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VS50 – Afro-fused Odunsi (The Engine)

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Odunsi (The Engine) is a musician and performer who got his start in the music space as a so-called ‘Sound Cloud artist’ and is currently signed to Universal Music. He is also a writer and music producer. Odunsi describes his sound as Afro-fusion, which is a combination of genres with mainly African roots and influences. He is also considered one of the main faces of the New Age or Alternative music scene in Nigeria.

In October 2018, Odunsi announced his debut album titled rare., a 14 track album with a mix of sounds that are very different from the average Nigerian pop album and features a diverse group of artists include Tay Iwar, Runtown, Davido, Nasty C, Santi and Duendita.

Odunsi has been busy in the years preceding his 2018 album release with a career that officially started in 2015 as a record producer. His 2 E.P.s Time of Our Lives and War were released in 2016 and 2017 respectively. His 2016 singles including “Happy Hour”, “In the Morning” and “Situationship” got him much initial international recognition including a feature on the MOBO awards and Spotify United States’ Top 10 viral tracks.

He has also featured in several singles as a supporting artist from “Popping” with M.I. Abaga and Show Dem Camp to “Island Girl” with AYLØ.

The creative industry is a sector that encompasses expressions in art and film to fashion and architecture. It is one of the most rapidly growing sectors globally and social media has allowed creators widen the reach of their message. VS50 merits the achievements of futurists that have inspired us through street culture, film and art and pushed our imagination through design and creative content.

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