Kunle Ayo

Kunle Ayo

BandJazzSinger/Songwriter

African contemporary jazz fusion

Biography

Appreciated as both musician and performer,Kunle has the dual personae of an incredible guitarist and vibrant entertainer. He has always placed his keenly discerning art in the service of a rousing good time.

A few might have predicated that striking stardom some few years ago when kunle played with internationally acclaimed Lagbaja, a program presenter and actor on few Nigerian movies.

In 2002 he began solo career and later changed his address and moved to south Africa.

Kunle's debut album entitled Ayo a Yuroba word for joy unleashed his creativity brilliantly.It painted a picture of genesis on a journey that seemed not to have any ending in sight...

His follow up album Beyond the Boarders, won him KORA Award as the Best male Artist from West Africa and a nominee of the CHANNEL O Awards 2005.His Performances on stages with legends bare testimony of growth and has revealed a full scope of his artistry. Kunle does not play for the people but plays with the people.

His newly released album Sincerely Yours is a confirmation of what the self taught guitarist
said three years back "When I touch my trusty instrument,ideas for music just come flooding
like a river".

Sincerely Yours is a composition of Jazz Ballads,Up-tempo Afro jazz and a little bit Afro Beat Popularized by the late Fela Kuti.Kunle combined tried-and-tested sounds with his own seasoning to yield fresh,beautiful tunes.