YOU ARE A GENRE-BENDING ARTIST.
YOU TAKE INFLUENCE FROM MANY AREAS OF YOUR LIFE AND TRANSFER THOSE TASTES INTO YOUR SOUND. WHAT INFLUENCES HAVE HELPED YOU FIND DIRECTION IN YOUR MUSIC? WHAT LOCAL ARTISTS HAVE HELPED PAVE A WAY FOR YOU?
ADEOLUWA: Nigerian Gospel music was my first introduction to loving performing music. Performing is my favourite thing about being an artist and it keeps me going. I will never turn down an opportunity to put on a show. The only thing that comes as easy to me is breathing. I am also influenced by Western pop music, Broadway and musicals, especially the works of artistes like ASA, Adekunle Gold, Stephen Schwartz, Ric Hassani, Brymo, Stevie Wonder, Tina Turner, Dunsin Oyekan, Jonathan McReynolds, The Black Crowes, and Steven Tyler. The local Saskatchewan/Canadian artistes that inspire me are Dione Taylor, TOVA, K-Anthony, Daniel Caesar, Melodna, Zweii, Oboise, Jessie Reyez, Tome, and Joni Mitchell.