Born and raised in Lagos, Nigeria, Tunday Akintan grew up in the same neighbourhood as the iconic Fela Kuti, the Nigerian multi-instrumentalist who helped pioneer the Afrobeat music genre in addition to being a prominent human rights activist. Tunday generated a form of music that reflects his own experience and appreciation of Afro, Funk, Fuji and Soul. As a result, he was able to create the unique sound that has been named Yorubeat.
He is himself is a multi-instrumentalist and vocalist who can play saxophone, drums and piano, all with the same level of flair. But more than just a great natural musician, Tunday is an entertainer that thrives on cultivating a familiar atmosphere when he performs, in many ways like the great Hugh Masekela. Each show is an “adrenaline charged live experience“.
Catch his talent On July 1, he will play a rare london concert at the Queen Elizabeth Hall in Southbank. Tunday will be performing tracks from his latest album titled My Time which includes songs “Stay in the Groove”, “Echoes” and “Free Your Mind”, in addition to favourites from his previous albums. Tunday Akintan is supported by Swiss-Japanese rapper Kadé who will be performing songs from his previous EP Le Début de la Fin, produced by Profondo Rosso, and new songs from his upcoming project. Get your tickets to see Tunday Akintan live here.