A story teller with unique sound, Funbi Emiola simply known as Funbi, is a Nigerian singer with musical genres of RnB and Funk music.
Funbi is a son of a college professor and had grew up alongside his 5 siblings.
He was raised in Ilorin, Kwara State before he moved down to Lagos in 2002.
- Real Name: Funbi Emiola
- Nationality: Nigerian
- Occupation: Singer, Songwriter
- Genres: RnB, Funk
- Record Labels: Fatherland/ Notjustok Distro
- Albums: Serenade
Funbi obtained a Bachelor degree in Architecture from Covenant University.
He is a rare gem with promising future whose first studio session at the age of 14 was paid by his father who had supported his music career.
First of its kind, he is an artist whose songs captures the past, highlights the present and sets the future.
Funbi who is known for pioneering the new Afropolitan rhythm, has been afround the music industry for a long time while working with the rap duo, Show Dem Camp and the Collectiv3.
Funbi started doing music at a very tende age in the choir but came through professionally in 2010.
He had made an attempt to take his craft more seriously with credit to 2shotz and Ice Prince but got his first shot at the big stage after being featured on M.I’s second series of “Illegal music” mixtape. He got his voice on the single “Beg for it” off the mixtape.
Funbi whose musical influences include the likes of Usher, Craig David, Chris Brown and so on, finally released his debut studio project “Serenade” on November 4, 2018.
His official studio project “Serenade” is a 7 track body of work which tells tales around love, relationship and heartbreak.
Funbi came to limelight with the release of his official single “Halleluyah” in 2016. The song is a quasi-gospel record which has cemented his position with a proper hit in the Nigerian music industry.
- Show your color
- Ride With you
- I want it back
- Find you
- Turn Me Around
Awards & Nominations
Funbi had been nominated for numerous awards which include:
- The Headies Award for Best Recording of the Year (2018)
- Top Naija Music Award for Artist of the Year (2019)
Social Media Profile
- Instagram @Funbimusic
- Twitter @funbimusic