Kemi Sulola is an artist born and raised in the heart of East London. her music stems from a range of musical influences, from Neo-soul, Hip-hop RnB to Reggae and Jazz, all leading to a unique combination of authentic music. With a sound often linked to the golden era of 90’s RnB, the British soul singer brings that feel good and free vibe to her listeners, through her use of positive emotive jazzy melodies and her light warm vocal tone .
Her first E.P project called ‘Fallen For You’ gained recognition and play from radio, such as Neo2Soul, Brum Radio, BBC Introducing and other media outlets. RnB don Trevor Nelson himself had mentioned how he had enjoyed playing the EP in his car. The project is a blend of soul and RnB music and has been described as ‘refreshing, versatile and soulful’.
As a songwriter she writes her own music but also has sessions with other songwriters and creatives within her field. you can see some of her collaborations here
Kemi made her first solo television performance live on London Live TV performing an acoustic version of her original song ‘Your Lady’. Her single ‘Countdown’ with its RnB and grime mix was part of NANG’s Growing Pains 2, a compilation featuring artists such as Jay Prince and Nadia Rose and has been featured on BBCxtra Radio and Complex UK
Kemi has performed at well-known venues in and around London doing her own shows but also supporting known artists. For instance she has performed at the Koko Camden supporting Stormzy and Krept and Konan. In 2016 she performed in front of HRH Earl of Wessex who commended her song and performance. In 2017 she supported Grammy Award wining artist and musician PJ Morton for his London show.
In addition to her music, Kemi uses visual content to tell her stories and further express her creativity . For instance her first animation music video ‘In my Dreams’, has received recognition from renown animator Galen Pehrson as well as Stephen Nixon who has worked on projects with huge artists such as Coldplay.
Kemi is also passionate about the art of music, a pianist herself she develops her songs on the piano but is also often out playing with different musicians and singers within London and Birmingham so you may catch her at your local jam session and open mic.
Her single ‘Nothing Compares’ has been praised amongst the independent soul community, gaining positions on the Breaking Artists independent chart show, as well as added to playlists for new artist discovery. The single has recently been remixed by Manny Talvez, giving the track a summery funky remix,
Her credibility and respect as an artist, has even led to her being invited to join the Brit Awards voting Academy 2019, were she is able to use her voice to nominate some of the most credible acts in British music for the prestigious Brit award. After battling but overcoming a health condition, Kemi made a return to 2020 with her current song raindrops, reviewed by platforms like You know i got soul and the music video premiered by guap, kemi's music is appreciated by the very platforms she looks up to. For the moment she is working on new projects, look out for her new music releases coming soon.