Artiste name: Kola-wole ‘K-soul’ Ogunwumi is a young, exciting, “Love d ladies” and well seasoned R’n’B artiste
Education: A Marine Engineer and Agronomist graduate from The University of Ibadan who in spite of his laudable educational background still can not shake off his love for calling as an R’n’B artiste par excellence
Family Background: K-soul is the youngest in a family of 6
When did he start? K-soul started his musical career as early as 6 years old
Influence: He was influenced by his late Mother’s love for music.
Musical Legends: Luther Vandross, Babyface, Onyeka Onwenu, Neyo, Michael Jackson, Usher, Mary-J-Blige, Justin Timberlake, Green-day, Timberland, R-Kelly.
His journey thus far: Took part in amateur talent hunt competitions, where he was noticed for his incredible vocal ability.
From humble backgrounds, he found it challenging wading through the rough waters of the Nigerian music industry and at a point, he left his musical career to focus on his education but with a lot of persuasion from Mi-fliss, a respected MC & long time friend, he decided to give music another shot.
With thorough re-evaluation as a result of moving through a series of management deals, K-soul has grown into one of Naija’s thoroughbred rhythm and blues sensation.
Performing at A-list gigs, his reputation as a crowd pleaser, especially with the ladies, has become a constant feature of his act
He signed on to DBX Entertainment record label in 2008 and four (4)years of hard work and focus has produced a world-class debut album which one can only expect the best from such an artiste, who is a stickler for the best and strives consistently for nothing less.
Some of the events he has performed at recently include Rhythm unplugged in Benin, Malta guiness Street dance-3, PD at 50 concert for Patrick Doyle, Smirnoff Ice “Destination Ice Party at MMA 2, Upfront and Personal’s send off for Nigeria’s football stars where he opened for Tu-face idibia and the American pop group Next, The 150th Anniversary Celebrations of the Kewalrams Group in Nigeria where he performed alongside Yemi sax and a world renowned violinist Subramanian just to mention a few.
K-soul preference is live performance, which he does quite deftly his band the Master’s Craft.
The Album titled appropriately titled “…from K-soul with Luv” is his debut album set to be released on the 14th of February 2011. It is a uniquely fresh mix of dancehall, techno, rock, pop and of course, R’n’B hit tracks that will hold lovers of music spellbound everytime they listen to it. The brilliant single ‘Aye’n’reti’ currently enjoying massive air play and rave reviews across the land is a demonstration of the positive acceptance the album will enjoy once it hits market
K soul’s album features acclaimed-producers, like X.O, Terry g, Sarz, Prodo, Mi-fliss,kollo, as well renowned artistes including “Ruff man”, Terry G, “OB”, “and Mi-fliss”, kollo, and the talented saxophonist “Yemisax (renowned Nigerian saxophonist).
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For Contacts: Taiwo Ogunwumi: 080-3042-8822; Mi-Fliss: 080 -3712-3554
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