Meet Omo Akin, the guy making hits in Nigeria right now.You have probably heard of Sisi Maria that has got major airplay around Africa and Europe. This song just hit ten million views on Youtube, almost surpassing the famous Daddy Yo by Wizkid which shook Africa. It also has over 1 Million Streams on Spotify!
So you are wondering, who is Omo Akin? “Omo Akin is just a regular guy making music man,” he jokes. Regular… I don’t think so. I think he is an artist with passion for music and what it stands for, a true inspiration. Starting out as a producer in London for some big names in the Nigerian Music industry, he saw it wasn’t enough and opted to produce his own music. It is just amazing that his first song Ta Lo Sobe was a collabo with Ice Prince. Truly, this guy’s ambition is just on another level.
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Right now he has an album which is already out called Just Press Play. The album has got some dope hits you should watch for like Funwon, San Tiago, Golo and of course the pretty awesome Sisi Maria. He has also made collabos with some prominent faces in the industry like Skales, Harmonize, Reekado Banks and Banky W. He says this is just a start and there is more to come especially on the international scene, though currently he is working on promoting his first album.
Now that he is in Kenya for a while, everybody’s wondering what is cooking up. Is there a Kenyan collabo already underway?
“Haha… not really; but I really like Willy Paul’s music and Victoria Kimani as well, though she is ours now,” he says laughing.
For now, all we can look forward to are the top notch videos of these hit songs that are coming out. Omo Akin says he is all about promoting cool African Music and influencing the global community to love dope African vibes.
We totally love the album! Watch his dope tune Sisi Maria below.
By Emmanuel Otieno