Kunle Ayo

Bio

Multi – Award winning Kunle Ayo, probably Africa’s most celebrated guitarists, has earned several musical accolades, even comparisons with giants of the contemporary school like George Benson, Earl Klugh and locally based Jimmy Dludlu. This dazzling live performer has 6 albums, Gospel projects and 2 Live DVD recordings shot in South Africa and London respectively. For every show Kunle Ayo performs in, he leaves his fans with positive energy and inspired. As one of the most sought after performers, Kunle Ayo has participated in a number of notable jazz festivals, namely Standard Bank Joy of Jazz, Cape Town International Jazz Festival, National Arts Festival, Grahamstown, Calabar Jazz Festival in Nigeria, Harare international festival of Arts in Zimbabwe, Go-Jazz Festival at the Jazz Café, London, Safaricom Jazz Festival in Kenya to name a few. DISCOGRAPHY 2002 - “AYO” (JOY) – UNIVERSAL MUSIC, CDRBL 294

2003 - “BEYOND BORDERS” – UNIVERSAL – CDRBL 316

2005 - “SINCERELY YOURS” – BULA MUSIC - CDJOJ 710

2007 - “A TASTE OF HOME” – BULA MUSIC – CDJOJ 718

2011 - “BEST OF BOTH WORLDS” - SHEER SOUND DISTRIBUTION – SLCD 215

2013 – “JAZZIN UP HIS PRAISE” VOLUME 1 – QBYE MUSIC DISTRIBUTION

2014 – Kunle Ayo Live in London Concert (Live DVD Recording) – K COOL PRODUCTIONS DVDKC006

2016 – ATUNSE (THE REVOUTION) – KCOOL PRODUCTIONS – KCOOLCD005

AWARDS 2004 - Kora Awards - Beyond the Borders - Best Male West Artist (West Africa) Category 2005 - Channel O Awards - Slowly But Surely (single), Beyond the Borders (Album) -Best Jazz Video

2009 - Nigeria Achievement Award - Best Musical Group, Kunle Ayo and his band. Awarded by President Goodluck Jonathan.

2011 - Metro FM Award - Best of Both Worlds - Best Contemporary Jazz Album

2015 – AFRIMA Award – Best Jazz Artist in Africa 2017 - Nigeria Community Excellence Award - Best overall Nigerian Music Artist 2017-SAAFMA Awards – Best Afro Jazz Album

Music

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Joromi
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01 Words In My Head
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05 Simunye
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Gigs

ZAJohannesburg, South Africa
In operation since: 
2002

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