From working with Wretch 32 and receiving support from Adidas at the age of 18, performing his first ever London show at the Royal Albert Hall at 21, the now 24-year-old artiste, producer and visual curator taking the industry by storm goes by the name of Tobi Sunmola. Born in Nigeria, the British artiste Tobi Sunmola continues to solidify his name across the UK and beyond.
Following the release of his debut single “Run Free” in 2016 – premiered by BBC Radio 1 and accompanied by a strikingly simple video created with his network of Manchester collaborators – Tobi performed at Radio 1 Big Weekend, was tipped by The Mobo’s as “One To Watch”, and released his debut EP early in 2017; “Childhood Culture” – a body of work he describes as “a fusion between his heritage and current environment”. According to Tobi, “I wanted my first project to clearly identify who I am, my experiences and reflect the times I find myself in”.
In 2017, Tobi released a second EP after a short hiatus called “City of Dreams. According to Tobi “This project is based on the idea of the movie ‘inception’ and the meaning of one’s dream becoming their reality. We can all fall into a state of limbo too sometimes”. This project was supported by various media and magazine outlets such as Apple’s Beats 1, BBC Radio 1 & 1xtra, Mass Appeal, Afropunk, The Line of Best Fit, Lost Culture and more. Tobi Is currently working on his next project which he describes as his “butterfly state”. He calls this project “Good Guys Don’t Survive”.