Chris Akinyemi gives a new meaning to the term “Singer-Songwriter". The Newark New Jersey native pulls listeners ears with his visual storytelling, captivating melodies and charismatic persona, which embodies his music. At the age of 6 he started his musical enlightenment playing the snare drum for his elementary school's marching band. By the age of 11, he wrote his first thoughts on paper about love, which was endearing for a pre-teen.
Chris developed his musical abilities by picking up and self-teaching himself how to play the guitar and piano. Teaming up with producer Aaron "Dboy" Monroe (Missy Elliot, Elle Varner, Souldiggaz...) and recording well-thought out but personal songs, Chris has quickly become a hit sensation. Chris' first single ‘Radio’ has been featured on mtvU the Freshmen, MTV, BET and Vh1. It has also been highly regarded and reviewed on countless blogs including BET, mtvU, and MTViggy.
He has been fortunate enough to perform with acts like Nneka, Ice Cube, Theophilus London, just to name a few… Chris Akinyemi is an artist that is here to stay and to leave the footprints of his legacy behind.
Influenced by Alternative, soul, rock and hip hop music, he creates melodies that are distinct thus can never be forgotten. Indeed, the world is about to witness what has almost been forgotten in the history of musicianship… A writer who creates music that truly speaks to the soul!