credit: Todd Spoth

Demola (also known as “Demola the violinist) formerly represented by Matthew Knowles; is a musician, singer-songwriter, a multi-instrumentalist, record producer and a Multi-Genre Violinist. Demola was born in Lagos, Nigeria. His love for music started at a very tender age, stemming from listening to different genres of popular and contemporary music by music-loving parents.

The native Lagosian turned Houston resident is a multi-hyphenate in his own right. He is one of the first artists of his kind fusing the various timbres of AFRO-BEAT, the colorful sounds of Reggae, a bevy of buoyant Pop tones and the animated bounce of Hip-Hop while coherently blending it all together with the euphonious melodies of his violin.

As with many legends in the making, Demola cites luminary icons like Bob Marley , Fela Kuti , Prince, King Sunny Ade , James Brown, George Benson and Michael Jackson to pull artistic inspiration from.

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Artist is seeking the following professional connections: Brand Partnership, Gear Endorsement, Booking Agent - Worldwide, PR/Publicity Agency, Sync/Music Supervisors

Genre: World
Subgenre: Afro Pop
From: Houston, TX