Nigeria: Kinsolo, Pharmacist Turned Musician Out With 'Kolombi'

12 August 2020

An emerging music artiste, Kinsolo from Imo State has released another hit track titled 'Kolombi'.

The Afro-Pop star stated this when he met recently with entertainment reporters in Lagos. He had previously released "Kinsolo 1" EP in June 2019 and "Kinsolo 2" EP in March 2020.

In both EPs, he creates folklore about the adventures of a young king named Kinsolo. The music chronicles the journey of Kinsolo as he rules over his kingdom, which he calls Grooveland. He has many adventures, meets many women, falls in love many times and fights many battles. Grooveland is a land of treasures flowing with milk and honey. It is also the name of his forthcoming album.

Kinsolo whose real name is Ezechukwu Emmanuel is a pharmacy graduate from University of Nigeria, Nsukka. He began releasing music while in pharmacy school, and started pursuing a music career full-time upon graduation.

"Graduation wasn't easy to come by," he reveals. "I had to combine shows in Lagos with lectures and tests in Enugu, and it wasn't an easy task at all. Speaking on his newly released single, Kinsolo explains that "Kolombi" is a story of a girl who is battling with self-confidence and self-love after being treated wrongly in the past by many previous lovers. In the song, he reassures her that she has met a man who will finally treat her right. He connects with soft melodies on a banging beat.

He stated that he is inspired by many musicians such as Fela, Oliver De Coque, Wizkid, Drake and Bright Chimezie, among others. He said that his fans call him Kinsolo, "The Drummer Boy" because of his sound. He maintained that when you encounter him and his music, he builds a relationship with you.

Speaking on finding space in the Nigerian scene, he believes it is possible because of the kind of music he makes. "The moment the music connects with the fans, it sticks and leaves a lasting legacy in their minds," he added.

"I have toured over 12 cities in Nigeria including some in the USA and the reception is quite inspiring."

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