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BNM Red Alert: Taiwo



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South London-raised but Nigerian to her core, Taiwo is blessed with an astounding voice. She first discovered her unique gift of singing at the age of 8, and has not stopped perfecting her talent ever since. Now an aspiring songstress and all round entertainer, she has a degree in performing arts as a singer, dancer, actor and songwriter.

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“My aim is for my music to evoke emotions just as how my emotions evoke my sound. I am a big fan of acoustic sounds, with a strong melody. I believe music should be a journey. I like creating songs that have more than one meaning so each person can interpret it in relation to them. I am a visual person so I like creating songs that ignite imagination. Love inspires my music. God inspires my music. My life inspires my music. The people around me inspire my music” [sic]  


Taiwo‘s singing conveys very deep emotions. She’s quite a vocal powerhouse. And, with a succinct mix of soul and indie in her vocal technique, her voice can give you goosebumps. Also a songwriter, Taiwo promises to remain true to making relate-able music by singing about things that she herself has experienced; which makes her music all the more authentic and real.

And, having written and sung hooks for other artists, Taiwo feels it’s her time to shine now as she’s ready to take on the music world, demonstrating her astounding abilities with the hope that she will be able to reach as many people as possible.

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Some of her major influences include Frank Ocean (her favorite singer), Jhene Aiko, Chris Martin, Adele, Brandy, Beyonce, The Script, Coldplay and Tank. And, now under management and available for bookings, Taiwo is currently working on her debut EP. So, for everybody out there, Taiwo wants you to “get ready for the colorful journey of music”.

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In the meantime, before she makes her colossal debut, here is a taste of what Taiwo is all about. Watch her covers of two powerful songs – Emeli Sande‘s “Clown” and Chrisette Michelle‘s “Love Is You”.

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Photo Credit: Jeffery Antwi | Instagram


  1. Derin

    May 1, 2013 at 11:23 am

    i REALLY like her

  2. francis oyedeji

    May 1, 2013 at 11:29 am

    u can do better, but remember you have got a unique voice keep it up girl!

  3. deep

    May 1, 2013 at 11:46 am

    great, great voice. but Emeli’s Clown isn’t for her… A softer voice w/o screaming would work better

  4. x factor

    May 1, 2013 at 11:54 am

    Soulful…. Weldone ….

  5. Zero

    May 1, 2013 at 11:54 am

    Bcos dem raise u 4 london, person no go hear word again…na u special pass abi?

    • bola B.

      May 1, 2013 at 1:30 pm

      exactly my thoughts jooor the girl is good though

    • Havoc

      May 1, 2013 at 1:42 pm

      She special pass you sha, so all this noise you dey make for this comment na for your pocket.

    • hope

      May 1, 2013 at 1:44 pm

      seriously….wot exactly is your issue?!

    • Sasha

      May 1, 2013 at 1:58 pm

      Beef I’m sure you’ve never been to London that’s why…. Pele I’ll getcyouna ticket and visa. Sick of 9ja gals not celebrating other women.. Pure hate… Malu

  6. Godslove22

    May 1, 2013 at 1:18 pm

    Haters come again abi????……Awesome voice……SHE CAN SANGGGG OMG…….Love to hear more from her…….Raw Talent right here mannnnn

  7. Ifeanyi

    May 1, 2013 at 2:01 pm

    Twitter ID of Taiwo Pls

    • Sola

      May 1, 2013 at 11:23 pm


  8. MusicLover

    May 1, 2013 at 2:46 pm

    Yes. This is how to sing… Change the Efya look. You actually have a great voice. You shouldnt be looking shabby babe

  9. kaybaby

    May 1, 2013 at 3:02 pm

    What a lovely voice..The thing is, when she starts in Nigeria, they will make her go into this our Nigerian kind of songs we call commercial songs.. Just beats and no voice.Please remain original.. They’ve turned my sis into something else, she now sounds like she can’t sing.. Love your voice baby!!!

  10. Lilly

    May 1, 2013 at 3:07 pm

    Lol wow! Surprised to see my girl on Bella Naija! I’m absolutely laughing at the comments. She was born in London? And so what? It’s about her voice here, so forget the rest. Her twitter ID is @TaiwoTweets 🙂 she’s a sweetheart, less hate more love guys.

  11. beeess

    May 1, 2013 at 3:46 pm

    nice voice

  12. Purpleicious Babe

    May 1, 2013 at 4:02 pm

    She should try X-factor…… nice tone..x

    • Purpleicious Babe

      May 1, 2013 at 4:04 pm

      Loves the 2nd one.. Love is You..

      so nice……………………

  13. jb

    May 1, 2013 at 4:22 pm

    Wow!! She’s absolutely amazing! Love her voice…. so beautiful and soulful., plus she’s a looker. God is your guidance all the way hon! Good luck.)

  14. Zero

    May 1, 2013 at 5:10 pm

    Make she compete with dem jandons abeg…dem raise am 4 dere..and if by now, e never even bcome superstar 4 dere, e don fail be dat, dats y e wan come do local champion 4 naija..mschewww…Una hear london,,,heyy… una come dey do mumu 4 am..Who never reach dere b4? Even my sis wen go 4 masters knack 32k grad role..dis one wan do short cut after all hope done lost 4 dere come do local champion for una and funny enough, e dey work 4 d mumus wey neva smell abroad tay… dem think say person never go dere b4..I dey type from canada 4 ur info…Biomedical Engineer…Canadian Hydro Developers, Inc. – Alberta
    boooo*******PhD too o’ …. Digest peeps….I no dey show maself ..una never c achievement ..even 4 ma age…Nonsense….

    • Trace

      May 2, 2013 at 11:22 am

      I smell a hater, jealousy is a bitter trait, celebrate her talent instead of being so rude

    • Teetee

      May 2, 2013 at 12:50 pm

      Wow someone needs a hug, cos dats a lot of hate… The article is there so we could appreciate the talent not for u to write about how u are typing frm Canada or ur sis getting some bloody ass role (btw, info that no one asked u ) #smh

  15. Fun

    May 1, 2013 at 5:23 pm

    lovely lovely voice, i don’t know her but am sure she has no apologies for being raised in london. People should please get a life and appreciate what is good

  16. tunji

    May 1, 2013 at 5:32 pm

    Very talented

  17. born2win

    May 1, 2013 at 7:40 pm

    Well done girl! Still need to perfect the Emeli Sande ‘clown’ rendition though. Keep on the good work, luv to see naija peeps following their dreams


    May 1, 2013 at 10:04 pm

    This is really great

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