As a music producer, singer-songwriter and “figurative artist” Omosefe seeks to show not what divides us but what unites us, bringing elements of his travels across the globe to both his music and art. Fusing both afro-pop and rock influences, his debut album ‘Why Pretend’ is one that embraces emotion and culture.
Having been raised in Nigeria, it was in Italy whilst as a student it was in Italy whilst as a student of architecture that Omosefe first began to demonstrate his musical abilities, playing in bands alongside such national luminaries as Fiorella Manoia and Mia Martini. It wasn’t until his move to Chicago and a fruitless attempt to recruit a vocalist for his material that he found he had now developed a singing voice which perfectly fit his material, which ranged from Afro-pop inflected melodies through to more expansive rock sounds which featured elements from the likes of U2 and Depeche Mode.
Alongside his music, Omosefe has also developed a painting style based on the use of symbols and iconography – much like Ancient Egyptian hieroglyphics. Through the use of simple shapes and symbols, all committed to canvas with acrylic, Omosefe sets out to show that whatever our backgrounds, we all are fundamentally made of the same simple connective traits.
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