Kunle Kuti is a singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist producer who has been making music for over 20 years. He made his worldwide professional solo recording debut in 2018 with the album Honey. That record introduced a multi-talented artist, originally from Nigeria and now based in the United States, with a sound built on equal parts Afrobeat, pop, rock, hip-hop and r&b.
The singer cites a wide range of artists from a broad spectrum of musical styles as inspiration. The list includes; Yemi Kuti, Fela AniKulapo Kuti, Bob Marley, George Benson, Stevie Wonder, Seal, Sting and Salif Keita. Kunle Kuti weaves these influences into the DNA of his own soulful Afropop music. He returned to the spotlight this year with the release of two new singles.
“I will blocK You” is the brand new single from Kunle Kuti, released worldwide to all major streaming services on June 7, 2022. An ensemble of bass, drums, keys, guitars and percussion rides an infectious shuffling up-tempo minor-key Afrobeat groove. Kunle steps to the mic to deliver his testimony about cutting toxic people from our lives. It’s fun, but with a serious undercurrent. The song was inspired by a real life stalker in Kuti’s life.
When they start to call from morning till evening begging for money, and you told them to stop but they refused… It’s blocking time.Kunle Kuti
Check out “I will blocK You” below. You can also hear the song on the Deep Indie Dive playlist, or listen on your favorite streaming service. Follow the links below to connect with Kunle Kuti. Get on his socials and get in the loop on all of the music to come from this multifaceted artist.