true talent and performance ability, winning the respect of other musicians around. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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