Hip Hop, R&B
Akinyemi creates "Brooklyn-based hip-hop storytelling with Nigerian roots," citing influences like Saba, J Cole, and Kendrick Lamar.
Akinyemi is the recipient of the 2022 ASCAP Peggy Lee Songwriter Award, 2019 ASCAP Harold Adamson Lyric Award for Best Songwriter, and 2018 and 2019 OneBeat Fellow. His debut album REBORN has received critical acclaim from Office Magazine, Vice, NPR, Lyrical Lemonade, Highsnobiety, Wonderland, and Huffington Post. Akinyemi supported artists on NY tour stops including Cordae, Leikeli47, Berhana, and Johan Lenox.
Akinyemi has been producing and writing for about 14 years now, has toured the East Coast, and completed a 5-country, 20-show tour in Eastern Europe. He has played in various bands and rap groups, and eventually decided to become his own solo artist under his own first name, Akinyemi.
About being a Songlorious artist, he says, "Writing for other people gives me innate joy. I've always been a storyteller, writing from multiple perspectives and it's fun to become a character and write for different occasions! By writing for Songlorious, I hope to really get my production chops up and allow me to write from perspectives I otherwise wouldn't have. This is really exciting honestly!"
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