If Toby K didn’t choose music, he would probably be a Chef or a Taster; the sweet voiced Yoruba boi from Africa has decided to spread his wing further.
Born in Osun State, South-West Nigeria, Tobi Adewole Emmanuel has become an artiste to reckon with. The graduate of Good Shepherd Schools, Ferscoat International school and Obafemi Awolowo University said he embarked on this musical journey to amplify a resounding voice that would demonstrate the remarkable intelligence, innovation, and brilliance of black minds, particularly Nigerians.
Genres – Afro-Fusion
Occupation – Singer, song writer
Instruments – Vocals
Years active – 2016 – present
Date of Birth: 16th September
Label – YFN Unique Empire
Associated acts – Davido, Kcee, Zinoleesky, Andre Maos, LOL, Phyno, Pepenazi
Associate Producers: Jaysynths, Mr Eff, Blaise Beatz, Dawie Beatz, Chase Iyan, Duke Blaq, Puffy Beatz, Magicsticks, Dihard, Chech, Dj Coublon, RewardBeatz.
Toby K’s Songs
Lonely (Producer: Dawie Beatz)
Release Date: 1st of April 2023
Better Days (Producer: Chase Iyan)
Release Date: 16th of January 2020
Agbada (Producer: Chase Iyan)
Release Date: 5th of December 2019
Ten Toes (Producer: Chase Iyan, Puffy Beatz)
Release Date: 29th of November 2019
Idan Move (Producer: Jaysynths)
Release Date: 2nd June, 2023.
EXTENDED PLAYLIST (EP)
Solo EP: State of Mind
Producers: Dawie Beatz, DarkSkndCeasar, Shabba, G Bass
Release Date: 5th of May 2023
Joint EP: Eargasm
Release Date: 26th of May 2023
SHOWS/PERFORMANCE, HOBBIES, LIFESTYLE AND MORE
‘’Through my art, I sought to captivate hearts, dismantle stereotypes, and foster a global appreciation for the immense contributions and capabilities of black communities,’’ says Toby K who is inspired by works of great Fela Kuti, Burna boy, 2baba, Wizkid, Jcole, Beyonce, Kendrick Lamar, Kanye West and many more. For him, music is first about ‘’The beauty of sound’’. He would say ‘If I can’t taste the beat then no need swallowing it.’
It must be noted that this black music beast has worked with some notable names. The professional singer and songwriter also wrote and performed in the movie soundtrack for 2023 released blockbuster Netflix series SHANTY TOWN.
Toby K has performed at the Muri Okunola park show; Listen more say less show; Journey to stardom EP launch, The big show, and many others.
This lover of color BLUE would do anything for Movies when not working. He also appreciates Learning, and like we mentioned earlier, trying new food, socializing, solving Puzzles.
This artiste would be an innovator or inventor, if not doing music. ‘’Can’t exactly say in what field but creating or being part of a creative process is definitely something that gets my mental juices flowing.’’
For casual dressing, also giving us his taste of his fashion life or idea, Toby K prefers;
– Baggy trousers and an oversized little-to-no pattern tee or a sweat shirt;
– Nike, Jordans, Givenchy, for shoes;
– Bread and experimental fried egg, for food;
– Whiskey, Wine, fruit juice and yoghurt for drinks.
Meanwhile, Toby K likes women that are thick, smart, interesting and pretty, in return, he can cook anything they want, from puff-puff to egusi soup.
His music is inspired by ‘’Life in general, faith, the highs and lows, love and hurt, women and passion, shared struggles and personal experiences.’’