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Introducing Komo (aka Komo-Lomo), London's most active Afrobeat singer-songwriter & rapper. Born in Idimu, Lagos Nigeria, raised in Britain, Komo kickstarted his career with the release of his debut single ‘African Woman’ in 2013, which was organically adopted by many YouTubers and fitness devotee which saw it amass a million+ views across video platforms. Since then, the incredibly hardworking Komo has since gone on to perform at notable venues such as, but not limited to the prestigious Jazz Cafe Camden and Indigo at the O2 in London, as well as several worldwide performances in Germany, Switzerland, Nigeria, and other multiple UK venues, to say the least. His music is also regularly featured on popular curated Apple Music and Spotify editorial playlists.
Komo released is debut EP entitled 'Vibe N Ting' in 2018 after graduating from Middlesex University with an incredible 1st class degree in Music Business. The Afroswing EP went on to amass hundred thousands of streams overall and received support from London scenes most influential DJs such as DJ Target, DJ Ironik, DJ P Montana and constant airplay on popular UK radio stations such as BBC 1Xtra, Capital Xtra, The Beat London, Pulse88, Westside Radio, and many more. Produced by Ayo Beatz, including co-production from Komo himself; as well as features from the multi-talented Mobo Awards nominee Silvastone on ‘Kill My Vibe’, and fast-rising East London rappers Tel Money & D Blanco on the street anthem ‘No Problem’.
A frequent traveler, with at least one annual trip to his homeland Nigeria, has allowed Komo to not only stay close to his roots and Yoruba culture but has steered his musical direction with his newest upcoming 2nd studio EP entitled ‘OMO IDIMU’, (translating to Son of IDIMU) set for release in 2020. The project will take you on a captivating journey inspired by his love and admiration for his hometown, IDIMU.
The Project is executively produced by Komo's longtime collaborator and friend Ayo Beatz, who has produced songs for sone industry heavyweights artists such as Chip, Young MA, Wiley, to name a few, including live ensembles by Komo's band, Exposure Band UK.
Komo's music has been recognised by the descendants of the founder of Afrobeat, the late great Fela Anikolapo Kuti. This led to his performance at the new ‘New Afrikan Shrine’ in 2019, followed by a co-headlining live performance at the first-ever Felabration UK later that year, which is one of the longest-standing, most attended and ground-breaking music festivals that celebrate the life and legacy of Fela Kuti. Fast forward to 2020, Komo delivers a historical grand performance at his first headline show in Lagos at ‘Kalakuta Museum (Republic)’, the very home and final resting place of the Afrobeat godfather Fela Kuti.
“I will like people to take in my take on African sounds, it’s a spiritual thing, IDIMU to the world” - KOMO.
The once upon a time MTV ‘Bedroom Diaries’ TV personality has come a long way; accomplishing some astonishing highlights in 2019, with a sync of his single, 'Do The Most' on an advert by the renowned brand Puma, including a headline show in Zurich and Berlin, to say the least. He keeps growing from strength to strength and he is only just getting started. Stay connected with Komo as he continues to push the boundaries of his musical journey; with multiple performances confirmed and a London headline show in the works for late 2020, you will surely be getting hit with the sounds of Komo if you are yet to experienced it already.