US-based Nigerian singer, Chris Akinyemi has released visuals for his new single entitled Ja’ Soro featuring Niniola.
This marks the beginning of a new phase in his career as he signs a deal to be managed by Nigeria’s premiere talent agency, Temple Management Company (TMC).
Chris now joins other artistes under the same management such as Iyanya, 9ice, Mavin Records, Lekan Babalola, Biyi Bandele among others.
Produced by Mr. Lab, Ja Soro video was shot by Kevin Joel in beautiful locations in New York. In the video, the camera follows the singer and his attractive lover girl having a cosy date across a New York beach and another fun-park.
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ABOUT CHRIS AKINYEMI
Born in Newark New Jersey, Olakitan Christopher Akinyemi developed his musical abilities by self-teaching himself how to play the guitar and piano. Teaming up with producer “Mr. Lab” (Missy Elliot, Elle Varner, Monica, Souldiggaz…) and recording well-thought out but personal songs, Chris has quickly become a hit sensation.
Chris has been featured on mtvU the Freshmen, MTV, BET and Vh1. He has also been highly regarded and reviewed on countless media outlets including BET, mtvU, and MTViggy.
Chris moved to Lagos after birth with his mother and there he was inspired by the sweet indigenous sounds coming from the likes of 2Baba, Ebenezer Obey, and Awilo Logomba. At the age of six he started his musical enlightenment playing the snare drum for his elementary school’s marching band.
Influenced by African popular music, R&B and Hip-Hop, he attracts audiences with the visual storytelling, captivating melodies and charismatic persona, which embody his music.
He has been fortunate enough to perform for the Ooni of Ile Ife and alongside acts like Fally Ipupa, Nneka, Ice Cube, Fabolous, Olu Maintain and Theophilus London, just to name a few.