Nigerian-American Blues singer, Akoma Onwuzuruigbo has released his debut song.
The soulful record is titled ‘Messenger.’
His management say the song is an introduction to an upcoming EP, and that he is “ready to stand out in a seemingly overloaded industry.”
Listen to ‘Messenger’ here> https://linktr.ee/akomaonwuzuruigbo
“The people that consume my music are longing to escape their present moment and ride off to the land of milk and soulful harmonies. None are more hopelessly enslaved than those that falsely believe they are free,” says Onwuzuruigbo.
‘Messenger’ was recorded at the Castle Hill Studios in Atlanta, GA. It was mastered by Dan Millices of Millices Mastering NYC.
Onwuzuruigbo is of Nigerian descent. He was born in Memphis, Tennessee in the United States of America.
He is inspired by Ray Charles, James Brown, Nduka, Fela Kuti, Michael Kiwanuka, and Memphis Blues and Southern Gospel.
Onwuzuruigbo joined a band in Middle school as a reason not to go home. He feels that “music was instilled in him from that point on,” reads part of a statement sent to MuseAfrica.com.
“Mastering guitar, vocals, and overall production, Onwuzuruigbo continues to make music because it calls him, reaffirming that he’s destined to use this medium to contribute and breathe life back into generations of souls, who are consciously or unconsciously withering away.”