Akinyemi

OneBeat 2018 FellowOneBeat Balkans Fellow

Rapper, Singer

Queens, United States

Akinyemi has grabbed the attention of audiences with his unapologetically honest take on the struggles and beauty of the human condition, mixed with the drive to create and experience something new. The Nigerian-American, Queens-based 23-year old has a name that means “fated to be a warrior” in Yoruba. Akinyemi embodies that inner warrior in his music. An established voice-actor, Akinyemi has oscillated between the daily aspirations and meditations of a young black man making his way through New York and the broader political zeitgeist of contemporary hip-hop. He tries to keep his palette of sounds vast and varied, but also cohesive.