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MEET OUR LATEST MUSIC CRUSH./

MEET BRITISH-NIGERIAN ARTIST, PRODUCER + SINGER SONGWRITER, TONY NJOKU./ 

 

BEST KNOWN FOR HIS MUSIC, TONY EXPERTLY FUSES ELEMENTS OF SOUL + ELECTRONIC MUSIC TO CRAFT HIS DISTINCT SOUND, OFTEN LOADED WITH SYNTHESIZERS + PUNCTUATED BY SPARSE PIANO./  MUSIC THAT CHALLENGES + INSPIRES, EACH SONG IS A UNIQUE SOUNDSCAPE TAKING THE LISTENER ON THEIR OWN JOURNEY./  

 

TONY'S WORK DRAWS FROM A WIDE RANGE OF INFLUENCES, FROM MUSICIANS SUCH AS BJÖRK ("I THINK HER WORK IS PHENOMENAL"), + THOM YORKE, TO VISUAL ARTISTS LIKE JAMES TURRELL + OLAFUR ELIASSON (WHOSE WORK WAS A HUGE INSPIRATION BEHIND TONY'S ALBUM, 'YOUR PSYCHE'S RAINBOW PANORAMA')./  

 

ALTHOUGH BORN IN LAGOS, TONY HAS LIVED IN LONDON SINCE HE WAS A TEEN - A CITY HE LOVES FOR ITS CREATIVITY, ALLOWING HIM TO EXPLORE + EXPRESS HIMSELF IN A WAY THAT OTHER CITIES CAN'T./ AS SUCH A CREATIVE FORCE, WE WERE KEEN TO FIND OUT ONE OF TONY'S FAVOURITE PLACES IN LONDON ...  //

DETAILS   //

@tonynjokuartist

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BARBICAN CENTRE

"I love this place because of the many years of pleasurable + productive experiences it's hosted for me. - It's a space that has inspired many of my creative ideas. I have spent many days soaking in cultural events here, watching films, viewing exhibitions + concerts, writing lyrics, journalling, contemplating,

going on dates + so on!"

@barbicancentre

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DISCOVER MORE AMAZING LOCALS

UNCOVER TOP PICKS + INSIDER TIPS FROM OUR GLOBAL COMMUNITY OF INSP1RATIONAL LOCALS./  FROM CREATIVES + MUSICIANS, TO ENTREPRENEURS, WE MEET THE PEOPLE WHO MAKE UP THE VERY FABRIC OF THE CITY.   //

F1FTY // City Guides

 

This article has been edited with great care. Content was compiled based on facts available at the time of going to press. But cities live and breathe, and information is subject to change , so travellers are advised to check for updates from the respective locations  before your visit. All of the businesses mentioned in this guide were chosen at the discretion of F1FTY of its contributors. None of the brands or businesses featured paid for mentioning in any way.

 

All photos featured in this guide are copyright F1FTY, with the exception of: Tony Njoku profile photo (Courtesy of Tony Njoku); Barbican (Credit: Keith Camilleri on Unsplash)). Some images have been edited.

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