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TONY NJOKU

LONDON //

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MEET OUR LATEST MUSIC CRUSH: BRITISH-NIGERIAN ARTIST, MUSIC 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... //

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BARBICAN

@barbicancentre

ONE OF LONDON'S BEST EXAMPLES OF BRUTALIST ARCHITECTURE, THE BARBICAN CENTRE OPENED IN 1982, COMBINING HIGH-RISE RESIDENTIAL APARTMENTS ALONGSIDE A VAST ARTS CENTRE. //

SILK STREET, LONDON, EC2Y 8DS //

"I’m a firm believer in spaces being collaborative... 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’ve spent many days soaking in cultural events there, watching films, viewing exhibitions + concerts, writing lyrics, journalling, contemplating, going on dates + so on!"

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TONY'S MUSIC HAS BEEN MAKING OUR EARS HAPPY FOR SOME TIME NOW./ FROM THE FRENZY OF 'FURIOUS', THROUGH THE HAUNTINGLY MELANCHOLIC 'NOSTALGIC & APPECIATIVE', TO THE TWISTS + TURNS OF 'IN GREYSCALE'./

CHECK OUT TONY'S MUSIC AT THE LINK BELOW + KEEP AN EYE OUT FOR HIS UPCOMING SHOWS./ GET LISTENING!

FOLLOW TONY ON INSTAGRAM:

@tonynjokuartist

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